November 18, 2010

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a story of how the two lives of teenage boys who happen to have the same name intertwine when they meet in a place that neither of them would normally go. I recently reread it, and realized that I had forgot how much I loved it. The two authors, John Green and David Levithan, work together fantastically, creating to incredibly different but somehow similar boys. What I think is just so great is that this book isn’t just about romantic relationships, the majority of it is friendships; the power of them, and the love that we feel for our closest friends, how that is a love and sense of loyalty that overpowers just about everything. Another thing that was great is the enormous sense of humor that both authors use in this book, they mesh together so well. I recommend this to pretty much anybody, but especially teenagers, because teenagers really could relate better than any other age group.

Alison, Class of 2011

The WHS Library owns Will Grayson, Will Grayson in print and audio.

April 30, 2010

Parrotfish by Ellen Witlinger

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Angela Katz-McNair is the type of girl who grew up always feeling more like a boy. So when she decides to cut her hair, dress more like a boy, and change her name to Grady, she expects people to not to so surprised. Little does she know how everyone around her will act. Her mother ends up becoming upset, her sister becomes embarrassed to let people know she is related to the “freak of the town.” Grady is all alone, until she ends up making friends with the school nerd, Sebastian, who tells Grady that it is okay to be different than what people are used to. After several things happen at Grady’s school with people harassing him, he begins to make friends with a couple other people, including the girl he grew up with. I enjoyed this book because it really goes inside Grady’s head, and lets you know how he is feeling and what he is thinking. I would recommend this book to anyone who belongs to the GLBTQAI community, it is a real eye-opening book, and it teaches you a lot about how people feel.

Ayla, Class of 2010

The WHS Library owns Parrotfish.