Sunday, June 27, 2010

"Will Grayson, Will Grayson" and Trends in YA Literature

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens--both named Will Grayson--are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan's collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.

There is more than just a great read involved with this book. John Green, one of the co-authors of the book, had this to say:
"Landing as high on The New York Times list as we did with `Will Grayson, Will Grayson' made a big statement to the children's publishing world that gay characters are not a commercial liability." Read the whole article here.

And another article from AP News.

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