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April 28, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday: April's Best Book

Kate Hart
(You knew I was going to pick this, right?)

by John Green and David Levithan
"It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old-- including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire-- Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most awesome high school musical."

Dear Universe,
Please please please please please turn this book into a movie so that we can see "Tiny Dancer" on stage. I really, really have to see the chorus doing their "old-fashioned, high-stepping, highly choreographed dance, their bats used as canes and their ball caps as top hats." My continued existence may or may not depend on hearing a live rendition of:
"But I'm a football player."
"Dude, you couldn't be gayer."
"I thought my straight-acting deserved a Tony."
"But, Tiny, you own a thousand My Little Ponies!"
For the love of all that's holy, make this movie.

Seriously, I'm terrible at book reviews, but I read it in a two-hour sitting, and just flipping back through it to write this made me smile. Is that recommendation enough?

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  1. Holy shit. If the point of a book review is to make the reader decide she MUST read the book, then you have written a successful review.

    I MUST read this book.

  2. @ Michelle - agreed!! (*adding to mental list, with mental asterisk*)

  3. If WILL GRAYSON WILL GRAYSON was not already on my TBR list, it would be after reading your post!...I myself, read PAPER TOWNS this month :)

  4. This is practically calling me from my bookshelf. I just bought it last week, but haven't gotten around to it because I'm finishing up a few other novels. There needs to be like 40 hours in a day so I can read everything I want! :)

  5. Oh, I SO want to read this one! It takes a great force of will to not buy this right now...I just got a ton of new books though, so I am trying to wait.

    Though I do have a Borders gift card....Will Grayson might be calling my name after all!

  6. I've had my eye on this book. brain on it. Since I haven't actually *seen* it (except pictures).
    Whatever ;)

  7. Yayy John Green. I have Will Grayson Will Grayson sitting on my desk but haven't gotten to read it yet. Stupid finals week. Your post just made me that more excited though!

  8. OMG--that excerpt is the Best. Thing. Ever. I am buying this book immediately (and as a side note, I used to totally make up rhymes like that during AP Physics in h.s. In case you're wondering--yeah, that was the one AP test I totally failed. Lol.)


  9. I really really want to read this book. I must get my hands on it soon!

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