(You knew I was going to pick this, right?)
WILL GRAYSON WILL GRAYSON
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."
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."For the love of all that's holy, make this movie.
"Dude, you couldn't be gayer."
"I thought my straight-acting deserved a Tony."
"But, Tiny, you own a thousand My Little Ponies!"
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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