Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan
I love John Green, and I've read, and loved, all of his other books so, while patiently waiting for The Fault in Our Stars to arrive at the library, I thought I'd give this book a try.
The great thing about this book is that EACH author has his own separate chapters! The story centres around two main characters, each named Will Grayson, but they don't know each other yet. John Green writes one Will and David Leviathan writes the other Will.
The result is a story that seamlessly flows back and forth between the two Wills, until they meet, at which point the two separate stories blend into one (but still told in alternating chapters). The book is, in a word, beautiful. It's a story of love and friendship, of finding love and losing love and about what it means to fall in love.
One of the most beautiful images that stuck with me, long after I'd savoured the last few words, is the idea that falling in love isn't about the landing, it's about the fall.