Hold Me Closer (Will Grayson, Will Grayson, #2) by David Levithan


Hold Me Closer (Will Grayson, Will Grayson, #2)
Title : Hold Me Closer (Will Grayson, Will Grayson, #2)
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ISBN : 0525428844
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208

It s Tiny Cooper s turn in the spotlight in this companion novel to New York Times bestseller Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Jazz hands at the ready Tiny Cooper the world s largest person who is also really, really gay stole readers hearts when he was introduced to the world in the New York Times bestselling book Will Grayson, Will Grayson, co authored by John Green and David Levithan Now Tiny finally gets to tell his story from his fabulous birth and childhood to his quest for true love and his infamous parade of ex boyfriends the way he always intended as a musical Filled with honesty, humor, and big, lively, belty musical numbers, the novel is told through the full script of the musical first introduced in Will Grayson, Will Grayson.


Hold Me Closer (Will Grayson, Will Grayson, #2) Reviews


  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at HOLD ME CLOSER, TONY DAAAAAANZA Come on Don t tell me you didn t see this title and get that tune stuck in your head too.First things first If you have not yet read Will Grayson, Will Grayson this book will make zeros of sense to you Do yourself a favor and check out the magic that is a Green Levithan combo.If you have read Will Grayson, Will Grayson you should already be in love with Tiny Cooper This is his story Find all of my reviews at HOLD ME CLOSER, TONY DAAAAAANZA Come on Don t tell me you didn t see this title and get that tune stuck in your head too.First things first If you have not yet read Will Grayson, Will Grayson this book will make zeros of sense to you Do yourself a favor and check out the magic that is a Green Levithan combo.If you have read Will Grayson, Will Grayson you should already be in love with Tiny Cooper This is his story told as a giant musical production What is life if not a series of loud and quiet moments shuffled together with some music thrown in And oh what a story it was On the scale of zero to cavity, this one ranks right about here Such a lighthearted telling of one young man s coming out and search for love Tiny takes you through his entire life and his emergence as a big gay butterfly There are no broken hearts here, no tears, no real bullies just quote after quote of life lessons that every kid should know Mom and Dad can no make me straight than they can make me short There s this thing called biology and it s calling the shots Mom and Dad realize this Others do not It s always easy to blame other people for holding you back But sometimes, the only person hold you back is well you No relationship should rely on you blocking out the world The world will always get in Don t do what you don t want to do Ask yourself that simple question Do I want to do this If the answer is yes, go for it If it s anything but yes, don t I could have quoted nearly the entire book David Levithan I want you to be my life coach Your little story proves that Another little piece of my heart was taken when Levithan shared what it truly means to be religious if you were raised in Illinois Tiny Cooper what a star Recommended to everyone who believes that someday their prince will come

  • Josu Grilli

    Es tan original por parte de Levithan el presentar la historia as Es muy arriesgado pero la jugada le sale bien La historia de Tiny Cooper es una historia que medio conocemos en Will Grayson, Will Grayson y que necesitamos saber Al menos, yo ard a en deseos de conocer m s a Tiny Cooper En s , toda esta novela musical tiene un tomo de humor asombroso, al igual que unas reflexiones preciosas y un personaje principal que no para de hacer referencias Hold Me Closer The Tiny Cooper Story Es tan original por parte de Levithan el presentar la historia as Es muy arriesgado pero la jugada le sale bien La historia de Tiny Cooper es una historia que medio conocemos en Will Grayson, Will Grayson y que necesitamos saber Al menos, yo ard a en deseos de conocer m s a Tiny Cooper En s , toda esta novela musical tiene un tomo de humor asombroso, al igual que unas reflexiones preciosas y un personaje principal que no para de hacer referencias Hold Me Closer The Tiny Cooper Story es una delicia para los fans de los musicales o de la cultura pop actual Hablo de referencias a Benedict Cumberbatch, Buffy cazavampiros, Idina Menzel o musicales como Rent o Cats Aunque realmente hay muchas m s, pero de primeras recuerdo estas pocas Y es que Tiny no solo representa a una parte de los j venes de ahora, sino que la manera en la cual plantea el musical es simplemente magistral Es una historia muy recomendable si quer is leer algo lleno de humor, fresco, con un estilo impoluto Levithan, de verdad, gracias por escribir ERES MARAVILLOSO y punto y por si quer is saber m s sobre Tiny Cooper Que s , que seguro que os interesa, vaya

  • Dharma

    THIS IS A THING OH MY I NEED THIS

  • Beth

    We know him We love him Tiny Cooper is back.Remember Will Grayson, Will Grayson Yeah That Tiny Cooper.In Hold Me Closer, readers get to experience the musical of Cooper s life that he put on at his high school in Will Grayson, Will Grayson.At first I thought that Hold Me Closer was going to be a bit of a farce not very serious and full of nothing but fluff But I never should have doubted David Levithan And the fact of the matter is, this is now my favorite Levithan novel to date It is We know him We love him Tiny Cooper is back.Remember Will Grayson, Will Grayson Yeah That Tiny Cooper.In Hold Me Closer, readers get to experience the musical of Cooper s life that he put on at his high school in Will Grayson, Will Grayson.At first I thought that Hold Me Closer was going to be a bit of a farce not very serious and full of nothing but fluff But I never should have doubted David Levithan And the fact of the matter is, this is now my favorite Levithan novel to date It is a master class in musical theater Fans of Tim Federle s Better Nate Than Ever are sure to love The Tiny Cooper Story Levithan has really nailed the genre of the musical There are upbeat parts, sad parts, hilarious parts and they follow the arc of a musical production perfectly And even in parts that seem to be utter ridiculousness e.g., a random visit from the ghost of Oscar Wilde there are still moments of depth and poignancy.Read my entire review on my blog

  • Chiara

    A copy of this novel was provided by Text Publishing for review.I m just going to be upfront about this I was disappointed in Hold Me Closer And this makes me really sad I mean it s TINY COOPER in musical form But I just wasn t feeling it And I m pretty sure it was because of this there was no emotional connection for me.Don get me wrong, I feel an emotional connection to Tiny, but only through Will Grayson, Will Grayson If I hadn t read WG, WG before Hold Me Closer I would not have fe A copy of this novel was provided by Text Publishing for review.I m just going to be upfront about this I was disappointed in Hold Me Closer And this makes me really sad I mean it s TINY COOPER in musical form But I just wasn t feeling it And I m pretty sure it was because of this there was no emotional connection for me.Don get me wrong, I feel an emotional connection to Tiny, but only through Will Grayson, Will Grayson If I hadn t read WG, WG before Hold Me Closer I would not have felt any kind of connection to Tiny at all And even so, knowing Tiny from WG, WG Hold Me Closer just fell flat for me There were parts where I was keen, and there were feels, but mostly I was kind of bored Maybe it s because I already knew so much about Tiny, and we d gotten parts of the musical in WG, WG You have no idea how much this upsets me I mean this is my darling David Levithan we are talking about here, and I was really unimpressed CUE ALL THE SOBBING AND TEARS, OKAY ALL THE SOBBING AND TEARS.My favourite aspect of Hold Me Closer was the stage directions given by Tiny, which is where the Tiny as a character really came out There was emotion and depth in these parts, compared with the rest of the novel I wish there had been of these stage directions because they gave me the feels, and they also had me laughing out loud a few times which is a great feat, I tell you Great.To be honest, I would love to see Hold Me Closer as an actual musical I think it would be all kinds of fun and pain which is exactly how a musical should be I think the musical Tiny would make you fall head over heels in love with him, and everything he has to go through would just make you appreciate his character 100% But as a book, I feel like this emotion just didn t come across.I also missed David s writing I am always going on about how much I am in love with it, and it was missing.I don t know I m really sad that I didn t fall in love with Hold Me Closer because I really thought I would 2015, Chiara Books for a Delicate Eternity All rights reserved

  • Larry H

    I d rate this 4.5 stars Will Grayson, Will Grayson , by John Green and David Levithan, was one of the best books I read in 2010, and years later, it remains one of my favorites.That book, populated by two very different high school students, both named Will Grayson One Will Grayson s best friend, Tiny Cooper, who isn t shy about his size or his sexuality, and tries to push Will to declare his feelings for his best friend, Jane, all while Tiny is getting ready to produce his autobiographical I d rate this 4.5 stars Will Grayson, Will Grayson , by John Green and David Levithan, was one of the best books I read in 2010, and years later, it remains one of my favorites.That book, populated by two very different high school students, both named Will Grayson One Will Grayson s best friend, Tiny Cooper, who isn t shy about his size or his sexuality, and tries to push Will to declare his feelings for his best friend, Jane, all while Tiny is getting ready to produce his autobiographical musical.This companion piece, authored by Levithan, is the script of Tiny s musical, complete with his commentary stage direction, which in some cases, lets the reader in on how the lives of both Will Graysons, Jane, and Tiny progressed after the book ends But mostly, the musical gives tremendous insight into what it s like to live a life where everyone thinks they know who and what you are, and just how much courage it takes to put yourself so far out there and be happy with who you are every day There are those of us who draw our power from those electric moments when everyone is watching, everyone is listening, and there is the most perfect silence you can imagine, the entire room waiting to hear whatever you will say next Especially for those of us who ordinarily feel ignored, a spotlight is a circle of magic, with the strength to draw us from the darkness of our everyday lives Tiny s character really resonates for me I remember what it was like to feel most at home in the middle of a stage, singing my heart out to an audience, even if it was an apathetic one I remember what it was like not feeling comfortable in my own skin, but still wishing that I d find others like me And I remember what it was like to like someone so much, and fall so fast, that the biggest mistake you could make was expressing how you felt too soon His musical is full of the unconditional love Tiny gets from his family and his best friends, as well as flamboyant musical numbers, some of which even star the ghost of Oscar Wilde.While it s difficult to read a musical as if it were a book without knowing what the songs sound like, getting a glimpse into Tiny s heart, head, and personality than makes up for it Levithan once again treats his characters with the respect and love they deserve, and looks beyond the stereotypes I hope this isn t the last we see of Will, Will, Jane, and Tinymaybe Levithan and Green can team up again See all of my reviews at

  • Mike

    Ay, David La verdad es que impresiona tu capacidad de hacer magia con las palabras.

  • Meli

    Rese a completa de esta preciosidad 3 Son 4, 5Hasta ahora no he le do nada de Levithan que baje de venerable.Lo amo.

  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)

    fabulous, this gorgeous storyline is told in the form of a Broadway musical script, with none other than Tiny Cooper as the star His larger than life sense of fun jumps off the page and leaves the reader feeling joyful and entertained I loved the format, something I haven t seen in young adult before The thing about a spotlight is that you have to step into it You have to get onto that stage I haven t been ready for a lot of things, but from e fabulous, this gorgeous storyline is told in the form of a Broadway musical script, with none other than Tiny Cooper as the star His larger than life sense of fun jumps off the page and leaves the reader feeling joyful and entertained I loved the format, something I haven t seen in young adult before The thing about a spotlight is that you have to step into it You have to get onto that stage I haven t been ready for a lot of things, but from early on, I was ready for this Intelligent and creative, it tells Tiny s story in both song and the narrative, in what could only be described as fun, flirtatious and flamboyant But beneath the musical, it also depicts the story of a boy who hopelessly wants to fall in love and feel his own self worth Battling bullies who are threatened by his differences and learning to love who he is, the gentle giant with a heart to match.It was glorious and so incredibly joyful A feel good book for not only fans of Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Tiny himself, but those looking for a celebration of acceptance I have to believe we have enough songs in our hearts for endless musicals, about an endless number of things And it s fun, every now and then, to let them out into the world

  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)

    Maybe it s because I ve seen several Broadway shows recently but ahhh I WAS SUPER INTO THIS MUSICAL Tiny is so witty and so wonderful and the songs are so point I could really envision the production and performances and I WAS PRETTY MUCH SINGING THE BOOK IN MY HEAD THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN TO READ