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New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Quick Pick
A Los Angeles Times 2005 Book Prize Finalist
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A 2005 Booklist Editors Choice
A 2005 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Before. Miles Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . After. Nothing is ever the same.
"Readers will only hope that this is not the last word from this promising new author." Publishers Weekly
Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding-school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the razor-sharp, self-destructive nucleus of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love.
Anna—who prefers to be called Anastasia—is a spooky and complicated high school girl with a penchant for riddles, Houdini tricks, and ghost stories. She is unlike anyone the narrator has ever known, and they make an unlikely, though happy, pair. Then Anna disappears, leaving behind only a dress near a hole in the frozen river, and a string of unanswered questions. Desperate to find out what happened the narrator begins to reconstruct the past five months. And soon the fragments of curious events, intimate conversations, secrets, letters—and the anonymous messages that continue to arrive—coalesce into haunting and surprising revelations that may implicate friends, relatives, and even Anna herself.
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 historys most fabulous high school musical.
Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithans collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of faithful fans.
A Discussion Guide to Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
About the Author
John Green is an award-winning, New York Timesbestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join Johns 1.2 million followers on Twitter (@realjohngreen), follow him on tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com. Before all of that, in 2000, John worked for several months as a student chaplain at a children's hospital. He now lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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