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ISBN13: 9780142418475
ISBN10: 0142418471
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Ellen loves Link and James. Her older brother and his best friend are the only company she ever wants. She knows they fight, but she makes it a policy never to take sides. She loves her brother, the math genius and track star. She is totally, madly in love with James, his face full of long eyelashes and hidden smiles. “When you grow out of it,” James teases her, “you will break my heart.”

Ellen knows shell never outgrow it. Shell always love James just the way shell always love Link. Then someone at school asks if Link and James might be in love with each other. A simple question.

Link refuses to discuss it. James refuses to stay friends with a boy so full of secrets. Ellens parents want Link to keep his secrets to himself, but Ellen wants to know who her brother really is. When is curiosity a betrayal? And if James says he loves her, isnt that just another way of saying he still loves Link?

My Heartbeat is a fast, furious story in which a quirky triangle learns to change its shape and Ellen, at least, learns the limits of what you can ever know about whom you love.

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Garret Freymann-Weyr's Printz Honor winner and classic of LGBTQ literature about a quirky love triangle that learns to change its shape, the family pressures surrounding "coming out," and the boundless nature of love, celebrates ten years in print in its first Graphia paperback edition.

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One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage. Told in alternating voices from two YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.

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John Green lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. David Levithan lives in New Jersey.

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NicholasK, February 22, 2015 (view all comments by NicholasK)
Although this book may be presumed to be fit for young adults, rather than a more adult audience, I was refreshed to find a novel that depicted gay characters in a relatively happy and secure life. Usually gay fiction depicts a very sad, potentially dangerous plot where the characters are constantly overcoming adversity, or attempting to find shreds of acceptance somewhere in their otherwise pathetic lives. John Green has always been good at casting his gay characters in a positive light, allowing the overarching themes of the human experience to shine through. "Will Grayson, Will Grayson," chronicles the lives of two high school boys, who are very different, but find value in the difference of the other. The friendship portrayed in the novel fosters hope for the reader. If you're looking for a very happy ending, and characters you can't help but become attached to, this is definitely a book to read.
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Parisa, May 21, 2012 (view all comments by Parisa)
Two Will Graysons meet in a porn shop.

This book is all about acceptance, truth, and love. Even if the truth is tough or the love hurts sometimes. Written in alternating perspectives of both Will Graysons to tell the story of how they met and how their lives forever changed on that lonely night. I love how John Green and David Levithan detailed so many different types of relationships in this book--and made them realistic. It was heartfelt, at times sad, at times happy.
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rrludman, February 17, 2012 (view all comments by rrludman)
"Will Grayson, Will Grayson" is the perfect Young Adult novel. It's interesting, funny, moving, tragic and compelling. I couldn't put it down and I read it in one night. The premise itself is interesting. Both authors decided on a name and each would write alternating chapters about different characters with the same name and at some point they meet. I feared this could be just a gimmick but from the first chapters I was persuaded that this was a real story of two people connected by more than their names. The stories are different in style and tone. Both characters have a specific voice as do the secondary characters that are pulled in and held in the orbit of the two parallel stars. I would recommend this for teens and adults alike. The story is harks of the depression and anxiety that so many teens have in their youth and at times though heartbreaking rewards the reader with an affirmation of resilience and strength. After reading this novel, you quickly realize that though the details maybe slightly different this is everyone's story. We are all named Will Grayson.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142418475
Author:
Green, John
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
Green
Author:
John
Author:
Freymann-Weyr, Garret
Author:
Levithan, David
Subject:
Performing Arts - Theater
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Homosexuality
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.31 lb
Age Level:
14-14

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Garret Freymann-Weyr's Printz Honor winner and classic of LGBTQ literature about a quirky love triangle that learns to change its shape, the family pressures surrounding "coming out," and the boundless nature of love, celebrates ten years in print in its first Graphia paperback edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage. Told in alternating voices from two YA superstars, this collaborative novel features a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of fans.

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