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->''“It's hard to believe in coincidence, but it's even harder to believe in anything else.” ''
-->--'''Will #1'''
'''Will Grayson, Will Grayson''' is a young adult novel written by Creator/JohnGreen and Creator/DavidLevithan.

The chapters alternate narrators between two people named Will Grayson. The first Will Grayson (narration by Creator/JohnGreen) is introverted, straight, and tries to avoid unhappiness and disappointment by abiding by two rules: "don't care too much, and shut up" -- in contrast to his lifelong best friend Tiny Cooper, who is extroverted, and both "really really gay" and "really really large". The second Will Grayson (narration by Creator/DavidLevithan) is a loner, cynical and clinically depressed, who is in love with his AIM buddy Isaac and puts up with his sort-of friend Maura.

The two Will Graysons meet up about a third of the way through the novel, when the second Will Grayson goes to meet Isaac in person for the first time. What follows is a heartwarming ComingOfAgeStory about friendship, drama, coming out of the closet, and the gayest musical to ever grace the high school stage.

!!Tropes involved in this work include:
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Tiny, as seen in the scene where he jumps off a swing set and sticks a perfect landing, to the astonishment of everyone.
* AllGaysLoveTheater: Played straight with Tiny, whose self-written self-starring self-directed semi-autobiographical musical serves as the ConcertClimax of the book, and probably Gary, who plays Will #1's {{Expy}} within the play. Averted with Will #2.
* [[AllLowercaseLetters all lowercase letters]]: will #2's chapters are written like this. in the afterword, levithan explains he felt it just fit the character.
* BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler:Tiny and Will #2.]]
** [[spoiler:also Maura and Will #2]]
* BerserkButton: For Tiny, it's the song, ''Over The Rainbow''.
--> “You may choose your song, but know this: Tiny. Cooper. Hates. Over. The. Rainbow.”
* BreadEggsMilkSquick
--> "anyway, i really need this job, which means i can't do things like yell or pin my stupid name tag upside down or wear jeans that have rips in them or sacrifice puppies in the toy aisle." [sic]
* BigBeautifulMan: Tiny according to Will #2.
** [[spoiler:More than just Will #2 in the climax]]
* CampGay: Tiny Cooper to a T; it's even revealed near the end that he discovered his homosexuality at musical theater camp.
* CastFullOfGay: By design: Will #2, Tiny, Gary, Gideon, and a ton of other minor characters.
* ComingOutStory: Mildly seen with Will Grayson #2.
* ConcertClimax: Tiny's musical.
* DeadpanSnarker: Will #2. Jane, to a lesser extent.
* DisappearedDad: Will #2 has one of these.
* EmoTeen: Will #2, slightly.
* {{Expy}}: In-universe, the cast of Tiny's musical are paper-thin expies of people he knows in real life, such as Gil (later Phil) Wrayson.
* FatBestFriend: Tiny Cooper.
* FirstPersonSmartass: Both of the narrators, but mostly Will #2.
* FollowTheLeader: The redesigned cover art of the edition seen in the picture image. Any resemblance to that of ''TheFaultInOurStars'' is probably intentional.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Will #1 and Tiny go to what they were told was a Neutral Milk Hotel concert, only to find that it was just a publicity stunt. [[spoiler: Later, Will #2 goes to meet what he thinks will be Isaac, but it turns out to be Maura.]] [[FridgeBrilliance The similarities in the two events are uncanny.]]
* {{GIRL}}: [[spoiler: Inverted with Isaac, who is actually Maura.]]
* GoodParents: Will #1's parents and Will #2's mother.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Well, Tiny's actually gay, but he and Will #1 are this trope.
* {{Hipster}}: Jane, when it comes to music.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Technically it's Huge Guy Tiny Guy, for many of Tiny Cooper's relationships.
* InLoveWithLove: Tiny, according to Will #1.
* IncompatibleOrientation: [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Maura, who set up the entire Isaac persona to get closer to Will #2.]]
* IronicNickname: Tiny Cooper, the world's gayest person who is really, really large.
* InsultToRocks: Will #2's reason for why he wouldn't call [[spoiler:Maura]] an asshole.
* LoveBeforeFirstSight: Will and Isaac.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Tiny Cooper is a Manic Pixie Dream Guy for Will #2
* OneOfTheBoys: Possibly Gay Jane.
* OneSteveLimit: Aversion of this trope is the entire premise. Will #1 points out that he's googled himself enough times to know just that there are plenty of Will Graysons the world. [[spoiler: Turns into a BrickJoke when Will #2 brings some of them to Tiny's musical.]]
* RunningGag: The term "bitchsquealer", and Will #1 not knowing what it means.
* SerialRomeo: Tiny. In fact Will #1 tells him basically that he is in love with being in love.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''Tiny Dancer'' (later rewritten and renamed ''Hold Me Closer''), Tiny's semi-autobiographical musical (which he also wrote, choreographed, starred in and directed himself).
* SnarkKnight: Will#2 is either a {{Deconstruction}} or simply the trope taken UpToEleven.
* StraightGay: Will Grayson #2. Also, Gary.
* SupportingLeader: According to WordOfGod, Tiny Cooper is the real protagonist of the book, and the Wills are just sidekicks.
* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: [[spoiler: Isaac, Will #2's internet crush, is actually Maura.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Derek and Simon.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: The plan Will#2 comes up with at the end of the book.
* WhenSheSmiles
-->Will Grayson #1: [Jane's] whole face changes when she smiles--this eyebrow-lifting, perfect-teeth-showing, eye-crinkling smile I've either never seen or never noticed.
* WideEyedIdealist: Tiny, in contrast to both Wills who are more pessimistic.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Will #1 and Jane; the metaphor for their relationship being Schrödinger's cat - they (the physicists) don't know if the cat (their relationship) is alive or dead. [[spoiler:By the end, it's perfectly alive.]]