Thursday, August 18, 2016

Review- Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan


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.

Release date: March 17th 2015
Published by: Dutton Juvenile
Page numbers: 208


Practically everyone who has read Will Grayson, Will Grayson by two of the most admirable authors of our times, John Green and David Levithan, has ended up loving Tiny Cooper more than the two Will Graysons. It was the same for me. I have said in my review of Will Grayson, Will Grayson that Tiny even beat Infinite Darlene from Boy Meets Boy for me. And that's saying something, because Darlene is just as epic as Tiny, if not more. My excitement for Hold Me Closer was up to the brim, and like any Levithan book, it lived up to my expectations. 

Hold Me Closer is the most fun book ever. Tiny Cooper is fantastic and fabulous topped with sparkles and lightning. In Will Grayson, Will Grayson, we got to see two sides of him where he is this daring, dashing and dazzling guy on the one hand; and on the other, he is a silent weeper who is very sensitive. Hold Me Closer, from the very beginning until the very end, is Tiny Cooper and only Tiny Cooper, and when you have that, it's bound to be fun and frolicky. 

The musical that adds so much to the plot of Will Grayson, Will Grayson came to life in Hold Me Closer. It's Tiny's life coming to life from the time he is born until the present day. Like any true musical, this one is full of laughter and tears, and a medley of emotions and feelings and that have the reader journey along with Mr. Fabulous and Fantastic all in one.  

Although Hold Me Closer didn't seem to blow me away in terms of its writing, David Levithan never fails to amaze me with the different style he picks up for each book and each character he comes up with. In that sense, Hold Me Closer was very unique and absolutely awesome. If you have loved or love Tiny Cooper, there's no reason why you wouldn't love his fabulously fantastic and fantastically fabulous life story presented in the most lovely way in this musical novel. 

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  1. Great review! Adding it to my tbr!

  2. I have not read Will Grayson, will gryson. But maybe now I'll read it. :)


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