Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story is the companion story to Will Grayson, Will Grayson, a most excellent young adult book co-written by John Green and David Levithan. This book is told in the form of a musical, and it's simply amazing. I want to sit down and take in an actual production of it, as I'm certain my imagination did not serve it properly. Read this book (and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, preferably in opposite order).
My rating: 4 stars
Summary from goodreads:
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.