If I had relied solely on the blurb and summary of Will then probably wouldn’t have read this book.
But something about it caught my eye, prompting me to give it a chance before condemning it as a poorly written young adult book.
And I have to say I’m happy I made that decision.
While not immediately what you would expect from a pink book about a kid forced to be in the school musical, Will is a fun and exciting read. It has endearing characters, a decently fast paced plot, and a unique style of writing.
Will honestly caught me off guard with the formatting of the dialogue, but once I had read about 10 pages I was easily able to decipher what was going on, and had by that time completely become enveloped with the story.
One of the most engaging aspects of Will though, was it’s ability to build certain issues, such as Will’s father’s death, and show the slow transformation that occurred in Will through out his stint in the musical. Reader’s will really be amazed with this transformation and the anguish Boyd is able to portray is Will, and by the end of the book readers of all ages will be happy, yet not bored with the conclusion.
In conclusion, Will offers up a unique and talented writing style, with endearing and likable characters that readers of all ages will be able to feel a sense of connection with, and a fast paced plot sure to entertain even the most hesitant reader. Making this a great read for teens and adults alike.