Hold Me Closer

Hold Me Closer : The Tiny Cooper Story

3.55 (5,937 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.55 (5,937 ratings by Goodreads)

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Larger-than-life character Tiny Cooper, from the bestselling novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, finally tells his own story the only way he knows how - as a stupendous musical.

This is the full script of Hold Me Closer, the musical written by and staring Tiny Cooper, from the New York Times bestselling novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, written by David Levithan and John Green. Filled with humour, pain, and 'big, lively, belty' musical numbers, readers will finally learn the full story of Tiny Cooper from his birth and childhood to his quest for love and his infamous eighteen ex-boyfriends.

David Levithan is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels for young readers including Every Day, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), Invisibility (with Andrea Cremer) and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn), which was turned into a feature film. He's the editorial director of Scholastic Press, and has edited hundreds of books including the mega-hits The Hunger Games and Shiver. David lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Product details

  • 14+
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 181g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780141359373
  • 146,936

Review Text

Tiny Cooper . . . gets his own star turn. Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Tiny Cooper . . . gets his own star turn. * Publishers Weekly, starred review * Tiny will have readers falling out of their chairs laughing. . . . It's big. It's gay. It's outrageous and hilarious. * Kirkus * Levithan has turned in another star turn with a book that is witty, wise, and well worthy of an encore. * Booklist * [Hold Me Closer] is able to stand on its own as a story of coming out, looking (and looking and looking) for love, and valuing and trusting one's friends. * Horn Book * Praise for Will Grayson, Will Grayson:

New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
ALA Stonewall Honor Book
Children's Choice Book Award Winner - Teen Choice Book of the Year
Indie's Choice Young Adult Honor Book
ALA Rainbow Project Reading List * - * Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a complete romp. [It is] so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage, even the musical-averse will cheer. * The New York Times Book Review * [It] will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs. * Kirkus Reviews, starred review * A terrific high-energy tale. * Booklist, starred review * It is such a good book. [Green and Levithan] are two of the best writers writing today. * NPR's The Roundtable * A brilliant novel. * Seattle Times * A winning combination infused with wit, sarcasm, and plenty of musical references. * Chicago Tribune * This novel has serious buzz. * EntertainmentWeekly.com * One of the best books of the year. * Bookpage *
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About David Levithan

David Levithan's many acclaimed novels include Someday, Another Day, Every Day, Two Boys Kissing, and Boy Meets Boy. His bestselling collaborations include Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and the Dash & Lily series (both written with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (written with John Green). In 2016, David was named the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for his contribution to YA literature. You can learn more about him at davidlevithan.com and follow him on Twitter at @loversdiction.
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Rating details

3.55 out of 5 stars
- 5,937 ratings
5 18% (1,098)
4 34% (2,019)
3 34% (2,010)
2 11% (654)
1 3% (156)
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