Hold Me Closer by David Levithan
"Watch out, ex-boyfriends, and get out of the way, homophobic coaches. Tiny Cooper has something to say—and he’s going to say it in song.
Filled with honesty, humor, and “big, lively, belty” musical numbers, Hold Me Closer is the no-holds-barred (and many-bars-held) entirety of the beloved musical first introduced in Will Grayson, Will Grayson, the award-winning bestseller by John Green and David Levithan.
Tiny Cooper is finally taking center stage . . . and the world will never be the same again."- summary from Amazon
Tiny Cooper was one of my most favorite parts of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which Levithan co-wrote with John Green, as he was for a lot of people. So I was extremely excited to see that he was getting a spin-off book of sorts. I checked the book out from my local library and promptly read it in one afternoon. The book is written as the musical that we see glimpses of in WGWG, which makes for a quick, fun and interesting read. It's a fantastic glimpse into Tiny's life growing up and being himself. I highly recommend the book regardless of if you've read WGWG previously. It's good as a stand-alone, though there are some spoilers from WGWG toward the end so be aware of that if you plan on reading WGWG at some point.
FTC: Borrowed hardcover from local library. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.