Sunday, January 27, 2013

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers; May 23, 2006
Paperback, 183 pages

It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City—and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.

This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be—and where the next great band is playing.

Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this is a love story you’ll wish were your very own. Working together for the first time, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have combined forces to create a book that is sure to grab readers of all ages and never let them go.

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I read Nick and Norah for my book club and it was amazing! I'd been planning on reading it beforehand and I'm so glad that I got to this Rachel and David book last! It was by far the best!

The characters and the settings were so superbly written - it was as if I was there with Nick and Norah! Reading it was so comfortable and because it was so enthralling, I experienced my own type of whirlwind romance...with this book!

Yes, there was a lot of swearing but I think that that made it more real. Teens swear! A LOT! It's completely irrational to think that we don't! And yeah, it was a bit much but this is the reality. And it sucks but that's life. Like I said, the swearing made it more real. The fact that love could thaw these two people so tough and sweary and with so much baggage is unbelievable.

Love. Love. Love. This is an amazing book if you're searching for true love. How love comes about. How love can be expressed. How love is scary. The feelings are so real, it's amazing.

I'm going to keep this short and sweet: Guys, seriously, you have to read this book. I don't care if you hate swearing or whatever, read this book. Now. You will not regret it.

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