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Monday, February 27, 2012

Book Review: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 
By Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Published: May 3, 2006
Page Numbers: 183 
Format: Paperback
Source: Local library
Challenges: Stand-a-lone Reading Challenge

Summary: 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.

My Thoughts: I have so much love for this book. I want to go up and hug these two because together they are a hell of a team. Hands-down one of the best reads of this month. ( I know it's old, don't give me shit) Honestly, I should have read the book before I seen the movie. I think they could've casted Nick a little better, but I still have love for this hot man: 

          How can't you not love him!?

 But anyways this book is about falling in love. And not the cheesy-pleasy "falling in love bull-shit" you see in other books and movies. It's about chances and how you need to take them or lose out forever. Nick is a queer-core rocker in a band who's been dumped. Norah is a loner-but-a-big-sweet-heart, bad ass who's also been dumped. They meet at a concert in a ditzy bar. And Nick asks Norah to pretend to be his girlfriend for 5 minutes to impress his ex-girlfriend he is hopelessly still in love with. Norah, who is looking for a ride home with Caroline, her hopelessly- drunk-out-of-her-mind friend, agrees. But this forms a new-found friendship which builds something more. Well, I don't recommend this for you if you're offended by the f-word. This book is full of colorful language. Don't we all just love that?

It's a really quick read, not sugar coated or anything. Its real. About how you can meet a stranger on the street and be something more minutes later. Nick and Norah are perfect. Not a whiny couple, they don't complain about things. They state what's on their mind, usually paring it with the word fuck.  The way Rachel and David write is so...so perfect. I'm using for a lack of better words.

It's funny, its real, its so down to Earth. Its pretty fucking awesome. You need to go read it, not just see the movie. The movie does not live up to this book!

Go, go now!

I'm Out


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