Friday, February 26, 2010

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

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.

Remember being a teenager? How about having your heart broken by that one person you thought was the one? Or how about ranging hormones and not being able to control your feelings? Well, this book definitely brought back lots of memories for me. Good and bad ones, but it was nice looking back.

It was a wonderful book. I loved that the story was told by both Nick and Norah with alternating chapters. I loved that it took place in only one night...and what a night it was. Both Nick and Norah are trying to to deal with their own issues, Nick with a broken heart and Norah with her self-esteem and self-worth and the reappearance of her ex-boyfriend. And soon they're stuck together and the adventure begins.

I think I'm ready to watch the movie now...still not sure if my daughter should watch though.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (4.5/5) Young Adult Fiction; Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers (5/06); Young Adult Reading Challenge (1); Books 2010 (22);

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you liked the book, you should watch the movie. It's very good.