Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
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.
I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful wild ride.
Nick is a promising young lyricist and also the bassist for a queer-core punk band. After a gig one night he introduces himself to Norah by asking her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex. A life altering kiss kicks off a night of mistakes, miscommunications, and misinterpretations.
Nick and Norah bond over musical interests, a shared sense of humor, and a plate of Polish meats. As they get to know each other better, they each take the opportunity to grow and move beyond the hurts of the past.
This story is humorous even as it stretches the reader. It caused me to evaluate my beliefs and my heart to swell. I fell in love with both Nick and Norah as well as their entire supporting cast.
5 out of 5 stars