The Compulsive Reader: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Saturday, October 11, 2008

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

Since I first saw the amazing Nick and Norah movie last week, I've meaning to post the review of the book, which I read back when it first came out. Well, that was over a week ago, so this is a testament to my lack of productivity as of late...sorry! Bear with me guys!

Nick is trying to get over his ex and move on with his life with the help of his band. Norah is practical and tough, and looking for a guy who is into music, but not into her because of who her dad is. When Nick asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes, rather than flat out refusing, she sees an opportunity of a ride home for her drunken friend and responds with a kiss. But Norah might have bitten off more than she can chew when she soon finds fifty bucks shoved at her by Nick's friends and a request to make sure he has a good time to help him get over his ex…

And so begins one wild, tumultuous, and exhilarating night. Both Nick and Norah's voices blend together to give vibrant life to an edgy, modern, and completely real novel that explores the unique connection that two people can share. Cohn and Levithan capture the vibrancy and urgency of lust and love, set against the spectacular backdrop of New York City's music scene, and aren’t afraid to imbue the novel with realistic dialogue, mannerisms, and topics that are relevant to teens today. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is a thrilling, hilarious read—as catchy as your favorite song, and as gritty and real as it gets, and it sure to bowl readers over.


Karen Harrington said...

Well, this just proves you learn something every day. I didn't even know this story was a book first. :) Great review.

wdebo said...

Oh I love this book! I can't wait to see the movie!


Anonymous said...

I love this book and am looking forward to seeing the movie- now I just need some money. Or someone else to pay for me, lol.