Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Published: January 1st, 2006
Publisher: Knopf
Pages: 192
Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge
Other: has been made into a movie in 2008
Buy the book: Bookdepository

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. 

After reading Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, I was so excited to read more of their books. And I was not disappointed! This book tells the story of two teenagers who accidentally bump into eachother when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. What follows is a crazy evening and night in which they try to somehow make it a real first date.

This book was incredibly funny, but also packed with bad language. I'm not that picky about swearing and stuff in books, but this one has an entire page filled with f- this and f- that, which I found both funny (because he comes to a certain conclusion) and annoying (because of all the swearing).

Both characters have great personalities and I love how Cohn and Levithan combined the double narritive into this story. I love how they showed doubts, not only about the other person and the situations, but also about themselves. They weren't flawless, and I loved that!

My overall rating:

And I can't wait to read Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List :)


  1. I ordered this book just yesterday and now, after reading your review, I can't wait for it to arrive.

    Thanks for sharing your opinion! :)


  2. I actually didnt mind the swearing at all but I know it put a lot of people off! I loved the book but it was a bit of an odd one! It was more complex than I thought it would be for some reason!


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