Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

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I decided to read this after I read Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, because this is by the same authors. And you probably remember how much I gushed about D&LBoD. Well, while this was just as intriguing, it didn’t live up to the hype.

Nick and Norah are both punky-hip teenagers who meet one night when Nick turns to Norah in desperation to avoid his ex and says “Will you be my girlfriend for five minutes?” and from there they end of spending the entire night together.

I have to say that although I was curious to see what happened, and I was able to breeze through this, I’m not all that crazy about it. Nick and Norah both get props for being straight-edge punksters, but otherwise they’re both potty-mouthed teens trying to get over their respective really crappy exes. There were a couple chuckle-out-loud kind of moments near the end, but overall it was particularly entrancing.

You might like this book more than me if you’re a teen, you curse a lot, and you’re into punk music (cause they focus pretty heavy on music and lyrics in this one). Otherwise, I wouldn’t really recommend this to anyone. It was an eehhhhh read. I do wanna see the movie version though. Just cause.

2.5Β stars

~Sarah

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