Book Review – Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

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Title: Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Author:  Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

Synopsis:  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.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review: In two words, this book is pure fabulousness. I read the book within twelve hours of borrowing it from the local library, and after I finished reading it, I just had to sit there and let the feelings incited by this book just sink over me – the heartbreak, the feeling of new love, the high of being in the city at night, the lights above….

The whole book takes place over one night, sliding over into the early hours of the next morning, which I loved. I got to go along with Nick and Norah on their journey, to feel their emotions as they happened. The alternating chapters gave an insight into the thoughts and feelings of Nick and Norah respectively, similar to another book by David Levithan – Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

Even the antagonist of the book was well written – in my opinion, a good villain has to be someone you really hate, and Nick’s ex-girlfriend Tris did just that. She is bitchy, and cruel, and manipulative, and I hated her from the get-go.

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Verdict: This is definitely a book that should be on everyone’s beach read list for this upcoming summer. I’ll definitely be re-reading it, and also watching the movie again, because Kat Dennings as Norah? PERFECT!

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