Friday, February 13, 2009

Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn + David Levithan

Nick's just seen the girl who dumped him walk in...with a new guy. What else can he do but ask the strange girl next to him to be his new girlfriend for the next five minutes?

Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not not-friend girl who dumped Nick...and to get over the Evil Ex whom Norah never really totally dumped. What else can she do but answer Nick's question by making out with him?

With one electric, unexpected kiss, the five-minute couple of Nick and Norah set off on an uncharted adventure called the "first date" that will turn into an infinite night of falling in and out (and in and out, and maybe in and maybe out) of love. Theirs is a first date of music, laughter, heartache, confusion, passion, taxi driver wisdom, and a jacket named Salvatore. And of course a killer soundtrack.

As Nick and Norah wander through the middle-of-the-night mystic maze of Manhattan, they share the kind of night you want to never end, where every minute counts and every moment flickers between love and disaster.

This is a mixed review from me, part of me really loved this book and part of, not so much. It was a really quick read with lots of great little conversations. But parts of it were just not *there* for me. There was a lot of profanity throughout, which in an adult novel never bothers me, I'm no prude, but when reading YA I like to just enjoy the ebb and flow of the story without all the *F-Bombs* to clutter up the reading. Maybe that's why it was off for me. Regardless, I enjoyed it enough to want to see the movie and hope it doesn't ruin the book?! As some movies do!!! Just an ok read for me!!! 3/5