Friday, May 26, 2006

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

Holy mackerel, the authors of Gingerbread and Boy Meets Boy have written a novel together.
And guess what, it is ten kinds of awesome.

They take turns writing chapters, and the whole thing takes place in one night, where two high-school age club kids in New York meet and fall for each other while listening to agressively hip punk bands.

Oh yes, and they meet because Nick is trying to make his old girlfriend jealous, so he asks Norah to be his GF for five minutes, and she thinks it's ridiculous but they kiss...and oh my god, is it true love?

Well, unfortunately my advance copy was missing every other one of the last ten pages, so I'm not sure, but yes, I think it is.

And of course, bonus points for the Thin Man reference.

Oh, and speaking of the Thin Man, did you know that the character of Nora Charles was supposedly based on Lillian Hellman?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

feeling nostalgic for teen love which i never had. psh. stupid kids.

but this was another jewel in david levithan's crown (he's the king of YA IMHO!)

4:51 PM  
Blogger Marian The said...

Sigh. Don't I know it. Dumb teenagers.

6:22 PM  

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