Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick and Norah s Infinite Playlist A sexy funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night in New York Nick and Norah are both suffering from broken hearts So when Nick sees the girl who dumped him walk in with

  • Title: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
  • Author: Rachel Cohn David Levithan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night in New York.Nick and Norah are both suffering from broken hearts So when Nick sees the girl who dumped him walk in with a new guy he asks the strange girl next to him to be his girlfriend for the next five minutes.Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not friend girl who dumpeA sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night in New York.Nick and Norah are both suffering from broken hearts So when Nick sees the girl who dumped him walk in with a new guy he asks the strange girl next to him to be his girlfriend for the next five minutes.Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not friend girl who dumped Nick, and get over the Evil Ex whom Norah never quite broke up with And so she agrees.What follows is an epic first date between two people who are just trying to figure out who they want to be and where the next great band is playing.

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    1. A few years ago I posted a far-too-personal blog on MySpace (ok, so maybe it was more than a few years ago) offering a retrospective analysis of select mortifying excepts from my circa-age 14 journal (note: not a diary). It's the only year I kept one, and thank god, because while it's perhaps worthwhile to have a snapshot of what I was thinking and feeling at that particular, tumultuous time in my life, what I was thinking and feeling was stupid and the way I went about putting it into words was [...]

    2. My wife loved this book and dragged me to the movie shortly after it came out. I thought the movie was cute---a better than average teen romance set in my old stomping grounds of New York City's Greenwich Village and Soho. On leaving the theater, I soon heard from my wife how much better the book was, and how disappointing the movie was. I guess it's all a question of what you're expecting going inI started reading the book as soon as we got home.It opens with a great hook. Nick sees his ex-girl [...]

    3. This book left such a bad taste in my mouth! Where do I begin?First, the language was ridiculous. This is supposed to be a young adult book, yet I can't tell you how many times the authors [over]used the word "fuck." Why? In most of the situations it was totally unnecessary and sounded like they were trying too hard to impress their young readers. I understand that "fuck" is a word just like anything else, but just like every other word in the English language, it does not need to be the only ve [...]

    4. I have yet to read a David Levithan book that doesn’t move me. I ADORE his writing style. I also ADORE his mind. The way he thinks, the way his characters think. It’s very curious. They often do the unexpected.Honestly, this wouldn’t have worked if it had been written by somebody else. The faking-you-have-a-girlfriend thing is so overdone I would have cried of exasperation if it had been what this book was all about.Luckily it’s not. By the way, Rachel Cohn does a good job of writing Nor [...]

    5. *DISCLAIMER: I wrote this review several years agoI've grown since then and I realize this review is very BASHING. I really try hard not to write bashing reviews now because there's an author on the other end of a book. Still, I don't want to censor this review because it was what I felt at the time I read it and I still agree with the majority of the sentiments. I wanted to let you know I would approach my review an entirely different way if I had written it now. 7/13Nick sees his old girlfrien [...]

    6. Reviewed by Me for TeensReadTooBefore I start the story that is Nick and Norah, I decided we needed to get some misconceptions out of the way first. 1) I don't live in Manhattan, so I won't understand what the characters are talking about. Wrong! I don't live in Manhattan--actually, I've never been farther East than Ohio, but I still got the gist of the story quite easily. Sure, I might never have visited Times Square, but I've been on the Square in my hometown (population 3,400), and the same t [...]

    7. This book is FUCKING EPIC. So there. I think all YA lit is exaggerated in a sense, not in a bad way, but in an interesting way--who wants to read about just the ordinary? Of course, I could just be saying this because it was done well here. I bet you anything the next YA book I read, I'll be griping about it being 'too unrealistic.' What's the difference then? Writing. Levithan and Cohn's writing is sooo gorgeous in that 'witty but not so witty you're annoying and pretentious' kind of way. And e [...]

    8. This is probably the worst book I’ve read to date, and I wouldn’t post this review if I thought it would have a negative impact on the authors’ careers. But it won’t so here goes. There’s absolutely no character development here, none. The love story never really gets started (or I probably had something else in mind for a story). We stay in Norah’s mind soooo much it feels claustrophobic, and trust me, that’s not a mind you want to be in for too long. The F bomb is dropped on almo [...]

    9. Antes que nada, me gustaría disculparme por haber estado tan perdido de esta red, por no haber leído lo suficiente y también por no estar ahí para recomendarles libros. La única excusa que creo que es valida para justificar mi ausencia es el hecho de que "The Vampire Diaries" terminó; y aunque no era la mejor serie del mundo, fue una gran e importante parte de mi vida desde que la empecé por allá del 2010. Como se imaginarán, quedé devastado por un tiempo luego de ver el último capít [...]

    10. Finally done. Just over a week to get through a slim 183 pages. Blech. 17-year-old Suzanne would have loved this book. 30-year-old Suzanne hated it. I feel like it tried too hard. And the f-bomb is used way too gratuitously. It's not even used for emphasis's sake.Example:Normal Human: I am going to take out the trash right now.Nick and/or Norah: I am going to f*@%ing take out the f*@%ing trash right f*@%ing now.Is this how the teens are talking these days?

    11. Nick and Norah meet in a punk rock club one night when Nick asks Norah to be his 5 minute girlfriend. Why? Because Nick's ex, Tris, is in the club with her new man and Tris broke Nick's heart. From that point on, Nick and Norah recognize the chemistry between them, but their feelings are compromised by their previous relationships.The book is okay. Just okay. Told in stream-of-consciousness chapters alternating between Nick's point of view and Norah's, some of it becomes repetitive (although thi [...]

    12. On the emo (punk? oh whatever, EMO) music scene in New York City, Nick and Norah meet and fall in love over a single, remarkable night. Unfortunately, what had the potential to be a great book fails in its execution.The trouble with a co-written book (Cohn and Levithan wrote alternating chapters, sending the manuscript back and forth) is that half the writing I liked a lot (Cohn's) and half the writing I damn near hated (Levithan's). I like wordplay. I do not, however, like it nearly as much as [...]

    13. Read this back in high school. All the music and the love got me completely obsessed.And don't even let me start on the huge girl crush I had on Tris, please.I'm still not over how disastrously awful the movie adaptation was, though, especially the cast choices. They casted Michael Cera as Nick. FRIGGIN'! MICHAEL! CERA! I'll never not be mad about it.

    14. I envision Nick working somewhere like The Strand which was featured in "Dash & Lily's Book of Dares" and now I understand some of the places that were mentioned in that book and the bathroom writing on the wall they mentioned in "Dash & Lily's Book of Dares" by the same authors.After reading it I was trying to think of what the writing reminded me of, what with all the musical references and the language used, and I went back to my Textual Healing review and thought, "YES." It's like a [...]

    15. Novels written by two authors can go one of two ways: they can be really cool, or really bad. Happily, writers of young adult novels seem to have a knack for working in collaboration. "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (from 2006) was written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Cohn wrote Norah's part and Levithan wrote Nick's part, but they are not really Nick and Norah.The story starts in the middle of the night (or is it the beginning of the morning?) at a club on Ludlow Street in New York C [...]

    16. We are graced, and we are together, and the twoliness is trumping the loneliness and the doubt and the fear.I actually liked this a lot. I had a minor issue with it, but other than that it was a fun and short read. I've come to expect great things from David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. Their characters are always so real and believable, and the struggles we read about are things most of us have actually been through and therefore can totally relate to.The worst:♫ The language in this is way too [...]


    18. I noticed this book in our house--my mom was reading it, and the cover both intrigued me and repelled me. However, after my mom's recommendation, I read this book--and loved it. It is one of the most dead-on accurate books I've ever read about young emotions and feelings. The initial plot is slightly contrived: a heartbroken teenager sees his ex with her new guy and asks a girl to pretend she's his girlfriend. However, the story is told by both Nick and Norah's point of view, so the reader is al [...]

    19. 3.75/5 ★ i've been in a slump these past few months so managing to finish this novel in less than 24 hours is a huge shocker. which is to say, i thoroughly enjoyed NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST. i didn't realize but i needed something light, fun, carefree, and cliché. this was exactly thatis book was short and addictive. i loved the predictable situations and unique characters. although i didn't find anything deliberately special about this novel, i'm very grateful to have picked it up [...]

    20. Please note that I did not give this book any stars. I rounded up to one star on .I read this for Romance Book Bingo 2017: Insta-love square. This is going to be a bit ranty so I apologize in advance. I loathed this book. From beginning to end. I can't believe that a movie that I enjoyed spun off from this source material. I think at one time I wonder how many times Nick said the "f" word and decided I was too lazy to do a search via my Kindle because I just wanted this book to be over. At least [...]

    21. What happens when Nick's ex-girlfriend shows up while he’s trying to have a decent night? He makes quick introductions to Norah and strikes a deal to be each other’s date for the next 5 minutes. Add in a sighting of Norah's ex-boyfriend and the 5 minutes extend little by little into an all night getting-to-know you and maybe falling a little bit in love experience.This book has a certain writing style that should just drive me mad. It’s. So. Abrupt. Halting. Aggressive. Angry. Confused. Ge [...]

    22. I totally dig this book. It surprised me because I didn't think the movie looked promising at all, and after having read the book I can honestly say I never want to see the movie. Michael Cera as Nick? Not a stellar casting decision. Nick O'Leary deserved better. Oh well. Setting that atrocity of cinema aside for a momentThis book does have its flaws, the major one being the musical elitism. But if you can look past that, you can see two people who come together under somewhat unusual circumstan [...]

    23. Street Corner TBR ChallengeMay Pick #5 per Tina.I don’t know if I have ever read a book that I had already watched the movie for. If I have I can’t think of it. I usually read the book first and make myself wait to watch the movie. But, for whatever reason I didn’t wait with Nick and Norah. Hearing the movie was better than the book might have gave me the push…. It was a cool experience though. I knew exactly how to picture the characters; I imagined them the entire time. I kept picturin [...]

    24. This book was such a disappointment for me. The characters seem overly quirky, like something out of John Green novel (which isn't a positive for me, sorry). There's just nothing special about this book. It's yet another addition to the aggressively heterosexual, aggressively quirky genre, which shocked me coming from David Levithan. This genre works when the characters and realities of life truly shine through, in books like Perks Of Being A Wallflower and some of David Levithan's other books. [...]

    25. 3.25 stars! // I actually quite enjoyed this read - it was entertaining, fun, cute, humorous, fast-paced, and the characters were really likable. It wasn't amazing (in my opinion), or a new favorite of mine or anything, but I liked it! Definitely worth the read, since it's also very, very short.

    26. Plot: When Nick and Norah meet in a NYC rock club, they have no idea that they are about to embark upon a romantic relationship. Nick just wants a girlfriend for five minutes in order to make his ex jealous, but there's something about Norah that leaves him wanting more after she kisses him in response to his asking for a five minute girlfriend. The two end up spending the night together in NYC and begin to fall for each other.Evaluation: I have to say that just like Doing It and Forever, sex is [...]

    27. While Twilight was a psychological nightmare, I found it more tolerable to read than Nick & Norah. I was/am more ashamed of myself when I had wasted time having reached halfway of this book than when I read a few free chapters of Twilight. The Nick and Norah characters—well, to be honest, all the characters—were shallow. Let me summarize the book to those who haven’t read it, from Nick’s POV: “Ex is coming over. Time to protect ego. Find the next girl and have her pretend she’s m [...]

    28. "I don't know how the world broke. And I don't know if there's a God who can help us fix it. But the fact that the world is broken--I absolutely believe that. Just look around us. Every minute--every single second--there are a million things you could be thinking about. A million things you could be worrying about.Our world--don't you just feel we're becoming more and more fragmented? I used to think that when I get older, the world would make so much more sense. But you know what? The older I g [...]

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