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.
This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be—and where the next great band is playing.
Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this is a love story you'll wish were your very own. Working together for the first time, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have combined forces to create a book that is sure to grab readers of all ages and never let them go.
From the title, you know that there's going to be music, I mean, playlist. Music. The go together. But what you can't expect, is the excellence of the music that was suggested in this book, music that I know some of it, but others that I'm going to have to check out!
I love the fact that this book is only 1 day, and that's it. All this happens, all their adventures, ups and downs, happens in 1 day, well, more 24 hours, because it starts in the in the middle of the night, and goes from there! That was just awesome!
I really enjoyed their relationship, that they actually built something in that short space of time, something meaningful, and not just a casual hook up, which is what it feels like 50% of relationships for teens are just that, so yeah, this was great!
I really enjoyed this book, and I'll have to check out Dash and Lily's Book of Dares!
Authors: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Read: January 17th-18th, 2012
Reason Why: Wanted to and a FtBRC book. Yep.
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: January 1st 2006