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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - David Levithan, Rachel Cohn Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan's Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist resembles its associated movie in only the title and a few character names, so if you are looking for a similar feeling, you aren't going to find it here. The Nick and Norah of the book are told in alternating points-of-view, and are confused and intriguing and preternaturally self-conscious in a way that makes this another one of those young-adult-but-not-really-young-adult books I feel like are shoved into a genre they shouldn't be in.Had this book been about two college students? I'd have bought it hook, line, and sinker. But even two teens, "bridge-and-tunnelers" as they call themselves, with no curfews, out and about in New York City all night, are a bit too well-able to examine themselves and their thoughts and desires to be teens on the brink of college and what-comes-next.Nick meets Norah in a club his band is playing. She knows of him, as he's the recently dumped boyfriend of one of her frenemy classmates. He knows nothing of her, but when his ex shows up, they agree to be a five-minute couple. What comes next is a night of lost-and-found connections as they explore their feelings for each other, often through their shared love of music and bands.There are bits and bobs of plot, but this is mostly a book about two people finding each other and then wondering if they are supposed to take hold or merely connect for a moment. It's not the kind of book that Hollywood generally makes movies of, which is why it's nothing like the movie namesake. It's so much better.

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