Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mock Printz: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Title: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Author: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0-375-83531-8
Review: The basic premise is this: boy meets girl/girl meets boy. Boy and girl spend crazy night in Lower East Side, dodging their crazy ex’s, witnessing nuns stripping to Edelweiss, watching obscure hardcore bands play in random hole-in-the-wall bars downtown. The basic question this: is Norah as frigid as her friends tell her she is? While we’re at it, is Nick completely over Tris, the bombshell groupie who played him and broke his heart? Can Nick and Norah let their collective guard down and make it work?

Take this very modern day, unexpected love story and mix in as much music as one story can hold. Told from both Nick (written by Levithan) and Norah’s (written by Cohn) point-of-view in alternating chapters, this tale is funny, adventurous, and right on. Nick and Norah are characters you easily become friends with that have been created so perfectly by the authors, you can’t believe they aren’t real people. So far, this is one of my votes for the top ten.
Reviewed by: Annie Miller, PARA

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