Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Title: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Author: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Pub: 2006
Pages: 208
Genre: Young Adult

Music is the backdrop of life.


Nick, mixed c.d. genius and heartbroken boy, is in a band. Norah, sarcastic and fierce girl, is in the audience. In a moment of randomness, Nick and Norah meet, kiss, and become a five minute couple. This event spars a long evening of heartache, laughter, adventure, soul searching, and oh yeah, a lot of music.

Why did I read it?

Not only am I a big fan of the young adult genre, I have a soft spot for the teenybopper movies. Call it nostalgia for the John Hughes days; I can't get enough of them! When Nick & Norah first hit the screen it caught my attention. Feeling pretty strongly about reading a book before seeing the film version, I waited. And then, being the type of person that has a quick attention span and a poor memory, I totally forgot to pick up the book. Randomness brought it back into my sight and I checked it out of the library. ADORING the Nick & Norah made me return it to the library and order it off of amazon.

What did I like the most?

Ummmm, everything? Seriously. I had no idea what I was getting into. I read very few reviews, didn't know the authors, and just thought it would be a fun, light read. Within the first couple of pages, I was hooked, wished that I owned the book so I could highlight it up, and devoured it within hours.

The characters, the "scene", the music all come alive. It breathes. The words make me want to dance because they even have rhythm.

What did I like the least?

Uh, nothing? Oh wait. That's a lie. I HATED that it ended!

Do you recommend this book?

If you are a music fan *and* a young adult fan - ABSOLUTELY!

And the movie?

I watched the movie a couple of days and it was such a disappointment! I understand that there's only so much a writer/director can do in the whole book-to-film conversion, but *still*. It lost it's magic.


  1. I'm really looking forward to this one. I've heard mixed reviews, but I think that I'll like it. I do adore music and YA fiction...

  2. I mooched a copy of this today!! *happy dance* I'm glad to hear you loved it. I think I will too :D

  3. I didn't love this book, but I agree that the scene comes alive for their night together. I think I would have loved this had I read it at a different point in my life.

  4. Amanda - It totally played into my John Hughes days. I couldn't help but adore it! I hope you do too! :))

    Nymeth - I know that you recently reveiwed Naomi & Ely's. I just picked that one up.

    Charley - I think that's interesting because the reason why I enjoyed it so much was for the nostalgia aspect.


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