Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan.

Monday, January 5, 2009

“I know this is going to sound strange, but will you be my girlfriend for the next five minutes?”

Rating: 2/5.

Summary:Nick is two things, a member of a queer core band that can never decide on a name and heart broken. He comes to the club to perform, to rock out but he finds much more.
Insert Norah, a fiery, sarcastic girl who is college bound – or so she thinks.
Two troubled teenagers have the most eventful night of their lives after one question is asked.

Review: I have no raving reviews for this novel, it was positively average.
The characters were fickle and annoying and that kind of irritating odd. Personally I thought that Nick was the easiest to put up with, he was cute. Norah, I thought she was cool at the start because she was sarcastic, but slowly that thought slipped away and I found myself…annoyed. The characters seemed to deteriorate through out the novel.
I had a few problems with this novel, some things that happened were too spontaneous and weird. I’m not going to ruin this book for people sitting at their computers deliberating whether or not to read this, but if you have read it: weren’t like…half the events in the novel just spontaneous and pretty much meaningless?
Something that could really bias my opinion on this novel is that: I’m not a fan of novels that stretch over one day or night. Too many coincidences and random events. For me to enjoy a novel that stretches over a night or not much more it has to be written very well. That, though, is not to say that this novel was written badly, Levithan and Cohn work really well as a team and I did like them as a combination.
The characters though (yes, back to the characters), seemed either too hurt about something at one point and then too okay with something the next. Their emotions were much too rash for me to enjoy.

I’m giving this novel, two stars. Really, it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

I’m going away today so I will be unable to post for the remainder of the week. I’ll miss you all, have a great week! See you Saturday.


14 Listener(s):

Simply_Megan said...

I agree, I was not impressed by this novel at all. The characters weren't anything special and they cursed entirely too much.

Sarahbear9789 said...

I liked thia book.

Hope. said...

I liked this book. It was very surprising, because I don't like books spanned over one night either. And I'm not a big fan of cussing, and pretty much every other word out of the character's mouths was a cuss word.

I agree that Cohn and Levithan make a great team, though.


Laina said...

I'm going to read this for one of my challenges, hope I like it, lol.

stargirlreads said...

I gave up on it cause it was kinda boring

Laina said...

Hey, anyone see the movie?

Tasha said...

I agree, I wasn't much impressed with the book myself. There was so much swearing and like you said some of the events were just to spontaneous that they didn't seem to fit. In this case the movie was definitely better then the book in my opinion.

Laina said...

Hey, I have an award for you!

Katie said...

Never really heard of it till now but Im not a big fan of cussing either so idk. Good review!:]


Katie said...

Btw would you like to do a link exchange? :]


Kaylee. said...

There is a nomination waiting for you at my blog. :D


LisaMay said...

I liked this book! In a fun, read it fast for something to do kind of way :)

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