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

My Rating: 2 stars

Nick and Norah met at a punk rock club, when Nick asks Norah to be his fake girlfriend for five minutes so he can make his ex girlfriend think he has moved on. Little do they know, they both actually have a lot in common, including family issues, ex boyfriends/girlfriends, their future paths, and music. After avoiding an ex or two, Nick and Norah head out for a night of adventure.
I thought this book was going to be a totally easy read. It was short, only around a hundred or so pages and the writing seemed fairly easy to zoom right through. In all honestly, I did not like this book that much. Every chapter alternates between Nick and Norah, and although both Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have very good and unique writing styles, they’re way too similar. As I was reading, I couldn’t tell which character was which after a while. It got really confusing and ruined the reading experience for me. The characters were actually very similar too. It was hard to tell them apart. It’s okay to have similar interests or quirks in characters, but in my opinion Nick and Norah were so similar they could have been the same person. Although I have never read any of Rachel Cohn’s other books, I might look into them. David Levithan wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, and I actually enjoyed his chapters in that book very much, and I was very surprised when I realized I didn’t enjoy his sections of this book.

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