“Nick & Norah’s infinite playlist” is the second book wrote by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, followed by “Dash & Lily’s book of dares” I wrote about some days ago here.
The novel was also transposed in a homonomous movie where some elements were changed to improve the story pace, in fact (and strangely enough) this time I liked best the movie than the novel.
Nick is the bass player in an unknown band and one night – after being dumped by Trix – meets Norah and asks her to fake being his girlfriend for five minutes; it starts like this the longest night when the two will begin to know the other one and themselves in a loop of clubs, meetings and escapes.
Among the two Nick is the most well-balanced, Norah in most of her chapters is extreme (maybe too much) in her way of thinking; the story, overall nice, is hard to believe: is one night enough to forget emotions and longer relationship? The authors say yes, but I’m not sure about this. Moreover in some scenes I thought the description of a character by the other one not coherent at all (Norah described by Nick and vice-versa), that is more well done in “Dash & Lily’s book of dares” (maybe because they meet only at the end?).
* Nick & Norah’s infinite playlist by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn ★★★☆☆
*I read this book in English