Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist


Title: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Author: David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Teen Fiction

Date Published: May 23, 2006 (Original Publishing Date)
August 28, 2008 (Random House Children’s Book)

Publisher: Random House Children’s Book

Synopsis: It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City—and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date

Ratings: 5/5


My Review


There’s something about night adventures, city lights, New York City and profound heart-warming and breaking quotes that I can’t seem to get enough of. It’s like the perfect formula for an epic one night adventure in the city that never sleeps between two complicated but strangely connected characters.

I fell in love with the movie adaptation first, I wanted to read the book as soon as I found out that it was adapted from a novel written by two well-renowned and talented authors, David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. Despite several hindrances that prevented me in purchasing the book on an earlier date (I was either totally broke or there were no stocks available), I didn’t stop pursuing the book. So when I saw it during Manila International Book Fair 2017, I hastily snatched the book from the book shelves, I’ve got money and the version of the novel that I wanted was available, so I definitely didn’t let the opportunity pass.

It took me a month before I started reading the novel and two months before finally finishing the roller coaster one night story of Nick and Norah and I mostly blame university for the reading slump. My question is, is it possible to fall in love with the same thing twice? I definitely fell in love with the novel version of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist two years after falling in love with the movie adaptation.

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