Naomi ElyAnd she s kinda in love with him.Ely NaomiBut he prefers to be in love with boys.Naomi and Ely have been inseparable since childhood partially because they ve grown up across the hall from each other in the same Manhattan apartment building, and also because they re best friends Soul mates Or are they Just to be safe, they ve created a NO KISS LIST their liNaomi ElyAnd she s kinda in love with him.Ely NaomiBut he prefers to be in love with boys.Naomi and Ely have been inseparable since childhood partially because they ve grown up across the hall from each other in the same Manhattan apartment building, and also because they re best friends Soul mates Or are they Just to be safe, they ve created a NO KISS LIST their list of people who are absolutely off kissing limits for both of them The NO KISS LIST protects their friendship and esnures that nothing will rock the foundation of Naomi and Ely the institution.Until Ely kisses Naomi s boyfriend And a fateful piece of gum in the wrong place at the wrong time changes everything.Soon a rift of universal proportions threatens to destroy their friendship, and it remains to be seen whether Naomi and Ely can find their way toward new soul mate prospects and back to one another.Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story about love of all kinds, one that reminds us that any great friendship can be as confusing, treacherous, inspiring, and wonderful as any great romance.
Jesus Christ, I hate this book. I want to curse and scream and use caps throughout this review, but I won't. David Leviathan is the worst freaking writer ever. Rachel Cohn isn't much better -- in fact she might be WORSE. This is what happens when two idiots decide to write a book without discussing anything previously, and then mix their idiot juice into the pages by throwing a bunch of annoying random characters into an already convoluted plot.Ely is a huge jerk, and Naomi is a moron. As for Na [...]
This book is not only worse than Twilight but it might be the worst book I've ever read. None of the characters get any of my sympathy. There is no plot. The POV jumps back and forth to characters that add nothing to the story. The use of profanities is unneeded and makes it seem like a 13 year old on drugs wrote it as a fan fiction assignment.Usually I can find positive things to say about books but there is nothing positive I can say about this one.I've read Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist [...]
“Life tells you to take the elevator, but love tells you to take the stairs.”I actually thought this book was going to be good.I was so damned disappointed. And I felt this way before I finished the book. Not only did I not care about any of the characters and their inflated egos, I also did not care about what happened to them. There were so many things that bothered me about this book. And let me tell you right now that the LGBT themes in this book was not one of them.So how do I start tal [...]
I usually read the book then see the movie. I review the book as one item. I review the movie as another. And then at the same time I like to compare How things usually go though are: I read the book, then see the movie, compare the two, pick and pry, then and 99% of the time I will either say I loved the book more or I loved the movie more. Because lets be honest We would all love to say that the book is always better, but the truth is that sometimes they're not. Doesn't mean the books bad, jus [...]
I see all the low ratings, and, admittedly, they have a point.Naomi is far from perfect. Ely is far from perfect. Neither of them are instantly lovable. But isn't that what makes them human?!The fact that my paperback copy of this little book has not fallen apart yet is amazing, seeing as I've read it far more times than I can count. It is a quick read, but a fantastic one. Compared to Nick and Norah's, this is far more serious (someone mentioned that it is about the tearing of a relationship as [...]
My deal with David Levithan books is even if i'm not really liking it, I still can't help but love them. They're so real. They're so witty. Definitely not my favorite, but lovable characters nevertheless. Wouldn't recommend this though, sorta pointless plot and levithan/cohn have definitely done better.
2.5No lo amé. Aunque le perdoné media estrella gracias a ese final, ese desenlace que estoy bastante seguro que escribió David, porque David es bueno, porque escribe genial y sabe como llegarme.David y Rachel decidieron unirse de nuevo, pero esta vez no resultaron ser el dúo maravilla que yo esperaba como en "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist". Por el contrario, me dejaron con ganas de más.Y el libro es básicamente esto:Ely es gay. Naomi está enamorada de Ely. Naomi sale con Bruce The Se [...]
A) I like multiple POVs but GEEZ there are a lot. Don't I make impassioned speeches about the overratedness of Jodi Picoult for such things?butB) Wow I like the exploration of sexuality (and how fluid it is) so so so much.C) A book about 19/20 year olds is very interesting in the way that there are very rarely books about this age in this genre. I think most books I've read about 19 year olds are literary fiction.D) OH NO YOU DID NOT MAKE ME JUST ALMOST CHOKE UP WITH A SENTENCE ABOUT KIRSTY MacC [...]
Dude, it's not my fault. I blame him:
I shall defend and love this book until the day I die.I usually hate so many POV's going from chapter to chapter, but it's such a perfectly used device here! In a city where all these very interesting characters are interconnected in some way (I'll admit, being from NYC makes me love it all the more) and how they're interconnected is so perfectly told through the tool of switching POV's among them.They are all flawed, just like actual people. They all speak in a tone that suits who they are, whe [...]
I didn't hate it but I didn't really like it either.Right off the bat, we learn of Naomi's obssession on her gay best friend, Ely. She wants to marry him. Or at least let him be her first. There's a big fixation on it I found really annoying. (view spoiler)[I wish she would have just accepted her gay bestfriend. It could have been a good story on friendship rather than a story of shallow hate. (hide spoiler)] And it only just shows how predictable the story is going to be. And how I guessed the [...]
I like Rachel Cohn (Gingerbread, Shrimp, and Cupcake). I like the title and description of this young adult novel. But I do not like this book.Why? I should like it. It's told from different points of view. It's full of young adult angst and conflict. But none of the characters are likable.Naomi is gorgeous and attached at the hip to Ely, her neighbor and best friend, who also happens to be gay. They've been best friends for as long as they can remember, and Naomi still envisions them getting ma [...]
This book was insta-love for me because I started reading it and I automatically LOVED IT. The ending was PERFECT. I might love Rachel Cohn more than David Levithan in their co-writings. Naomi and I are so alike!
These books are like crack. Not that I’ve tried crack, but I’ve been in enough toy stores and seen enough Breaking Bad dolls that I know I would like it. It’s Rachel and David again. My two (unbeknownst to them) BFFs. Finishing this book made me sad. Like when you leave your best friend sad. I hate that.Nick & Norah's Infinite PlaylistDash & Lily's Book of DaresI don’t recommend reading all three of these books at once. It’s best to spread them out. Like Hal Hartley films or ca [...]
Amor infinito ❤❤❤Amé la forma en el la que Rachel y David se complementan, me gustaría ser su mejor amiga y verlos todos los días.
I did not like it. The only reason I didnt DNF it was because two of my friends really liked this book. HOW ANNOYINGBy the second half of the book, I skipped everyone's pov except for Ely and Bruce.They were just sp goddamn annoying.Also, the fact that mainly the people that liked both sexes (bisexual) were the ones that cheated. That bothered me.Well, Ely and Bruce's relationship was what motivated me to give this book its high rating, otherwise it would've been 1.
3/5.0 startsCute! I just finished reading this book and coincidentally came across the movie poster this morning while browsing online. (Update: NoooI saw the movie recently. I was disappointed.)So, I'd like to say what draws me to this duo(Rachel Cohn and David Levithan) is the way they use music, literature and movie references to tell their own story. I don't rate their books perfect stars but at the same time, I just can't not read them anyway. There's this unmistakable pull I'm just clearly [...]
3.5 StarsWow. Okay. I jumped into this book knowing nothing. I dont know the ratings given to this book. Never heard/read anyone's review on it so my judgement level is absolute zero. I'm surprised that I actually enjoyed it! The blurb kinda explains what the book is about so go read it yourself to know whats coming your way but theres a LGBT themed inside.1) Its told in various POVs. Some POVs are fun. Some are pointless. My fav POVs : Ely, Bruce The Second, Gabriel. 2) I dislike Naomi. I hate [...]
Majorly disappointed with this book. My major issue with this book was all the different perspectives, which I really don't think was necessary. Plus I had some problems with Naomi's stereotyping of gay men, and it just really bothered me. I'm gonna watch the movie adaptation as I feel the movie will probably be better than the book.
This book is about two really shitty people (who are allegedly best friends) treating each other and everyone around them like absolute shit.
I really hated Naomi. Which is funny, because I have seen the movie- and I loved her and the movie itself.However- the stars of this book where Ely and Bruce The Second.Beautiful story of their relationship.
Becareful what you wish for.Having just finished the sublime fun of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, I decided I wanted a next read that was completely different. A genre apart. Other side of the spectrum, kind of read.Becareful what you wish for.David Levithan and Rachel Cohn are probably best known for Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. If you note the similarities in titles, it’s no great shock; most of their books have dual protagonists for the writing duo to work with. As with their other [...]
If I had a cheerleading uniform and a pair of pom poms, I’d break them out right now so I could show David Levithan and Rachel Cohn just how much I love their work. I’d cheer, I’d jump, hell I might even attempt some of those crazy backward flip things. I’d definitely concoct a cheesy rhyme that I could shout at the top of my lungs that outlines my enthusiasm and appreciation. Yes, I’d go to THAT much effort.Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (their first collaborative novel) was so [...]
Al principio el libro flasha mucho, pareciera que los autores no están en sus cavales. Hacia el final mejora, pero no creo que sea un libro único, si no uno que podría ser más del montón.
It's amazing how Rachel Cohn and David Levithan could write stories that relates to the teenage or young-adult generation.I just realized that their three novels (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, and this one, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List) are connected in a way. That bathroom with the writings! It's so brilliant.As for the plot, I'm totally cool with the interchanging perspective of the characters, but the he-robin and she-robin part confused the hell out o [...]
Este sin duda fue un libro muy entretenido y rápido de leer, lo disfruté mucho, pero los dos protagonistas me cayeron todo lo mal que pudieron y siento que la historia no me dejó nada. Aún así lo pasé bien leyendo, tiene frases muuuuy bonitas y no creo que haya sido una pérdida de tiempo, simplemente es una historia para pasar el rato.PD: Recreé la playlist de Gabriel en Spotify porque necesitaba escucharla(? jajaPronto mi reseña.
I don't understand why so many negative reviews. This book is so amazing, it deserves all the love. Naomi and Ely may not be perfect, but they are the realest characters I've encountered in a long time. Plus, the supporting characters, the ones that float around within the same space as the N+E microgalaxy, are a nice addition to the mix. I know I should be influenced by the movie and be all swoony and starry-eyed over Gabriel, but my actual special mention goes to Bruce. Bruce, who had the dubi [...]
Definitely a very quick read. I started off being just kind of eh about this book. Naomi annoyed me and I didn't really love any of the characters. But as I kept reading I kind of grew to really like it. Neither Ely or Naomi are perfect people, they both have their strengths of course, but they're also both extremely flawed. This book did a fantastic job of showing that and showing how they learned from their flaws and simultaneously accepted them as a part of themselves, and learned from them. [...]