Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist: Review

So, the first book written by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn is my last one to read. Was it worth it? I have no clue. It’s definitely not my favorite of the three, but it’s a great book that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Nick’s desperately trying not to look desperate, and Norah starts off not wanting to lose her drunken friend. There’s a lot to be said on just that alone. The entire story is based around the night they meet, but what a night. It’s filled with everything that can go wrong from Nick’s ex finding them to them getting caught half naked by and elderly couple.

The story isn’t only about them though. It’s a lot deeper than just that. The story’s truly about finding that one person who doesn’t just drive you into a lustful fit, but the one who makes you feel truly and completely loved. No spoilers though. Just go read the book yourself to see how it all works out. I promise that it’s something worth looking into.

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List: Review

This book really had me. It got into all of my emotions, especially anger. There were times where I wanted to kill Ely…a lot…with a very blunt weapon in a very angry way. My own opinion changed a lot throughout the book, but until it started getting close to the end, I hated Ely with a passion.

The book is mainly about this huge fight between Naomi and Ely. Naomi is deeply in love with Ely, but there’s one problem with that…He’s gay and doesn’t love his best friend the way she loves him. It’s a story that really draws you in and you feel very strongly for each character. It’s impossible to not want the best for them all…even if you think a certain one should be killed in horrible ways.

Love, friendship, betrayal, and trust are all huge topics in this story. It goes between a large set of characters, which is something that I’ve never seen. It’s very interesting though. To see how each character takes things in during their chapter(s) is something that more authors should do. Either way though, it’s a great story that really makes you think on things and each character has a strong role at one point or another. It’s definitely worth a read for anyone who hasn’t do so already.

Next on the list is David and Rachel’s first book together, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. I’ll get back the day I finish it.

Speak: Review

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a very hard book to wrap myself around for a review. It’s a story that draws you in, making you feel Melinda, it’s main character.

The story showcases not only how your typical high school feels, but also some of the more taboo topics that writers have to choose from. Friendship, betrayal, sexuality, and so much more comes out, yet it’s put in a way that anyone can associate themselves with.

This story isn’t too vivid, yet I couldn’t help but feel each painful moment that Melinda went through. I was starting to worry that she’d end up going completely downhill as a self-hating recluse, but then her moment came.

This is the kind of story that sticks with you for years, and I honesty have to see the movie now. I want to see how someone can take something so suited in the novel format and put it out as a movie.

I know that I’m late to the punch on this book and many of the others that I have and will review, but I review as I read. I take note of all that I feel, and that’s what matters. This is a great story, and if you, like me, have yet to read it, I do suggest that you pick it up as soon as possible. It’s too great of a story to miss out on.

The next few books I plan on reading are Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, Nick and Nora’s Infinate Playlist, Suite Scarlett , Sister’s in Sanity, Tithe, and Wintergils.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares Review

The duo that brought us the wonderful story that is Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist have come back with another wonderful book. It’s been about a year since the book came out, and if you haven’t read it, then I suggest you at least look it up at your local library. I started reading this book around midnight and I didn’t stop reading until I finished it at five the next morning.

It’s a heartwarming tale about two people who meet through a red moleskin notebook, each one using “dares” to get to know one another. That’s the main idea of the book and it brings forth a good question. Do you expect your love interest to be the one in your head of will you take a chance and go with someone less than perfect?

I’m torn between loving how joyful Lily is about the holidays and her simply cheerful self and Dash’s semi-snarly self. They compliment each other in so many ways while still being their own person. Even after they meet, they keep their sense of self, while they do question their ideals and their state of being.

In other words, this is one of the best stories of its kind. It’s nice to be able to read something so crossed within itself. It also helps that, like Dash, I too dream of owning the OED…even if it’s super expensive.