Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on November 13th 2007
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
So you're a guy; you're at a band show and your ex, the girl who dumped you, walks in with the new guy. Looking for a safe exit, you ask the girl you happen to sitting with to be your girlfriend for five minutes .
You're a girl; you're at a get-together and your least favorite female strolls in. The stranger sitting next to you asks you to be his five-minute date. So what do you? You lock lips.
Nick and Norah's instant connection begins a roller-coaster "first date" that takes them through Manhattan and into themselves. A novel concept that works.
Having seen the film when it first came out, I fully intended to read the book it was based on. It has taken more than a few years to get there but I’m happy to say that the book didn’t disappoint.
Told from the alternating viewpoint chapters of both Nick and Norah (with Rachel Cohn penning Norah’s chapters and David Levithan writing Nick’s perspective), this book covers a night in the life of two adolescents who find themselves drawn to one another during a night out in New York City.
I thoroughly enjoyed the film but think I enjoyed the book even better. Humorous and littered with film and music references, it was a quick and entertaining read.