“Okay, so the actual story was nice but the language in this book took away from it in my opinion. There was so many f bombs in this short book than any of the books I've read. Gosh. Why do people like this book? Please tell me. I would love to know”Carma!!!! wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I just loved this fun story written from two different perspectives from two different authors on the adventures of two teens on a crazy night. Nick sees his ex girlfriend that he's still not over and begs a strange girl to be his girlfriend for five minutes. For her own reasons she agrees and the night becomes one that they don't want to end. The dialogue is witty and sharp and the characters are realistic and easy to imagine. ”nuclearblonde wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent – intense, smart, fast-paced, insightful, and utterly readable
Characters are compelling and fully fleshed out
Readers will cheer for Nick and Norah as they discover more about themselves in one night than many characters in other books learn in a whole series
Incredible depiction of point of view – chapters alternate between the two and readers can see how two different people view the same situation/dialogue, etc.
9th and up – language and some sexual references”
“I think the first time I heard about this book was when I saw the movie posters in front of our local cinema. Somehow I knew that was a movie adaption. But I remember not being very interested in it, the title didn't really speak to me. So I never really bothered with it again.
That is until a few weeks ago, when a friend of mine had actually received this book back after loaning it to someone and when I told her I had never read it, she immediately handed it to me. What can I say, I never turn down books. I started with it immediately, not wanting to inconvenience my friend too much and ... I definitely liked it a lot. I was pulled in immediately. I like Nick and Norah a lot, I hate Tris with a burning passion - even though she does have her redeeming moments.
The one thing I didn't like is that this books spans one night - and not more. I don't like it when books cover such short periods of time. I find that there is rarely time for character development, obviously. This serves more like an introduction for the characters. A well-done introduction, but just an intro nonetheless. Still, you should check it out should you see it somewhere. ”
“So little time, so many f-bombs. This book is clogged with rich suburban teens who have nothing better to do than party their nights away, and then profanely whine and snark about it. Unless they’re snarking first, and then partying. Or whining and partying and snarking in synch.
Of course there’s good guys and bad guys; the real scene and the fakers. And I can’t be bothered to appreciate the distinction. This book tries way too hard to be real. Here’s a depressingly representative Norah lament. “I can feel the humiliation burning my face, branding me, making me hotter than frigid could ever imagine being, hot with hate. I hate the regret, pumping through every artery of my body, craving a cheeseburger right now. I hate time and I hate this night and if I truly believed in God outside of that momentary lapse of faith, I’d hate Her too.” Then again, the quote’s not entirely representative: no f-bombs. ”
“This book revolves around one night when two teens, Nick and Norah, meet. They have an undeniable connection. They are music soul mates. I thought this book was very well written. I found it to drag on a bit because the entire book spanned just one night. However, I did like how the chapters alternated between the two's perspectives. This book can be compared to "Love is the Higher Law" and "Fat Kids Rule the World. "I shouldn't want the song to end. I always think of each night as a song. Or each moment as a song. But now I'm seeing we don't live in a single song. We move from song to song, from lyric to lyric, from chord to chord. There is no ending here. It's an infinite playlist." ”Jaimee Legg wrote this review Saturday, August 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the better YA fiction books I've read, though the ending left something to be desired.”Fred Ayres wrote this review Sunday, July 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Hated it.”Krista C wrote this review Saturday, June 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“CD”Xtine wrote this review Monday, June 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book! I loved how detailed and relevant it was to life. I remember watching the movie and it was great and all but of course the book was better. The book was full with so many great quotes and I don't really have a favorite one considering they were almost all my favorite and it'd be way too long to write. I recommend to read the book before you watch the movie because it's 10x better. The author, Rachel Cohn did really good. One of my first books reading from her and it was a success so I guess I might look into some more books from her! ”Jessica wrote this review Sunday, June 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No