Nick plays bass, and is the ‘only non-queer’ member of a queer-core band. He’s one of the broken-hearted, his life having been shredded by über-minx, Tris. Tris, who is also Norah’s non-friend… Though neither of them know this about the other, by accident it is Tris who brings Nick and Norah together – together in that they kiss before they talk, kissing as in pretending to be a couple. Though the pretending soon becomes more and, over the course of a long New York night, they meet, part, make up, kiss, part again, find each other, love, eat, listen and find that they like each other. Sometimes. Sometimes quite a lot.
As to how it ends? Well, this is a fairy tale, and one of New York, so you can probably guess and I’m not saying anything (but hey, I did finish the last page grinning).
Recommended by Leonie Flynn
- For Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, David Levithan wrote Nick’s chapters and Rachel Cohn wrote Norah’s. They share once again in Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List.
- David Levithan, on his own this time, wrote one of my favourite gay teen books; Boy Meets Boy.