released last night. I'm waiting until next weekend to see it (while visiting Matt in New York), but in honor of this exciting occasion, I wanted to post some recommendations for other books you might like if you enjoyed Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
The obvious first recommendations would be Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's other novels. They have collaborated on one other novel, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, and each has written several novels individually:
|David Levithan||Rachel Cohn|
But, some of you may have already read all of those, so I have a few other recommendations:
If you like the way the novel takes you on a virtual tour of New York City...
- Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson (midtown, around Fifth Ave.)
- Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart (at a fictional High School for the arts in Manhattan)
- Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements (Upper West Side/Morningside Heights)
- Tyrell by Coe Booth (Brooklyn and the Bronx)
- It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (Brooklyn)
- and there's always Gossip Girl (Upper East Side)
If you like the complex relationships between the characters (and not just the romantic relationship, but the friendships with secondary characters as well)...
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
and again, Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
If you like the fact that Nick is in a band...
Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
King Dork by Frank Portman (Tom might never actually form a band... but he comes up with great band names and song lyrics)
The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld (a band and some vampires... lots of fun)
And last... since you all love them so much... a few more of my favorite quotes from the novel (first post of quotes can be found here):
"Things are going so well. We're volleying words back and forth. Everything she says, I have something I can say back. We're sparking, and part of me just wants to sit back and watch. We're clicking. Not because a part of me is fitting into a part of her. But because our words are clicking to form sentences and our sentences are clicking into each other to form dialogue and our dialogue is clicking together to form this scene from this ongoing movie that's as comfortable as it is unrehearsed" (Nick 75).
"Maybe that's it... With what you were talking about before. The world being broken. maybe it isn't that we're supposed to find the pieces and put them back together. Maybe we're the pieces" (Nick 145).