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Out of the Blue

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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn, David Levithan The day begins in the middle of the night. I am not paying attention to anything except the bass in my hands, the noise in my ears. Dev is screaming, Thom is flailing, and I am the clockwork, I am the one who takes this thing called music and lines it up with this thing called time. I am the ticking, I am the pulsing, I am underneath every part of this moment.

I've read nothing but good reviews of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, so I decided to try it. It's the story of Nick and Norah's first meeting and of their night out in Manhattan.

Nick is the bassist in a band called The Fuckoffs. Norah is at one of ther gigs. Nick has just been left by his girlfriend Tris, and Norah has broken up with her boyfriend Tal. Nick asks Norah if she can be his girlfriend for five minutes. Norah replies with a long, hard kiss. Nick's firneds ask Norah if she can take Nick out in order to distract him from his ex girlfriend, Tris. Norah accepts, and thus begins their first night out - clubbing in the small rock gay club scene of Manhattan, when everything can happen.

The story is told in alternate points of view: one chapter is narrated by Nick, one by Norah, and so on. This was a good book. I liked the characters most than anything else in it. As for the number of pop-culture references, I couldn't understand half of them (I'm hopeless, I know).