Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Book Summary and Study Guide

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Nick is the bassist for a frequently name-changing queercore band which is playing at a club in New York City. At the club, when Nick sees his ex-girlfriend Tris who broke his heart, he wants to make her jealous. So, he asks a random girl to kiss him and be his five minute girlfriend. The random girl, Norah surprises him by actually kissing him, which achieves Nick's objective of making Tris jealous. Nick and Norah now take off together because Norah's best friend needs a ride and they hear that their favorite band is playing that night at a secret location. As Nick and Norah travel all around New York City trying to find the secret location, they discover that although they initially got off on the wrong foot, they are similar in many ways, the least of which is their taste in music. Norah, like Nick, is recovering from a bad relationship with her ex-boyfriend Tal, who is emotionally manipulative and has robbed Norah of her self-esteem. During their night long adventure, they discover what it is like to connect with someone, to let go of one's insecurities, to desperately fall in love and to have a truly unforgettable night with the ones you love.
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Best part of story, including ending: The book perfectly captures what it is like to be a teenager. The pop culture references, the descriptions and the emotions are remind you of your own unforgettable nights with your friends.

Best scene in story: The scene at the end when Norah leaves with Nick. It is uber-cheesy but is also the perfect ending to the book.

Opinion about the main character: Nick is the very definition of music geek and Norah is the girl who seemingly has it together but is in truth broken inside. I could relate to both of them very well.

The review of this Book prepared by Nazia Siddiqua a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   upset about past relationship

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   musician Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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