Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Nick: onstage with the band, totally not prepared for his Evil Ex-Girlfriend to show up and prove how much his heart can hurt.
Norah: watching the band, mailed her refusal to Brown University this morning in favor of joining her Evil Ex-Boyfriend on a kibbutz in South Africa--and just discovered that Tal isn't there, he's here.
And f*** you so much for asking.
In first-person chapters alternating between Nick and Norah, they journey through the New York music scene, to an all-night Korean grocery, an all-night Russian cafe, and eventually to the ice room of the Marriott. In 24 hours they cover a lot of territory...but are they getting any closer to love?
Co-written by two exceedingly hip authors, David Levithan (voice of Nick) and Rachel Cohn (voice of Norah) explore the lives and musical passions of two 18-year-olds who have experienced infinite heartache...but are gonna survive. The language is honest, painful, and heavily strewn with cussing, showing the strength of tender feelings each character hides within.
Recommended for mature teens who want to know more about life in the big city--and I'm not talking about Seattle.