Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
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The quintessential Girl-Likes-Boy-Who-Likes-Boys, from the New York Times bestselling authors of NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST!
Naomi and Ely are best friends. Naomi loves and is in love with Ely, and Ely loves Naomi, but prefers to be in love with boys. So they create their "No Kiss List" of people neither of them is allowed to kiss. And this works fine…until Bruce.
Bruce is Naomi's boyfriend, so there's no reason to put him on the List. But when Ely kisses Bruce, the result is a rift of universal proportions. Can these best friends come back together again? Or will this be the end of Naomi and Ely: the institution?
Told in alternating voices using an array of emoticons and symbols by co-authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), NAOMI AND ELY’S NO KISS LIST is the ultimate offbeat love—and in love—story.
From the Hardcover edition.
Publishers Weekly Review
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A Gripping, Fantastic Read
While I love David Levithan books, his style can sometimes get a bit gaudy, and instead of appearing insightful or thoughtful, he comes across a tad bit pretentious. With Rachel Cohn, however, this book is pure magic, as they get just the right amount of character insight without ever being overly elaborate. The characters are very likeable, relatable, and realistic. The story never once seems trite or like a teen-novel (whatever that means...), and the story itself transcends teen drama, and moves into the world of friendship vs. love, and fantasy vs. compromise. It's a must-read, I couldn't put it down until the last page.