BEDM: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn – Review

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Title: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Author: David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Publication Date: August 2007

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Pages: 183

Summary: Nick and Norah are both suffering from broken hearts. So when Nick sees the girl who dumped him walk in with a new guy he asks the strange girl next to him to be his girlfriend for the next five minutes.

Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not-friend girl who dumped Nick, and get over the Evil Ex whom Norah never quite broke up with. And so she agrees.

What follows is an epic first date between two people who are just trying to figure out who they want to be – and where the next great band is playing.

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April 2017 Wrap-Up

I seem to keep having very sporadic reading months. Some months have been great this year, my January was outstanding, and some not so good. I’ve dipped again a little in April due to a lot of things going on, and have only read a few of the books i was aiming for. All in all it wasn’t an awful month, but i definitely am hoping it gets a little better. Here’s what i read in April and what i thought…

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DASH AND LILYS BOOK OF DARES BY DAVID LEVITHAN AND RACHEL COHN

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Title: Dash and Lilys Book Of Dares

Author: David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Publisher: MIRA INK

Publication Date: 5th September 2014

Pages: 260

Summary: At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of dares on her favourite bookshop shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept. Curious, snarky Dash isn’t one to back down from a challenge – and the Book of Dares is the perfect distraction he’s been looking for.

As they send each other on a scavenger hunt across Manhattan, they’re falling for each other on paper. But finding out if their real selves share their on-page chemistry could be their biggest dare yet….

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Christmas Read-Along Update 2!

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I hope the readalong is going really well for everyone! We are now halfway through and today is number 7 of 12 stories! You can still join, we are halfway through which just means if you read two short stories a day you can catch up in no time. Or you can read them out of order (the joy of books of short stories!) Sarah gave her thoughts on the first two stories a few days ago and I will briefly review what I think of stories 3 to 6! Continue reading

Authors I’m Excited For At YALC

YALC is approaching quickly and that means our excitement is building by the day. We are looking forward to meeting so many incredible authors and finding out more about how they write and the fantastic books that are on our shelves at home. There are a whole host of great authors going to YALC this year (and we’re a little in awe about how many we actually get to be in the same room as at once), so many of them we cannot wait to hear talk. Here’s a list of the authors that we are most excited about seeing.

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The Most Realistic LGBTQ+ Books (Happy Pride!)

As it is the last day in June, we are celebrating the fact that June has been pride month! This means there are plenty of celebrations for the LGBTQ+ community and everyone around them to show that they are proud of who they are. Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community is important to us on the blog, not just because some of our creators are themselves LGBT, but because it is generally such an accepting and loving group of people to be apart of, we think everyone should have that mind set.

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YOU KNOW ME WELL BY NINA LACOUR AND DAVID LEVITHAN REVIEW

Title: You Know Me Well

Author: Nina LaCour and David Levithan

Genre: YA, LGBT, Contemporary

Publisher: MacMillan

Publication Date: 2nd of June 2016

Pages: 249

Summary: Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other — and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.

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