Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

First the book, and soon, the movie!

The authors of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, have both spoken at Los Angeles SCBWI conferences--Rachel Cohn, in fact, just this past summer, where she delivered a keynote speech about reconnecting to her inner teen.

Here she is signing for fans on the last day.


My conference roomie, Paddy, read Nick and Norah, and enjoyed it so much that she passed it on to me. Although I am on deadline and not officially reading anything but my own draft pages (a-hem), I have been sneaking in chapters...

It’s a fast, edgy story, told in two first-person narratives (Nick by David Levithan and Norah by Rachel Cohn), with sharp dialogue and realistic characters.


And I am very interested in how they are going to bring this to life on the screen, being that so much of the book is in, as I said, first-person narrative form.


I know some people have been lucky enough to see sneak previews. And many have surpassed me and actually finished the book. Fill us in on what you’ve heard and what you know. For the moment, this will be the unofficial Nick and Norah Headquarters!

8 fresh comments:

jennifer rummel said...

can't wait to see this movie. lots of teens here buzzing about it.

Kelly Parra said...

I want to read this book, then see the movie! haha. Looking forward to both!

Alea said...

Oh man I love this book! This is the scene I wished I could have hung out with in high school! I cannot wait for the movie!

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks for the comments! I have learned that the language was toned down for the movie to get it its PG-13 rating. And I know some teens are glad for that-- not necessarily the language, but the fact that they don't have to wait until their 17 to see it!

stephhale said...

I haven't read the book, but I love both of the actors that are cast. It looks great.

Sarah said...

The movie looks great, and I look forward to reading the book sometime!

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Steph and Sarah! I finished the book last night and really enjoyed it. I must say, however, while movie is PG-13, the book would definitely capture an R rating for what I believe they would call "mature situations" as well as language. Just an FYI there to all.

Jena said...

I loved the Unshelved Book Club strip about this book. (http://www.unshelved.com/archive.aspx?strip=20060910)