Nick. Norah. Who?
This book was so much fun. I was giddy reading about all the little things that went on between the friends. Between the hand signals, cubicle of truths, and endless late night banter were perfect. Honestly the whole night was perfect. I have a not so secret confession about going to bed many nights listening to Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
and since there's no audiobook of Graffiti Moon (YET?) I'll probably have to find a new book to enjoy and put me to sleep. Honestly at first I drew a couple of connections but then I realized one was just so much more polished and well put together it can no longer hold a candle to it. Even if you weren't a fan of Playlist you should pick this up.
There is something about the energy of this book. Not so much the pacing it's just how events unfold it almost feels like life itself is happening on the page. Let me tell you how I moved from place to place in the house carrying my book with me. Everything else took a backseat to this. I could see epicness happening. Except for in the bathroom I uncharacteristically carried this book with me distractedly leaving lights on in my room, the kitchen, downstairs, the computer room. Around 3 in the morning I tried to make Pop-Tarts forgot about them and found out you can't "retoast" Pop-Tarts. It just doesn't work. Trust me. I know what I was thinking... will you? Clearly it's going in my favorites shelf because I couldn't even function outside of reading this one night.
Even though they're running all over town through the night I liked how even though everyone knows each other it's not unrealistic because everyone *does* know each other. When we meet the "nice attractive man in the silver suit" I was all for it until he told Lucy his name. At that moment again it felt like there was a certain energy that the book had cause it became charged again and even though not everyone was in the know we all felt it.
Overall I was a fan of this book pretty much from the word go, especially after just finishing A Little Wanting Song
. I had the ARC before I knew what all the fuss was about but in the time that past I actually got a copy of the Australian retail. There are a few differences and I'm not sure if that means they'll be editing things out or if it's going to be added to the US retail but I'm anxious to find out either way. Besides little things like globalisation to globalization, apologise to apologize, and plaits to braids (got ya), there were entire passages that differ. It's actually one of the reasons when I woke up I started re-reading the entire thing all over again. In truth I really didn't mind one bit. It actually was even more entertaining the second time around.
This is a clear recommendation to any YA fans, especially of the Australian kind. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.