Authors : David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
Summary : Nick and Norah meet at a punk-rock club. Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for 5 minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend Tris. He doesn't realize that Norah already knows the evil-ex. Or that she has an evil-ex of her own that she never really dumped. After Norah kisses Nick to avoid conversation with Tris they become a seven--minute-couple and go out in New York for an adventure. (This summary doesn't do the book justice.)
Thoughts : I liked the back-and-forth style of the novel (Rachel wrote Norah's chapters. David wrote Nicks.). It was paced well. All of the characters are real and likable (except Tal). It was a fantastic book. Nick and Norah are witty, charming and very interesting. I even like Tris the evil-ex. It ended on a high note. This book should be required reading for all human beings. It's hard to convey what a good book this is.
Cover : I have the movie cover which is lovely. I like the picture chosen and the title treatment. It also features the awesome Kat Dennings and Micheal Cera. The original cover is also quite nice.
Rating : 5 stars
PS: I also watched the movie and while different, its a pretty good adaption (it does villainize Tris a bit)