Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

At OPL, we love our customers and that includes our teens! Stop in today for drawings, cookies, give-aways and more! Do you love or hate valentine's day? Here is a book talk about a whirlwind romance that involves both love and hate! This book is also going to be a movie starring Micheal Cera from Arrested Development and Superbad!

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Nick: “I know this is going to sound strange, but would you mind being my girlfriend for the next five minutes?”
Norah: “I answer his question by putting my hand around his neck and pulling his face down to mine.”

And this is how the never-ending one night date between Nick and Norah begins in this non-stop, edgy, poignant story full of cutting-edge music references. Nick is the only straight member (bassist) in a queercore band. According to Wikipedia, Queercore is “a musical genre, it may be distinguished by lyrics exploring themes of prejudice and dealing with issues such as sexual identity, gender identity and the rights of the individual; more generally bands offer a critique of society endemic to their position within it, sometimes in a light-hearted way, sometimes seriously” (Queercore, 2007).

Nick is heartbroken from his recent break-up three months, fourteen days, and 22 hours ago and can’t face his ex, Tris, (“rhymes with bris, which is what she does to guys” according to Norah) in a cluttered club alone, so he takes Norah along for the ride. Little does Nick know that Norah is angst-ridden from her recent break-up as well. Perfect. Told in alternating chapters, one from Nick’s perspective and the next from Norah’s, this book is a sometimes funny, sometimes sweet, sometimes sexy roller coaster of two teens trying to find themselves sharing one date over a very long night and discovering who they want to be. The narrative introduces endearing side characters, awesome bands and pop-culture references, and no drinking or drugs (these teens are straight-edge). Warning: the expletives fly fast and furiously throughout this heart-stopping, insightful, and incredibly funny novel that will leave you wanting to create the soundtrack to your own life.

Queercore. (2007, September 26). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:27, October 9, 2007, from

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