REVIEW: Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

K.T. Horning is a librarian and a children’s & young adult literature specialist. She blogs about LGBTQ books for kids and teens at Worth the Trip. She publishes detailed, thoughtful book reviews, and maintains links to external resources of particular interest to her target audience. K.T. is a member of the middle grade and young adult non-fiction nominating committe.

In September, K.T. reviewed Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, nominated in this year’s young adult fiction category. Cohn and Levithan’s previous collaboration, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, was last year’s Cybils winner for young adult fiction. I’m happy to report that K.T. likes Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List even better. She says:

The funny, fast-paced chapters explore Naomi and Ely’s friendship and falling out, with plenty of pop-culture references, club scenes, and sardonic observations about life in general… But underneath the humor is a serious story about the nature of romantic love and friendship.

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