Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

eBook - 2007
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Now a motion picture starring Victoria Justice!From the New York Times bestselling authors of NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST, NAOMI AND ELY'S NO KISS LIST is the quintessential Girl-Likes-Boy-Who-Likes-Boys story.Naomi and Ely are best friends. Inseparable since childhood. Naomi is straight. Ely is gay. Naomi dates guys who she claims to like. They're okay, but she likes Ely more.To protect their feelings, Naomi and Ely created a No Kiss List--a list of people neither of them is allowed to kiss under any circumstances. Naomi's latest boyfriend Bruce isn't on that list. But he probably should have been. Because when Ely kisses Bruce, it breaks Naomi's heart. The result? A rift of universal proportions. Can these best friends come together again, or will this be end of Naomi and Ely: the Institution?Told in alternating voices using an array of emoticons and symbols by co-authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), NAOMI AND ELY'S NO KISS LIST is the ultimate offbeat story about leaving room for every kind of love.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9780375890727
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Dec 27, 2017

This was nowhere near as good as Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist or Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. The best part of this book is how the friendships are as complex and meaningful as romantic pairings. However, the rest of the book is not good. The whole premise of the No Kiss List makes no sense to begin with. Naomi has got to be the most naive native New Yorker ever. She thinks Ely will just stop being gay one day so he can marry her. The names really annoyed me too. There's Boy Robin and Girl Robin. Bruce the First and Bruce the Second, plus a bunch of other people with Bruce in their name. I expected so much more from Rachel Cohn and David Levithan!

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jennifersosna
May 30, 2013

I really have enjoyed this book, but I agree with the other reviewers that this isn't one of their best works.

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sportsbookspce
Mar 17, 2012

I liked how in this book their were many different narrators, but it focused mostly on Naomi and Ely. I liked how each narrator had lots of personality.

JasmineAurora Feb 18, 2012

Rachel Cohn and David Levitham are both amazing authors and I liked this book but they've written much better books together.

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stellarbeing
Jan 09, 2012

Of the three books written by these authors, I found this one to be the least satisfying. That being said, it is still a pretty good book. Their other books seemed to be books that either males or females would enjoy but this one put so much of an emphasis on the love story, and not nearly as much emphasis on music, adventure, or otherwise that I would say that is book came across as much more like chick lit then I thought it was meant to. That being said, the character's were well written. I especially loved the character of Ely.

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sapphicatthedisco
May 05, 2014

Sexual Content: Gross jokes and it is said that Ely f&rs- f**ks and runs

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sapphicatthedisco
May 05, 2014

Coarse Language: Tons

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Thistlelaneous
Dec 26, 2009

Coarse Language: Use of common expletives typical to urban teens.

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GemGemm
Dec 08, 2011

It's a total lie to say there's only one person you're going to be with for the rest of your life. If you're lucky - and if you try really hard - there will always be more than one. (pg. 230)

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GemGemm
Dec 08, 2011

There's no such thing as a soulmate...and who would want there to be? I don't want half of a shared soul. I want my own damn soul. I think I'm going to learn to appreciate the word 'close'. Because that's what Naomi and I are. We're close. Not all the way there. Not identical. Not soulmates. But close. Because that's as far as you should ever get with another person: very very close. That's what a want with Bruce too. I want to be close. It's bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They're not. They're just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close. (pg. 224)

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GemGemm
Dec 08, 2011

As one great man wrote, 'I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, that has always been enough.' - Nicholas Sparks (pg.151)

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