Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

I really like how Rachel Cohn and David Levithan write together. I've found that I've often disliked books written by more than one author but I enjoyed Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and their newest collaboration, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List.

I didn't think that I was going to like Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List when I first started it. I didn't like Naomi. She had an element of poor beautiful little rich girl about her. And she was being just plain damned stupid. Ely wasn't much better. I warmed up to them both a bit (particularly when Naomi started to show signs of smartening/growing up) but I can't say that I loved either of them.

I was expecting chapters to alternate between the two of them and was surprised to find that most of the major characters (minus the adults) all had at least one chapter - Bruce the first, Bruce the second, both of the Robin's, etc. Each one had their own distinctive voice which came through in how they were written.

It was a good book but I didn't love it as much as many people did. Naomi and Ely were just too...everything for me. I just kind of wanted to slap them both upside the head and tell them to grow up already. I didn't have any patience for them, probably because I have little patience (read: none) with any plot that has to do with a straight girl/woman in love with her gay best friend.