Harmony Book Reviews

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

Posted on: June 9, 2008

Cover ImageNaomi ♥ Ely.
And she’s kinda in love with him.

Ely ♥ Naomi.
But he prefers to in love
with boys.

Naomi and Ely have been inseparable since childhood – partially because they’ve grown up across the hall from each other in the same Manhattan apartment building, and also because they’re best friends. Soul mates. Or are they?

Just to be safe, they’ve created a NO KISS LIST – their list of people who are absolutely off-kissing limits for both of them. The NO KISS LIST protects their friendship and ensures that nothing will rock the foundation of Naomi and Ely: the institution.
Until Ely kisses Naomi’s boyfriend. And a fateful piece of gum in the wrong place at the wrong time changes everything.
Soon a rift of universal proportions threatens to destroy their friendship, and it remains to be seen whether Naomi and Ely can find their way toward new soul-mate prospects…and back to one another.

-taken from Rachel Cohn’s site

I loved this collaboration between Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. The plot and characters were hilarious, as well as heartbreaking. While I do think that the language could’ve been cut down to a small amount, I do realize that it was all part of the characters’ personality. The lifestyles portrayed in the book were so different from mine that I was always wondering what would happen. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List is just an all-around hilarious book that I’d recommend to all older teens.


*From now on, I’m getting all summaries off of the internet as I have a hard time summarizing books in a paragraph.*

4 Responses to "Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn"

Nice review! I want to read this a lot. It sounds really good.

I’m horrible with summaries! I’ll sometimes write a sentence haha! It’s hard to tell how much is enough and how much is too much or giving away something.

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is also a great book by the same authors. I heart David Levithan. 🙂

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