A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea

by Aimee Friedman

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Overview

Required reading has never been so hot.

Once upon a time there was a Brooklyn hipster named Norah. Unlucky in love, and short on extracurriculars for her college apps, Norah decided to start a book group. She knew the perfect locale — a local indie bookstore with a crush-worthy cutie manning the soy latte counter.

When the first meeting arrives, Norah gets a page-turning surprise. The attendees may be bookish, but there are also a few hotties! Most noteworthy: sweet, literary James. He's like a modern Jane Austen hero.... Only, how to snag him?

Ever the romantic heroine, Norah devises a secret plan. And if it works, Norah may just find her "Happily Ever After" love story. The End.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416907855
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Series: Romantic Comedies Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Novel Idea 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a good romance and this book just did not have it! After 1 conversation at a party (which the reader is not a part of), Norah was in love!? All the reader mainly hears is Norah's saying "we talked, it was great, I'm in love". Seriously!?? Then Norah tries to get the guy to like her by making him jealous. It wasn't even cute. Everything she did was just lie and decieve and make a big fool of herself. It was also annoying that her friends supported her ideas. I actually found myself hoping that she wouldn't get the guy! Normally, I can finish a good book in a day. This took me a week and the only reason I finished it is because I paid for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The beginning was good, I was really getting into the story. But I don't get why Norah would take an idea right out of a book. And it was kind of cheesy how the guy of her dreams just happened to read romances and catch onto her plan. And when the two main characters finally got together, I was feeling like, 'What the heck ...' because it just happened out of nowhere. After all the good reviews I read about this book, I guess I was just a little disappointed. No, make that VERY disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now I'm a sucker for a good romance novel, but this book was lacking something... romance! Norah and James didn't spen enough time together to fall in love, or even like for that matter. All we know is they share alot of interests, but just because you like the same book as someone doesn't mean they're your soul mate. The ending wasn't nearly romantic enough and when the two characters got together, I didn't feel like saying, 'You go girl, get your man!' It was just like, 'Um, okay.' This novel was sadly dissapointing.
stephxsu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junior bookworm Norah Bloom is short on extracurriculars for her college resume, so she decides to start a book club. A group of arbitrary people arrive at the café the Book Nook the first day: Audre, Norah¿s cooking-loving best friend; Scott, the gay friend; Francesca, a hot senior whose popular-girl attitude doesn¿t seem to fit with why she joined the book club; Neil, mistaking the club for a sci-fi group; and James, Neil¿s best friend.Norah immediately feels a connection with the book-loving James as they converse easily. But due to her lack of experience with members of the opposite sex, Norah resorts to copying the male-snagging methods of a protagonist from a trashy romance novel, her guilty pleasure. This plan involves her writing herself a love note and letting James see it, sending herself flowers, and so on.However, Norah soon realizes that this is real life, not a perfect fictional world, and that many things can go wrong with her plan¿and go wrong they do. How many more interesting secrets will she find out about her book club members before she can finally snag James¿if she can get him?A NOVEL IDEA is 10% books and 90% typical high school awkward love. Don¿t read this looking for some insightful views on books and reading, but if you¿re in need of a quick, cute read about high school crushes, this book is good for you.
chibimajo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Decent, light, airy read. Fairly predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not that bad of a book, but there really wasn't much romance to it. I also felt that the main character was pretty snobby and hipsterish. She didn't really seem like a genuine person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this humorous look at romance novels first kisses and high school and keeping secrets worth the read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thus book is just too adorable omg its perfect fir that dose of cute oh love it really out there in that classic but not cliche way that nivels nowadays either have to much of or not enough the sweetest read that i Totally relate to {^•^}
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book, couldn't put it down once i bought it. I loved how Norah referred to a book to get James. This is a good read for teens that love romance/comedy books.
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john wren More than 1 year ago
I have read almost all of the Ro-Com series books and this is my favorite! I love it because it is a romantic comedy book about romance and books! This book isn't one of the predictable books with a plot used in most romances. It is very original and you will end up falling in love with the characters, too! I give it a 11/10 and recomend it.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
When Jane realizes that she has a crush on James, she decides to try to make him jealous with help from a romance book. Will it work or will it just create disaster? It seemed it went by quickly. These books are good, not that great but not bad. Perfect for reading either on a rainy day or in a day. Still, I recommend it if you like romantic comedy type books.
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