Naomi (funny and gorgeous) and Ely (funny, gorgeous and gay) live in the same apartment block. They've been soul mates since forever, sharing clothes, music, in-jokes, adventures . . . they even have a 'no-kiss' list of people who are absolutely off-limits for kissing (as an insurance policy against a Naomi and Ely breakup). But what if they don't love each other in quite the same way, or play by the same rules? When Ely kisses Naomi's current boyfriend, the fault lines in their relationship begin to crack . .
.Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List follows two New York teenagers as they navigate their way through a hopelessly mismatched love affair.
Naomi and Ely are best friends. Naomi loves and is in love with Ely, and Ely loves Naomi, but perfers to be in love with boys. So they create their 'No Kiss List' of people neither of them is allowed to kiss. And this works fine - until Bruce. Bruce is Naomi's boyfriend, so there's no reason to put him on the List. But when Ely kisses Bruce even though he is boring, the fault lines in their relationship crack... and the result? A rift of universal proportions and the potential end of "Naomi and Ely: The Institution".
A quirky New York story of friendship, love and all life's funny complications.
A witty, hip and highly entertaining exploration of love, friendship and misunderstanding, by two stars of the New York YA publishing scene.
About Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
David Levithan is a well-known New York writer and publisher (he's Garth Nix's US publisher of Keys to the Kingdom), best known for his book Boy Meets Boy. Rachel Cohn is an experienced writer for young people, best known for Gingerbread. They first collaborated on Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
Film rights acquired by Fox Atomic... to be made into a film starring Hayden Panettierre (Heroes).
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List
Allen & Unwin
Author: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan