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

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Gorgeous Naomi and her best friend, the equally gorgeous and gay Ely, have been neighbors and soul mates since childhood, and in order to protect their relationship, they have created a list of people who are absolutely off limits for kissing. The list is meant to be “insurance against a Naomi and Ely breakup,” but when Ely kisses Naomi’s boyfriend Bruce the Second, it sets off a chain of events that causes a major rift in their longstanding relationship. As the story progresses, Naomi comes to realize that the true reason she is so upset with Ely is not so much that he is romantically involved with her former boyfriend as it is that she has finally acknowledged that things are never going to turn out the way she has envisioned them.

This is a really off-beat but sweet book about best friends trying to stay that way no matter what. But, once you’ve crossed the line, can you come back? Sweet, sad, funny, and ultimately satisfying. ~ Jessica , Teen Librarian

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