So I asked before what books capture New York better than NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST, and now I have an answer:
She had a master’s from Columbia in art history and told everyone she’d come to Alabaster to escape New York City–but then here she was, spending all her time discussing it in class. So ironic.
– THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS, by E. Lockhart
That at least seems to capture some essential truth about me upon moving from New York to Madison.
And while we’re on the subject, let me give a shout-out to Amy over at the blog “YA or STFU,” where we’ve been having ourselves a fun little rant about Nick and Norah since she posted a complaint about musical name-dropping in young adult books.