In this second novel collaboration with Rachel Cohn, things become very complicated when Ely kisses his best friend Naomi’s boyfriend.
Naomi and Ely are best friends. Naomi loves and is in love with Ely, and Ely loves Naomi, but prefers 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 Ely kissed Bruce even though he is boring. The result: a rift of universal proportions and the potential end of “Naomi and Ely: the institution.” Can these best friends come back together again?
“A witty and highly entertaining exploration of love, friendship, and misunderstanding.” School Library Journal
“What is timeless is Ely’s hard won epiphany: ‘Things that matter are not easy . . . Saying you’re friends is easy. Being friends is not.’” Booklist