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 cafÃ© the Book Nook the first day: Audre, Norahs cooking-loving best friend; Scott, the gay friend; Francesca, a hot senior whose popular-girl attitude doesnt seem to fit with why she joined the book club; Neil, mistaking the club for a sci-fi group; and James, Neils 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 planand 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. Dont read this looking for some insightful views on books and reading, but if youre in need of a quick, cute read about high school crushes, this book is good for you.