Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers; October 26, 2010
Paperback, 260 pages
Borrowed from library

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors ofNick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

- Description from

What an amazing book! You have to read it NOW! Especially since it's winter and the holidays. What better time than now to read a winter/holiday book? It makes it all the more magical. You get swept up with the story that Dash and Lily tell in alternating views.

It's awesome. I liked it much more than Naomi and Ely which was a bit all-over-the-place for me (but still quite good). This was clean and nice and so sweet. I just wanted to go back and read it while cuddling with a giant, comfy throw and some hot chocolate. All the characters were so well-thought out and none of them were obnoxious...even Edgar. This is sometimes a bit annoying because it makes the characters seem perfect which I really don't like but in Dash and Lily, everyone is so eccentric and quirky and REAL. It completely baffles me as to how Rachel and David were able to do that. Go Super Duo!!!

Everything was so well thought-out, it's hard to believe they wrote this with no prior planning. I know!!! The story was woven seamlessly and it makes for a great read.

I am definitely going to pick up Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist next and hopefully, David and Rachel will team up again to write a book!


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