Book Review : Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Edition : Kindle (274 pages)
Publisher : Mira Ink (October 2012)
Genre : Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Source : Amazon
Date Read : May 2015
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“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 New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & 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?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

My Thoughts

I seriously don’t have any idea that this is a christmas-themed book. I have a Kindle edition and the cover don’t have any signs on it.

The concept of this book is brilliant and entertaining. The bookstore, the red moleskine notebook, and the exchanging of clever and exciting dares. Not to mention the chocolate pizza!

I always love reading books with different POVs especially if they’re from the main character/s and this book is one of them. Dash and Lily are both intelligent and daring. They are quite different from each other but they perfectly fit together. The other characters are also lovable and funny. I personally like Boomer because he is really a good friend, Langston for being a cool brother, and Greant-Aunt Ida for being simply awesome.

I was glad that I’ve read the Kindle edition because it made easy for me to check the definitions of those big words. There are a lot of them. It was my first time reading Rachel Cohn’s work and it’s impressing. I will definitely read their other collaboration („Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist“ and „Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List“) in the future. This book proved that Cohn and Levithan can work totally good together.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares is a fun, sweet, and fast read. It reminds me that it is okay to step out of the box once in a while and experience new things.

 My Rating

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