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

Posted December 5, 2016 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David LevithanDash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily, #1) by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 26th 2010
Pages: 260

“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 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.

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is really cute. This story is perfect for the holidays. Dash is such a bookish nerd and I love it.

My favorite Dash quote:

“I was horribly bookish, to the point of coming right out and saying it, which I knew was not socially acceptable.”

Dash makes me laugh. I love his snarly attitude. It went perfectly with Lily’s cheerful one. Like you got that sweet and salty combo mix. Dash has so many sarcastic remarks and each one is perfect.

Now Lily is full of sunshine and cheer. Part of me feels like she is trying to compensate for everything else that is going on in her life. I really loved that when Lily lost her book, Or left it behind, she walked about with one book and a sneaker. It was so random and it cracked me up.

My favorite Lily quote is:

“Children frighten me. I mean, I appreciate them on a cute aesthetic level, but they’re very demanding and unreasonable creatures and often smell funny.”

All in all, I think this is a really cute Christmas time of year story. I am glad that it was our book club pick for December because I enjoyed it a lot.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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