Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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

“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. (From the Hardcover edition.)

Yay Dash and Lily! I loved these two, I loved them apart and I loved them together. Dash, I loved Dash, he's so sad but in such a sarcastic way. You just want to cuddle him and tell him everything is going to be alright. I also loved Lily, although she was the complete opposite of Dash. Lily is the type of girl that we all know, but never actually know, her story about her worst Christmas almost made me cry. All of the supporting characters were great as well, I felt like I was in Dash and Lily's world, and I loved every second of it.

One of the things that I loved about this book was how witty it was. The conversations and thoughts definitely didn't just pertain to teens, this book would appeal to many audiences. There were parts of the book where I was literally laughing out loud (unfortunate since I was reading in public, and I got some weird looks).

This book left me with a longing to visit The Strand and to have an adventure with a sad, sarcastic hipster. I loved loved loved Dash and Lily's Book of Dares.

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Ending: 4/5
Cover: 4/5

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