by Rachel Cohn (Website | Twitter | Facebook)
& David Levithan (Website | Twitter | Facebook)
Publication Date: October 11th 2011
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
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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.”
16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.
What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?
Co-written by Rachel Cohn (GINGERBREAD) and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers scouring bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own. (Goodreads)
I loved the main characters in the novel. While Dash and Lily are different in some ways, they are so much alike in others, and this made them a really great couple. I found them both to be extremely relatable in so many ways, and I really felt a connection to them both.
I also really enjoyed the setting and Christmas theme for the book. I’m glad I waited until Christmas time to read the book, because it really made it that much more special. There really aren’t too many Christmas themed young adult books in the world yet, but I’m glad to finally have one to add to my collection.
This is the first book I’ve read by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, but I’m definitely excited to read more by them in the future, both working together, and apart. If their other books are similar, I know I will really enjoy them.
Overall; this book was a really fun Christmas book, but it was also just an all-around sweet, fun read. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend that you do so!