Sep 27, 2012

On My Bookshelf : Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Posted by Emily at Thursday, September 27, 2012

Source: Netgalley
Publisher:Knopf Books For Young Readers
Pagecount: 272 Pages
Publication Date: October 26th, 2010
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Summary: “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 Review: Since watching Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, i've become a super fan of Rachel Cohn&David Levithan(especially their collabs) so when I saw Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, a book i've wanted to read for a long long time, on Netgalley, I about died of happiness. But enough of my life story, let's get to the book!
I just loved these characters, Dash and Lily were simply amazing characters, I loved reading their stories! 
The book starts with Sixteen year old Lily, abandoned by her parents who are going on their second honeymoon, aided by her older brother, Langston, leaves a red notebook with clues among the books in the Strand, a bookstore they make seem simply amazing, and then enter Dash, also sixteen, whom has a strange love of yogurt, who finds Lily's notebook, thus leading them both on a quest to find love.
This book is probably one of the top three Young Adult romances(in my opinion) ever written, and I highly recommend you to go buy it. Now(although this book will leave you with a strange longing for a red notebook on the shelves of a large bookstore in NYC).

Have any of you read Dash and Lily's Book of Dares? Weigh in with your thoughts & opinions below, i'd love to hear them!


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