Friday, December 14, 2012

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

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young Readers
Source: Bought
Stand Alone
“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.

I haven't read anything by either of these authors. I've wanted to read Every Day by David Leviathan since it came out. Also Beta by Rachel Cohn looks great too. I've had this one for awhile. It sounded like a super cute, easy read. It was a little hard for me to get into. The beginning was hard to keep track of. Once it picked up though I found myself really enjoying it. I read it in about four hours. I loved the storyline and the characters.

I absolutely adored Dash and Lily. I loved that they both were kinda loners. They both had amazing personalities. That red notebook idea was pure geniuses. I loved the way their stories connected. I loved how cute they were. Even if it was only for a little while. I loved the crazy adventures they dared each other to go on. I liked that they weren't what each other were expecting. I liked that they didn't judge each other for their background. They were some very well done characters. I loved reading their story.

What a unique story. I wonder how these authors even came up with some of this stuff. Those dares were the best thing ever. I was laughing pretty much the whole time I was reading. It was so creative. Once I got into the story I couldn't put it down. This was such a fun, easy read. Overall I'm so glad I read this one. I enjoyed it so much. It was a perfect before Christmas read. I can't wait to see what else these authors come up with. If you haven't read this one you definitely should. Especially if you like dares ;).


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