Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

“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.”

23384157Dash finds this message written in a red notebook in his favourite book store. 16-year-old Lily left that notebook there waiting just for the right guy to retreat it and conquer it’s challenges. It so happened that a few days before Christmas, the Christmas-hating Dash picks up the notebook and soon finds himself on a scavenger hunt al around New York City.

The two strangers get to know each other only by their entries in the notebook. They push each other to try new things and tell each other their secrets, dreams and wishes. But how well can you know someone who you have never met? And what if you idealize this person too much in your head? Can Dash and Lily compete with their notebook versions of themselves?

This book was such a cute and loveable reading experience. It brought Christmas spirit and is a great book to read over the holidays. I loved that the plot was not only set in New York but New York as a city played a big role in this book. Dash and Lily are flawed characters. Lily is very naive and Dash finicky. They are very different characters but seem to complete each other. Great was also that they got to know each other not through social media or other modern communications through a book. Also the story starts in a book store so for book lovers this is the perfect book.

I had a little bit of trouble with Lily’s immaturity but I guess at 16 this is okay. Dash got on my nerves sometimes because he is a wordsmith and likes to use big words that are not always fitting for the situation. But other than that I loved the book. The characters were all really likeable. The pacing was great and the book had some truly deep moments of thought. I loved that the book discusses the issue of the perfect girlfriend or boyfriend and comes to the conclusion that maybe there is no such thing. So if you are searching for a cute and not too cheesy book for the holidays, this is definitely a good choice.


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One Comment on “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares”

  1. […] Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – This was such a cute and well written book. I loved that it played in NY over Christmas but was not cheesey. The characters were interesting and diverse and I loved the very different two writing styles of Dash and Lily. A great holiday story. 4 out of 5 stars. […]


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