Nov 3, 2013

Book Review: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Title: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Authors: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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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.”

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?

My Thoughts:

An early Christmas read in which I actually ditched my Halloween reads because of this (and because I was busy during the last few days of October hence my inactiveness). Very short, cute and funny read that left me saying, "No more?" at the end. And this made me want Christmas to come sooner (I love Christmas, favorite time of the year).

When adorable and so-called nerdy, soccer player Lily decided to leave a red notebook with clues in a bookstore's certain bookshelf, nobody expected the good-looking, hipster-ish yet snarky Dash to pick it up and dared to complete the clues or task that was asked in the notebook. So it begins the exchanging of dares and getting to know without seeing each other through the certain notebook during the holiday season.

I didn't regret ditching my Halloween reads for this and to think that this book was bargained and it took me a very long time to actually pick it from my shelf and read it. Now I'm asking myself what took me so long to read this one when in fact it's very short and the synopsis is something I would read in the contemporary genre. I had fun reading their dares (or games and certain confessions) that some ended up in a hilarious scene, some in an exciting one and lastly, ended up to Dash finding some state that was absolutely unpredictable. It was sweet for one notebook to bring two people together and share New Year's Eve and I've been smiling time to time while flipping the pages. Recommended if you're eager for Christmas and you're someone like me who's fond of adorable stories like this.

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