Release Date: October 26, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Kindle Store
My Rating: 4 Stars
“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.
I read Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist a couple of weeks ago and I fell in love. I really did. I was already in love with David Levithan and his way with words, but now I am fully in love with both he and Rachel Cohn. They make a magnificent team. Since they write back and forth they really create the feel of a story unfolding before your eyes.
Dash and Lily were both so intriguing. Lily was kooky and quirky. While Dash was a bit more laid back and quiet. To be honest I did enjoy Dash’s (*Dashes’?) chapters better. That’s probably because I have an undying love for David and his writing…..Anyway, both characters were fantastic in their own way and the secondary characters were hilarious!
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares has all the things you would expect from David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. Humor, wit and incredible dialogue. I definitely laughed out loud more than once. The notebook made for a great plot. You never knew where it was going to end up next! The book is also set during the Christmas season, so it would make a great read for this time of year!
All in all, I really enjoyed Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. It did fall a little flat for me toward the end, but it was nothing major. The notebook as a plot device ran out of steam a little, but the author’s made up for it in the end. It didn’t live up to my love for Nick & Norah, but I don’t know if anything can. If you haven’t read anything by these two authors, I suggest you fix that! Soon!
*If you read the book….you will see..