Saturday, August 18, 2012

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

Summary:(from goodreads) 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?
Review: I have read the other books that Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written together but this one is by far my favorite. It was such a sweet and exciting story. The plot was a lot simpler than I expected it to be. The notebook as a way of meeting and communicating worked really well. This book was a really quick read. Its only 260 pages and I was flying through the chapters. I also liked that this book took place during Christmas vacation. It added an extra element that I really enjoyed. Dash and Lily were both really cool characters. They were unique and interesting and I liked getting to know them both. My favorite thing about this book was the sweetness of it. A lot of ya romance is full of drama and love triangles, where characters suffer from lack of parents and instalove. This wasn't like that. It was sweet, tentative and unexpected. I thought that was really refreshing. Fans of David Levithan and Rachel Cohn will enjoy this one as well.

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