Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan #WinterReads

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#WinterReads

How did I get the book? I bought it.

Genre: Contemporary

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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 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?

200 words (or less) review:  Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares was one of the first times in ages that I wished the book had been longer. I liked Lily and Dash a lot, they’re well developed and interesting.

The story is narrated alternating chapters starting with Dash after he finds Lily’s notebook. They are the complete opposites of what the other wishes and getting to know each other via the notebook might sound a little far-fetched but it works brilliantly.

Like I’ve said I wanted the book to be longer because I sat down and read the whole thing in one go. It’s funny and sweet. The supporting characters, especially Boomer & Lily’s aunt add hilarity to Dash and Lily’s mission in finding each other and that happy ending? While expected isn’t guaranteed.

It’s the perfect book for this time of the year. 🙂

Recommend it?

Absolutely

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