Thursday, January 17, 2013
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Barnes & Noble
“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?
This was such a cute book!
An emo boy named Dash finds a red moleskin notebook tucked in between copies of his favorite book at his favorite bookstore. He is sent on a treasure hunt within the store with final instructions to return the moleskin to the information desk. And thus starts the written interaction between Dash and Lily.
As they trade details about their lives and send each other on trips across NYC, they learn about themselves as much as they learn about each other. And some lessons are hard to learn. I cringed when Lily made a bad choice one evening, and my heart sank when Dash made one, too.
But since this is a light, fluffy read, you don't have to worry! Our two protagonists have grown up enough and have completed enough dares that they can work things out.
The ending is sweet and I was sad when it was over.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.