Friday, December 23, 2016

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

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
narrated by: Ryan Gesell, Tara Sands

Find out more about this book and author:
Website: Rachel
Website: David

Published: 2010
Publisher: Knopf
Genre: YA
Hardback: 272 pages
Rating: 4

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

First sentence(s):
Imagine this:
You're in your favorite bookstore, scanning the shelves. You get to the section where a favorite author's books reside, and there, nestled in comfortably between the incredibly familiar spines, sits a red notebook.

“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.”

16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.

What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

My two-bits:

What a fun scavenger hunt-like story. This story involves lovely and lively YA banter about books and the feelings that occur during the holiday season. The interesting twist with this story is that the relationship starts with journal/letter writing which will appeal to those who like the epistolary form.

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