Review: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

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Title: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Authors: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
Stars: 5/5

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?

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.

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Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares is the perfect winter read! It is such a unique  book that is told over the course of about a week. Alternating narrators made me enjoy this book even more! If you have yet to read this incredible book, I suggest you add it to your TBR lists.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares has such a creative concept! This book is all about how two teens meet through a red notebook. They send each other all through New York City at Christmastime hunting for clues about the other person. This book was so much fun to read and actually went by really quickly. Honestly, I had no idea that this was (sort of) a Christmas book before looking it up, but I feel like it would be enjoyable to those who don’t celebrate Christmas as well.

One of my favourite things about Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares is the fact that the whole book is told over the course of about 5 or 6 days. Nothing is really rushed, and the pacing was absolutely perfect! If you are the kind of person that really likes to get to know a character before major events really occur, this is the book for you!

I really enjoyed how Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares has alternating narrators. I always seem to love these kinds of books. I find that two different narrators really help the reader get to know the characters a lot better and gain more insight on the plot. Dual narrators are even better when the main character have such contrasting personalities!

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares is a unique book that is told over the course of a week. This book has alternating narrators, helping the reader understand the events even more. I really wish that I had read this book sooner, since I enjoyed it so much!

15 thoughts on “Review: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I have heard about this book for years, but I haven’t ever read it. That is seeming like an unfortunate thing, at this moment. I am a HUGE fan of multiple POV’s in a book, especially when it is done well. And clues always make me curious. I might have to finally read this one.. 5 years too late, apparently.

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  2. Soudha Parsan says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this one because this review really made me want to pick the book up. I was supposed to read it last December but I ended up reading a bunch of other things instead. I’m definitely adding it to this year’s Christmas TBR though!

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