Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (Review)

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Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares was the most adorable book i ever read. It wasn’t very long, just over 200 pages, but it was full of romantic adorable moments and its what pretty much every girl dreams of. I read this a little after Christmas even though its a Christmas book. And by that i mean it takes place during the December, before and after christmas. This book got a 3.88 on goodreads but I would give it a 4 because its just so sweet and its perfect for those winter evenings while you’re drinking warm tea or hot chocolate. Now here’s the blurb.

“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 ofNick & 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?

Spoilers Ahead!

This book was the most beautiful love story ever! Better than all those forced love triangles in these modern books. It was beautiful! There was no love triangle, it was just two people, who were communicating through a notebook. And it was so sweet because they were both totally different, but somehow they connected and found things that they had in common. When I first read the blurb i though that it was her idea to leave the notebook, but then we find out it was her brother who decided that she needed to get a life and leave the house so he could have some quality time with his boyfriend. So this book is in dual point of view. First we meet Dash. A teenage boy who hates christmas. He voluntarily left his family and is staying with friends. He is bored one day and goes into his favorite book store and to his favorite shelf and he finds this little red book with a bunch of dares and challenges that he’s supposed to do, and they are all outragous laugh out loud dares. The best one was the “The Joy of Gay Sex” and then that girl that he knew saw him with all of these books and was all like “Um… is there something i should know?” But Dash plays it off all cool like and thats what I love about him. He doesn’t try to be one of those cool people who would normally just say “Um… thats not mine!” he just said “I’m writing a paper.” because it doesn’t seem something so… stupid. And then we move on to Lily, who is the most dorky, nerdy, isolated little girl that has every walked on the surface of this earth. She unlike Dash loves Christmas, and she loves all the sentimental adorable types of things. So then her brother decides that she needs a life, and shouldn’t spend all her time at home doing things girls with no life do, and he decided that she needs a little adventure in her life. So he set up the book and made her wait until someone picked up the book. And Lily was just about to give up, and then she gets a call from Mark, her cousin, that someone left a package, which was one of the dares that was in the book. And then the roller coaster begins. This awesome friendship forms but the two of them are worried that if they meet that the others wont be what they expected them to be. For Lily it was mainly that he wouldn’t be good looking. Okay scratch that, it was a problem for Dash as well. But I loved the time when Dash sent Lily to Make-a-muppet and she met Boomer, and her reaction when she saw him was priceless. For some reason I found it hard to believe that Dash would be friends with someone like Boomer, but then again I think Dash is a hipster. He is so hipster, he can’t have mainstream, normal friends. But when Lily and Dash met, it was a little bit awkward, because they weren’t sure exactly what to expect. But soon they started talking… well, after a few days of awkward silence, they warm up to each other. I also love how Dash and Lily weren’t madly in love with each other, like most normal books these days, they were both kind of experimenting with other people, Dash with Sofia, and Lily with Edgar. But in the end, they both found each other and ended up being friends, and more. Overall, awesome Christmas time read and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. 🙂

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One thought on “Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (Review)

  1. If you like these kind of books read inhuman by kat fall, the graveyard book, and the immortal rules by …… Kagawa. My favorite books.

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