Thursday, December 6, 2012

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

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
, 260 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
“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.
First off, this was a great Christmas read (or anytime read really). It takes place in the time period of a week and a half, December 21st through January 1st. It also takes place in New York in a city that is very busy during Christmas time. It talks about snow and Christmas shopping and all that fun stuff. I think what really added to the Christmas feel was the fact that they put the date at the top of each chapter.
Speaking of each chapter, they alternate POV’s with Dash and Lilly. I really like it when books have more than one point of view. I love knowing what the other main character is thinking.
I can honestly say I loved this book and that I’m pretty sure it has helped get me out of my reading slump! Not to mention I can’t think of anything about it that I didn’t like!
Saying I loved this book and can’t think of anything bad says a lot. I usually find at least one thing that I don’t like and I’m usually not into love stories. I like some drama or a social situation type thing to be going on but this didn’t have that. I really truly liked it!
The only thing I thought was strange was the whole Gay Jewish band thing going on but the authors also did that same angle in Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. It doesn’t bother me or anything, I think it’s just a funny thing to do. I’m also glad there is not nearly as much cussing in this book. I actually only think that use a cuss word a couple times.
I liked all of the characters, especially Boomer. I thought he was a great character in the story. He seemed like the perfect fit. He reminds me of a character off a movie or show but I can’t place who exactly it is. It is probably going to drive me insane.
This being the second book I’ve liked by either of these authors, I am now obligated to read more by them, which I am perfectly fine with! I can’t wait to read Naomi & Eli’s No Kiss List.
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