Title: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Author: David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Format: Digital Copy
Publisher: Knopf Books
Date Published: October 20, 2010
Goodreads Rating: 3.80
Personal Rating: ☆☆☆☆/5
“I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened.”
“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, was, 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.
MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS
Cute: The perfect word to describe this book. This is an absolute must-read especially when the Christmas season is fast approaching. It’s been on my TBR for two years already and I decided to pick it up because why not? It was December when I decided to read it and I wanted to giggle and feel some butterflies in my stomach so yep. And I wasn’t disappointed. It’s not as much as Anna and the French Kiss but I still enjoyed reading it and found myself liking Dash and Lily. At the start, I was annoyed because of the cheesy lines and jokes that are out of my league so I thought this story will just be full of crap and nonsense. But as chapters went by, it was transforming into one of those chick-lit novels that will stop you from putting the book down. It’s a real page-turner and toe-curler (I’m not even sure if that’s a valid word, LOL). Because Yuletide season was just around the corner this was a great holiday read! The characters are young and innocent, which makes it a plus factor. It is most suitable for young adult readers because it is wholesome and bubbly. Dash is not your typical 16 y/o boy; he is kind of nerdy and a loner. Lily, on the other hand, is also the same, athletic but she is not the darling of the crowd. She usually spends her time in the bookshops or at home or dog walking stranger’s babies. But guess what? Yes. They could fit perfectly with each other. I love the way it was written in an alternating point of view which made me acquainted to the main characters more. The turnout of events are not that magical and one of a kind but they still made one hell of a cutie love story. I’m giving it four stars for making me swoon. It is recommended for readers who are after a decent, sweet, and fun story.
-Christmas love story is very timely and perfect for the holiday season when I read it last month.
-Both characters are book lovers and readers and NERDS.
-The concept is not that unique but the book of dares is just too cute to handle.
-This is funny because I couldn’t think of anything specific. Maybe I’ll just go for Lily’s kind of annoying characteristics but other than that she made a decent young lady.
-Plain and simple concept and there’s nothing too spectacular about it.
The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that.
I want to believe there is somebody out there for me. I want to believe that I exist to be there for that somebody.
Do you want to mean? Well, the meanings are out there. We’re just so damn good at reading them wrong.
I’ve always resented Hermione because I wanted to be her so badly and she never seemed to appreciate as much as I thought she should that she got be her. She got to live at Hogwarts and be friends with Harry and kiss Ron, which was supposed to happen to me.
There are just lots of possibilities in the world…I need to keep my mind open for what could happen and not decide that the world is hopeless if what I want to happen doesn’t happen. Because something else great might happen in between.
Taking a leap of faith when it comes to love could sometimes be worth it. We can never really plan everything and have all things in order. Sometimes things happen unexpectedly which will actually make life better. I wasn’t expecting to be a mom and wife at 21 but look at how it turned out for me? I couldn’t ask for more. It’s okay, make mistakes if it will you stronger and wiser.
Overall Rating: ☆☆☆☆/5