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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (2010)

by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

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This turned out to be a quick, entertaining read, perfect for the Christmas season. Dash and Lily are both quirky and bookish, and are brought together through a red notebook. As the notebook is passed back and forth, these two unlikely teens become drawn to each other. At times Lily seems younger than sixteen, while Dash slightly older. Although totally unrealistic, this is a cute read and an unusual romance. Very enjoyable for the romantics at heart. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
This turned out to be a quick, entertaining read, perfect for the Christmas season. Dash and Lily are both quirky and bookish, and are brought together through a red notebook. As the notebook is passed back and forth, these two unlikely teens become drawn to each other. At times Lily seems younger than sixteen, while Dash slightly older. Although totally unrealistic, this is a cute read and an unusual romance. Very enjoyable for the romantics at heart. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
A really lovely Christmassy story. I've read quite a few 'heavy' books this year and needed something more light-hearted. This completely fit the bill. ( )
  sashinka | Jan 14, 2016 |
Teenagers Dash and Lily end up communicating through a red notebook they leave around New York City for one another (often through relatives). They share secrets and thoughts with one another and dare each other to do things (brave things, mostly, not stupid things). They each think maybe they are falling in love through the notebook but can't be sure. They are sure that the exercise is making them learn things about themselves. Quirky and fun, but never quite settled in to hitting all the right notes for me. *shrug* Pleasant, and I liked it well enough that someday I'll probably try one of the other books Cohn and Levithan wrote together. ( )
  lycomayflower | Dec 20, 2015 |
Lily's brother thinks she needs a boyfriend, so he sets up a red moleskin with some challenges at the Strand bookstore in NYC (if you haven't been there you should it's awesome.) Dash finds the notebook and takes the challenge. What ensues is a game of dares al over NYC, involving friends and family and an awesome puppet named Snarly.

I really really loved Dash, and was kind of disgruntled with Lily which made this book kind of a mixed bag for me. However I loved Lily's family and how they interacted with each other so that balanced out my unhappiness with her character. Dwight is a mellow relatable guy. His parents dragged him through an ugly divorce as a kid so he's looking forward to a nice quiet holiday alone.

At the beginning of the book Lily just felt like a stereo type and a goody two shoes. She has no real friends at school but is the team of the soccer captain which keeps her from joining the loser pit. Her family is extremely close and she is not taking her parents being in Fiii over Christmas well.

There are a ton of very fun and well developed minor characters including Boomer and Sofia on Dash's side and Lily's aunt, brother and cousins. The best parts of the book are watching how all of the characters affect Lily, how they make her become a fuller more developed person. The dares are funny and interesting and I think that are an interesting way to introduce lots of different characters and parts of the city but the best part is still watching Lily grow. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.

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