Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Monday, December 20, 2010

Title: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
Authors: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Pages: 260
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher: Borzoi Knopf
Release Date: October 26, 2010

In honor of the season and my return to the blog after a short hiatus, I've decided to feature a book that incorporates this wonderful time of the year!

Though probably slightly cheesy or too innocent for some, I thought Dash and Lily's Book of Dares was so adorable and fun. Keep in mind, of course, that it takes place at Christmas time in New York City -- two of my absolutely favorite things mixed into one fun young adult book about two slight misfits looking for love.

The first scene takes place at famous NYC bookstore, The Strand. While browsing the shelves, Dash comes across an ominous red notebook. In it is a list of clues and a dare for the person who finds the book to complete. The book turns out to be one that was left by Lily via another dare. She and Dash end up passing the book back and forth across various New York City locations as they share more clues and learn more about each other.

Much of what takes place isn't at all realistic, and how coincidental that Lily and Dash both have families that have decided to leave their teenager home alone for the holidays. Dash is your typical insightful grown-up-more-than-any-kid-I-know teen and Lily is a very naive but optimistic teen... I think as long as you're willing to accept that and you're willing to take yourself back to young love, you'll thoroughly enjoy this book!

I leave you with a couple pictures from my recent NYC Christmas!


christina said...

I read this in one sitting and thought it was adorable. Haven't written my review yet but agree with your description of innocence.

Zibilee said...

I read another great review of this book at Ana's site and really wish I had chosen this one as my Christmas read. I am going to be adding it to my list for next year though!! Great review, and glad you liked it!!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds fantastic and I LOVE the pictures! :) Merry Christmas!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

It's so good to have you back. what a cute little story. And really, a book involving the Strand? I'm in.
I love your pictures of you in the city. I miss it so!

Jenny said...

Christina: look forward to your review! I agree it could be a one sitting read.

Zibilee: It's a quick read... you have time, LOL!! But yes, definitely add it for next year. It's cute. =)

Juju: Thanks Juju!

Michelle: Thanks! And yes, I love that The Strand is a main place in the book!

Tina said...

I just got this book...I cant wait to read it sometime over Christmas break!!! Glad your back...:D

bookmagic said...

This sounds like a cute book

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