Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares By Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

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"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...

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 out 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?

My Opinion.
I wanted to read a book with a Christmas feel to get me in the festive mood ( Yes i know it's only October!...But still...) I just couldn't fault this book at all really, it was a quick witty story which follows the lives of Lily and Dash back and forth with their notes and dares to each other. The book opens in the strand, New York which is a fantastic place to be based around Christmas time.

Dash and Lily are two completely different people but with the different dares and notes sent back and forth they soon become to learn about each other and even like each other and eventually even meet in person which doesn't go to well at first...You will understand more when you read. The one thing they do have in common is that they both love to read.

Lily a very odd girl who wears her school uniform and her aunt Ida's old majorette boots(with gold tinsel on the tassels)all the time who just wanted to become a normal teenager after all the years of having her family's comfort. However i wished i had some boots like her, they sounded so cool!

Dash is however a more quieter character who seemed to have never recovered from his parent's nasty divorce who tell's his mum and dad that he is staying at each other's house for Christmas although he was on his own instead. I did enjoy some of the scene's he got himself in like the crimson alert for punching that kid, feeling up Santa(that made me giggle a lot!) and the lovely interrogation he got of Aunt Ida.

Aunt Ida,Mark,Boomer and Langston were the secondary characters in the book but they all made me laugh in their own way and never took over from the main characters.

I enjoyed Dash & Lily's Book of Dares and recommend anybody to read, it's amazing and light hearted and you will love falling Dash & Lily and the notebook and even may get you in the Christmas spirit.

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