Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Genre: YA; Romance; Adventure; Realistic Fiction
Summary: While perusing the shelves of a bookshop one day, Dash, a bookish, brooding teenage boy, haphazardly stumbles upon a journal written by a girl named Lily. After accepting the challenge presented in the journal, Dash and Lily begin to communicate through it, daring each other to do things that are out of their comfort zone. Will their relationship ever leave the pages of the notebook, or will they continue to solely trade dares with one another?
Review: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares was a sweet book packed with action, adventure, and romance, and it’s sure to keep the reader entertained from start to finish.
For me, the greatest part of this book was the humor. There were many instances in which I was laughing out loud, and the wit used throughout shined on every page. Dash and Lily were also pretty great, and it was really easy to relate to them. I really liked that they were both so intelligent, and I found many of Dash’s comments to be absolutely hilarious.
The plot itself was really interesting, and I definitely enjoyed that all Dash and Lily knew about each other was what they revealed in the notebook. It really made me long to find a random notebook somewhere and trade dares with another person whom I’ve never met. Throughout the entirety of the book, I was hoping that the culmination of events turned out exactly as they did, so I was left feeling all kinds of warm and fuzzy inside.
If you’re looking for a fun, quick, adorable read where you will say “aww” and laugh frequently, I highly recommend Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.
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