Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Book Review: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares


Today I shall be reviewing a book titled Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan.

Description of the book:
“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 New York Timesbestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. 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 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 Review:

Even though I had read this book right after Christmas, I was brought back to the Christmas' spirit by reading it. This book takes place around Christmas. We get introduced to Dash who loves books and Lily who is trying to find a boyfriend before the arrival of the new years. It's New York and it's snowing. People are shopping like crazy and the city that never sleeps enjoys being a part of the story.

Dash, as we mentioned earlier, loves reading. I mean what are the chances of knowing a guy his age enjoys reading. Here is another one: what are the chances of finding a male character in a book that enjoys reading. This aspect made Dash so special and memorable. Lily is an innocent, cute girl. You can picture her from the way she thinks. She loves soccer which is another bonus (considering how much I am addicted to soccer). Dash and Lily seemed like the perfect match for each other.  Both characters were so deep and you get to see them in 3D.

Lily's brother created a book that contains dares and left it in a book store. Dash found it and went through all the dares and left it where it was asked from him to leave it. But before he left it, he would write his own set of dares (just to the game going). Of course conflicts arise due to the fact that the way we write is not always the same way we act.

The cover was beautiful. I loved it so much. I mean it tells you all about the book, doesn’t it? Did you notice the heart-shaped snow?

If one thing I didn’t like about this book was the fact that I felt bored some of the time. Sometimes Lily would keep talking and talking about memories and not much about current events. Also, the ending wasn’t enough for me. Other than that I really enjoyed reading this book. So if you miss the Christmas spirit in the next up-coming months, make sure to pick this book up.

 Tata for now

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