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Review, Teenage Musings, Young Adult / October 7, 2013

Teenage Musings - Lenn

Teenage Musings: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David LevithanDash and Lily's Book of Dares
Author: David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Date: October 2010
260 pages
Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary
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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 from the bestselling 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.

Reviewed by: Lenn

It took me a very long time to finish read this book. Not because it’s boring or whatsoever, but because I have been busy with work and requirements at school. But even though it took me so much time, I still loved the book. It’s just full of so much fun!

So it all started when Lily left a red moleskine notebook in a bookstore called The Strand, which contains dares that the founder must follow or else the game will be over. It just so happens that Dash found it and was willing to comply with its dares.

I loved how Lily loves her family so much and her Grandfather. I can totally relate to that because I am also that close to my grandpa. I loved how she shows this little affections to her brother even when he’s sometimes stupid enough to not mind her at all. All he cares about is his boyfriend (Yep, boyfriend).

Dash. Well, Dash here is also quite lovely. I love how ‘weird’ he can be at times, especially when he’s alone with his thoughts. He may be weird, yes, but in a good way. He has his own problems and pain which I can somewhat relate to as well. What I loved most about Dash is that he loves books so much and he has a great sense of humor. Ha!

I loved how Dash and Lily wrote each other back and forth through that red moleskine. I loved how little by little, the things they write in the notebook are feelings from deep inside them. I love how different they are, with the way they think and with the things they do. They were totally opposites. But still, they were able to deal with each another. Although, their attempts of seeing each other was sometimes frustrating since it always appears to be a bad timing, I still find it cute how those somewhat “bad timings” made their little moments together more precious and lovely.

4 Stars

4 Responses to Teenage Musings: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

  1. Hollie MBaT says:

    I loved Dash and Lily too, I thought the dares they wrote for one another were hilarious, especially when Dash was in Macy's! Dash had a great sense of humour, and I really liked his character, despite him being a little odd. Great review!
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    • alenaabesamis says:

      I'm glad you liked it too! It's really a light read especially when you've been too caught up in reading a series. I loved how cute the setting and story was. 🙂

  2. michelle@Book briefs says:

    I have been wanting to read this book for forever. I know exactly what you mean about being busy and not being able to get all the way through a book. For me, that makes it even harder for me to get fully engrossed in the story when I have to keep stopping and starting over.

    Thanks for the great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs
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    • alenaabesamis says:

      I thought so, too! It's infuriating how I have to force myself to put the book down because there are other things needed to be done. But still, I loved it. Although, I think I would've loved it even more if I was able to really really focus on it. I'd probably re-read it soon 🙂

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