Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

It's the holiday season again and to celebrate I decided to read the latest offering from co-authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.  This book is set in NYC during Christmas-time.   It's protagonists are Lily, a Christmas loving girl, and Dash aka Snarly.  One day, while in his favorite bookstore, Dash finds a red notebook with Lily's first dare to him.  He accepts the dare in the notebook and so starts his and Lily's adventures.

As with the author's first two co-authored books (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List) the book is told in alternating chapters by the male and the female main characters.  So, we really get to know both Dash and Lily from their own perspectives and from each other's perspectives.

I liked this book even more than Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.  I am not sure if is because of the holiday time, or because I related that much to Lily, but I just could not put this book down.  In Lily I've found another literary soul mate.  The first being Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables.  Lily describes the moment she realized she was the "weird girl" in class, and I knew exactly what she was talking about.  She loves animals, loves the holidays, and just wants to believe.  There was just a connection between me and that character that I couldn't get over.  I was walking around my boyfriend's apartment with my nose in the book.

I highly recommend this book, and can't wait to read more by these co-authors.

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