Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohen Book Review


Book review(I was so thrilled about this book, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The idea of the plot was so unique and beautiful. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think at least once about playing this “red-notebook-dare-game” thing. I was so envious of Lily and Dash’s instant chemistry (over words), to say the least. But then when they met, it was so genuine and logical, like the bad first (and second) impression Lily had on Dash. Because, honestly, if they had just gotten into it like they’ve known each other for ages, it wouldn’t have been real, at all. Not to mention the sarcasm, Oh my I never got tired of Boom’s stupid remarks, I laughed so hard, it was amazing. But then of course, the dumbest turns out to be the wisest, and Boom’s talks about love and the different kinds of love were so moving and fascinating. And Lily and Dash’s love for words and books and poetry and ughh I WANT A DASHIELL IN MY LIFE



“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.”

16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.

What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Co-written by Rachel Cohn (GINGERBREAD) and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers scouring bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.


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