Dash and lilys book of dares review
Book Review: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David LevithanOne day Dash is perusing the shelves of his favorite bookstore, the Strand, and instead of a first edition Salinger, he finds a notebook challenging him to follow the dares left for him by a girl named Lily and leave some of his own in return. Each dare reveals something new about Dash and Lily and brings them closer to the day they will actually meet. When that day finally arrives, they are forced to reconcile the versions of each other they had in their heads with the real thing. This book has a frenetic energy about it, like everything is happening so quickly that neither Dash nor Lily can keep their changing opinions straight. For most of this novel, Dash and Lily never actually occupy the same space. The promise of romance is always there, but it takes a backseat to the emotional development of the characters.
DASH AND LILY'S BOOK OF DARES BY RACHEL COHN & DAVID LEVITHAN -- booktalk with emilee
Book Review: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan
Lily, one of the protagonists of the novel, has written a set of clues and challenges in a red notebook and left it on her favourite bookstore shelf waiting for the right guy to come along and complete those challenges. The two main characters Dash and Lily are absolute book nerds, who pass a red moleskin notebook between them consisting of dares for the other one to do. Dash is depicted as a misanthrope who relishes solitude and detests Christmas while Lily is very eccentric and absolutely loathes being alone. She is always looking for quirky things to engage herself in, like dog walking yes she is a dog walker, cool right? What I really love about this book is that both the characters are so different from one another but are connected by their love of reading. As the novel progresses, Lily and Dash contemplate whether they are compatible or are they only attuned as their notebook versions where they share thoughts, wise words and innovative dares. This book is a package deal of peculiar characters, sarcastic humor and serendipity.
Remember Me. Dash is a fairly serious and snarly 16 year old boy. In fact, he hardly seems or acts like a teenager at all. You can instantly tell how intelligent he is; its hard not to be intimidated by his vocabulary. He is very wordy, but that is mostly because he loves everything about words and books.