Publication date: October 26, 2010
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
What do you do when you find a strange book on in the shelf where your favorite books reside, what do you do?
Obviously you pick it up and do whatever the book tells.
And that is basically how Dash’s winter adventure started and he got into the road to meet Lily.
Dash & Lily’s book of dares is between my summer picks, I picked this book on a hot day and thank goodness it made me forget all about the heat (in case you didn’t notice I am not a hot weather person, I feel like the wizard of Oz witch when she is screaming I’m MELTING!!!!). Now don’t get me wrong this isn’t a book that I would just recommend for summer this book is a good read at any season and any day of the year is a good one to start Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares.
Dash and Lily don’t voice out the way that normal teenagers do, instead of feeling like you are reading a regular teen it’s more like you are reading representative from the quirky awesome minority group. And by the way this is done I can assure you I’m saying this as a good thing.
This is not a book I would aloud myself to read in public, this books sense of humor is just great there was a lot of grinning, smiling and laughing, so… that might be a thing you might want to consider if you haven’t graduated from the book reading poker face academy.
Rachel Cohn and David Levithan make a great work at mixing a boy and girl’s point of view in this interesting quest of two people trying to know each other via the Book of Dares, no cellphones, no facebook, no technology to get in the way of the two of them knowing each other, not even their faces get in the way or really discovering who the other is in the middle of the busiest time of the year in New York city and this digital age.
I would call this book a must read, but honestly you will be the ones making the call and I hope that if you do pick up you enjoy it more or at least as much as I did.