Thursday, December 4, 2014

Title: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Author: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Series: n/a
Narrator: Ryan Gesell, Tara Sands
Publisher: Listening Library
Publication Date: November 16th, 2010
Source: Purchased Audio
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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.
I love this time of year! And what better way to start out the Holiday than a story set during Christmas time! For years I've seen bloggers rave about Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. Saying what a fun holiday read it is, and you know what! They were right. I'm so glad I grabbed the audio.

First of all, the female narrator is a little annoying. But honestly, I think that's more because Lily is a little annoying. She's kind of immature.. well, kind of isn't the best way to describe her. She's full blown immature, but I think that really worked for her. I started out rolling my eyes at her, but she's endearing, really and by the end I loved her.

My favorite was Dash. His narrator was great, and some of the stuff he says and thinks, had me laughing out loud and making sure I didn't have it on while Aubrey was in the car. He was definitely intelectual. Maybe a bit too much for Lily, but they balance each other.

I love love loved!!!! the dares they gave each other in the book. They were witty and hysterical. It was so fun watching their relationship blossomOverall, this is such a feel good story. . Christmas falls from the pages. I just adored it. I can see why Jen listens to this one every year at this time.

If you are looking for a holiday themed book to get you in the mood, look no further. Give this one a try! It's quick, fun and jolly!

About the author: David Levithan

David Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.

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Rachel CohnAbout the author:

Rachel grew up in the D.C. area and graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Political Science. She has written many YA novels, including three that she cowrote with her friend and colleague David Levithan. She lives and writes (when she's not reading other people's books, organizing her music library or looking for the best cappuccino) in New York City.

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1 comment:

  1. I also disliked the female narrator. And she is always annoying! I've listened to other audiobooks narrated by her and I've gotten used to her voice but she is just not my favorite. She makes the characters sound really snotty. I wasn't a huge fan of this one but it might have been in part the narrator.


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