This is a Christmas time story set in New York City involving two very different teenagers. Lily is a sweet, naive, 16-year-old girl who loves everything about Christmas. Dash is the complete opposite. He is snarky and sarcastic and hates everything about the holiday. Circumstances leave both teenagers parent-less for the holidays. Lily leaves a notebook on a shelf in a bookstore for someone to find. The notebook is full of challenges. Dash finds the notebook and adventures ensue as they pass the notebook back and forth throughout the city.
I was really excited to read this book. Through BookTube, I have heard so many good things about it. I waited until Christmas time to jump into this book. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy it as much as everyone else did. It was a cute story. I loved the idea of passing the notebook back and forth. Dash and Lily really got to know each other and shared stories that they never told anyone else. I also liked how the book was in dual perspectives. It just wasn’t as phenomenal as I thought it would be. It was a little slow at times. This was a case of a book being too overhyped.
However, there were parts of the story I did enjoy. I loved Lily’s character. She was a sweet and interesting character. I absolutely loved her extended family. They were an eclectic bunch and they really cared about and protected Lily. My favorite character was Dash’s best friend, Boomer. It is worth the read just to meet him.
All in all, I think this book was a cute and quick Christmas read with some laugh out loud moments.
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: 3/5 stars
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