Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares / Review

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

This is a YA contemporary story which involves two complete strangers who would have the adventure of their life, Lily, a very sensible girl who is suffering during Christmas of boredom. She’s the kind of girl who sing carols and loves preparations for the big dinner, and now, with her parents in a second honeymoon in Fiji, she has to spend the holidays alone, well, her brother is there, but all his attention is in his boyfriend.
On the other hand, we have Dash, a sarcastic, cynical boy who made the trick of his life, telling his mother that he would stay with his dad during the holidays and vice versa. Now he has the house for himself and all the alone time he mush wanted.
When Dash went to his favorite bookshop, he discovers a red notebook and inside, there’s a note from Lily, asking if he –or whoever read the note- is ready for a challenge.
This would be the beginning of a very nice adventure which involve visits to museums, department stores, enjoy the beauty of the city, but mainly, go out of their comfort zone.
Even when this could be classified as a love story, I must say it was much more than that. It’s a story of friendship in a bizarre way, it’s about trusting and be complete honest with a stranger in certain level, it’s about expectations, of disappointments, is a book about embrace life in the form of little steps, little challenges and if you dare to take them.

What I enjoyed the most is the way the story was made from two point of view, we have David Levithan writing Dash’s parts while Lily’s were wrote by Rachel Cohn, and the way the story evolve from them, since they didn’t know what the other person would write.




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