Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Cohn, Rachel

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
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Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375866593
0375866590
9780375966590
0375966595
Characteristics: 260 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Levithan, David

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Comment by: JCLJenniferM Jan 22, 2014

Very cute story! fun dialog and great descriptions. Interesting characters whom we get to know through letters and notes to each other in a notebook Lily and Dash pass back and forth to each other. One note is that I didn't necessarily find the characters to be believable. They were very smart, p... Read More »

Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.

Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.


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Jul 09, 2014
  • mischief_managed rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I really liked the idea of this book, butit just got to a point that I would skip ahead just to see what the dares were. I wish it moved more quickly.

Jul 09, 2014
  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this book is amazing i love it

Jul 09, 2014
  • CenturysEnigma rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It amazes me how Rachel Cohn and David Levithan wrote this book with such distinct characters and perspectives and still managed to keep an addicting flow! It was hard for me to put this book down because it was so fun to read along with Dash and Lily as they visited different places and met interesting people. I highly recommend this book!

Jul 09, 2014
  • TEYANI S ROSEBOROUGH rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was a great read but it was quite confusing how the characters would change.

Jul 08, 2014
  • cwcarrot rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I had not realised it was the same author as Nick and Nora's infinite play list but I can definitely see the similarity in the story.

It is a nice adventure and an fun read.

Apr 26, 2014
  • Stader rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you love Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Will Grayson, Will Grayson you have found your next read! Dash and Lily are both very witty teens corresponding between a notebook Lily left in a used book store (next to Franny and Zoe, or course). The chapters alternate between Lily and Dash's point of view which were written by Cohn and Levithan respectively. This is a fun, quick read that would be the perfect winter vacation book.

Feb 01, 2014
  • jorbenton rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is great! It is a feel-good holiday book, and that's exactly what it does, makes you feel good! I absolutely loved the witty humor and their personalities, they were hilarious and real. I've read a lot of reviews where people were saying, "kids don't really think/talk/act like that," but I could really relate. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares will be a holiday re-read for sure!

Jan 22, 2014
  • JCLJenniferM rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very cute story! fun dialog and great descriptions. Interesting characters whom we get to know through letters and notes to each other in a notebook Lily and Dash pass back and forth to each other. One note is that I didn't necessarily find the characters to be believable. They were very smart, poetry-reading, philosophy-touting teens. They were likable though and quirky.

Jul 13, 2013
  • nyoomer3000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was so, so, SO great! I loved the book, the way that Dash and Lily's actions couldn't be predicted, the references, and just everything. I honestly can't describe how much I love this book. However: Dash will come across as hella pretentious at first, but it grows on you, trust me :)

Mar 31, 2013
  • KJtheEpicFailure rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another great book by this dynamic duo! I seriously started to laugh so hard I was crying at the one point in this book. Fantastic!

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Jul 21, 2012
  • Ron_Ron rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Imagine this: Christmas holiday in NYC, but no one to spend it with. At least that's what Lily thought when her parents left to celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in Fiji and her brother got a new boyfriend to spend the holidays with. A red notebook, safely tucked away next to a copy of her favorite book in the Strand, was the answer to all her problems. When Dash finds her notebook a friendship forms between them through written words, hidden clues and a wild goose chase around the city. But will anything else come out of this scavenger hunt?

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Jun 11, 2011
  • sportsbookspce rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Do you know me?" I persisted. "Did I grind you to a pulp in kindergarten, and are you now getting sadistic pleasure from this petty revenge? Stephen Little, is that you? Is it? I was much younger then, and foolish to have nearly drowned you in that water fountain. IN my defense, you prior destruction of my book report was completely un warranted act of aggression."

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