Saturday, November 24, 2012
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers
publish date: October 26, 2012
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?
Dash finds the notebook that Lily leaves at The Strand Bookstore. He decides to accept her challenge since he's alone for the Christmas break. Once completed, he leaves her a dare in order for her to find the notebook again. Passing the notebook back and forth through a series of dares they get to know each other. It's not an easy road though, there are miscommunications, old girlfriends and enemies from kindergarten to get in the way.
I listened to the audiobook for this. It was hands down the funniest audiobook I've listened to this year. There's a part where Lily dares Dash to get the notebook from a mall Santa. I laughed til I cried. It was hysterical. I can't imagine it would have been as funny reading it as it was listening to the audiobook. The actor was awesome.
This is a YA book, but it does deal with some mature topics. So I might only recommend this one for the older teens. Definitely parents read it first, I'm sure you'll love it!