Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 26th, 2010
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
“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.
demon dear cat destroyed my Christmas tree right after I put it up and after crying on Cait’s shoulder and eating a purely medicinal Godiva bar, I decided to check Goodreads’ Listopia for some holiday books to improve my mood. I remember when Dash & Lily came out, but I didn’t realize it was a Christmas book. It definitely was just the thing, so I grabbed it and a cup of hot chocolate and snuggled in for a nice read. I even let the demon cat sit next to me.
Dash and Lily don’t know each other yet, but both are spending Christmas in New York, separated from their parents. Dash likes it that way – he’s not exactly a festive guy and he’s not interested in celebrating anything with either one of his divorced parents. Lily is a true holiday believer, stuck behind with her older brother while their parents vacation in Fiji. She’s kind of a loner, a weird girl who has trouble meeting and talking to people – and that’s where the red moleskine book full of dares comes in.