Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

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A whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist , soon to be a Netflix original series starring Austin Abrams and Midori Francis!

Lily left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges. What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?
Publisher: Random House 2020/10
ISBN: 9780593309605
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


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JCLBrittanyC Nov 18, 2020

This book got me in the holiday spirit. It is also the book that inspired the new Netflix series "Dash and Lily." In this we meet Lily a Christmas lover who decides to hide a journal in the stacks of Strand bookstore in hopes of finding her match. On the other hand, we have Dash who would rather spend the holiday alone, but that changes when he discovers the journal at the Strand. Then begins a back and forth between the two, daring each other to tasks that help the other grow. This is the type of book that if I read this in middle school or high school, you KNOW I would be hiding a journal at my local bookstore. It was just such a quick read and really got me ready for the holidays. If you love it just as much there are also two others in the series, more to come on those!

Jun 05, 2020

Dash and Lily connect via a red moleskin notebook left in the Strand. What I enjoyed about this book: 1)Set in Manhattan. 2) A very slow burning romance. 3) The scavenger hunt aspect. 4) The majorette boots! 5) Lily's family connections. What I did not love was the tone of Dash's sections. I guess David Levithan's style just does not connect with the way my brain works as I had to reread some of the sentences in the Dash chapters to really understand where he was coming from. Nevertheless it would make a fun read for the holidays and I would recommend it to teens at my library who are looking for a seasonal book to enjoy.

I loved this book. It's a fun, easy, teen romance that will get you laughing! I recommend this for anyone 13+. This is one of my go to books for readers advisory. It's got mystery, romance, real family drama, and the characters are so likable! Pick it up and enjoy.

Jul 16, 2016

I didn’t like this book quite as much as Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, but it still has its own endearing qualities. Written by same two authors as Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, the story alternates viewpoints between the self-described “weird girl” Lily and the “snarly” Dash. Lily leaves a red Moleskin notebook with specific instructions at The Strand bookstore, and Dash is intrigued enough to play along. Soon the two are writing to each other and sending each other on various, Christmas-themed adventures. It’s a strange scavenger hunt in which the characters are always over-analyzing each other’s actions, but they are still interested and quirky enough to keep playing along.

Jun 15, 2016

This book is truly amazing. Dash and Lily are wonderful, fleshed-out characters with realistic lives. The contrast between their personalities is stark and interesting, and the book is paced nicely as well.

I felt that I was really able to relate to the characters, and being a teenager myself, I found that they were written to be true to their ages.

I was feeling really down, depressed, actually, and then I read this book. It really struck a chord with me and brought me some laughter as well as hope.

It's a christmas miracle in a non-syrupy way, an 'against all odds, it worked out' story that actually feels real.

This is now one of my all-time favorite books, and I absolutely reccomend it for any time of year.

Stader Apr 26, 2014

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

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!

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, poetry-reading, philosophy-touting teens. They were likable though and quirky.

Jul 13, 2013

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 :)

KJtheEpicFailure Mar 31, 2013

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

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

"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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