Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn, David Levithan Well, I loved Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist so it wasn't a jump to think I would love this one too. And I did. The characters, at first, are a little hard to relate to and I believe that it because at 16 they have a better handle of vocabulary than most adults. But once it is understood that this is because of how well-read they are, all is forgiven.

Lily is so sweet and innocent you could just put some whipped cream on top of her head and gobble her up. Dash is the typical jaded hipster from a broken home. Not that I want to discount the feelings he has about his situation, but he is a bit of a walking cliche. The best part about him though is the changing. It's so subtle and I wonder if calling it a change is a bit of a misnomer because it is more of an awakening than anything else. The rest of the characters have such flavor that the book would seem so bland without them. They really fill it out and I can't imagine the story if they were not in it.

I loved the dares and the notebook, I thought the questions they had for each other and for life were fantastic and of course the language used in this book by the authors is nothing short of amazing. It reads almost lyrically. I loved it, I will reread it, and I will most definitely recommend it. I do, however, have to knock them down one star because of something that happens in the book. I won't say what it is, but I had a struggle with Dash for this one. It also gets knocked because I wish it was longer. The ending is pretty abrupt, but we take it because the rest of it was awesome.

Anyway! Go read it! I hope you like it and feel free to leave your thoughts about Dash and Lily in the comment section! Happy Reading, Chickens!

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