Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares Review

The duo that brought us the wonderful story that is Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist have come back with another wonderful book. It’s been about a year since the book came out, and if you haven’t read it, then I suggest you at least look it up at your local library. I started reading this book around midnight and I didn’t stop reading until I finished it at five the next morning.

It’s a heartwarming tale about two people who meet through a red moleskin notebook, each one using “dares” to get to know one another. That’s the main idea of the book and it brings forth a good question. Do you expect your love interest to be the one in your head of will you take a chance and go with someone less than perfect?

I’m torn between loving how joyful Lily is about the holidays and her simply cheerful self and Dash’s semi-snarly self. They compliment each other in so many ways while still being their own person. Even after they meet, they keep their sense of self, while they do question their ideals and their state of being.

In other words, this is one of the best stories of its kind. It’s nice to be able to read something so crossed within itself. It also helps that, like Dash, I too dream of owning the OED…even if it’s super expensive.

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