November 2010 Indie Next List
“When Lily finds most of her family gone for the Christmas holidays, her brother decides she needs an adventure and encourages her to leave a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for the right guy to come along and find it. Dash finds it and passes it back, beginning a hilarious exchange of dares and crosstown trips. Cohn and Levithan, authors of Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, have crafted another gem of a novel.”
— Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
“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 New York Times 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?
Co-written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (LET IT SNOW, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.
About the Author
Rachel Cohn is the bestselling author of "You Know Where to Find Me, Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, Pop Princess", and, with David Levithan, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist", "Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List", and "Dash & ""Lily's"" Book of Dares "as well as the tween novels "The Steps" and "Two Steps Forward". Born in Washington, DC, she graduated from Barnard College in New York and has lived on both coasts. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at RachelCohn.com.
David Levithan is the critically acclaimed author of eight books for teens, many of which have appeared on ALA's Best Books for Young Adults list, including Boy Meets Boy, for which he won a Lambda Literary Award.