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
A whirlwind romance from the"New York Times"bestselling authors of"Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"
" 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. "
16-year-old Lily has 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?
Co-written by Rachel Cohn (GINGERBREAD) and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES isa love story that will have readers scouring bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.
About the Author
David Levithan is the author of "The Lover's Dictionary "and many acclaimed young-adult novels, including the "New York Times "bestselling "Nick & Norah s Infinite Playlist "(with Rachel Cohn), which was adapted into a popular movie. He is also an editorial director at Scholastic.
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.