Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
PUBLISHER: Random House
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“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 bestselling authors ofNick & 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?"
My initial feeling when I finished this book was "What? How can it end like that?" because I feel the whole book was leading up to a pinnacle point in the book then just ends, like "errm where's the last few chapters? I need more." I did really enjoy this book. It was such fun to read throughout. I thought the plot of the book was a really fun idea and felt like I was involved in the story as much as Dash & Lily were and was rooting for them the whole way through despite it taking me a good while to get into it.
I felt that in some parts of the book both characters displayed certain attributes that I wanted to scream at them or throw my book at them such as Lily being really naive and Dash being just outright annoying. What I loved about this book through was how developed the other characters were, they weren't just side characters, they were as much a part of the story as Dash and Lily.
This book made me want to go to New York at Christmas. It made me want to browse the aisles of the Stand. It made me want to find love through the use of a Red Moleskin book found on the shelf of my favourite book store. This was such a feel good story!
I couldn't decide between giving this book a 3 stars or a 4 stars so I think my true rating would be somewhere in between.
Has one else read this book? If so, what did you think?