7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A great Young Adult read for the holiday season,
This review is from: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Hardcover)
My first thought when I finished this book were how I wish I'd waited a little while longer to read it. How it would have been that perfect read for Christmas week when all the decorations are up and the festivities are well under way.
The chapters in the book are divided between Lily and Dash, starting with Dash finding the notebook in his favourite book store. I laughed out loud at some of those first dares Lily had set for him. I loved that Lily and Dash were both down to earth, normal if not a little quirky, teenagers and I enjoyed their sense of fun and imagination, their honesty with each other whilst writing in the notebook and also finding out more about them in their 'real' world. Their characters really drew me and made me want to know more. Dash's friend, Boomer was hilarious, as were the array of family and friends bought into the story. All real characters in their own right. I think my favourite sub character was Lily's great aunt, Mrs Basil E. I loved the way she backed Lily up and helped in her mission to find Dash, even when it meant bending the truth a little and using just a touch of bribery.
I must mention the cover, as it's one of my favourites this year. It just looks so Christmassy and it really is perfect for the story.
This is a well written, enjoyable and funny read. I would definitely recommend it, especially if you can get a copy to read over the holidays.
The Slowest Bookworm "Single mum to 7yr old boy just getting interested in books. I mainly read & listen to young adult books with the odd adult thrown in."
Location: Stockport, UK
Top Reviewer Ranking: 11,425