“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 best-selling 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?
Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have listeners perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.
©2010 Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (P)2010 Listening Library
Just A little bibliophile!
This story was a cute idea poorly executed. Some passages of the writing were quite clever, while too many of them tried too hard with the cutsey/trying not to be cutsey New York too-clever-and-hip-for-you language. Also, I did not find it believable that the two main characters could be a couple: while the young man comes across as an intelligent and nice person (who may be open-minded to any number of possibilities) the girl just plain seems too young for him. Her maturity and (lack-of) experience just seems too far behind where he is in life. Through the notebook you do get the hint that they might indeed be compatible - only, in a few years after she's "grown up" a little more. To be more convincing, the female voice needed to sound just a little bit older. Also, I found the ending a bit anti-climactic. So, I regret to say this did not win me over.
I have purchased the audiobook because I am SO enamoured with the print copy. I received it in prepublication and the the narrative just sings. It is one of the best written books I've read in a long time, and as a high school librarian, believe me, I read a lot of YA books. Every student I have recommended the book to as well has adored it.
Dash and Lily. They’re two different people, living two different lives. But they just might have a mutual “friend”. This is the story of how a red moleskin notebook brings them together. Coincidentally and Destiny-tally?
This is the PERFECT Christmas/Holiday Read. It starts on the 21st of December (when I started reading it!) and goes through New Year’s Day! It brings out the best of the holiday spirit – Lily is full of generosity! But Dash is who stole my heart! Oh, you cynical self proclaiming word-nerd, how you stole my heart! Some people might still think Dash is “snarly” but I enjoyed his dry sarcastic ways! And the audiobook really brought out Dash’s humor.
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
Fast paced and lovely
I would compare it to:
1) Just One Wish - Janette Rallison
2) Take me There - Susane Colasanti
because they were all good stories and fast paced events
they perform the characters in such a way that I really liked .. The voice of dash was AMAZING
it make LAUGH ALOT
the book was so good and the ending was so great looking farward to read more from these authors
The narrators were fantastic. It seemed like they were living the story--especially Tara, who also could do so many different amazing voices.
Dash and Lily meeting for the first time.
I loved this book. Great plot, great character development, and great characters. I do admit that Dash is way too pretentious and a bit annoying, but I guess he's just MENSA material, and he was still likeable.
This little book is gold!
The story is simple but captivating. Fresh, funny. At the beginning I LOL, which I don't often do.
It is told from two different points of view (female-male) both young teenagers with different life experiences. Both are sensitive, smart, and kind.
The characters are real, And all of them are adorable!
The situations are possible. And they are not quite predictable.
The performance is GREAT! The exact voice for each of the two main characters: PERFECT MATCH.
And one more thing: It has poetry in one form or other in the midst.
Do listen to it.
I loved sharing Dash and Lily's adventure and went right out and bought multiple copies of this book to pass along to my sons who live in Brooklyn. This made me want to be a teen in NYC again. A great listen for teens and adults.
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