Sunday 23 December 2012


ISBN: 9780375866593
Publisher: Knopf Books
Pages: 260
Formats Available: Paperback, E-book

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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 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 readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

My daughter and I received this paperback copy from Harlequin/Mira Ink UK in exchange for our honest reviews.
I like the cover, the buildings in the background and the way the title is incorporated into the overall design.It's quite a colourful cover so certainly draws your eye.
The story is about a girl who leaves a journal in a book store. The whole journal idea is her brother's idea for her to meet new people and potential boyfriends.
The book is found by Dashiell, Dash for short and then the wacky dares begin. Each one leaves clues to a certain item/place that has to be found, once there, there is another clue as to where to leave the book. The Lily (the girl) collects the book and follows her clues/dare and so this goes on and on.
Dash and Lily find themselves in some amusing situations. Thankfully Lily has a large family that help her retrieve the book from various places, such as her great aunt who works at Madame Tussards.
The "friend" relationship builds and they become quite attached to each other through the book. Could they be "more" to each other?Or have they built fantasies of each other in their own heads that are impossible to live up to when they finally meet in person?
This is a brilliant book, a great read anytime of the year. As the time in the book is set around Christmas time the book is especially poignant to read at this time of year.
My Christmas tree doesn't usually venture out of the loft until at least mid December.However I read this book and finished it on 1st December and I had to get the Christmas tree out and put it up 2nd December lol. It had a "Christmas effect" on me lol.
It is a lovely tale, heartwarming, funny, which features on family, friendship and Christmas traditions. Could there be a book #2? Maybe,would I read it? Definitely Did I enjoy this book? Yes, loved it, though it could be read anytime of year I am glad I read it in December!
Would I read more by these Authors?Yes would read more by both, either as single authors or together.

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1 comment:

  1. I've read some read good review for this book (including yours) and it's got to go on my wishlist! Thank you :)

    (P.S. - Here from bookblogs.ning)