Dash and Lily's book of Dares

Authors of the book: Rachel Cohn David Levithan

Intro

This is a book talk for Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. It is a romance Novel that is good for Kids that are mature in 6th grade and above.

Plot

The Book begins with Dash finding Lily's Read notebook in the Strand. A bookstore, in New York City, that Her cousin works at. He takes the notebook with him and they exchange conversations through it until Lily forgets to return it and Eventually they find each other again and they spend New Years tougher.

Theme

The Theme of this book is 'You should Never Give up Hope for something that could happen' This is because at the end of the book Something amazing happens that they both wished throughout the book.

My Version of Dash & Lily

Passage

As soon as we were off the phone, i unwrapped the package (brown paper, tied up in string) and found the red Moleskine had come back to me.

I knew Boomer wouldn't take long to get here, so I dove right back in.

I'm sorry I didn't return our notebook to you.

That already seemed like so long ago.

You don't feel like a stranger to me.

I wanted to ask her, What does a stranger feel like? Not to be snarky or sarcastic Because I really wanted to know if there was a difference, if there was a way to become truly knowable, if there wasn't always something keeping you a stranger, even to the people you weren't strange to at all.

I always hoped that after the prince found Cinderella and they rode away in their magnificent carriage, after a few miles she turned to him and said, " could you drop me off down the read, please? Now that I've finally escaped my life of horrific abuse, I'd like to see something of the world, You know?"

Maybe the prince would be relieved. Maybe he was tired of being asked who he was going to marry. Maybe all he wanted to do was go back to the library and read a hundred books, only everyone kept interrupting him, telling him he couldn't ever let himself be alone.

Passage Explanation

In this Dash had just gotten the red notebook back and he was reading what lily had wrote since last time. The italics are Lily and the rest is Dash. It shows he really wants to know her, and that he likes to read a lot, and in this he considers himself the prince and lily Cinderella.

My Opinion of the Book

My opinion on this book is that it gets your hopes to high for reality. In reality this could never happen and this just gets your hopes up. It is a good read though and it gives you something to do, and it gives you hope.

Movie

Also apparently there is a movie of it, and I have never seen it.

Link to New York Times: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/464191/Dash-and-Lily-s-Book-of-Dares/overview

Bibliography

Book talk by: Erin B.