Words & Sinew

Semi-occasional reader & blogger who just really loves Rob Kazinsky. My playstation is basically my child.

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares -  'David Levithan', 'Rachel Cohn' This will be short and sweet since I don't recall many details having read this book months ago. But I'll tell you this much: I'll definitely be re-reading this come this holiday season. And I still really want to get a red moleskine notebook and hide it somewhere. You start off this book with really big words. Really big. At first I was narrowing my eyes at the fact that these big words were coming from the mouth of a sixteen year old boy, but once this snarky yet amusing and charming boy explained what a word connoisseur he was, I let it pass. Dash and Lily are an incredibly witty pair. I didn't see them really go from Point A to Point B (or, in Lily's case, Point A.5), but damn did I want them to be together. And when they finally did, it was beautiful and precisely perfect for them. I loved going on all this hilarious journey with them. I kept turning the pages, seeing what other creative challenges Dash and Lily set up for one another and what kind of chaos each would go through to complete them. And the fact that this is set during Christmas gets extra bonus points. A totally light, funny, and charming contemporary that is a perfect read for the holidays. I'm going to make it my own tradition to read this every Christmas season. Favorite Quotes:"She was not a needle. This was not a haystack. We were people, and people had ways of finding each other.""You should never wish for wishful thinking.""The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go because they helped form your heart. There's no getting over that.""You don't know who Nicholas Sparks is?" Dash asked.I shook my head."Please don't ever find out.""Ooh...a girl!""Boomer, we're not in third grade anymore. You don't say, 'Ooh...a girl!'""What? You fucking her?""Okay, Boomer, you're right. I liked 'Ooh..a girl!' much more than that. Let's sick with 'Ooh...a girl!'""I would like to be the person who stands outside Macy's during the holiday season wearing a cute red outfit and ringing a bell to chime in donations for the Salvation Army, but Mom said no. She said those bell people are possibly religious freaks, and we are holiday-only lapsed Catholics who support homosexuality and a woman's right to choose. We do not stand out of Macy's begging for money. We don't even shop at Macy's." Side note: Lily's mom may be the most fantastic person ever.