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. @goodreads
Okay at first I didn't think I was going to like this book like I did Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist but after I kept reading it <--- I was wrong!
I laughed so hard at certain parts that I almost peed myself! I really needed that today/tonight! No peeing myself but a great laugh.
Lily's parents leave her and her brother for the Christmas holidays, they go to Fiji. Their grandpa went off to Florida to see his girlfriend and Lily's brother is only interested in spending time with his boyfriend.
So, Lily's brother Langston gives her the idea about the notebook. She fills this red notebook full of stuff and puts it in the bookstore in between some shelves hoping maybe someone would find it. And guess what? They did, Dash found the notebook and did his part of the dares, nothing too extreme and then he was supposed to leave the notebook in a place or with a person that Lily chose.
This went on through-out the story with them both giving each other things to do and then leave the notebook in weird places or with people they recruited. I thought it was so charming and cute. Some of the stuff was so hilarious and weird and I want to do it! :-)
I love that these two lonely people happen to find each other at Christmas to do all of this craziness. It was sooooo much fun.
At some point they do want to meet each other but some things go wrong and Dash has to run around and try to find Lily. She ran away and forgot to leave the notebook! So he has to go back to people that were involved and try to find her. He does eventually find her but it wasn't the greatest of times to find her so they part ways.
Then Lily sets out to find Dash, oh and Dash has this hilarious friend named Boomer that actually became friends with Lily before Dash did. There are other characters that are really cool in the book too and it seems some of them are on the couples side.
But oh the horror when Lily and Dash meet up again in person. Lily had just posted a sign where Dash lived and was on her way walking one of her dogs from her pet sitting and he was a bull mastiff. Lord have mercy, this is where I started . . . um . . . having pee moments and they kept going for quite some time. I thought I was going to crack a rib I was laughing so hard.
I need not have posted the sign, however.
Because five minutes after I posted it, Boris started loudly barking at a teenage boy who approached me as I scooped up the biggest piece of dog dung I'd ever seen.
I looked up from my plastic bag filled with giant poo.
It was Dash.
Who else would find me at this moment? First he found me drunk, now he found me cleaning up poo from a barking pony who was about to go into attack mode.
That's not even half of it, there's the ice skating with the dog (not by choice), flying giant poo, child killers (not really) and the save the flying baby tackle. Oh and the little bit of time in jail.
I freaking loved it. I love these authors. I want more of their books. Anything that makes me happy and almost, um, pee my pants - I want more of in my life.
Thank you and goodnight! ♥
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