Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Abbey Ferrara on PreziLily, one of the protagonists of the novel, has written a set of clues and challenges in a red notebook and left it on her favourite bookstore shelf waiting for the right guy to come along and complete those challenges. The two main characters Dash and Lily are absolute book nerds, who pass a red moleskin notebook between them consisting of dares for the other one to do. Dash is depicted as a misanthrope who relishes solitude and detests Christmas while Lily is very eccentric and absolutely loathes being alone. She is always looking for quirky things to engage herself in, like dog walking yes she is a dog walker, cool right? What I really love about this book is that both the characters are so different from one another but are connected by their love of reading.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - Book Review
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares Summary & Study Guide
One day Dash is perusing the shelves of his favorite bookstore, the Strand, and instead of a first edition Salinger, he finds a notebook challenging him to follow the dares left for him by a girl named Lily and leave some of his own in return. Each dare reveals something new about Dash and Lily and brings them closer to the day they will actually meet. When that day finally arrives, they are forced to reconcile the versions of each other they had in their heads with the real thing. This book has a frenetic energy about it, like everything is happening so quickly that neither Dash nor Lily can keep their changing opinions straight. For most of this novel, Dash and Lily never actually occupy the same space.