Friday, December 3, 2010

Hey Teenager! Do you love Christmas?

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Allen & Unwin)

From the authors of the excellent Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List comes this gorgeous and funny Christmas-themed story about geek-chic - or maybe just geek - Lily (who loved Christmas) and snarly hipster Dash (who does not love Christmas).

Dash finds a red notebook at his favourite bookshop (no, not the Sun Bookshop) in between his favourite author's books. On the front it says DO YOU DARE? and inside is written:

I've left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don't, put the book back in the shelf, please.

...and so begins a mad-cap game of dares and adventure. christmas carols, department stores, Madame Tussauds and insane relatives. It's clever, very very funny, heartwarming and full of Christmas cheer. This is one of my favourite books of the year.


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