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A scavenger hunt that takes place in wintertime New York. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares is a contemporary romance Young Adult novel which takes place in wintertime New York. Dash is a teenage boy, who upon visiting his favorite book store, finds a scavenger hunt between the pages of one of his favorite book. Lily, the female main character, is a teen girl, who put the scavenger hunt together with the help of her brother and his boyfriend, to help her find a boy. Lily is very shy and lives with her parents and grandfather. Dash is more experienced, has just broken up with his foreign girlfriend and is very sarcastic. By a strange turn of events, they both find themselves alone in NYC in the Christmas time, with nothing to do. Dash and Lily start exchanging notes and messages in various places, without ever actually meeting. They are scared of meeting each other since their expectations are high. After numerous written messages, quests, and a red notebook they exchange with the help of friends and family, Dash finally meets Lily - and the timing is not great. Lily is drunk for the first time and mortified the next day as she recovers from her hangover. Dash considers getting back with his foreign ex-girlfriend, Sophia, but they eventually decide to give each other a chance. After a fiasco involving the police, drama from all around, the two start developing romantic feelings for another and finally spend more time together.
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Best part of story, including ending: I loved it because it was YA, but written in a very unique way. The characters were smart, sarcastic and witty.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was the one where Lily and Dash were stuck in the bookstore together right at the end. It was so cute.

Opinion about the main character: I loved the main characters, though I did feel quite sorry for Dash - his family life was terrible. Lily, on the other hand, was just a delight to read!

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Loving/sexing?    -   girl chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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