Tag Archives: David Levithan

Book Review – The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily book coverThe Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

It’s been a year since Dash and Lily met and fell in love throughout Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. They have had some tough times. Lily’s beloved grandfather had a heart attack and taking care of him has taken a toll on Lily’s usually optimistic attitude. Now, at Christmas, Lily’s favorite time of year, it’s up to Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their friends to stage an intervention in order to get Lily into the holiday spirit. Again Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have woven a memorable cast of characters into an unconventional yet comforting tale. I recommend pouring some hot chocolate and settling into this story of warm, holiday feels.

Book Review – Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson Will Grayson book coverWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

What is described as a book about the unlikely event in which two teenage boys both named Will Grayson meet on a Chicago street corner one cold night, ends up being an enchanting read in the hands of the masterful John Green and David Levithan. These powerhouse YA authors create a wonderfully funny, uplifting, and earnest coming-of-age story about friendship, love, and one epic musical. Written in alternating chapters between the Wills, the voices of the characters are distinct but the plot never feels choppy. I don’t expect anything less from these great writers and you shouldn’t either. Read it.

Book Review – The Lover’s Dictionary

The Lover's DictionaryThe Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

Review: Sparkling, resonant, modern, fleeting, lasting, true

52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week #43

Dash and Lily's Book of DaresDash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Total Reading Time: 3.25 hours

Review: From the authors of “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist” comes another erudite and fun teen “meet cute” story. At one point early in the novel, Dash describes himself as “horribly bookish” which made me smile. Also, the other main character, Lily, describes herself as “the weird girl.” So of course I was going to relate to them and like this one!