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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan Narrator: Ryan Gesell, Tara Sands Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9780307915870
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Rachel Cohn & David Levithan have written three books together. Their first, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, was made into a movie starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, directed by Peter Sollett. Their second, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. For their third book, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, David wrote Dash’s chapters and Rachel wrote Lily’s. Although they did not pass the chapters back and forth in a red Moleskine notebook, they did email them to each other without planning anything out beforehand. That’s the way they work.

Rachel’s previous books include Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, You Know Where to Find Me, and Very LeFreak. David’s previous books include Boy Meets Boy, The Realm of Possibility, Are We There Yet?, Wide Awake, Love Is the Higher Law, and How They Met, and Other Stories.

For more information about Rachel and David, you can find them at RachelCohn.com and DavidLevithan.com, respectively. You may also catch them in the aisles at the Strand.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “Grudging hipster love story meets un-ironic Christmas romance in this dual-narrator tale—an awkward but ultimately acceptable pairing not unlike that of the two title characters.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “As they did in Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, the authors combine their talents to write an appealing book. It makes readers long to buy a notebook, begin filling its pages, and find a friend who might turn out to be more.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Smart, funny, yet touching.”

    Children’s Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadia | 1/24/2014

    " I would say that it was a page turner, or in my case, a touch worthy(sounds so wrong) book on my phone. Gave me a good idea to try out in the future ;) But then again, i felt like i couldn't connect to the full extent with the characters, which is why i took two stars out, because getting attached to the characters emotionally is a great deal for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 1/5/2014

    " I liked Dash. I could not STAND Lily. What an annoying character. She was hard to stomach, which made the romance less believable and her chapters somewhat difficult to read. Great story otherwise - very creative. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane Yule | 12/8/2013

    " Too many pretensions on each page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 12/3/2013

    " I dont think there are any words to describe how much I loved this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 9/26/2013

    " Laughed through the whole book. I look forward to revisiting this one next Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha Dulla | 7/23/2013

    " Light and fluffy, just the way I like my teen romance books. This was such a heartwarming story and excellently written by both authors. Dash and Lily's insight to love is so relatable I found myself wanting to underline quotes and passages every few pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Tsuruda | 11/25/2012

    " I'm so behind on my book blogs, but will write one about this book soon! It was okay and fun, but it is not as awesome as their original collaboration, 'Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist.' More coming soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maui | 10/17/2012

    " It's a cute story. Very teen-ish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 9/17/2012

    " A fun little YA romance. This isn't the masterpiece of Nick & Nora, nor the slight disappointment of Naomi & Eli. Somewhere in between lies a solid text for a bit younger crowd than the other two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 9/17/2012

    " It was cute. Good references. Read it during Christmas so I enjoyed it. I will be looking for notebooks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mariama | 4/16/2012

    " I'm trying really hard to finish this book, but the pretentious-ness that is Dash and Lily is a little overwhelming and unbelievable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle Schwendiman | 4/15/2012

    " The premise of this story is cute and creative. The book, however, is boring and bothersome. I never cared about the characters, and I disliked the sexual references. I wouldn't recommend reading this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/23/2011

    " Didn't realize this was high school fiction, but it was still a cute story about friendship and love :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 5/20/2011

    " This book is a let-down after the authors` previous collaboration on Nick and Norah`s Infinite Playlist, largely because of the character Lily. She`s a cute female protagonist, but her innocence becomes an overkill to the point of annoyance as the book progresses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jgrover | 5/13/2011

    " Loved the book and concept - "F" word a few times - hard to recommend it to most kids, which is sad, because I LOVED the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/13/2011

    " This is a really cute book so far. The main character, Dash, reminds me of Mark Peterson circa 1999. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cari | 5/12/2011

    " Witty dialog and the thrill of the chase make this a fun read. While classified as young adult, it's great for adults, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/10/2011

    " Adored this book. Both of the characters were fun to follow and the premise was awesome. It was really hard to believe that Dash's narrative voice belonged to a 16 year old boy, but the pretentiousness of it did fit his character and led to some really humorous moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 5/7/2011

    " Five stars purely because it made me laugh out loud in several places. "

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About the Author
Author Rachel CohnRachel Cohn's novels include Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, and Pop Princess. She lives and writes wherever she can find an outlet for her laptop.
About the Narrators

Ryan Gesell is a film, television, and voice actor, as well as an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. His film credits include Crossing Over and A Perfect Getaway, and his television appearances include The Shield, Prison Break, Seventh Heaven, Passions, Boy Meets World, and numerous others. He has also appeared in a number of commercials and public service announcements, as well as Internet shorts and webisodes.

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is well known as the voice of Anna Kyoyama in Shaman King, Mokuba Kaiba in the English adaptation of the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, as well as Chase on Fighting Foodons. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in New Jersey, She studied theater at Hofstra University and has had a steady stream of voice acting work since high school. Much of her work is in anime dubbing, with multiple roles in such franchises as Slayers and Pokémon. She has also narrated numerous audiobooks, including Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes series and Ellen Potter’s Olivia Kidney series. In addition to providing voiceovers, she has appeared on-camera in commercials, including as the ‘Office Cheerleader’ in a series for Lipton’s Cup-a-Soup and television series, including, Everybody Hates Chris. She is also a successful television host whose credits include: Cartoon Network’s weekly block, Fridays and major red carpet premieres.