The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

Dash & Lily

Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

fiction childrens young adult
funny lighthearted fast-paced

240 pages

New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan are back together with a life-affirming holiday romance starring Dash and Lily

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers watched the couple fall in love in Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. Lily's beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. Lily's spark has dimmed so much that Langston, her brother, has put aside his grudge against Dash to team up and remind Lily what there is to love about life.

With only twelve days left until Christmas-Lily's favorite time of the year-Dash, Langston, and their friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday spirit of New York City in December, a time and place unlike anywhere else in the world. Told in alternating chapters, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily is bound to be a Christmas favorite for seasons to come.

Cohn and Levithan write with verve and plenty of wry comedy. . . . Intriguing characters and splendid writing.--Kirkus Reviews

Peppered with sharp banter and up-to-the-minute New York City references. . . . A full-fledged rom-com.--Publishers Weekly

Hilarious and heartfelt . . . captures] the emotions of teen love, along with the hilarity of young adult life.--School Library Journal

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lighthearted 89%
emotional 42%
funny 42%
hopeful 36%
relaxing 26%
reflective 15%
inspiring 10%
sad 10%
challenging 5%
tense 5%


fast 47%
medium 42%
slow 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 23% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 31% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

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