The red moleskin notebook gave a door of opportunity for two people to communicate, discover themselves, talk about their lives and spend the Holidays the least, yet unforgettable way they could possible do.
I’m talking about David Levithan and Rachel Cohn’s, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. It’s a perfect book during the Holiday season. There’s so many things to love about the book. For starters, it’s setting is in New York City which is probably one of the busiest city during this season. The story is about teenage discovery; knowing who you are, what you’re willing to do and how you digest the reality that lies in front of you. It’s a story about friendship and family; and how both of these are essential in the person you will become and how the comfort they gives is incomparable to anything this world could offer. It’s about taking a risk and see if the the reward is worthy. It’s about expressing yourself and realizing that it’s not about the distance and time that dictates what’s about to happen but rather how you handle it. It’s also about having a special place for someone who may have left not because you haven’t move on but because you already forgive them. It’s about finding that person whom you can speak freely and be the person you always wanted to be. And, it’s about believing someone else’s word and trust them entirely for it.
It’s a great book to read. One by one I’ll share with you the notable quotations I highlighted as they were meaningful for me. If you’re around sixteen, living young, wild and free; you better get a copy and read this because time spent reading such an upbeat, cozy book can actually help you change your perspective and understanding on love and life.