“Sometimes you make plans. Sometimes plans make themselves.” - David Levithan
Christmas might have just passed but that doesn’t mean you can’t read any more Christmas books, right?
This book is about two young teens, Lily and Dash who have now been together for nearly a year and it is 12 days till Christmas, Lily’s favourite time of the year and nothing seems to be the same. From Lily’s beloved grandfather having a slow recovery from a heart attack earlier in the year to Lily struggling to come to terms of why her brother wants to move out. Lily tries to soldier through but Dash knows that something is wrong so he has until Christmas to bring back the old loved Lily and 12 days to bring back Lily’s Christmas cheer and love of life.
Can Dash do it?
Will it ruin their relationship?
Has the old Lily gone missing forever?
This book was fun to read and kept me captivated the whole way through. I really enjoyed it as it reminded me two of the importances of Christmas- been generous and helping others, not just about receiving gifts and preparing for a big Christmas feast).
This book showed us how it can be hard to overcome and “soldier through” some tough times- Lily showed us how it can be difficult to pick yourself up, however Dash showed us that there is always someone there to help and care for you.
I do believe that this book is the sequel of “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares” however when I purchased the book I was not aware of this- however don’t worry it can be read on its own.
I would recommend this book to young adult readers 12 years and above
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan AUD $19.99 (approx.)
The Young Book Critic