Chloe has a tough time making friends and getting out of her own head. It's nice to see the group rally and open up to one another. I loved them all, snarky Sammi, know-it-all Micah, beautiful Zaina, goofball Gabe, and crush-worthy Tyson. They were kind of forced into their friendship, but that doesn't make it any less sweet. The whole book reminded me of a meme that I saw recently about the bonding that occurs when people are forced together for a long period of time.
Also, I this is just the type of Christmas story that I like best. A cute, fun contemporary with Christmas as the setting. This would definitely be a fun book to pick up this December.
Top Ten Clues You're Clueless is out December 9th, 2014. Review copy from Edelweiss.
There are some really wonderful things about Dash &Lily's Book of Dares. Dash loves words, which is such a charming trait for a snarly person, and I love Lily's optimism. Rachel Cohn and David Levithan wrote this book by sending chapters back and forth in emails--something JoLee and I think of as the Letter Game and have always wanted to try. It seems like the perfect way to write a book about strangers passing a book back and forth. Unfortunately, I found much of the book to be pretty crass, enough that it was distracting and off-putting.
It was still a fun read and another book with a Christmas setting that isn't a dedicated Christmas book.
Top Ten Clues You're Clueless reviewed by JoLee.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares reviewed by Paige.
P.S. You might also enjoy: Reading on a Theme: Winter Reads