4 of 5 stars
First…I loved the process the authors wrote this in.
David Levithan wrote Dash’s chapters and Rachel Cohn wrote Lily’s. They emailed the chapters back and forth to each other, without planning anything out beforehand. LOVE that!
I loved the whole idea about this novel.
Lily: “Well, I’ve been corresponding with a complete stranger in a notebook, telling him my innermost feelings and thoughts and then blindly going to mystery places where he dares me to go….”
I love the places that they sent each other.
“Fate has a strange way of making plans..”
“The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your hart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that.”
Dash’s Postcard 2:
“Why is it so much easier to talk to a stranger? Why do we feel we need that disconnect in order to connect? If I wrote “Dear Sofia” or “Dear Boomer” or “Dear Lily’s Great-Aunt” at the top of this postcard, wouldn’t that chane the words that follow? Of course it would. But the question is: When I wrote “Dear Lily,” was that ust a version of “Dear Myself”? I know it was more than that. But it was also less than that, too.”
And I loved the chapter when Dash met Lily’s Great Aunt Ida…the Q & A back and forth was entertaining.