Synopses & Reviews
Loyalty. Envy. Obligation. Dreams. Disappointment. Fear. Negligence. Coping. Elation. Lust. Nature. Freedom. Heartbreak. Insouciance. Audacity. Gluttony. Belief. God. Karma. Knowing what you want (there is probably a French word for it). Saying Yes. Destiny. Truth. Devotion. Forgiveness. Life. Happiness (ever after).
Hannah and Zoe havent had much in their lives, but theyve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannahs beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everythingtheir deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community collegebehind them.
As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about lifes intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existencethings like audacity, insouciance, karma, and even happiness.
An unforgettable read from the acclaimed author of The Probability of Miracles, The Museum of Intangible Things sparkles with the humor and heartbreak of true friendship and first love.
"In this highly enjoyable caper, the writing is crisp, the dialogue spot on, and the hunt entirely twenty-first century."--The Horn Book
"Funny and nostalgic, a highly contemporary riff on a timeless rite of passage."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Museum of Intangible Things
“A crisp, beautifully crafted story of adventure, love, and the limits of friendship…” -Booklist (Starred Review)
“A finely crafted blend of heartbreak and humor…” -Kirkus
“Hannahs fluid narration will keep the pages turning until the novels complex and bittersweet conclusion.” -SLJ
“…beautifully explored…highly entertaining…Hand this to (girly) fans of Steven Chbosky.” -VOYA
“A cast of well-rounded and memorable characters and a realistic perspective on mental illness make for a thought-provoking story.” -PW
“Zoe is a complex character who in addition to being bipolar is also intelligent, loyal, and funny. Tragically, however, its Zoes illness that brings this outstanding novel—and an inspiring friendship—to a heartbreaking but inevitable conclusion.” -Horn Book
"By building an engrossing story with likable characters around a set of poetic, even philosophical, concepts, Wunder invites readers to consider the intangibles in their own lives." -BCCB
“Nobody writes true, messy, gorgeous friendship like Wendy Wunder. The Museum of Intangible Things is wrenching and real.”
--Katie Cotugno, author of How to Love
“The Museum of Intangible Things is the best kind of joyride: exhilarating and hilarious and full of heart. A must-read for anyone who has ever had - or longed for - a true best friend.”
--Alexandra Coutts, author of Tumble and Fall
A whirlwind romance from theNew York Timesbestselling authors ofNick & Norah s Infinite Playlist I ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don t, put the book back on the shelf, please.
16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.
What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?
Co-written by Rachel Cohn (GINGERBREAD) and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES isa love story that will have readers scouring bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.
From the Hardcover edition."
An all-day scavenger hunt in the name of eternal small-town glory
With only a week until graduation, there's one last thing Mary and her friends must do together: participate in the Oyster Point High Official Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. And Mary is determined to win.
Mary lost her spot at Georgetown to self-professed "it" bully Jake Barbone, and she's not about to lose again. But everyone is racing for the finish line with complicated motives, and the team's all-night adventure becomes all-night drama as shifting alliances, flared tempers, and crushing crushes take over. As the items and points pile up, Mary and her team must reinvent their strategy--and themselves--in order to win.
About the Author
Rachel Cohn & David Levithan have written three books together. Their first, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist,
was made into a movie starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, directed by Peter Sollett. Their second, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List,
was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. For their third book, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares,
David wrote Dash’s chapters and Rachel wrote Lily’s. Although they did not pass the chapters back and forth in a red Moleskine notebook, they did email them to each other without planning anything out beforehand. That’s the way they work.
Rachel’s previous books include Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, You Know Where to Find Me, and Very LeFreak. David’s previous books include Boy Meets Boy, The Realm of Possibility, Are We There Yet?, Wide Awake, Love Is the Higher Law, and How They Met, and Other Stories.
For more information about Rachel and David, you can find them at RachelCohn.com and DavidLevithan.com, respectively. You may also catch them in the aisles at the Strand.
From the Hardcover edition.