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Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily

(Dash & Lily #3)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  338 ratings  ·  67 reviews
For Dash and Lily, it's beginning to look a lot like...distance! Just in time for the series release of Dash & Lily on Netflix comes a new helping of love--this time across the pond as best-selling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan send Dash and Lily to England.

Dash and Lily were feeling closer than's just too bad they're now an ocean apart. After Dash gets
ebook, 256 pages
Published November 3rd 2020 by Random House Children's Books
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Alyssa Thomas
This book was everything I wanted it to be. I knew the angst would have a happy ending and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I feel so protective of Dash and Lily because they seem so real in a lot of ways and I just love their love.

I feel like I highlighted half of this book, there were so many good quotes!

Honestly I hope there is a 4th book. I will continue reading Dash & Lily adventures until I'm 50 if possible!

Whaaaaat is this?!?!?!?! I have suc
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I loved this one! Definitely my favorite installment of the Dash & Lily books! I really hope Netflix continues the TV version so that I can see this book played out on screen! 💚❤️💚❤️ ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
I don't know about any of you, but I was ecstatic when I learned we were getting a new Dash & Lily book. Once again, we caught up with this duo during the holiday season. This installment took us to England, where Dash was studying at Oxford. It was their first reunion after several months of separation, and because this was Dash and Lily, it did not go smoothly.

I consider it a special treat to have the opportunity to revisit these characters and check in on the state of their relationship, whi
This one was alright. I really enjoyed getting to see Christmas in London. But I never really connected with it. I felt like it was maybe 70 percent internal struggle and 30 percent plot. It did have some good quotes towards the end. If it gets made into a Netflix series will I watch it? You bet.
Zoë ☆
It was so fun to read about Dash & Lily again, but I guess I expected something different? More fluffiness and Christmas cheer maybe?! (We definitely got that towards the end though, no worries) Still, the subjects discussed (what to study, what to do with life after high school) are definitely important and I appreciated it. So yeah, not as fluffy and happy as I would have expected, but still worth the read!

Thanks to PRH International for providing me with an e-Arc! 💕
I just adore this couple to pieces, and I'm so glad to go on another adventure with them. Oxford University isn't what Dash had in mind when he decided to attend, and Lily has been using her gap year to promote her "dogtrepreneur" business, which is booming. This Christmas, she pays Dash a surprise visit in England, it doesn't begin quite how she anticipated: the long distance hasn't been the easiest for either of them. Choosing your life's direction after high school is often one of the most in ...more
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm almost entirely convinced that this book was written solely to bank off of the new Netflix series. It's been what, 4, almost 5 years since the second Dash & Lily book came out? How convenient that the release of the 3rd book corresponds with the premiere of the show (I think not).

Speaking of convenience, there's not a single event that happens in this book that isn't based on convenience or serendipity. I hate when books rely on convenience to move the plot forward. It's so unbelievable. Mi
Rachel McMillan
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it's Dash and Lily--- but in England


cute, quick read
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was extremely cosy, and I absolutely loved getting in the Christmas spirit with this one. I haven't yet picked up the other books, but I'm sure to do so!
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just what I needed in 2020. A wonderful visit with old friends as they try to find their path in this thing called life. I loved everything about this. So much London, and books, and dogs, and finding yourself set to a backdrop of Christmas.
Katja (Life and Other Disasters)
*I was provided with an eARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!*

CW: depiction of anxiety/panic attacks

I’ve currently really been on a roll when it comes to Dash & Lily, reigniting my love for the characters by binging the Netflix show (several times) and following it up by reading the sequel and now this book that places them in London. It’s as if the authors allow you to watch them grow up a little more with each book and I appreciated that the most in Mind the Gap
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“This is the story of a boy who lost something, then found something, then had to figure out what to do next.”

Dash and Lily are the loves of each other's lives. But six months spent apart while Dash starts college at Oxford University in England and Lily kicks off a dog-walking business has strained their relationship a little. So Lily kindles a plan to surprise Dash and enmesh herself in his life across the pond. But trans-Atlantic communication doesn't always go the distance so Dash and Li
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not one to rush the holidays. I don't listen to Christmas music, until after Thanksgiving. Same with Christmas movies and books. But with 2020 being what it is and this coming out on Election Day, I thought it would make a nice distraction. Plus Dash and Lily premiers  November 10th on Netflix. I decided to make an exception. Glad I did. It was delightful!

Yes the vibe was a little different but Dash and Lily are adults now. There should be change. But at its heart it still has the same charm
Bree T
I knew it’d been a really long time since I’d read Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares but I didn’t know it was a whopping 10 years! I remember how much I enjoyed it and how cute I thought it was and when I saw this I thought it would be really fun to revisit Dash & Lily and see what they’re up to now. There’s actually a second Dash & Lily book that somehow passed me by. I haven’t read that but it really doesn’t matter.

Dash and Lily are doing the long distance relationship thing. Although Dash was accep
The ending of this book was cute but it was pretty angsty and not enjoyable otherwise.
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
This was mostly charming because London at christmas is charming, but I think Cohn & Levithan have lost their mojo a bit and I think each Dash & Lily sequel is a diminishing return. ...more
Dec 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
**3.5⭐ review coming soon**
Jenny Balsamo
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It had been years since I read Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, and I completely fell in love in their love story that bloomed inside a bookstore. I absolutely adored this couple who was full of fluffiness and sweetness. Now that there was another book about one of my favorite YA couples, I knew that I had to read it. I was expecting another lovey-dovey Christmas adventure. However, this new novel is quite different, but in a very good way. Mind The Gap, Dash & Lily took a more serious tone as it ...more
Lauren Howard
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: made-me-happy
Okay. So. I remember only liking the first two Dash & Lily books ok. I enjoyed them, thought they were sweet, but overall the characters were always the best part and I'll admit sometimes the books overall just fell flat for me. Not this time, though.

Let me set the scene: I haven't read a real book in months thanks to college. I have just finished Dash & Lily on Netflix (and LOVED IT!), and I've been craving a cute London love story for weeks. After finishing the Netflix series, I open Good
Beckah brooks
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mind The Gap Dash and Lily is the perfect book to pick up this Christmas.

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares and The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, books one and two in this series, have been my regular Christmas reads every year. So I was very excited to find out that there was going to be a third book. I'm happy to say that it did not disappoint.

This book is the perfect extension of the last two books and is so easy to get into. It is also a very easy and enjoyable read; I was able to read it in a
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was excited when I found out about this book and then scared because some people's review that Dash was being extra mean and distant but wasn't bad. I LOVE this couple. Sure they had some misunderstandings and could have worded things better but that HAPPENS in a relationship. Our favorite couple was growing up and they had huge decisions to make and life choices to figure out.
Lily's family was being extra obnoxious and controlling and it was unfair....especially how they kept bl
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This time Dash and Lily are in... ENGLAND!!! ❤️

In this third installment of the Dash and Lily series, we discover Dash and Lily in England as Dash is continuing his studies at Oxford and because they’re always together at Christmas time, and so this year Lily went to London to visit Dash to celebrate Christmas with him and his extended family in London.

I’ve always loved reading about the challenges in long distance relationship thing because I was in one too and it didn’t work out for me but rea
Erika (tigerlily.books)
Dash & Lily is the perfect book to read for Christmas: it's entertaining, fast to read and gives you the perfect vibes for this season.

I decided to start this series because I recently watched the tv series on Netflix and I absolutely fell in love with it.

When I read the first book I was little bit disappointed because I found it a little immature and not well developed but driven by the curiosity I decided to go on and thank God I did it.

I think the more you read, the more gets a lot better, y
Mrs. Kenyon
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dash and Lily are now living in different countries. Dash went to England to attend Oxford University and Lily took a gap year to take care of her dogwalking business in New York. Lily decides to surprise Dash by visiting London for Christmas after getting the news that he would not be coming to the US. Lily thinks it is a fun, romantic gesture, but everything keeps going sideways. Even though they are now in the same city, it still feels as if they are an ocean apart. Will this trip bring them ...more
Nov 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prh, 2020
This was such an adorable read! I enjoyed it a lot, and was so happy to be back in the world of Dash and Lily.

Because of it being such a light and short read, I cannot really complain much, but I do have to say that Lily annoyed me a bit in this book. I just never agree with her and plainly don't understand her immense love of dogs and how she wants her whole world to revolve around it. It also doesn't let me feel the love and romance that much between Dash and Lily. Yes, the are affectionate, b
Brooklyn Cribdon (The Wild Library)
I'll admit that it took me a little while to get into it, but once I did, I could not stop reading. I am so happy that Dash & Lily's story continues! This third novel does a great job at diving into Dash & Lily's relationship as the grow and navigate adulthood. I loved the new setting in England, and I also really liked the introduction of new frienships (i.e. Sir Ian, Azra). It was also neat to see Dash gain an elegant, odd, older relative (Gem) similar to how Lily has Mrs. Basil E. My only com ...more
Molly - bookgirlbetweenthepages
Mini Review: Mind the Gap Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I love these books! It’s been a couple of years since I last picked up the first two Dash and Lily books, but after watching the new Netflix show (which I highly recommend), I was ready to jump straight back into this world with these characters. This book takes Dash and Lily on adventures through London, with the toll of a long-distance relationship becoming clear to the characters and audiences, as the MC’s have
Nov 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to NetGalley and Knopf Books for Young Readers for this arc, which I read in exchange for an honest review. Here is that review:

3 stars

The relationship here is charming, but this book is not for me. These characters are too...clever. I found them frustrating to the point of being almost unreadable.

I am a big fan of Levithan's, and I am sure that having missed the first installments of this series, I am not working with the same incoming love and awareness of the characters that most re
Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recieved a free copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I just finished the Netflix series when I saw this on netgalley and immediately requested it. I read the first book in the series but didn't remember everything about the story but I knew I liked it. I haven't read the 2nd book but this i didn't like.
I would say that I had outgrown the ya genre but thats not true. Nobody outgrows ya. But I have outgrown dash and lily.
I didn't care about dash or lily. Dash was okay and he made
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Rachel grew up in the D.C. area and graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Political Science. She has written many YA novels, including three that she cowrote with her friend and colleague David Levithan. She lives and writes (when she's not reading other people's books, organizing her music library or looking for the best cappuccino) in New York City. ...more

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