Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Unwritten Rule: Blog Tour Review

Title: The Unwritten Rule
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication Date: 
March 16, 2010
Pages: 210
My Edition: ARC Paperback
Reading Level: YA~Ages 14+
Where I got it from: Elizabeth Scott for blog tour 

Summary from 
Elizabeth's website:
Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don't like you best friend's boyfriend. Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years. He's easy to talk to, supersmart, and totally gets her. Lately it even seems like he's paying extra attention to her. Everything would be perfect except for two things: Ryan is Brianna's boyfriend, and Brianna is Sarah's best friend.

Sarah forces herself to avoid Ryan and tries to convince herself not to like him. She feels so guilty for wanting him, and the last thing she wants is to hurt her best friend. But when she's thrown together with Ryan one night, something happens. It's wonderful...and awful.
Sarah is torn apart by guilt, but what she feels is nothing short of addiction, and she can't stop herself from wanting more... 

First Line:
"I liked him first, but it doesn't matter." 

The Unwritten Rule was a short, quick, fun read about two friends and the boy that tears them apart. I loved how quickly the story flowed and how hard it was to stop reading. Page after page, the story started to get more complex for the main character Sarah, and I started to really dislike her best friend Brianna. She had a way of putting down her so called "best" friend by seeming like she was just being nice. Granted, Brianna did have a messed up family and just wanted someone to truly love her and never leave her. I felt really bad for Sarah because she was a good friend, but she just loved her best friend's boyfriend since eighth grade and he vice versa.

The tagline of the story says the unwritten rule is you don't like your best friend's boyfriend and that line totally describes the essence of the story. It's a hard situation to be in, and Elizabeth Scott wrote a great story about just that. The characters were so well-written, I fell in love with Ryan and pretty much loathed Brianna. I love reading books where I have strong feelings for the characters, so that's why I really liked the Unwritten Rule. By the end, I guarantee you will be rooting for Sarah and Ryan to be together! I've read most of Elizabeth's books and have loved every one. The Unwritten Rule was one of the shortest, but I loved the story just as much as the others. I'm so happy I got to read this for the blog tour, thanks!



  1. Thanks for the awesome review, I can't wait to read this one! :)

  2. This book was cute, I agree. :)


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