The Unwritten Rule
“I’m that girl. The one who likes her best friend’s boyfriend. In the world of friendship, I’m awful. Everyone knows the unwritten rule: you don’t like your best friend’s boyfriend.”
Summary: Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years, but things never seem to work out for the two of them. When he comes back from summer, looking amazing, it seems like things might finally start to happen. That is until Sarah’s beautiful best friend Brianna sees him and decides to take him as her own. So now Sarah is stuck between her best friend and the boy she loves. Even though she knows that you aren’t suppose to like your best friend’s boyfriend, she can’t help how she feels, especially when Ryan keeps looking at her like she’s the one he wants.
Review: The Unwritten Rule is a wonderful light-hearted and fun summer read. Readers who enjoy Scott’s usual style of writing will fall for this story for sure. The characters were well developed, a complete mixture of sweetness, charm and a little bit of messy brokenness. I thoroughly enjoyed Sarah, but I was struck most by Brianna. While she is the character most will hate, I think Scott did a fantastic job at giving her enough of a back story to fill her out as a character, I definitely did not hate her. I thought the story was relatable, not overly complicated and the writing accessible. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read and will be appreciated by many YA readers.
Also by Elizabeth Scott: Love You, Hate You, Miss you, Perfect You, Bloom, Stealing Heaven, Living Dead Girl and Something Maybe
If you liked The Unwritten Rule, you might also enjoy: The Karma Club by Jessica Brody, Something Like Fate by Susane Colsanti, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Author Website: http://www.elizabethwrites.com/
Rating: W3.5/4 C4/4 P3.5/4 O2.5/4 PP3/4 CR2.5/4
Grade Level Interest: MJS