December 4, 2011

Review: The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

He's looking at me like—well, like he wants to look at me. Like he likes what he sees, and he's smiling and his eyes are so blue, even in the faint flow of the porch light they shine, and I nod dumbly, blindly, and then grope for the door handle, telling myself to look away and yet not able to do it.

"Sara," he says, softly, almost hesitantly, and my heart slam-bangs, beating hard, and this is what it's like to want someone you can't have. To want someone you shouldn't even be looking at.
Sarah and Brianna have always been friends, and it's always gone like this: guys talk to Sarah in order to get closer to Brianna. So even though Sarah met Ryan first, she's not surprised that he ends up with Brianna (even though Sarah has a massive crush on him).
The three of them hang out, and Sarah and Ryan's friendship grows until one night an innocent exchange between them leads to a moment that makes Sarah realize that Ryan might be interested in her after all. But if there's one unwritten rule, it's this: you don't mess around with a friend's boyfriend.
So Sarah tries to resist temptation. But with the three of them thrown together more and more, tension builds between Sarah and Ryan, and when they find themselves alone together at one point, they realize they just can't fight how they feel anymore....

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AS A TEENAGER I TOTALLY RELATE TO THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!! I was in love with my best friends boyfriend and we ended getting together. She got very angry with me but she got over it and we still were friends. I loved this book and I would recommend this book to ANY teenage girl!!!!!!!!!
Publisher-Simon Pulse
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS
Reviewed by~Sierra Wells (Student at Franklin High School)
~Thank you to the Publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!~


  1. Ooh never heard of this one before it sounds good!!

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  2. When this one first came out Something Like Fate was also out. They were both really good, and I pretty much read them back to back. I am still not sure which one I like better. Also Sometimes It Happens is about the same kind of thing. If you liked this one, I suggest you read the others.

  3. My granddaughter picked this up at the book store and said it was really good. I have it now and will be reading it soon.


  4. I read this book back when it was first published and I absolutely adored it. I love how relateable the characters were, and how real the story felt. It was also pretty well written, and I absolutely adored Ryan! Great review!

  5. It´s the first time that I heard about it, but sounds interesting.
    I´m not a teenager any more but I would like to read it.

  6. i like scott and the extract looks very engaging, though this also looks like a very difficult topic, i always think that old friends should be respected and taken care of even when new and maybe more in tune friends appear, would love to see how it's handled

  7. This one sound really good and very relevant for teens! Great review:)


  8. this sounds so interesting! Can you describe the characters a bit?

  9. I LOVED this book. It was romantic and so heartbreakingly beautiful, it took my breath away! I recommend it to anyone who loves a beautiful romance, like me. :P


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