Age Group: Young Adult
Other Books by This Author: Living Dead Girl, Something Maybe, Love You Hate You Miss You, Perfect You, Bloom, Stealing Heaven
Received From: Around the World Tours
Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don’t like your best friend’s boyfriend.
Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years. He’s easy to talk to, super smart, 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…
I think most of us have been in this situation. At least a little. Maybe you have a little crush on your best friend’s boyfriend. Maybe you liked him first but you were too nice to say it. I know that it happened to me when I was younger. I never acted on it but my feelings were never quite as strong as Sarah’s. That made it so easy to relate to Sarah and to really connect with The Unwritten Rule.
All the characters were wonderfully written! Sarah was so me! She was a little too quite. She lets Brianna talk to her like she’s a dog. Okay, so that’s not so me. It was a couple of years ago. I had one of those friends…You know what I’m talking about. One of those toxic friends. They say horrible things to you but in a way you can’t get mad. Backhanded compliments. That’s Brianna! I hated her from 10 pages in. I know it’s good writing when I say “What a Bitch!” out loud while reading. As much as I hated Brianna, I loved Ryan! He was swoon worthy and I understood exactly why Sarah was risking her friendship for him. In other words, I really connected to Sarah, I hated Brianna and I loved Ryan!
The Unwritten Rule is the second book I have read by Elizabeth Scott and it definitely won’t be the last. She is one of the YA Greats in my opinion. This book was a fun fast read but kept me interested from the first page. I couldn’t wait to see how everything worked out for Sarah. So you should definitely pick this book up and find out next month!