Thursday, April 8, 2010

Review : The Unwritten Rule

Synopsis : 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, 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...

In one word : Adorable. Has the plot been done? Sure, but Elizabeth just has this way of writting that sucks you in. You fall instantly in love with her characters and pray that everything works out.

From the beginning, the reader knows how Sarah feels about Ryan. She saw him first, but it doesn't matter. In the world of girls, the unwritten rule clearly states that you can't fall for your best friend's boyfriend. With that being said, you still can help but want Sarah and Ryan to end up together. They have an undeniable chemistry. Plus, they seem to have a lot more in common than Brianna and Ryan do.

Though the story is mainly about the love triangle, you still get bits and pieces to Sarah and Brianna's home left. Sarah has great parents and Brianna...well, not so much. With that being said, you'll see why each girl is the way she is.

To give you a hint of how much I liked this book, I read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger that makes you wondering what happens next. The entire time, you know it can only end two ways and neither ideal.

And as far as swoon-worthy boys go, Ryan fits the bill. My only regret is, there wasn't enough Ryan. He's adorable, an artist and just a sweetheart. It makes me wish boys like him really do exist.

In a nutshell, if you're an Elizabeth Scott fan, The Unwritten Rule will not disappoint. It has all the romance and quirkiness all her novels do. If you're looking for a cute, quick read, I would recommend this one. You'll cringe, you'll laugh, you'll smile and hope everything works out between these three teens.


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