The Unwritten Rule
by Elizabeth Scott
Publish Date: March 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
Format: Hardcover , 210pp
Age Range: Young Adult
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.
Well the title of this book says it all: The Unwritten Rule. Everyone knows what it means as far a relationships go. You never under any circumstance fall for you best friends boyfriend! You just don’t do it and if you do, I’m about 99% sure your relationship with your best friend isn’t going to work out. If it do does, call yourself lucky!
But what if it does happen; what do you do about it? Of course you can’t help who your attracted to or who you fall in love with. I almost think breaking up with my best friend would be easier than being in love with her boy friend. The torture would be too me on me and I’d just take the easy way out.
This is the first book I’ve read by Elizabeth Scott and I really enjoyed it. At just over 200 pages, its a quick read. I really connected with Sarah- who is in love with Ryan, her best friend (Brianna) boy friend. I really felt sorry for her. The guilt it was causing her was painful at times. I felt conflicted like she did. I wanted Sarah to be with Ryan even though it was wrong and that makes me feel like a bad person but oh well, that’s just how I felt.
So if you want a quick read, I’d definitely give this book a read. I think you’d really enjoy it. I look forward to reading more form Elizabeth in the future.