The Unwritten Rule Review  

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The Unwritten Rule
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Hardback: 224pgs.
Publisher: March 16th 2010 by Simon Pulse
Source: Won from Contest at Readergrlz

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.

Review: Okay so let me tell you this book got me going' and goin' and goin'. Once I got into the book I could not get out of it. I had to go to the library the day I was planning to finish it, so I read it in the car so I wouldn't have to stop. Let me tell you this is not the best way to read a book, but I don't care. By the way I wasn't driving just in case any of you were wondering. :)
So I loved the characters, well mostly. Going into this book I thought I was going to like Sarah, but at the same time not like her for what she was doing. I mean come on right? Yeah I was wrong. Sarah is a great person who I can relate to a lot for the fact that I am a bit of a push over like she was at times but she really did care about the people around her that pushed her. Like any great character Sarah has flaws. To me her flaw was being to naive, I guess. She wasn't able to truly see the kind of girl Brianna was until the end. That leads me to Brianna. Elizabeth did such a great job with the character. She made me think Brianna was okay, then I sympathized for her, and then I wanted to yell at her, then I would sympathize with her again. This reminded me of Lena from The Luxe series. Then there is Ryan. He is such a great guy, but still realistic with the fears and reasons he had for doing what he did.
This book overall was great. This was a dramatic book and not what I was expecting to read when I first heard about it. I think this scenario is different than the ones I thought would be portrayed in this book, but I think it made it better since it wasn't as predictable. The only drawback for me was that I felt like Sarah need to yell at Brianna to make her understand, other than just allow Brianna to keep talking. I was sitting there frustrated that Sarah couldn't put Brianna in her place (w/out violence) and wanting to put her in her place myself but not being able to. This book got me really riled up at the end. I give this book 4.5 Stars and I totally recommend it. ( Look at me I used totally :) )

4.5 Stars

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