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The Unwritten Rule [Reading] ➷ The Unwritten Rule Author Elizabeth Scott – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Everyone knows the unwritten rule You don t like your best friend s boyfriendSarah 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 Everyone knows The Unwritten Rule You don t like your best friend s boyfriendSarah 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 friendSarah The Unwritten PDF/EPUB or 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 awfulSarah is torn apart by guilt, but what she feels is nothing short of addiction, and she can t stop herself from wanting.


About the Author: Elizabeth Scott

Hey there, I m Elizabeth I write young adult novels I live just outside Washington DC with my husband and dog, and am unable to pass a bookstore without stopping and going insideAll right, and I can t leave without buying at least one bookUsually two OrMy website and blog are at elizabethwrites, and I m also on twitter, tumblr, and facebook.



10 thoughts on “The Unwritten Rule

  1. Bren Bren says:

    There are a million rules for being a girl There are a million things you have to do to get through each day High school has things that can trip you up, ruin you, people say one thing and mean another, and you have to know all the rules, you have to know what you can and can t do The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth ScottThis was an interesting story It s one that is pure YA..but in a good way As others have said, this concerns a high school girl named Sara who is secretly in love with her bes There are a million rules for being a girl There are a million things you have to do to get through each day High school has things that can trip you up, ruin you, people say one thing and mean another, and you have to know all the rules, you have to know what you can and can t do The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth ScottThis was an interesting story It s one that is pure YA..but in a good way As others have said, this concerns a high school girl named Sara who is secretly in love with her best friend s boyfriend She does not want to be..but she is.I liked this book for a number of reasons The writer is just about flawless in getting into the minds of the characters Even the smallersupporting characters are fleshed out.I also did find the story interesting At first glance, as others have stated, the story seems very simplistic but it is not so, not really, as it contains the themes of dysfunctional and toxic friendship which interested me alotthen the love triangle.And here is where I was let down Sara s friendship with Brianna is toxic Brianna is a character I LOATHED and I do not care that she has such a tough backround The way she talks to Sara on a good day is awful And jarring.I am sure we ve all had toxic friendships I know I have Still Breanna is in a class by herself I consider what she did to Sara to be emotional abuse The constant poking, the hostile and sometimes just plain evil comments and her stealing away any guy that Sara has a remote interest in..she really had issues.SPOILERS My let down came from the fact that there is no big confrontation between the girls It is all Sara making apologies I so badly wanted someone to tell Brianna off I mean..she doesn t even want to be with her boyfriend because she doesn t like his car I am trying to understand how the vehicle one drives could be a deal breaker in a relationship but you got me I guess I am not superficial enough to understand that.Also..It did get kind of bogged down with Sara constantly pining after Ryan It does get tough to read 200 pages of that Although I did like this book I think I d have LOVED this book, had I read it while still a teenager It is very YA.I would give this 3.5 stars It s a light read in a way and a quick read but I d have likedmeat to the ending and a confrontation


  2. Tatiana Tatiana says:

    The Unwritten Rule is my third Elizabeth Scott book and my least favorite out of the three the other two are Living Dead Girl and Love You Hate You Miss You which deal with sexual abuse and death respectively.The book can be summarized very briefly Sarah and Brianna are best friends, Brianna is dating Ryan, Sarah likes Ryan, and Ryan wants to be with Sarah too Will the girls friendship survive the squabble over the guy The main problem with this book is that it is very simplistic, there ar The Unwritten Rule is my third Elizabeth Scott book and my least favorite out of the three the other two are Living Dead Girl and Love You Hate You Miss You which deal with sexual abuse and death respectively.The book can be summarized very briefly Sarah and Brianna are best friends, Brianna is dating Ryan, Sarah likes Ryan, and Ryan wants to be with Sarah too Will the girls friendship survive the squabble over the guy The main problem with this book is that it is very simplistic, there are no layers to the story, basically nothing much happens in it 95% of the book are Sarah s thoughts on the matter that go like thisI like Ryan so much I ve liked him since 8th grade But he is dating my best friend Brianna She s been my best friend since the kindergarten But Ryan likes methan Brianna But Brianna loves Ryan too But their relationship isn t working But Brianna s parents are so horrible, I can s take Ryan from her too But I like Ryan so muchnot a direct quote And it goes on and on like this in circles forever, making this short 200 page long book very boring and repetitive Main characters are also very hard to get attached to They are not interesting or compelling, they lack complexity Sarah is a goody motherly type of girl, Brianna is an outright mean girl, and Ryan is a doormat ish stud This assortment of cliche characters doesn t leave much room for moral dilemma, it is very easy to discount bad girl Brianna s feelings and forgive good girl Sarah s deceit IMO this subject has been portrayed infinitely better in E Lockhart s Ruby Oliver books


  3. jesse jesse says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here well, the whole behind the back kissing and sort of flirting is not my kind of thing i can see understand how sarah fell in love with ryan but how about a little self control it s okay to crush on someone from afar, but not if he or she s not single ready to mingle sarah s not the only one at fault though seriously two months he seriously needed nearly two months time to make up his freakin mind ryan should have broken up his relationship with brianna a long time ago he didn t do that well, the whole behind the back kissing and sort of flirting is not my kind of thing i can see understand how sarah fell in love with ryan but how about a little self control it s okay to crush on someone from afar, but not if he or she s not single ready to mingle sarah s not the only one at fault though seriously two months he seriously needed nearly two months time to make up his freakin mind ryan should have broken up his relationship with brianna a long time ago he didn t do that, which makes him a coward he liked sarah from the beginning and still picked brianna sarah deserves someone who picks her first.now that I think about it this read a lot like a young adult version of Something Borrowed BOTH books can be summarised as follows maid of Honor main character likes her bff s soon to be groom boyfriend he likes her back boyfriend cheats on girlfriend to be with the girl he likes cheated soon to be bride girl finds out they go separate ways END OF BOOK s


  4. Reynje Reynje says:

    2.5 stars Without a doubt, Elizabeth Scott has a beautifully honed voice for young adult literature She writes both accessibly and perceptively about the teenage experience and its accompanying emotions It s an unembellished, authentic style that neither sensationalises nor talks down to young adult issues The Unwritten Rule is no exception, clearly capturing the straightforward, yet earnest voice of Sarah, in the midst of anI like my best friend s boyfriendsituation Not to mince matters 2.5 stars Without a doubt, Elizabeth Scott has a beautifully honed voice for young adult literature She writes both accessibly and perceptively about the teenage experience and its accompanying emotions It s an unembellished, authentic style that neither sensationalises nor talks down to young adult issues The Unwritten Rule is no exception, clearly capturing the straightforward, yet earnest voice of Sarah, in the midst of anI like my best friend s boyfriendsituation Not to mince matters, yes, this book contains a love triangle of sorts, and cheating However, I feel it would be doing Scott a disservice to reduce this book down to merely its romantic aspects Obviously, the feelings Sarah harbours for Ryan, her best friend s boyfriend, take up a large part of the narration, as she navigates the dilemma of wanting what she can t have There is a lot of inner dialogue as Sarah examines and turns over her secret feelings, and ruminates over her guilt and pent up anger Beyond this, however, Scott examines the nature and effects of a toxic friendship The dynamic between Sarah and Brianna is subtly drawn Scott uses her light touch here effectively and this is a muchnuanced portrayal of a destructive friendship than is often found in two tone mean girl storylines The antagonism in this situation is muchveiled and complicated Sad to say, but I found the kind of undermining behaviour exhibited by Brianna, and likewise Sarah s passivity, to be all too familiar.At its heart, I can t help but feel that this isa story about understanding the true nature of a friendship, as opposed to a love story although that definitely features heavily It s a well articulated deconstruction of the complicated relationship between two girls, the reasons for the way they treat each other, and why it s so hard to let go Although I m a fan of Scott s writing, and her undemonstrative endings there are no hugely shocking scenes, or dramatic twists , I found the plot in The Unwritten Rule rather too slight to be entirely taken with the book It s a very genuine insight into Sarah s conflicted thoughts, and the kind of book I would have adored in my teens, but at this stage in my life, I found it a little wanting and not wholly compelling


  5. Janina Janina says:

    One thing right at the beginning I m a huge fan of Elizabeth Scott So this rating might be influenced a tiny bit by that All in all, I really enjoyed The Unwritten Rule, but when compared to Scott s other YA romance novels, it is probably the weakest It was a quick read and definitely kept my attention, but it wasn t particularly memorable when I look back at it now I probably won t go back to re read it as I ve done with Bloom, Perfect You or Something Maybe and it doesn t have the orig One thing right at the beginning I m a huge fan of Elizabeth Scott So this rating might be influenced a tiny bit by that All in all, I really enjoyed The Unwritten Rule, but when compared to Scott s other YA romance novels, it is probably the weakest It was a quick read and definitely kept my attention, but it wasn t particularly memorable when I look back at it now I probably won t go back to re read it as I ve done with Bloom, Perfect You or Something Maybe and it doesn t have the original plot of Stealing Heaven.What I liked Sara s relationship to her parents It was nice to see a teenaged heroine who got along well with her family and whose family made up a huge aspect of her life It was a change to see a girl who sometimes preferred to hang out at home instead of going out with her friends.The chemistry Sara and Ryan had was great as well Lots of swoon worthy scenes between the two.What I didn t like so much Sara s best friend, Brianna, is too much on the mean girl side We get glimpses of her problems and why she might have become the person she is, but in the end, she behaves terribly and I didn t feel sorry for her or mad at Sara at all I think this story would have had muchto it if Brianna had been a better friend Then I as the reader would actually have had the possibility to sympathise with her Attention, small spoiler What I couldn t understand If Ryan was so in love with Sara, why didn t he break up with Brianna sooner Or why did they become a couple in the first place I mean, pity certainly can t be the reason to be together with someone for so long All in all, a cute little story, but I missed the complexity I found in Scott s other novels Here, we are focused completely on the Oh my god I m in love with my best friend s boyfriend what should I do storyline other aspects of Sara s life are almost non existent Still, I enjoyed the read while it lasted, therefore the three stars


  6. Nomes Nomes says:

    2.5 starsElizabeth Scott has a great voice for teenagers She seems to be able to effortlessly get right under their skin and articulate those swirly confused intense emotions that plague teens in The Unwritten Rule she centres around friendship, loyalty mostly misplaced and having a crush Her prose is easy to slip into The style of The unwritten Rule most reminded me of Something, Maybe it has the same kind of quirky, occasionally self depreciating tone There s a gentle humour that lift 2.5 starsElizabeth Scott has a great voice for teenagers She seems to be able to effortlessly get right under their skin and articulate those swirly confused intense emotions that plague teens in The Unwritten Rule she centres around friendship, loyalty mostly misplaced and having a crush Her prose is easy to slip into The style of The unwritten Rule most reminded me of Something, Maybe it has the same kind of quirky, occasionally self depreciating tone There s a gentle humour that lifts the tone of the book and helps dilute the ANGST oh my gosh this is so very angst ridden.I always sail through Scott s books this is a light read I find her male leads appealing in a breezily hot way she always has her guys blushing, etc very cute And there s no denying Ryan is a fantastic character to crush on in that very high school first crush kind of way.Despite all the things I could admire about this book, it ultimately didn t really work for me Beyond the actual premise, there did not seem to be any plot There was no raising of stakes or tension I grew a little tired of reading so much internal conflict as Sarah relentlessly tried to sort through her feelings The story felt dragged out by characters continually being averted from announcing their intentions following through on their convictions I am not really a fan of dragging out tension via staged scene interruptions.Sarah s best friend was too villainous LOL which made the choices and outcomes too black and white it lessened the tension and conflict by having me only rooting for Sarah and also made me roll my eyes at how long it was taking for Sarah to get with the program.It s firmly a high school kind of read, very PG some of Scott s other books have an older YA vibe but this one s for the teens As much as I admire the prose, the sentiments and adolescent reminiscent aches all portrayed with authenticity through Sarah s conflicting feelings and as much as I admire those sweet Ryan and Sarah love moments there s some nicely done smiley kiss scenes and blush worthy memories this book did not really work for me as an older reader of YA


  7. Nancy Nancy says:

    Sarah liked Ryan first But it s her best friend Brianna that s dating Ryan Sarah should be the good friend and back off, but she just can t stop liking Ryan Whatever shall she do Yes, my tone is slightly mocking The story is simple enough In fact, too simple It s another one of those books where it s just a love story and that s it Nothing else happens There s nothing deep about family or even friendship In fact, the crazy friendship was what kept me going because it was the only dra Sarah liked Ryan first But it s her best friend Brianna that s dating Ryan Sarah should be the good friend and back off, but she just can t stop liking Ryan Whatever shall she do Yes, my tone is slightly mocking The story is simple enough In fact, too simple It s another one of those books where it s just a love story and that s it Nothing else happens There s nothing deep about family or even friendship In fact, the crazy friendship was what kept me going because it was the only dramatic parts Otherwise, it was just a very tortured love story Girl can t be with guy, but wants him badly, so they end up sneaking around and becoming very guilty Lots of no, we mustn t be together, as if they re in some kind of movie It was boring as hell I m surprised I got through this I just really wish, for once, that Scott s protagonists would do something, anything Take action If Sarah likes Ryan so much, just tell Brianna Screw Brianna, who s always been such a bitch and constantly putting down Sarah with her nonchalant comments And Ryan, too What, it takes him nearly two months to get the courage to tell everyone the truth about who he likes I hate indecisive guys who can t make up their minds All Ryan does is tell Brianna, We gotta talk for the last few weeks Couldn t he have beenadamnant and persistent That s what Scott s characters are always lacking, this drive and passion to DO something and STOP avoiding things Seriously, it takes this couple 200 pages to finally confess Wait, no, they didn t even tell Brianna she walked in on them Can you imagine how manypages it would take for them to own up to their mistakes Sarah would continue feeling guilty and backing out of it, out of Ryan, and this endless circle of thoughts and events will continue I really didn t like the story If I wrote this, I would go in a different direction I would actually give Sarah a life beyond Brianna Sarah would find friendship in people outside Brianna s life and this wouldn t happen at the very end, either , Sarah would actually stand up to B and maybe even slap her if she d done that, I would have certainly applauded Sarah for her guts, and Sarah would definitely be less annoying with her I wish things were different I wish this, I wish that, I want this, I want that It s all Scotts characters ever do wish and want and never setting out to grab those things They re just not people I really resonate with or see role models as Also, I absolutely abhorred Brianna, and thought it pitiful trying to give her this background story to explain to readers why she is the way she is Just because she has all this trouble with parents doesn t mean she can be a total bitch Stop sugarcoating people s actions like that Overall, just not impressed


  8. Lindsay Paige Lindsay Paige says:

    WARNINGS I read this book in just a few short hours I literally couldn t stop reading You will definitely want to read this book.First off, it s very easy to connect with Sarah We have probably all been in similar situations, whether we were the friend who had the crush on the spoken for boyfriend or the girl who had the boyfriend It was, for me, also very easy to relate to Brianna She had problems with her parents that just made her cry and wonder who loved her But Brianna, I just didn t WARNINGS I read this book in just a few short hours I literally couldn t stop reading You will definitely want to read this book.First off, it s very easy to connect with Sarah We have probably all been in similar situations, whether we were the friend who had the crush on the spoken for boyfriend or the girl who had the boyfriend It was, for me, also very easy to relate to Brianna She had problems with her parents that just made her cry and wonder who loved her But Brianna, I just didn t like towards the end She sort of showed her true self and then again she was only trying to protect herself I really liked this book because it could ve actually happened It was so realistic that it could ve been a story that happened to any one of us I loved that about the book It was realistic from beginning to end And even though, there is that unwritten rule, you can t help but secretly and quietly yell, YES when something happens in Sarahs favor and laugh evilly when something doesn t work out for Brianna Addict s Last Words Great book Great details Great characters A book that you need to read


  9. Heather Heather says:

    Sarah is 17 and lives in the shadow of her beautiful, shallow best frienemy Brianna Best friends since they were five, Sarah couldn t imagine life without Brianna, but lately, Sarah has been having some decidedly un friendly thoughts about Ryan, Brianna s current boyfriend Sarah has wanted Ryan before Brianna was willing to acknowledge his existence, but now, Brianna s got him, or does she And did she ever The Unwritten Rule makes for a cutesy love story, butthan anything, its a comin Sarah is 17 and lives in the shadow of her beautiful, shallow best frienemy Brianna Best friends since they were five, Sarah couldn t imagine life without Brianna, but lately, Sarah has been having some decidedly un friendly thoughts about Ryan, Brianna s current boyfriend Sarah has wanted Ryan before Brianna was willing to acknowledge his existence, but now, Brianna s got him, or does she And did she ever The Unwritten Rule makes for a cutesy love story, butthan anything, its a coming of age tale about the guises and dependency of friendship, standing your ground, and finding enough worth in yourself to be who you are


  10. Katie(babs) Katie(babs) says:

    I ve been looking for lighter and fluffier YA books since the doom and gloom YA s have been giving me a headache I think it s this sense of d j vu with the plots since every single synopsis I ve read about the YA s coming out seems all the same So when I heard pretty good reviews about The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott, I thought why not give it a chance I ve read the Living Dead Girl by her, and although I wasn t too impressed with that book, The Unwritten Rule is a very different from I ve been looking for lighter and fluffier YA books since the doom and gloom YA s have been giving me a headache I think it s this sense of d j vu with the plots since every single synopsis I ve read about the YA s coming out seems all the same So when I heard pretty good reviews about The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott, I thought why not give it a chance I ve read the Living Dead Girl by her, and although I wasn t too impressed with that book, The Unwritten Rule is a very different from the dark subject matter in Living Dead Girl.I think we ve all been there in our teens where we had a major crush on a boy but don t know how to go about telling him, the fear that he d never like us and we step aside for our friend who also has feelings for him.Unfortunately, The Written Rule was a major disappointment for me It had no real depth and the main characters annoyed me immensely Carrie Jones has the blurb on the cover where she says this is brilliant, touching and true I beg to differ It s really none of the above.Sara has an all consuming crush on Ryan So much so that he s all she can think about Sara doesn t think she has a chance with Ryan because she feels she s nothing special Sara fades into the background all because of her beautiful and vivacious best friend, Brianna Sara is well liked by the majority of her classmates but she sthe type that is just there Sara comes from a well rounded family, with a loving mother and father and loves wearing bright colorful sneakers to show off her lacking personality she feels she has One day at a party, Ryan starts talking to her and they have a moment where he may kiss her But then Brianna walks in and it s all over for Sara Ryan goes off with Brianna and they next thing that happens is that Ryan and Brianna are a couple But wherever they go, Sara is there and soon something horrible happens Ryan drives Sara home one night and they end up kissing Sara is ashamed that she has betrayed Brianna and doesn t know how to tell her And then Ryan says he wants to be with Sara and will find a way to tell Brianna Sara is torn because friends should come before boys, but she wants Ryan so much.The Unwritten Rule has a great premise but the exposition fails big time Elizabeth tries her best to explain why Sara is to torn up about her and Ryan kissing The big problem I had is with Ryan, this wishy washy character, who with one word right from the start could have solved everything Ryan is like a ghost, a pale one dimensional, lacking in major personality figure who if he was man enough, wouldn t haven t allowed things go on this far with Brianna We never get the full story on why he decides to be with Brianna even after she kisses him as her way to manipulate him into being her boyfriend Sara isn t defined at all even with the book being from her point of view She s just as one dimensional as Ryan, where they only reason the reader should side with her is because of all the heartache she s going through, which I get, but seriously, Brianna s heart isn t really into Ryan She claims him just because she wants to And Brianna s reactions to the world around her confused me the majority of the time.I really tried to sympathize with Sara since she has unrequited love for Ryan and doesn t want to hurt Brianna, her best friend and confidant, who is truly a heartless brat But since Sara doesn t really have any redeemable qualities, except for her quirk with sneakers, which I felt was put in there to show how different and special she is, The Unwritten Rule is a reading fail.Also, at one point Brianna uses the good old F word, which came out of nowhere, and I guess would be justified since her reaction makes sense, but the tone of this book isPG if anything and catersfor the under thirteen year old crowd Inserting that word and the insults Brianna is supposed to bring forth an emotional reaction from the reader It doesn t and is almost insulting the reader s intelligence.The Unwritten Rule is one book I wouldn t recommend to any teenager who wants to read a humorous and what should be an adorable outlook on secret love and the angst a teen goes through The Unwritten Rule could have been so much , but wasn t.This is a major pass


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