The Unwritten Rule, by Elizabeth Scott.
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 smile and 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.
And one of them is this: You don't kiss your best friend's boyfriend. You don't do it once. You certainly don't do it twice.
I thought for sure that I had written about another of Elizabeth Scott's books on here, but when I perused the archives, it turned out that I had not. I have read Bloom, Perfect You, and also Something, Maybe by her as well, and all of them are good YA novels. In this novel, Sarah likes Ryan, and has since 8th grade, but he's currently going out with her best friend Brianna - which is, of course, a problem.
The book didn't end exactly as I had predicted, which was rather interesting. Sarah's character grows a lot as a whole, which I was happy to see, because throughout most of the novel, she is Brianna's mousy little sidekick, for the most part. Elizabeth Scott's novels are mostly about relationships between guys and girls, usually when they are teenagers, and this novel was no different; however, the fact that another girl is dating the guy Sarah wants to date throws a monkey wrench into the usual "girl meets guy" formula.
4 stars out of 5.