Today is the official publication date of The Unwritten Rule, my friend Elizabeth Scott‘s newest YA novel. Like all of her books, this one is wonderful — realistic and touching, and very sweet in the way that real life can be sweet, imperfections and all. Here’s a representative bit of advance praise:
“Trust Elizabeth Scott to create an exquisite portrait of longing so palpable, I yearned for the Forbidden Boy, too. Trust her to look unflinchingly at the undercurrents beneath the ‘cracked gloss’ of friendship: loyalty and love, jealousy and hurt. The Unwritten Rule is, above all, a superb study of what it means to be authentic when what you want collides with what you cannot have.” –Justina Chen, author of North of Beautiful
Elizabeth also has incredibly dedicated fans who made countdown widgets for the book’s release, tweeted about the book, and even wrote songs about it. (I love the YA lit world. I don’t even know what I’d do if somebody ever wrote a song about Alcestis. Glow with joy for a week straight, obviously, but also be very surprised!) Anyway, if you’re interested in reading about friendships between girls, Elizabeth writes them beautifully, in all their complexity. Highly recommended.