Rules for Heartsby Sara Ryan
Battle Hall Davies is sure of some things: She's going to Reed this fall; she loves girls; and her older brother, Nick, outshines her. He ran away four and a half years ago; now he's tracked her down, and she's spending the summer at Forest House, where he lives in Portland. It is a summer of surprises. Battle is swept into Forest House's community Shakespeare production, their all-night card games, and the arms of her new housemate, Meryl. As the weeks pass, Battle realizes that Nick isn't who she thought he was - and she isn't who she thought she was, either.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Sales rank:
- Product dimensions:
- 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
- Age Range:
- 14 Years
Read an Excerpt
Table of Contents
ACT I - Are You Lost?
ACT II - Some Very Interesting Choices
ACT III - It ’s a Trick-Taking Game
ACT IV - Yeah, He’s a Runner
ACT V - I Got Lucky
BOOKS BY SARA RYAN
The Rules for Hearts
Me and Edith Head (with Steve Lieber)
Empress of the World
Author’s note: Some places that I’ve written about in this book are real, though I’ve changed details and added elements to suit my story. But Forest House and all its inhabitants are fictional.
Published by Penguin Group
Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, U.S.A.
Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P
2Y3 (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada Inc.)
Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England
Penguin Ireland, 25 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
(a division of Penguin Books Ltd)
Penguin Group (Australia), 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd)
Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park,
New Delhi-110 017, India
Penguin Group (NZ), Cnr Airborne and Rosedale Roads, Albany, Auckland 1310, New Zealand
(a division of Pearson New Zealand Ltd)
Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, 24 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196,
Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England
First published in 2007 by Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Copyright © Sara Ryan, 2007
All rights reserved
Lyrics quoted on page 122 are from “Palmcorder Yajna” by the Mountain Goats, C & P Cadmean Dawn [ASCAP], rights administered by Pacific Electric and used with permission of the artist.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA IS AVAILABLE
eISBN : 978-1-101-01486-8
for U. C., with love
CAST,IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
BATTLE HALL DAVIES, 18-year-old high school graduate, accepted to Reed College
NICHOLAS DAVIES, 22, Battle’s older brother, a cab driver, resident of Forest House
MERYL DAVENPORT, 22, swimming instructor, resident of Forest House
AURORA KNEEDLER, 46, owner of Forest House and artistic director of Theater Borealis
ROBERT CRACKNELL, 50, resident of Forest House, set designer and builder, Aurora’s partner
CHARLES FAHEY, 27, gardener, bike messenger, designer, resident of Forest House
HENRY O’BRIAN, 55, donor to and actor in Theater Borealis
DAMIAN J. WOLF, 28, actor in Theater Borealis
A NNALISA TANNAHILL, 34, actor in Theater Borealis
ELLERY TANNAHILL-LIPPMAN, 11, Annalisa’s daughter, actor in Theater Borealis
THE MINIONS, assorted genders, ages, Robert’s helpers in the Theater Borealis scene shop
LUCKY, 3, a dog
Church basement, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, almost five years ago
Meet the Author
Sara Ryan lives in Portland, Oregon. This is her first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
A Rule for the Hearts was written by Sara Ryan in an emotional story setting in Portland, Oregon. Young battle is moving away from home leaving her parents and her relationship back home. Little do her parents know there daughter is being sneaky and mischievous to move in with her brother that ran away from home a few years ago. The theme of this story is this young battle all she wants 2 to do is reunite with her brother have him reunite with his parents. The conflict this story is battle falls in love with merlye and they ended up fooled around and merlye keep saying you know back there that was accident I didn't mean for that to happen and it keep hurting battle, so they house ended up busting up and ended up moving out the group went their own way. This book was a completely awesome book I loved it explains about what can happen. In a relationship and how hard and hurtful it can be even when you don't mean to hurt the other person.