“Beautifully written and hilarious, with a charming lost soul of a boy whom readers will fall in love with.” – Jennifer Echols, award-winning author of Going Too Far and Such a Rush
Sometimes, a few dares can change lives…
The weekend before the start of senior year, Sophie Erickson and her best friends, Ella and Grace, discover a handwritten list of dares tucked away in the glove compartment of Sophie’s beat-up old Toyota. But this isn’t just any list; it’s a dead girl's bucket list.
Sophie’s beloved aunt Suzy died as a teenager in a fatal fall, leaving Sophie with an overly cautious family, a few fading photographs, and a bucket of bolts that barely passes for a car. But now, Sophie has Suzy’s list of the things she wanted to do in her last year of high school. Sophie can't help but wonder: What would happen if she tried to fulfill Suzy’s last wishes, to live out the longed-for life of her aunt, her hero?
As Sophie and her friends attempt to knock off the things on Suzy's list of dares, love blossoms in unexpected places and Sophie begins to feel that her life is finally coming together...when in fact, everything is slowly unraveling around her. When the truth about a long-held family secret threatens to shatter everything she believed to be true, Sophie is forced to question everything she knew about the life and people she believed in, and ultimately herself.
None of the Regular Rules is a hilarious, heartbreaking, and sexy new novel from the author of Drive Me Crazy and Kiss It.
Praise for None of the Regular Rules:
“A compulsive read with memorable characters.” – Wondrous Reads
“I literally could not close my eyes until this book was finished...this book was extremely powerful.” – Swoon Worthy Books
Praise for Erin Downing’s other novels:
“[Kiss It] is a contemporary version of the book that Judy Blume wanted Forever to be—a book of good sex and good memories for an assertive girl who knows what she wants and goes after it with gusto and without apology.” – The Bulletin
“Spectacular moments of hilarity, yet at the same time, touches on some serious issues.” – The Story Siren (Kiss It was named one of The Story Siren’s ‘Most Hilarious Reads’ of 2010)
“Fast-paced romance…” – STACKED
“The ending was so sweet and perfect…” – An Addicted Book Reader
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About the Author
Before turning to writing full time, Erin worked as a book editor, spent a few months as a cookie inventor, and also worked for Nickelodeon. Erin has lived in England, Sweden, and New York City, and now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and kids. More information about Erin and her books can be found at: erindowning.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
None of the Regular Rules is a coming of age story about Sophie, who is getting ready to start her senior year of high school. Sophie and her friends find something in the glove box of her car – a car that used to belong to her deceased aunt Suzy. It seems to be a bucket list of things that Suzy wanted to accomplish. Sophie decides to tackle each of the things on the list, with the help of her friends, to fulfill her aunt's last wishes. This really is a great young adult contemporary story. Sophie feels that her life is boring and that she isn't going anywhere in life. She thinks that doing the crazy things on the list might add some excitement, and make her feel closer to her aunt. Things go well at first. She takes chances that she would never have done otherwise. The list starts taking over her life though, and Sophie and her friends start to grow apart. I liked her friends for the most part, but sometimes they got on my nerves. However, they had important issues that they were dealing with too. The love interest in this story is Sophie's neighbor, Johnny. They slowly become friends and he helps Sophie with some of the things on her list. He is such a sweet and likable guy, but unfortunately he has a girlfriend. Sophie really starts to fall for him, but refuses to let their relationship go past friendship – even though his relationship with his long-distance girlfriend is “complicated”. This isn't exactly a lighthearted story – there are a lot of emotions involved. The book reminds you that everyone is dealing with something, and life isn't always happy-go-lucky all of the time. The premise of the story is really unique and interesting. This is a very plot-driven book, though I would have liked more romance involved. That's just me though – I say that about a lot of books. I'm a romance fanatic. I highly recommend this book to young adults, as well as not-quite-so-young adults like me!
Bluck so gross, when im older im never and i mean never going out with a boy! But i guess alittle to old for my age but who cares, it was grosd!!
This book has an engaging story that will keep you turning the pages and looking forward to the fun, exciting, and sometimes touching moments as Sophie,
Fabulous book by a fabulous author! Love her books. Though I'm out of highschool now, this one brought me right back to my senior year along with all the emotions ( both joyful and difficult), friendships, and first loves. Downing has a wonderful way of creating and developing characters and story lines that hold your interest from beginning to end. You will want to read this in one setting. Though the book is called a teen romance, adults will thoroughly enjoy it as well. Don't pass this one up!
The romance and friendships in this book are very real and super sweet - it's a great coming of age story about taking chances and making the most of life. Loved it!!