Wednesday, February 27, 2013

None of the Regular Rules by Erin Downing

 I participated in the blog tour hosted by Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours


Title: None of the Regular Rules
Author: Erin Downing
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Release Date: November 20th, 2012
Publisher: ebook exclusive
Pages: 260
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: From Author
Age Group: Young Adult

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.

It has been a while since I read a good book, it has especially been a long while since I read a contemporary book that has hit home in a lot of places.

When I first heard about this novel, I knew it would be as wonderful as people claim it to be. It had a lot of potential and from the very first page that I read I feel in love.

Now, I haven't read too much from Downing beforehand, so it was a little refreshing to read this and have so much with it.

When Sophie and her best friend discover Sophie's dead Aunt Suzy's bucket list, Sophie decides to complete what her aunt never got the chance to. And one by one, Sophie and her friends begin to tackle a list that ends up changing their lives forever - not just for the good, but the bad as well.

In the beginning there was a great mix between Sophie and her friends, which I felt really brought out the story. Different girls who fit together perfectly, and who all took the list one by one discovering new things along the way, and not just about each other, but about themselves.

This was a quick read and can be done in one sitting. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it'll break your heart, and it'll make you want to start finishing up all the things on your own bucket list. This book really had it all and I'm glad that it lived up to all the talk that I heard about it.

This book is one that if I could, I would reread all over again!


2 comments:

Yüz Germe said...

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Yüz Germe

Aly said...

I really want to read this one. It sounds so interesting, and to be honest...a little creepy!