Monday, 19 August 2013

The Rules of You and Me

The Rules of You and Me by Shana Norris

Publisher: N/A
Release Date: June 24th/2013
Pages: 191
Type: ARC

What It's About!

Hannah Cohen has always lived her life by a set of carefully constructed rules to maintain the image of perfection. But now, the rules aren’t helping control the chaos that is quickly taking over.

Opting out of spending the summer in Paris with her mom, Hannah instead heads to the mountains of North Carolina to stay with her aunt. The Blue Ridge Mountains provide a barrier between Hannah and the rest of the world, a safe haven where her secrets can be forgotten.

When Hannah crosses paths with Jude Westmore, a guy who hangs a different shirt from the tree in his front yard every day, she finds herself breaking out of the comfort of her rules and doing things she had never dared before. As the summer passes, Hannah and Jude grow closer and make up their own rules for dealing with life.

But when the secret Hannah has tried to forget is finally revealed, even the new rules can’t save her from possibly losing everything–including Jude.


The Rules of You and Me was a really light, quick read but I really enjoyed it. It was very simple yet it still got me wrapped up in the characters and their stories. Even though I haven't read The Boyfriend Thief yet and wasn't familiar with the characters, I didn't feel like I missed anything by not reading the other book. The Rules of You and Me is actually a spin-off type sequel though, just like Katie McGarry's books.

Hannah started out as an uptight, never-break-the-rules kind of girl, but by the end, she had grown a lot as a person. Especially after meeting Jude, who lost his brother in the Army. Hannah had all these rules her mother drilled into her ever since she can remember, to try and mold Hannah into the exact person she wanted. Hannah pretty much let this happen because she didn't know any different. That is, until she visited her Aunt for the summer and everything slowly changed.

Jude also came out of his shell a lot and grew as a person. I love how both characters seemed to kind of grow together also, and it was so gradual that it was very believable. Some parts of the book were sad, others were heartwarming and there was one or two parts near the end that were totally heart-wrenching!

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