Title: The Number One Rule for Girls
Author: Rachel McIntyre
Published: 25th February 2016
Source:: Review Copy
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Daisy knows a thing or two about love and romance. She’s surrounded by it – in fact, there’s no escape! Not only are her parents childhood sweethearts turned soulmates, they also run the very successful wedding agency ‘Something Borrowed’, helping couples to tie the knot in whatever frilly, quirky, tasteful, outrageous way they choose. So it’s no surprise that Daisy has a pretty clear vision of how her life with boyfriend Matt is going to pan out.
There’s one major flaw in this plan – Matt and Daisy have split up! Determined not to brood, Daisy sets out to re-invent her life and her dreams. And that’s when Toby enters the scene, who appears to be perfect, but is turning all the Rules upside down…
Together or Apart
Reading books that centre around friendship is one of my favourite things to do. In my opinion there are not enough books that focus mainly on friendship – especially with how it can affect individuals in different circumstances. Thus when I heard there was a focus on friendship in this book, I jumped at the chance to read it. I cannot tell you how glad I am that I did! While other factors come into play in this book – all written incredibly well – I very much loved the friendship side of things too. I would highly recommend this book.
To make this review as spoiler free as possible, I am mostly going to focus on the friendship part of it but please note that I thought everything else was brilliant and very sensibly written – and I may do a different post on it later on! – It really made the book addictive and an important read as well. Furthermore, it helped to bring light on the friendships and how important they are, as well as how strong they can make a person, which was fantastic to read and I really hope it helps others. Rachel McIntyre has done a brilliant job with the plot and topics in this book.
I felt that every single character in this book was incredibly well written and interesting to read. Including the adults! There were times when I felt a little exasperated with Daisy but this was mostly because I cared about her so much and it made me want to shake her a little! I’m not so sure who my favourite character was as I loved them all so much but I really enjoyed following Daisy on her journey and how much she learnt throughout the story.
Here For You
In summation, I very much enjoyed this book. It was an addictive read that I struggled to put down – in fact I finished it in one day! It had a great, important, and powerful story hidden in the pages that I think not just teenagers but adults should also read. This story shows the importance of friendships but also how strong everyone can be on their own. It’s a truly wonderful novel that I honestly hope lots of people read and love!
** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **