The Unwritten Rule
I wouldn’t have read the book if I had seen the cover first, but all it took was seeing the first page on Tumblr to get me interested in the story. The Unwritten Rule. I started that book yesterday and just finished it not too long ago. I never read books that have actual people on the covers for the most part. It really bothers me to have actual people on the front. I don’t know why, I’ve always wondered why, but have never been able to find out why.
But man, that book taught me something about people that I already knew, but it also taught me something about myself, which I partially knew but I really needed to solidify it. In the story, Brianna is the “best friend” who in perfect and amazing in almost every way, and she insisted that Sarah (the main character, the person you’re falling into the shoes of) needed her, and that she would be nothing without her.
It’s people like Brianna that I hate. It’s people like Brianna that I am living to avoid. I have come to realize that I have had “best friends” that were just like this. They would ask “what would you be without me?” or “what would you do if I weren’t here?” They always thought that I would just be alone. I am not nothing without them, and I’m not sure if they would know I was talking about them if they were reading this, but I have learned that I have become the shadow friend.
No more. I am no longer the shadow friend. From now on, I am the light.