Friday, June 26, 2015

Elizabeth Reads: The Rules Project Paper Doll

So I told you guys in the previous post that I had gotten a new job. Since then, I haven’t had as much time to read. But one of the books I have read was this one. When I picked this book out, I was under the impression that it was a book maybe about genetics and clones. The summary kinda reminded me of the first book that I remember falling in love with that was kinda of the dystopian genre. (Keep in mind I read this in middle school so I am NOT recommending you read it now.) Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix. But I was very wrong. This is not a book about a clone!

There are 5 rules. 1.) Never trust anyone.  2.) Remember they are always searching.  3.) Don’t get involved.  4.) Keep your head down.  5.) Don’t fall in love. I have to admit that when I saw the rules I knew that this book was going to be different. This book is about a girl named Ariane; an alien hybrid. (Her “powers” reminded me of those that “Carrie” had…) She was made and raised in a lab; until she escaped in her teen years. The rules are in place to protect her from be “recaptured.” She is hidden in the real world as a regular teen. She goes to high school, has a best friend, makes a worst enemy, has a crush…you know all that high school girl stuff.
So I actually can’t post too much without giving the book away (I need to start reading more books where I can tell you guys a little more about it when I finish it!) but I liked this book! Its told in dual perspective, which I liked because 1.) There are always two sides to every story. And 2.)I almost feel as if Ariane is sometimes not the most reliable narrator.  The book ended up not being what I expected, not in a bad way though! I wanted to know what happened constantly. It has a great level of suspense, tear-jerking moments, and laughter inducing moments. I enjoyed the fact that this book kinda made me paranoid about the people around. It was intense to say the least. And the ending was a COMPLETE shock. I mean I NEVER saw that coming! Like every other dystopian books though, this one is a part of a trilogy but on the plus side, all three books are out!
Although I liked this book I didn’t love it. So I have to give it a review of 7/10 stars. But don’t let my rating fool you, I still recommend it highly! 
-I don’t think that there is talk for a movie at this time but you never know what can happen in Hollywood!


  1. It sounds like it could be pretty good! You should look into joining our book swap. Chelsie from The Life of Rosie and I just hosted one but we are planning to do one a little later in the year as well.

  2. Sounds like a good summer read, I try and get a lot of reading by the water done in the warmer months.


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