None of the Regular Rules

None of the Regular Rules - Erin Downing Sophie is sick of doing the same old things day after day. She’s graduating soon but she feels as if she has no direction or purpose whatsoever. So once Sophie find's her dead aunt's bucket list she finally feels like she has something to do. So Sophie and her friends decide to give this list of dares a chance.None of the Regular Rules is a wonderful coming of age story that deals with self-discovery, fear and love. It’s also a lesson that points out that nothing is as it seems.You cannot help but fall in love with the characters that Erin Downing has created-They were lovable, flawed, funny and very very real.I could relate very well to the MC Sophie, she was a cautious girl who preferred to watch life from the side-lines rather than be a part of it.No she was not just a wallflower, she was more than that. She wanted to be a part of all of it.She wanted to come out of her shell. Her need to be something more was relate-able. Sophie and her friends Grace and Ella are very different but this does not stop them from being very close. Their friendship was portrayed well and it's a very important part of the story. This was a pleasant change because usually the book revolves around a love story.Sophie's love interest Jonny Rush (yes, that really is his name!) seems like the cliché golden college boy with his good looks and charm. He is the life of the party. But that's not all he is, he’s so much more.Jonny's relationships with Sophie was realistic and well built. None of that silly insta-love.With a little help from the bucket list their friendship evolved into a sweet romance.Erin Downing is an amazing author who deals smoothly with sensitive issues and yet manages to make you believe and feel good.None of the Regular Rules is a bitter sweet novel that leaves you with hope and inspires you to be more.