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3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  414 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
In What If. . . You Broke All the Rules, Haley will turn 16 on Valentine's Day. But there won't be any big parties or celebrations to mark the occasion—her parents are so distracted by their own lives that they forget her birthday. Haley's dad is absorbed in finishing his documentary, and Haley's mom is spending waaaay too much time with a former coworker from San Francisc ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 22nd 2007 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published May 1st 2007)
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Feb 01, 2016 Aj the Ravenous Reader added it
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: BOOK SALE

Dnf at 30% (Yep, I'm breaking my sacred reading rule- no more what ifs!)

It’s an interesting and quite quirky coming off age novel because the reader gets to decide the story for Haley like which boy she is destined for. (yep, 15 and already talking about destiny). It actually reads like a puzzle and I thought it was really creative (at first). Chapters end with narrations in bold letters with choices like “To send Haley to her friends for New Year’s, turn to page 28. To have her go elsewhere, t
Sep 20, 2012 Bekah rated it it was amazing
Im not done yet im on page 28.. The main character in the beginning, Haley every year for christmas usually gets a ugly sweater that her grandmother makes he. Her mom always makes her wear it once so that her grandma can see it on her. I can realate to this, cause my grandma every year would get me these outfits when i was little that i would absolutly hate and my mom would usually make me wear it at least once so that my grandma would see it on me. Also, another thing that i can relate to in t ...more
Oct 31, 2010 Ashley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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It was okay, but mostly the book is just interesting because it's a book where you have to "choose your own destiny". Personally, I thought that this book was very confusing and they could've done a better job with how they wrote it with the choices and all. I was really confused and have now resorted to just reading through the whole thing without making any choices or turning to the specific pages as you choose. That will be arguably more confusing because there are some times that you are rea ...more
Aug 19, 2008 Anne rated it it was ok
A choose your own adventure book for tweens. I wasn't that impressed. Even understanding the genre, it jumped around too much for me. I also think that there are other books in the series that I must be missing giving background on many of the characters.
Jan 08, 2017 Nailah rated it really liked it
I love the storyline but didn't love how it was written. I didn't like the many possible ways the book could have been written than having to choose which one I wanted. I ended up reading the entire book before realizing how it was supposed to go.
Jan 15, 2011 Amanda rated it liked it
In this book you choose Haley's Destiny. It starts off with her family at Christmas and it describes how her family works. Then you decide how the rest goes. You are giving many different situations. One could be how Haley's family forgot her birthday, another could be about her friends and who she should hang out with,or maybe even about boys and who she picks. She/you could make a good chose or wrong choice. The book isn't really bout you choosing what she does, but more of when you think she ...more
catherine james
Have you ever wished the characters in your favorite novels made different choices? Should Haley spend a quiet New Year's Eve with the artistically inclined Devon, Shaun, and Irene, or hit Rich Haber's booze-soaked blowout attended by the cutie next-door Reese Highland? How and where should she spend spring break? Would you have her stay in town for a screening of her school art project? Or should she make nice with and (possibly) change the lives of the fallen-from-grace and currently troubled ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Aug 04, 2008 Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it
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Have you ever wished the characters in your favorite novels made different choices?

Should Haley spend a quiet New Year's Eve with the artistically inclined Devon, Shaun, and Irene, or hit Rich Haber's booze-soaked blowout attended by the cutie next-door, Reese Highland? How and where should she spend spring break? Would you have her stay in town for a screening of her school art project? Or should she make nice with and (possibly) change the lives of the fall
Oct 26, 2010 Jordyn rated it really liked it
"What If" is about a girl named Haley, who is sixteen and struggling to get through every day of high school. Her parents are never around because of their busy jobs, so she is in charge of taking care of her brother most of the time. Haley's dad is all worried about finishing up a documentary, and her mom is worried about spending time working on a case, and is spending to much time with her former coworker. Haley is struggling to find who her true friends are, but her boyfriend, Reese, is by h ...more
Michelle Arrow
Apr 23, 2013 Michelle Arrow rated it really liked it
What If... You Broke All The Rules was great!

I can't really give this book 5 stars, because it's a choose your destiny book. Maybe there's other parts that I didn't choose that was 5 stars instead. It's really good, so I gave it a four.

Haley has everything she wants; 3 different groups of friends, many plans for New Year's Eve and Spring Break, and maybe even a boyfriend? Everything is yout choice, and what you want for Haley to do, is all yours!

This book could get a little confusing from
Wan Yu( Stephanie)
Jun 05, 2011 Wan Yu( Stephanie) rated it it was amazing
Imagine you can break all the rules without consequence one day, what will you do? This oppotunity came to Haley, Haley's parents were out, so she is able to do what she wanted and broke all the rules. I enjoyed of reading the What if...books, because the readers get to choose what Haley is going to do, and what rules is Haley going to break. I am looking for the same oppotunity as Haley - to break all the rules. I think I will be the teachers of the school, so I can give myself perfect scores f ...more
I haven’t read a choose-your-own adventure book in years. The time between choices that you/Haley makes varies depending on where the activity leads. Starting with Christmas, Haley lives the life of a normal teenager with the reader as her conscience to choose between family, friends, and drama as she follows or breaks rules in order to live life on her terms. Some of the choices lead to more interesting events and some of them lead to having to start over. This is the book’s only shortcoming: i ...more
The thing I love about this book it is a choose your destiny book its like the book is a person just talking to me and telling me to go to different pages but its also interesting Haley is a girl that now can do whatever she likes and pleases now because her dad is stuck and into his documentary and her mom is hanging out with her old co-worker so when there both occupied and spring break coming you can do alot break the rules because your parents wont notice or still do what you supposed to do ...more
Sep 19, 2014 Doster020 rated it did not like it
I did not like the way this book was set up! I have have never read a 'Choose your own path' book before and after reading this book I don't think I will be reading one again!
I didn't really get the title but now I think the book is called 'What If... You Broke All the Rules' because you (the reader) can decide what the Character does.
Overall the book was confusing! Hard to read! and annoying!
Would not recomend this book.

May 04, 2010 Kelsey added it
loved this book ! i related to it sooo much. I'm more into the teen type books anyway so this book i read real quick because i liked it so much. it teaches u a lot too ! like how to make good choices in life, what friends to be around, etc. real good book and it also has a series to it so i just gata find those other ones to read them too !
Jul 22, 2014 Brittany rated it really liked it
I was happy with the book but sad with all at the same time, because i got all the depressing Routes which annoyed me, Then at the end all i got was a kiss. I was like really your life goes to Hell but you get a kiss, But i was very happy with the way she treated every thing, Ps when the mom fell into that one guy i choose to tell the dad. I wouldn't do that again.
Dec 16, 2014 Mackenzie rated it really liked it
I love how you get to pick the path she chooses for her life and I have read this book over and over again choosing different ones every time.
Neycie Lyons
Sep 09, 2009 Neycie Lyons rated it really liked it
I loved this complex book that allowed to choose my path. It was interesting to see how my decisions effected me at the end of the book. Great, cant wait to read the others
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Meaghan Mallia
Jul 07, 2010 Meaghan Mallia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good series,,,,,,,lol
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