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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  389 ratings  ·  31 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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Bekah
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
Ashley
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
Anne
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.
YALibrarian
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
Amanda
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
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Cat for TeensReadToo.com

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
...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
Doster020
I WAS NOT IMPRESSED!
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.


Brittany
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.
Jordyn
"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
Wan Yu( Stephanie)
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
Michelle Arrow
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
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Mackenzie
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.
laysia!!!!
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
Amanda
I FOUND A LOOP HOLE. But still synced well.
Kelsey
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 !
Neycie Lyons
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
Jessica Hernandez
Jul 04, 2007 Jessica Hernandez rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
its a good book one of those choose your destiny books(if u want to do this go to page 35)
Julia  L. :)
I didnt finish this book because i had a loss if intrest in it as i kept reading on.
Elise
great book i ove how the author gives you the choice on whats going to happen
Paige
I more liked the fact that I was picking what happened than the story itself.
Vicki
Not the best book out of the What If.. series but I still enjoyed it (:
AB_cullen
I don't really like this one. This is the worst what if book I've read so far.
Haylie
Dec 28, 2007 Haylie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
Pretty awesome book, if you have read th previous two you will like this one.
Katie
Nov 29, 2008 Katie added it
i love these books!!!!! read them all of you!!!!!!!!
Jessica
Jan 23, 2011 Jessica rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
There sure was not many rules broken.
Emma
Great book
Lauren
i love this book
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