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RULES FOR RULE-BREAKING

SPRING 2024

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, KOKILA

Academic rivals, Bobby Bae and Winter Park, have never broken a rule. The warring teenagers often find themselves together due to their parents’ close friendship, necessitating a list of three simple rules for staying out of each other’s way: 1. We will play nice in front of our parents. 2. We will not be seen talking to each other at school. 3. We will not be friends

As Bobby reels from a breakup and Winter deals with her relationship with her best friend falling apart, the two are forced on a road trip to visit Harvard and MIT, their dream schools. From breaking antiquated state laws, like frowning at cops in New Jersey, to underage drinking, to dueling in the streets, Winter and Bobby slowly throw their inhibitions to the wind and start to break a few rules—namely their own.