The Rules by Tracy Darnton

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The Rules
Cover of The Rules by Tracy Darnton
Author(s) Tracy Darnton
Published 9 July 2020
Publisher Stripes Publishing
Genre(s) Mystery
Age group Young Adult

The Rules by Tracy Darnton is a young adult mystery novel, originally published on July 9, 2020. The protagonist Amber first appeared in the short story "The Letter" featured in the Anthology I'll Be Home for Christmas.

Trigger Warnings

Author-Provided Warnings

This book has a trigger warning at the start:
"The Rules contains content some readers may find triggering, including some references to and instances of domestic abuse and violence, PTSD and panic attacks."

Additional Trigger Warnings

  • Abusive Parent
  • Blood
  • Body-Shaming (Fatopbobia)
  • Claustrophobia
  • Dead parent
  • Death
  • Destruction of Property
    The protagiont's father burns her books).
  • Drugged
    to unconsciousness and then kidnapped
  • Fire
  • Forester care
  • Gun
  • Homelessness
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Overdose (mentioned)
  • Sexual Assault (Referenced)


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