Never date your best friend Always be original Sometimes rules are meant to be broken Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliche high school kids–the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, “ever” do in high school. Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, “never die your hair a color of the rainbow,” or #7, “never hook up with a teacher.” But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, “never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school.” It’s either that or break rule #10, “never date your best friend.” Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember. Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the cliches, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.