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Continuing to love E. Lockhart’s realistic depiction of therapy. Ruby is fun to listen to and I find myself wishing I could warn her away from her mistakes. (One flaw that bugs me throughout the series: Ruby is "unpopular" but has about 4 or 5 guys who are pretty much in love with her. Just doesn’t reflect my high school experience at all. ) Check it out!
From School Library Journal Grade 6–9—Readers who missed The Boyfriend List (2005) and The Boy Book (2006, both Delacorte) will have no trouble keeping up, but they might still feel compelled to go back and read them. Sixteen-year-old Ruby brings readers up to speed on her dramatic history, in which a love triangle, a misplaced boyfriend list, and a dented reputation have left her almost friendless (aka a “roly poly,” to use her coined term for a social pariah) and in therapy. The book chronicles her continuing social dilemmas, including ambiguous signals from former boyfriend Jackson, growing conflict over would-be boyfriend Noel, a lost job, a new pet, and panic attacks. Sessions with therapist Dr. Z punctuate the narrative, providing an opportunity for Ruby—and readers—to reflect on herself and her peers and unpack her feelings and fears. And despite her obvious insecurities, Ruby is funny—very funny. She expresses herself in a manner both self-deprecating and precocious, with a quirky use of language and an appreciation for the absurd that is thoroughly endearing. A definite purchase if you have the first two in the series; if you don’t, consider getting all three for reluctant readers and lovers of chick-lit.—Emma Burkhart, Springside School, Philadelphia, PA END
The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon–and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver Quartet) Hardcover – July 28, 2009 by E. Lockhart (Author) Review
If I were ever to write a book. It would be made just like this. Written the way think. Sometimes you want know more and boom there it is. Read this in a day. Read book 2 yesterday. -Read Reviews-
E. Lockhart does again.
Tags: Adolescence, Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9), Children's Books - Young Adult Fiction, Dating (Social customs), Delacorte Press, E. Lockhart, Fiction, Finn, Gideon--and Me, Girls & Women, High schools, Humorous - General, Humorous stories, Hutch, Interpersonal relations, Jackson, Juvenile Fiction, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver Quartet), Social Issues - Adolescence, Social Themes, Social Themes - General (see also headings under Family), The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, YOUNG ADULT FICTION