The Boyfriend List (Ruby Oliver Quartet Series #1)
E. Lockhart’s spot-on dialogue and descriptions of painfully but hilariously relatable situations make this young adult novel an addictive read. Fifteen-year-old Ruby has had a rough ten days. During that time she: * lost her boyfriend (#13 on the list) * lost her best friend (Kim) *... show more
E. Lockhart’s spot-on dialogue and descriptions of painfully but hilariously relatable situations make this young adult novel an addictive read. Fifteen-year-old Ruby has had a rough ten days. During that time she: * lost her boyfriend (#13 on the list) * lost her best friend (Kim) * lost all her other friends (Nora, Cricket) * did something suspicious with a boy (#10) * did something advanced with a boy (#15) * had an argument with a boy (#14) * had a panic attack * lost a lacrosse game (she's the goalie) * failed a math test (she'll make it up) * hurt Meghan's feelings (even though they aren't really friends) * became a social outcast (no one to sit with at lunch) * had graffiti written about her in the girls' bathroom (who knows what was in the boys'!?!)But don't worry—Ruby lives to tell the tale. And make more lists.
Publish date: 26-09-2006
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, High School
, Young Adult Contemporary
First of all, I have to say thank you to Magan (half of the amazing blogging duo at Rather Be Reading) for her recommendation of this novel. Magan wrote an amazing review of the entire series last month (seriously, check it out, it's in LIST FORMAT -- how cool is that?) and I immediately wanted to ...
I am not sure why, but this book took me completely by surprise. The reviews for this book rated it highly and I knew the narration was reported to be fantastic. But I still got my socks knocked off. This book hooked me from the beginning. What this book is about at its core is a young girl (soph...
Original review: http://onabookbender.com/2012/04/04/review-the-boyfriend-list-by-e-lockhart/Ruby’s voice throughout the book is what made this story so enjoyable for me. She is wry and funny and not full of angst. Well, there is angst. But it’s wrapped up in enough humor that it isn’t as bad as it ...
I liked it.
Also appears on The Screaming Nitpicker.In ten days, Ruby Oliver has lost her friends, boyfriend, and social standing, then gained panic attacks and a therapist with an ugly poncho named Doctor Z. As an assignment from Doctor Z, Ruby has to make a list of all the boys that were boyfriends of any sor...