The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon—and me, Ruby Oliver
Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what’s more: Noel is writing her notes, Jackson is giving her frogs, Gideon is helping her cook, and Finn is making her brownies. Rumors are flying,... show more
Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what’s more: Noel is writing her notes, Jackson is giving her frogs, Gideon is helping her cook, and Finn is making her brownies. Rumors are flying, and Ruby’s already-sucky reputation is heading downhill. Not only that, she’s also: running a bake sale, learning the secrets of heavymetal therapy, encountering some seriously smelly feet, defending the rights of pygmy goats, and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances.In this companion novel to The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and to find true love—if such a thing exists.
Publish date: July 28th 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 248
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, High School
, Young Adult Contemporary
Series: Ruby Oliver (#3)
-Ruby is finally taking charge and I love it. Towards the end of the book she starting being blunt about what she wants and it really works.-You can see how she would fall into these messes. She’s not a bad person. She just doesn’t make the best choices sometimes and things get a bit out of hand. It...
"And I thought: This is my treasure (...) not everybody has this." Well, I don't know if it's because I'm in the honeymoon stage or what, but I extremely enjoyed this one. Not only I loved to see Ruby speaking her mind, taking a stand, saying no to Jackson (finally) and realizing what kind of friend...
Initial Thoughts: I'll wholeheartedly admit I shadow read this between four other books I was supposed to be reading, and ended up finishing this one far sooner than I thought. I think this is my favorite book in the series so far. The ending was just the touch I needed. I think I might have anot...
I love Ruby Oliver! Ruby is the type of narrator that I always crave: honest, intelligent and humorous. I think books in my past (and future, let's face it) would greatly benefit from a narrator with an outlook and attitude like Miss Ruby Oliver. Even the most mundane of topics would be made enterta...