Friday, July 17, 2009

ARC review: the treasure map of boys by e.lockhart

the treasure map of boys: noel, finn, hutch, gideon - and me, ruby oliver

e. lockhart

from the back:

Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it's her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, herlove 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 heavy metal 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 - if such a thing exists - to find true love.

my review:

i've read both the boyfriend list and the boy book, and i think that while you could read the treasure map of boys without having read the previous two books, it is way better having read the first two (chronologically).

i loved this book. ruby is totally a real teenage girl who deals with stuff i remember from high school, especally since we both attended a small private school where everyone knows everyone and rumors and gossip flow like water. she is funny, her friendships are realistic, and her confsion over the boys in her life will sound familiar to any teenage girl or anyone who has ever been a teenage girl. obviously the book is geared toward young adults, but i still enjoyed it.

sound good? the book is on sale july 28. check it out.

you can visit the author's website here or here.

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