Oct 20, 2009

Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, and Hutch, and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, Bk 3)

Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, and Me, Ruby Oliver - E. Lockhart

From Goodreads-

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.

Treasure Map of Boys is the third book in the Ruby Oliver series, and it was just as great as the first two. There are many reasons why I love this series.

One, the series is just so darn cute. I love the mishaps and drama in Ruby's life. They seem so trival to a grownup, but I'm not to old not to remember what it felt like a being a teenager. I recognize my teenage self in Ruby, and I realize how entertaining I must have been to my parents.

Two, the boys are all different in personality, and it makes the story that much more interesting, and entertaining. It's so refreshing that not one is a vampire.

Three, Ruby is one of the best characters i've come across in YA books. She's neurotic, boy crazy, and flawed. She makes mistakes, but tries hard to correct them, sometimes succeeding, and sometimes failing.

Treasure Map of Boys is a book I recommend. You really have to read book 1 and 2 to really know what's going on in this one, though.

Rating: 5/5

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