The Treasure Map of Boys
Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon--and Me, Ruby Oliver
By E. Lockhart
(Delacorte Press, Paperback, 9780385734271, 256pp.)
Publication Date: July 27, 2010
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E. Lockhart offers a hilarious and realistic look at the trials and tribulations of being a teenager in her third Ruby Oliver novel. Find out what the real treasure is in Ruby’s life as she creates a treasure map of people she cares for and who return her feelings.
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 heavy metal therapy,
· encountering some seriously smelly feet,
· defending the rights of pygmy goats,
· and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances.
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.
E. Lockhart is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: The Treasure Map of Boys, The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was a National Book Award finalist and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and received a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. Visit her at www.e-lockhart.com or check out her blog at www.theboyfriendlist.com.
Review, Justine, August/September 2009:
"This book is the perfect, laugh-out-loud treat right before you settle back into hard core school."