Ruby Oliver, the neurotic, hyperverbal heroine of the The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, and The Treasure Map of Boys, is back!
Ruby Oliver is in love. Or it would be love, if Noel, her real live boyfriend, would call her back. But Noel seems to have turned into a pod-robot lobotomy patient, and Ruby can’t figure out why.
Not only is her romantic life a shambles:
Her dad is eating nothing but Cheetos,
Her mother’s got a piglet head in the refrigerator,
Hutch has gone to Paris to play baguette air guitar,
Gideon shows up shirtless,
And the pygmy goat Robespierre is no help whatsoever.
Will Ruby ever control her panic attacks?
Will she ever understand boys?
Will she ever stop making lists?
(No to that last one.)
Roo has lost most of her friends. She’s lost her true love, more than once. She’s lost her grandmother, her job, her reputation, and possibly her mind. But she’s never lost her sense of humor. The Ruby Oliver books are the record of her survival.
I’m not even joking- I love this book with every fiber of my being. Ruby Oliver is my literary soul mate. She is so freaking amazing and I love her so much. If I recall correctly, this is the last in the Ruby Oliver series. I put off reading Real Live Boyfriends for the precise reason. E. Lockhart has a way of writing that you can’t help but fall in love with. Her heroines are real and relatable and you really want to know them.
Roo’s story gets even more interesting with every page. I read it in one sitting and was even a little disrespectful and reading it in public, just because I couldn’t stop reading. I literally have no complaints about this book.
I recommend the entire Ruby Oliver series to any teen girl, Roo is such a relatable character and you can’t help but love her.