REAL LIVE BOYFRIENDS by E. Lockhart

REAL LIVE BOYFRIENDS

From the "Ruby Oliver Novels" series, volume 4
Age Range: 12 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

The chronicle of the irrepressible Ruby Oliver continues in this fourth installment of her coming-of-age struggles. During the summer before and beginning of her senior year, Ruby makes a documentary film that explores her friends’ definitions of love and popularity. She also gets in a family-rending fight with her mom over her bizarre eating habits, argues with her infinitely patient therapist Doctor Z about whether it is better to flush or confront negativity, navigates the rough waters of her grandmother’s funeral and seriously questions her connection to emo boyfriend Noel, who has sunk into an inexplicable funk. While Ruby tries to get Noel to open up, her head is turned by hunky former crush Gideon. Who will end up being her real, live boyfriend? And will Ruby ever really understand the meaning of true love? While fans will enthusiastically embrace this hilarious novel, narrated in Ruby’s perfectly executed teenspeak and littered with her manic lists, newcomers will easily be able to join the angst-fest without having read Ruby’s earlier adventures. Like, really recommended. (Fiction. 12 & up)

 

Pub Date: Dec. 28th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-385-73428-8
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Delacorte
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2010




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