THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS by E. Lockhart

THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS

From the "Ruby Oliver Novels" series, volume 3
Age Range: 13 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

Ruby Oliver, the neurotic, lovable, and painfully believable heroine of two previous volumes (The Boyfriend List, 2005, and The Boy Book, 2006), returns. The relative stability gained in The Boy Book is fleeting: Ruby’s crushing on Noel but can’t admit it as Nora likes him, and her now-single ex, Jackson, is leaving her notes. What’s a girl to do? Run the best bake sale ever (while defying expectations and tradition), experience some panic attacks and slowly but surely come closer to figuring it all out, with some mistakes and lots of help from awesome friends. Replete with wordplay, footnotes and excerpts from The Girl Book (Ruby’s latest endeavor) as well as lists (“Movies in which a makeover facilitates love”) and lots of laugh-out-loud moments, this is a worthy follow-up for fans. Newcomers will be better served by starting with the equally fantastic earlier entries. Ruby is smart, confused and often foolish when it comes to love; few characters ring this true. As Ruby would say: complete and utter deliciousness. (Fiction. 13 & up)

Pub Date: July 28th, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-385-73426-4
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Delacorte
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2009




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