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October 12, 2009

The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart

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.

This is a cute series with some hard edges. The main character is trying hard not to mess up but she just can't seem to stay away from boys.

Ruby has learned a lot in the last 2 books, she has matured which is very important in a series.  E. Lockhart is good at taking things that would be awkward in real life and making them awkward for the reader, which is a gift, she also lead Ruby on this journey that many girls go through similar phases of.  Ruby is a little whiny which is sometimes warranted but she is a little too whiny at times. The boys in this series are well developed which is important because they play such a big role in the series. 

Overall a good fast reading series with cute little notes on how to deal with boys. 



  1. I have this book! Great review, hopefully it works well as a standalone :-)

  2. Ooh, I have to buy this book since it's not available in the library. But I can't wait to read it! :) I loveddd the two other books!


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