The treasure map of boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon--and me, Ruby Oliver

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Random House Children's Books, Jul 28, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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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.

In this companion novel to The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and to find true love—if such a thing exists.

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User Review  - devafagan - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this just as much as the first two Ruby books. Same humor, same marvelous voice. I find it impressive that Lockhart can take me so very close to disliking Ruby, and yet provide just enough ... Read full review

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User Review  - IAmChrysanthemum - LibraryThing

This is probably my favorite of the Ruby Oliver books because Ruby grows up a lot more. She still has her same problems, but she becomes much better at dealing with them in my opinion which makes her ... Read full review


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E. Lockhart is the author of two other books about Ruby Oliver—The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book—and of Fly on the Wall. She lives in Brooklyn.

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