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The Boy Book by E. Lockhart

The Boy Book (2006)

by E. Lockhart

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Series: Ruby Oliver (2)

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The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them

The Characters

Ruby, Noel, Nora and Meghen

The Story

Another interesting installment. Because of reasons stated below I don’t have much to say but I enjoyed the book and jumped directly into the next one. I think that speaks volumes.

The Random Thoughts

I really should write down my thoughts right after reading cause it’s now been two days and I have nothing to say.

4 Stars ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Jun 1, 2015 |
Loved this, as I loved the first Roo book (The Boyfriend List). Wonderful, funny, true voice. I am particularly impressed by how Ruby can be so flawed and human and do things I (and she herself, most of the time) know are wrong, and yet I completely believe it. And it just makes the moments when she does the right thing all the more sweet and endearing.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
I read this quickly a few weeks ago! I really enjoyed it but I needed a break before finishing the last two. ( )
  megmo07 | Sep 27, 2013 |
Really about girls and how they relate to boys, each other and that high school growing up phase. Engaging characters and dialogue. ( )
  lindap69 | Apr 5, 2013 |

Again, Lockhart's dead on. I identify with Ruby, I love the premise, and the execution leaves me with no complaints. The machinations of high school girls ring true. It would have been easy for this story to get overblown or maudlin, but in Lockhart's hand it remains funny but wincingly real. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
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Carlino, AngelaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Potter, KirstenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385732090, Paperback)

Cringe, laugh, and cry with Ruby Oliver as she learns to deal with boys, best friends, and her panic attacks!
Join Ruby Oliver at the start of her junior year at Tate Prep as she confronts:

• the secret about Noel
• mysterious notes from Jackson
• the interpretation of boy-speak
• the horrors of the school trip
• new entries in The Boy Book

There are Fruit Roll-Ups.
There is upper-regioning.
There are so many boys to choose from!
And there are penguins.
Only Ruby can keep her readers on her side even as those around her wonder, What is she thinking?!


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A high school junior continues her quest for relevant data on the male species, while enjoying her freedom as a newly licensed driver and examining her friendship with a clean-living vegetarian classmate.

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