Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart

****The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 19/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 9/10
Entertainment- 19/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 90/100
Grade- B

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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I love the Ruby Olive books so much already since they are the books that got me hooked on reading, but this one took my loving to a whole new level.

Ruby is a hilarious and relatable main character. Her personality just spills off of the page. Some of the characters do get a bit annoying. You want to force them all into a room and talk things out with each other. But in reality that doesn't happen. I absolutely adore the notes at the bottom of the pages and the witty dialogue between the characters.

There is just something about these books that make me want to BE like them. To pass funny notes, or just be more random.

The Treasure Map of Boys was a short and funny read that will keep you completely entertained. Just don't read this books in class or you'll be interrupting with your continuous laughter.

-Amanda

2 comments:

Bookworm said...

These look so funny! I have this book, but I still need to read the first two. And that little marshmallow guy is so cute!!!!!

Samantha said...

I wasn't sure if I was going to pick up the latest Ruby Olive book, but I think you've persuaded me. Thanks!