Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Review: The Boy Book - E. Lockhart

Where I got it: My collection
Rating: 4 stars
Cover Rating: 3 stars (The penguin is cute. But I must say that I am disappointed that they did not publish all the books with these original cover designs, I will have to buy all new ones!)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: December 26, 2006
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 193 p.
Sequel to The Boyfriend List

We pick up right where Ruby left off in the first novel. She is utterly friendless because of the whole Jackson debacle and she feels like a complete leper. Ruby has taken to reminiscing through the Boy Book that her and her ex-best friends wrote. When Ruby decided to do something different for the Tate outdoor experience, she may find herself with a few extra friends. Though Kim might show up and be petty, like girls have the tendency to do. Ruby has to either make up or move on and find friends that are nicer and more loyal.

This again was a really fun novel. I like that Tate has an outdoor program and the Canoe Island trip that Ruby picks to go on sounds fantastic. Reading books and watching movies and discussing them—count me in! I really don't like Ruby's friend Kim, she acts like she is so privileged when really she sort of just a bitch. Ruby seems a lot more crazy in this one, most likely due to the in-between nature of her shrink visits. I like that she got a job at the zoo, it was nice for her to have the calming nature of animals to help her, otherwise she might have really lost it. I also love the chapter titles in this one (The Care and Ownership of Boobs; Neanderthals on the Telephone: Or, How to Converse; Why Girls are Better than Boys) I recommend you pick this one up, it is not a disappointing book two.

First Line:
"The Care and Owndership of Boobs
(a subject important to our study of the male humanoid animal because the boobs, if deployed properly, are like giant boy magnets attached to your chest."

Favorite Line:
"'Your mom could wear a T-shirt: 'I'm proud of my slutty kid.''"  

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