The Boy Book (Ruby Oliver Quartet Series #2)

The Boy Book (Ruby Oliver Quartet Series #2)

by E. Lockhart
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The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them: Ruby Oliver Series, Book 2 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I stepped into Ruby's world I found myself being amazed each and every step of the way. The story truly depicts the girl world with its ups and downs. You live Ruby's emotions as if they were ones own. All the boys in the story are like the many we know in our personal life like: the jock, the band geek, the rocker, the stud, the nerd, and the normal guy. Ruby lets the reader see and comprehend what girls do when the are mad and alone. I laughed endlessly because Ruby did the weirdest things. This book is truly amazing!!!!!!!!!!
BoundWithWords More than 1 year ago
This book was the beginning of my love story for this series, while I did liked the first book I wasn't completely head over heels for it, but on this one Ruby won me over. In this book she is starting over, with her old friends and Jackson still totally ignoring her she has to start a new group of friend and a new life - I totally loved Noel, Meghan and Nora (Nora hangs out with them in this book right?), each of them bringed something to their little group and here was when my love for Noel started to happen too. The trip at the end (?) of this one was great too, I loved the talk Kim and Ruby had and it shows how much Ruby grew so far. If I had to change one thing on this one: I would kill Jackson on the most slow and painful way. Oh also, at the beginning of each chapter there is an excerpt from The Boy Book - a book Ruby and Kim (and occasionally Cricket and Nora) would write about the things they learned about boys.
BoundlessBookaholic More than 1 year ago
This was my least favorite of all the Ruby Oliver books, but it was still great nevertheless. I ended up giving The Boy Book 4 out of 5 stars. So Ruby’s old friends pretty much suck, which you learned about in the first book. In this book, they continue to suck. But Nora starts to suck a little less. Once again the series continues to be hilarious and engaging. I loved reading about Ruby’s encounters with the opposite sex, trying to figure out what she’s going to do/who she might date next. As she continues to go to therapy, Ruby keeps picking up on “therapy talk” and realizing what kind of things her shrink would say as the series progresses. This book just wasn’t as good as the other three, but I still enjoyed it.
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Ps) i absolutely LOVE Noel!!! Id love to meet a guy like him. #reviews by a 17 year old girl
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Since the end of her disastrous sophomore year at Tate Prep Ruby Oliver has: * Continued going to therapy * Befriended fellow Tate Prep misfits Noel, Hutch and Meghan * Lost all of her other friends and her first ever boyfriend Although the panic attacks are in check and the wounds sting a little less, Ruby's reputation is still in tatters. Her former best friends all still hate her (except maybe Nora . . . or maybe not). She still has panic attacks. It's not the best situation but Ruby is prepared to do her best to deal with it all including: getting a job, scamming, deciphering the many secrets of boys (including Noel, Angelo, and her ex, Jackson), and even going on a school trip that might not be a total disaster (although from past experience Ruby isn't getting her hopes up) in The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them (2006) by E. Lockhart. The Boy Book is the second book in Lockhart's Ruby Oliver series (preceeded by The Boyfriend List). The book could stand alone but honestly since they're so short it's worth just reading them all in order. The Boy Book is a slim, fun book. Ruby's life is not glamorous, or perfect, but it is real. Lockhart blends humor, wit, and a bit of mayhem to deal with weighty matters and rescuing hooters in need alike. As the title suggests there are boys in The Boy Book but what really sets this book apart (like The Boyfriend List) is Lockhart's treatment of friendships. Friends aren't forever, no matter what we might hope, and Ruby deals with that sadness and the process of moving on (but she calls it Reginald) throughout the story. This series is fun because it's hysterical but Lockhart stays true to her exemplary literary standards. Readers can observe the growth of Ruby's character over the course of the books. Interestingly, having read both The Boy Book and Lockhart's Printz honor book The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. (Isn't Ruby kind of like Frankie before Frankie turns criminal mastermind? Maybe after as well. The similarities between Jackson and Frankie's boyfriend, or even maybe Alpha, are also striking.) At the end of the day The Boy Book is a funny, light-hearted read. It is authentic and marvelous and, even when Ruby is at her lowest, The Boy Book is optimistic and hopeful. Ruby's (mis)adventures continue in The Treasure Map of Boys. Possible Pairings: Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson, Alice, I Think by Susan Juby, Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan, The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott, Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
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meganwhitaker More than 1 year ago
Book title and author: The Boy Book written by: E. Lockhart Title of review: The Boy Book Number of stars (1 to 5): 4 I loved The Boy Book by: E. Lochhart. It¿s the perfect book for you. This book has a lot of big words and talks about boys who just love girls boobs. This book will totally catch ur attention. So if you are boy or girl crazy then this book is meant for you. So if you love relationships oh and (boobs) then STOP doing whatever you are doing and go get this book. In this book its about boys who are crazy over girls. There are 7 characters names are: Kim, Cricket, Nora, Noel, Meghan, Dr. Z, and of course Jackson. There are 13 chapters which are not that long. This book is so AWESOME!!!!! Well its about these kids who are the ages of 12 and 13. And well Kim was going to Tokyo, for a exchange program. And Meghan is the one who does not talk much. She wont talk to Kim or even Cricket. The Boy Book is the second book of a series. So far there are 2 books written by E. Lockhart well those books are called The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book. It¿s a really awesome series. But you might want to start with the first book. So lets hope E. Lockhart wrights more books in this series. It is proven that The Boy Book is the best so far out of the series. The Boy Book is a really good book. I loved reading it. I jus couldn¿t get enough on it. It was so good that I didn¿t even want to put it down. You should really read The Boy Book. I give this book 5 stars.
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