The Boy Book

The Boy Book

(a Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them) : A Ruby Oliver Novel

Book - 2006
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Here is how things stand at the beginning of newly-licensed driver Ruby Oliver's junior year at Tate Prep:
- Kim: Not speaking. But far away in Tokyo.
- Cricket: Not speaking.
- Nora: Speaking--sort of. Chatted a couple times this summer when they bumped into each other outside of school--once shopping in the U District, and once in the Elliot Bay Bookstore. But she hadn't called Ruby, or anything.
- Noel: Didn't care what anyone thinks.
- Meghan: Didn't have any other friends.
- Dr. Z: Speaking.
- And Jackson. The big one. Not speaking.
But, by Winter Break, a new job, an unlikely but satisfying friend combo, additional entries to The Boy Book and many difficult decisions help Ruby to see that there is, indeed, life outside the Tate Universe.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385732086
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 193 p. ; 20 cm.


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samcmar Oct 13, 2016

This book started out pretty rocky for me and then all of a sudden I found myself really empathizing with Ruby for a lot of the novel. only thing I didn't like? Too much pop culture listing. I get that was a sort of coping mechanism for Ruby, but it got to be a bit much. Still, I really liked this one!

bwortman Mar 28, 2013

All of the same delights from the first book with more character growth for Ruby thrown in. I love that these books include references to such a diverse range of culture on a sideline to the main narrative, including AC/DC, Plato's The Cave, and Cry-Baby, among others. Pure fun.

lauhginglexia Aug 22, 2012

it was ok

JewelMcLatchy May 07, 2012

This is the story of an average, mostly typical high school girl who has boy and friend troubles and is trying to get things back on track. Not the best chick lit book I've read, but not too bad either.

JasmineAurora Feb 18, 2012

Good book, not as good as the first one but still interesting.


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