Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday 31

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Ruby Oliver, the neurotic, hyperverbal heroine of the The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, and The Treasure Map of Boys, is back!

Ruby Oliver is in love. Or it would be love, if Noel, her real live boyfriend, would call her back. But Noel seems to have turned into a pod-robot lobotomy patient, and Ruby can’t figure out why.

Not only is her romantic life a shambles:

Her dad is eating nothing but Cheetos,

Her mother’s got a piglet head in the refrigerator,

Hutch has gone to Paris to play baguette air guitar,

Gideon shows up shirtless,

And the pygmy goat Robespierre is no help whatsoever.

Will Ruby ever control her panic attacks?

Will she ever understand boys?

Will she ever stop making lists?

(No to that last one.)

Roo has lost most of her friends. She’s lost her true love, more than once. She’s lost her grandmother, her job, her reputation, and possibly her mind. But she’s never lost her sense of humor. The Ruby Oliver books are the record of her survival. Release Date: December 28th, 2010
 I've been a huge fan of Ruby Oliver and her wacky, boy-crazy adventures. Roo is just so kooky and adorable that it's hard for me to NOT like her (However, I have no problems disliking her friends-they are terrible). I have mixed feelings for this cover; I do like it but I wish they had stayed with the theme that the other books have-they were unique and once I spotted them, I knew it was an E. Lockhart book. Anyways.... what's your pick for the week?


  1. hahhaa! this sounds like a great read!

  2. Love the sound of this one, seems like a fun book! =)

  3. I agree with you about the cover, if only because I hate when my series books don't match.

  4. This sounds unbelievably quirky and fun. I gotta go check out her other books, though. Ruby does sound like such a kooky/neurotic character, haha :D

  5. I've never read her books but they sound like a blast!

    Teens Read and Write

  6. I'm a Ruby fan too, I hope to get Treasure Map of Boys soon. :)
    I agree about the cover, it's nice and all, but now my covers will be mismatched and I hate that.


  7. Gosh, must add this to my wish list. I haven't read any of the books yet, but Ruby sounds incredibly fun, adorable and unbelievably quirky. And that just about sold it for me :)

  8. I read The Boyfriend List and was instantly in love with Lockhart. I've gotta read the following sequels! And I totally agree, it would have been a lot nicer if this cover was in theme with the others.

  9. I still have to read The Boy Book. My cursed library always seems to not have it when I look for it. This'll be great, I'm sure!