From Goodreads:E. Lockhart’s spot-on dialogue and descriptions of painfully but hilariously relatable situations make this young adult novel an addictive read.
Fifteen-year-old Ruby has had a rough ten days. During that time she:
* lost her boyfriend (#13 on the list)
* lost her best friend (Kim)
* lost all her other friends (Nora, Cricket)
* did something suspicious with a boy (#10)
* did something advanced with a boy (#15)
* had an argument with a boy (#14)
* had a panic attack
* lost a lacrosse game (she's the goalie)
* failed a math test (she'll make it up)
* hurt Meghan's feelings (even though they aren't really friends)
* became a social outcast (no one to sit with at lunch)
* had graffiti written about her in the girls' bathroom (who knows what was in the
But don't worry—Ruby lives to tell the tale. And make more lists.
First off, I'd like to apologize for my total absence from blogging lately. There's been some crazy things going on lately (aka school and soccer have started and also family crap) but I do miss blogging a lot and I'm going to try my very best to catch up with my reviews!
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. Which is why it's the perfect review to write as my return to blogging. Rachel loaned it to me over the summer with the basic demand of READ THIS RIGHT NOW OR ELSE. IT IS THE BEST THING EVER SO JUST DO IT. Once I started, I literally couldn't put this book down. I was glued to the pages for the entire day until I finished it.
|The cover for the equally awesome sequel!|
Ruby Oliver is one of the best main characters ever. Seriously. She is so unique and different with her fishnet stockings, love of lists, and endless sarcastic humor. Ruby is awkward and even with all of the insane crap she has to deal with, she still manages to be true to herself.
What about the other characters in these books you ask?
Well they are pretty awesome too. Don't get me wrong, I don't like all of the characters. There are a few of them (who's names shall not be mentioned because no spoilers ever) that I actually can't stand at all. But whether I love the characters or hate them, they all had something to the story and E. Lockhart wrote them brilliantly.
And how about the many, many boys? There are lots of boys right?
Oh yes, there are a lot of boys! Some of them are cute and I love them and if they showed up on my doorstep I would fangirl like crazy. But others are your typical idiotic high school boy who you kind of want to punch in the face for being so stupid. What works in these books is that the role of each character changes. The people (and especially the boys) that Ruby gets along with in the first book aren't necessarily the people she gets along with in the second. Just like the life of a real life high school student, Ruby's life is constantly changing.
I've only read the first two books of this four book series, but I can't wait to