Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Ruby Oliver is fifteen and has a shrink. She knows it's unusual, but give her a break - she's had a rough ten days. In the past ten days 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)
  • drank her first beer (someone handed it to her)
  • got caught by her mom (ag!)
  • had a panic attack (scary)
  • 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 girl's bathroom (who knows what was in the boys'!?!)
But don't worry - Ruby lives to tell the tale. And make more lists.

This was the unabridged audiobook on CD edition (5 discs/5.75 hours).

This was really cute and funny. I really enjoyed the reader's performance. She was perfect for the book - young sounding, but not screechy-baby-voice.

In an nutshell, Kim is a bitch, Jackson is a jerk, and Ruby is confused. The list was interesting and made the book flow along nicely.

All in all it was a good book. It wasn't great, but also certainly not horrible. It was a light, fluffy, easy listen. I'm going to give it seven stars.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆


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