The Boyfriend List (15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver) by E. Lockhart

The Boyfriend List (15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver) by E. Lockhart

Ruby’s been having panic attacks lately–and wouldn’t you, if in ten days you’d lost your boyfriend, best friend, other friends, did something shocking with by #15, something suspicious with boy #10, argues with boy #14, drank your first beer, lost a lacrosse game, failed a math test, and became a famous slut? Her parents send her to a shrink, who suggest she make a list of her boyfriends. Which expands to include crushes, etc, etc. And it might have ended there, except she tossed her rough draft into the trash at school…

A fun, relatively light read. The text’s peppered with all sorts of asides in footnotes, capturing a great voice for Ruby. It reminds me of Susan Juby’s Alice, I Think books, only not quite so sardonic.

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