Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Review: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Book: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Genre: YA

Rating: B

For: Fun

I wonder about this book every time I go to the book store, it's always seems to catch my eye. I have no idea why, but the other day when I saw it just sitting there at the library, I thought, okay fine, I'll read you!

So the list the Ruby makes in this book is at the suggestion of her therapist. She's going through some rough times and the therapist thinks that if she make a list of all the boys she's ever "dated" she might be able to sort out her feelings. So Ruby takes that a step further and makes a list of all the boys she's ever had any remote connection to at all.

The whole story is Ruby flashing back to remember the boys and the situations that brought them together while at the same time telling us the trauma she's been going through which causes her to need the therapist in the first place.

Kinda fun, but overall I just thought it was okay. It ended up that there was never really any point to it all, and it left me quite hanging. Maybe there's a sequel? I don't know. There's another one called The Boy Book, but I'm not sure it's a continuation of the story, or just a companion book.

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  1. I like your new header! I'm guessing a pile of your favorite books? Very cute!! I'm wondering what to do with mine, but don't have time to figure it out... Someday. **sigh**

  2. Yeah, see, the premise doesn't really do anything for me, but I LOVE that frog on the cover.

  3. For some reason I shy away from E. Lockhart. Not sure why...I need to read the Frankie book that won a Printz honor.

  4. I kind of like the cover, but I am having a hard enough time watching the Frankie book!

  5. I absolutely adore that cover. I've never read anything written by her, but I think possibly, I'm waiting to read the Frankie book before I read some of her others. Not sure why that is.



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