The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them

The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them

Here is how things stand at the beginning of newly-licensed driver Ruby Oliver's junior year at Tate Prep:

Kim: Not speaking. Far away in Tokyo.
Cricket: Not speaking.
Nora: Speaking--sort of. Chatted a couple times this summer when they bumped into each other outside of school--once shopping in the U District, and once in the Elliot Bay Bookstore. But she hadn't called Ruby, or anything.
Noel: Didn't care what anyone thinks.
Meghan: Didn't have any other friends.
Dr. Z: Speaking.
And Jackson. The big one. Not speaking.

But, by Winter Break, a new job, an unlikely but satisfying friend combo, additional entries to The Boy Book and many difficult decisions help Ruby to see that there is, indeed, life outside the Tate Universe.

Title:The Boy Book: A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385732086
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  • Tatiana

    As seen on The Readventurer"The Boy Book" is the second book about Ruby Oliver. While I thought the first book was great by itself and didn't actually require a sequel, I enjoyed this installment just...

  • Nataliya

    In a slight daze of fascinatingly-horrified recollection of what it was like to be a sixteen-year-old girl and in a sudden unexpected surge of previously dormant maternal instinct I just want to reach...

  • Catie

    This series continues to impress me so, so much. While reading this one I just kept thinking that I’ve seen this girl so many times before: the quirky, talkative, somewhat eccentric girl(1)*. The gi...

  • Emily May

    Another hilarious installment in the life of Ruby Oliver, this time documenting everything you could possibly need to know about boys. This includes: The Care and Ownership of Boobs, Levels of Boyfrie...

  • jv poore

    This is the second Ruby Oliver novel. So far, I've found the Ruby books to be quick, fun reads. Social issues very typical in middle and high schools everywhere are addressed in humorous, yet helpful ...

  • Cory

    This wasn't bad. Sure, it's full of cliches, and Ruby doesn't get with the guy I wanted her to get with, but honestly, I didn't expect this to be amazing. It's teen chick-lit, and it delivers as teen ...

  • Jasprit

    The Boy Book was another surprising read for me, like I mentioned before, I've struggled with YA lately, but with the Ruby Oliver series, I'm just able to connect on so many levels with Ruby and what ...

  • Rose

    Initial reaction: This. Was. Awesome. I loved it, and I adore Ruby. I'm glad to see some of the resolutions to relationships in this book, as well as openings for potential new threads in the upcoming...

  • Regina

    E. Lockhart makes me want to go back to high school so that I can do it again and do it right this time. I am convinced that with the tools I learned in this book, that I will be a master. Oh and I re...

  • Isamlq

    I'd promised to hold off on reading this for one of my meh-reading days, but I just couldn't help myself and picked it up and... ... I loved it... I'm done pretending to possess any self-control whats...