The Treasure Map of Boys

Reader: Mollie W
Age: 15
Title: The Treasure Map of Boys
Author: E. Lockhart
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub Date: 07/28/2009
Galley: Yes
Nominate for Teens’ Top 10: No
Does the cover reflect the contents: The Treasure Map of Boys has a whimsical cover, and is relevant to the book. As with the others in The Ruby Oliver Series, the cover is fun and grabs your attention at least a bit.
Recommend: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The Treasure Map of Boys is the third in the series and follows suit pretty well with the others. Though the book is slow moving and at times frustrating you find yourself loving the character and all her imperfections. I must warn you though, this book is fluff. But with the other books in the series being called The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book I'm guessing that doesn't come as muchof a surprise. The thing about this series is that as far as fluff books go, this one has a nice real life feel to it. E. Lockhart walks the fine line of crafting the characters in a way that makes you wonder how much truly is fiction and how much might have happened to her. That isn't an easy thing to do, and I applaud her for that.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: The best part of the book I would say is the parts where Ruby, sticks up for herself. This is something that Ruby doesn't do much and should be doing a lot more of, so when she finally does it's satisfying.
Did you finish the book: Yes
Were you disappointed with the book: This definitely is Lockhart's best book, but she has some other pretty good reads. I wouldn't say that The Treasure Map of Boys isn't worth the read, just that it's not going to leave a lasting impression.
Age Range: 12-13, 14-15, 16-17
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: When Ruby Oliver remains in the state of Noboyfriend for a little toolong, she finds herself falling into unwanted drama all over again.

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