Book Review: “The Treasure Map of Boys”

“The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon—and me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver #3)” by E. Lockhart

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Source: Library

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Summary from Goodreads:

Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what’s more:

Noel is writing her notes, Jackson is giving her frogs, Gideon is helping her cook, and Finn is making her brownies. Rumors are flying, and Ruby’s already-sucky reputation is heading downhill.

Not only that, she’s also: running a bake sale, learning the secrets of heavymetal therapy, encountering some seriously smelly feet, defending the rights of pygmy goats, and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances.

In this companion novel to The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book, Ruby struggles to secure some sort of mental health, to understand what constitutes a real friendship, and to find true love—if such a thing exists.


-Ruby is finally taking charge and I love it. Towards the end of the book she starting being blunt about what she wants and it really works.

-You can see how she would fall into these messes. She’s not a bad person. She just doesn’t make the best choices sometimes and things get a bit out of hand. It makes you think a bit about those people you went to high school with. Were they really as bad as everyone thought? Maybe they were like Ruby and made a few silly decisions and everyone just jumps to conclusions.

-She’s really growing up! You can see her trying to be a better friend and make better choices.

-I really loved Noel in this book. He’s the right amount of quirky and adorable. Not to mention he’s a really good friend for Ruby.

The bottom line? I liked it.

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