E. Lockhart's spot-on dialogue and descriptions of painfully but hilariously relatable situations make this young adult novel an addictive read. Fifteen-year-old Ruby has had a rough ten days. During that time she: lost her boyfriend (#13 on the list); lost her best friend (Kim); lost all her other friends (Nora, Cricket); did something suspicious with a boy (#10); did something advanced with a boy (#15); had an argument with a boy (#14); had a panic attack; lost a lacrosse game (she's the goalie); failed a math test (she'll make it up); hurt Meghan's feelings (even though they aren't really friends); became a social outcast (no one to sit with at lunch); had graffiti written about her in the girls' bathroom (who knows what was in the boys'!?!). But don't worry - Ruby lives to tell the tale. And make more lists.
|Children Fiction||Social Situations|