The Boy Book
By E. Lockhart
Delacorte Press, 2006. 193 pgs. Young Adult
In the second installment of the Ruby Oliver series, Ruby is starting her junior year. Still unpopular and on the outs with her former friends, she is trying to work through her feelings toward the boys in her life--Angelo, the hot neighbor boy, Jackson, the ex-boyfriend who is no good for her, and Noel, whose friendship definitely crosses into flirtation. She also tries to fix broken friendships and figure out what she needs to do to be happy.
Ruby is just as funny as she was in the first book, but she reveals a little more depth in this book. I really enjoyed how she gained a stronger sense of who she is in this book, and I'm looking forward to reading the third book.