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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,017 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. Lockhart Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ruby Oliver Novels Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9780739381069
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Here is how things stand at the beginning of newly-licensed driver Ruby Oliver's junior year at Tate Prep:

 • Kim: Not speaking. But 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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roshanak Hannani | 2/19/2014

    " Better than the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlín (Ink Mage) | 2/4/2014

    " Just as original and uniquely funny as The Boyfriend List! Can't wait for "Roo 3"! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mstan | 2/4/2014

    " I liked this even better than the first book in the series. The Ruby Oliver books are light-hearted and very funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayse Dantas | 1/30/2014

    " am I addicted? Why, yes. Yes, I am. I'M ADDICTED. THAT'S WHAT I AM. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/28/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyed it! E. Lockhart has to go on my favorite authors list now. I honestly don't remember the last time I finished a book so quickly. Granted it was less than 200 pages long, but I still tend to take my time with books regardless of length. But this one? ONE SCHOOL DAY and I'm done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 1/6/2014

    " funny but not as good as the first 1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GRUMPY | 1/1/2014

    " good book i like the first better!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 12/1/2013

    " The Boy Book is not your average sequel. In fact, I think I enjoyed it more than The Boyfriend List. Ruby's older and more mature, and like everyone has already said, it's not as much about boys as it is about Roo's development. Great read, 5 stars. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 8/6/2013

    " I love Ruby Oliver- she seems like a real teenager. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheyenne Wildt | 5/24/2013

    " i picked this up at my local library and didn't realize it was part of a series... oops. it stood well on its own, however. i think it would've been better if i had read the first book, but oh well. it was okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya Frank-Levine | 5/5/2013

    " E. Lockhart is becoming like Joss Whedon for me; I will consume anything that she produces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noshin Choudhury | 5/4/2013

    " i really liked this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 4/28/2013

    " once i learned to just skip the footnotes, so much better than the first one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tarryn | 3/24/2013

    " I fell so in love with Noel in this book it isn't even funny. By the end I was just like, screw everything else! I just want more Noel anecdotes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annabella | 3/12/2013

    " This book is the sequel to "The Boyfriend List." After losing her friends and her boyfriend in the previous book, she attempts to make new friends and get over the loss of her old ones. It was good although you should read the first book before this one or else it might be a bit confusing! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lea | 3/6/2013

    " the first one was better. she never really changed except for the no-more-panic-attack things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 11/13/2012

    " Ruby Oliver needs to be my best friend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea V | 8/28/2012

    " This was an awesome book. I loved it. I would read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/4/2012

    " well written; edgy; realistic, but I think that is a shame "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camellle | 4/21/2012

    " This was a very good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 4/5/2012

    " A teen book, but I wouldn't want my teenage daughter reading it. Shame, because it was a fun idea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/20/2012

    " The continuing adventures of Ruby Oliver, who is dealing with another year as a social outcast with the few friends she has. Very engaging book, and it brings a bit more resolution to the storyline started in The Boyfriend List. Fast read, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 2/19/2012

    " These Ruby Oliver books just make me so, so glad I'm not in high school anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristabel | 1/3/2012

    " I love Ruby Oliver so much(: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/7/2011

    " Some really apt observations about relationships "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 5/4/2011

    " I love this whole series. Every girl should read them for valuable, practical advice (in addition to spending time with delightful Ruby). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 4/25/2011

    " Love Ruby so much! This is the 4th of four, treat yourself & dive in w the first one, The Boyfriend List. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaimie | 4/22/2011

    " So this one wasn't my favorite of the series but that may be because it was the last. Ruby is still great but she has learned a lot from Dr Z and she is not quite the mess she used to be - which is bitter sweet because her angst and breakdowns have been very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haelley | 4/10/2011

    " soo satisfying. loved this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 4/5/2011

    " I just finished this book, and then I sighed and said out loud, "Aaaah, that was so good." I really did. Good thing there's no one else in the same room as me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allie | 3/23/2011

    " Ruby Oliver, would you mind giving Bella Swan a call while you're at it? She could use your insight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 3/19/2011

    " I will miss Ruby Oliver. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/18/2011

    " I've read all the Ruby Oliver books and enjoy them a great deal. Again, I the audio books powers that be hadn't changed narrators mid-series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R | 3/13/2011

    " I was drop dead certain that Ruby wasn't going to get a happy ending.

    Color me deliriously surprised! "

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About the Author
Author E. Lockhart

E. Lockhart is the author of a number of teen novels. She has had nine official boyfriends, if you count the boy who asked her to go with him at a 7th grade dance and then basically never talked to her again. She has never been on a sports team of any kind and got excused from gym class by going to ballet lessons. She has a tattoo, cuts her own hair, and has worn the same perfume since high school (Kiehl’s Chinese Flowers). In her office are two Betty & Veronica dolls, a photo of a particularly fat bull dog, an official business card from “Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective,” and the 1920s flapper dress she wore to the prom.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others.