This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, plural. If my life weren't complicated, I wouldn't be Ruby Oliver
E. LockhartDelacorte Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: December 28, 2010
Ruby Oliver is in love. Or it would be love, if Noel, her real live boyfriend, would call her back. But Noel seems to have turned into a pod-robot lobotomy patient, and Ruby can’t figure out why.
Not only is her romantic life a shambles:
Her dad is eating nothing but Cheetos,
Her mother’s got a piglet head in the refrigerator,
Hutch has gone to Paris to play baguette air guitar,
Gideon shows up shirtless,
And the pygmy goat Robespierre is no help whatsoever.
Will Ruby ever control her panic attacks?
Will she ever understand boys?
Will she ever stop making lists?
(No to that last one.)
Roo has lost most of her friends. She’s lost her true love, more than once. She’s lost her grandmother, her job, her reputation, and possibly her mind. But she’s never lost her sense of humor. The Ruby Oliver books are the record of her survival.
I am so excited for this one. This past week I finally got my copy of The Treasure Map of Boys - three and a half months after I ordered it. I love E. Lockhart and her wonderful characters! I plan to have a Ruby Oliver read-a-thon right before this one is in stores. Thank goodness I don't have to wait 3 months for this one, just a little over a month! Yay!