Review of: Real Live Boyfriends by E. Lockhart
Release date: December 28th, 2010
Publisher: Random House (Delacorte Press)
Received for review: ARC tour
Overall grade: A
*yes, boyfriends, plural. if my life weren't complicated - I wouldn't be Ruby Oliver.
In the fourth book of the Ruby Oliver series Ruby is a Senior and indeed has real live boyfriend. After some fights and misunderstandings Ruby and Noel are now a full on couple. Ruby is as happy as can be...that is until Noel goes to New York to visit his brother and after a few days he stops calling Ruby and won't answer her calls. While he's gone Gideon stops by (shirtless) and wants Ruby to go out on his boat with him. When Noel gets back from New York Ruby thinks he's acting like a "pod robot" and analyzes their relationship way too much. Of course this screws everything up.
While Ruby's love life is in shambles her home life isn't doing much better. Her father is depressed over the loss of his mother and Ruby's mom is obsessed with making meat dishes and constantly being annoyed with Ruby and her father. What's a girl to do?
This book definitely fit in nicely with the series. Who couldn't love Ruby Oliver? She's always over analyzing things and freaking out about the smallest things. But she's just an ordinary girl with some out of the ordinary problems. All in all I thought this book was a great follow up to the last one and I'd for there to be more! I hope E. Lockhart feels the same :)
The only thing I was sad about was the cover. I wish it matched the other three. Those covers were so cute!