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Books Now Available: The Treasure Map of Boys

The Treasure Map of BoysA couple of weeks ago I reviewed E. Lockhart's third book about Ruby Oliver: The Treasure Map of Boys. I said:

I really liked The Treasure Map of Boys. I found it less cringe-inducing than the previous two books (which I note, even though I enjoyed them). It's like Ruby is a kid sister, and I'm happy to see her starting to figure out what she wants out of life. Oh, she still makes some mistakes, and damages both her reputation and her friendships. But she's on a better track. She's growing up, little, realistic bits at a time. There's a great kissing scene, and a great scene in which a friend who is a boy calls upon Ruby to just be his friend. I thought that the book ended at a good place, although I'm happy to know from E. Lockhart's blog that at least one more Ruby Oliver book is in the works.

The Treasure Map of Boys is available today. Don't miss it!