The boyfriend list : 15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver / E. Lockhart.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      1st Ember ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her father, and more.
    • Notes:
      Includes: "A reader's guide" and "In her own words, a conversation with E. Lockhart" at the end of the book.
      RL: 6.9.
      012 & up.
    • ISBN:
      9780385732079
      0385732074
    • Accession Number:
      2011372627
    • Accession Number:
      ocn863652688
      863652688
    • Accession Number:
      fay.569673
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LOCKHART, E. The boyfriend list : 15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver. 1st Ember ed. [s. l.]: Delacorte Press, 2011. ISBN 9780385732079. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569673. Acesso em: 23 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lockhart E. The Boyfriend List : 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs, and Me, Ruby Oliver. 1st Ember ed. Delacorte Press; 2011. Accessed September 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569673
    • APA:
      Lockhart, E. (2011). The boyfriend list : 15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver (1st Ember ed.). Delacorte Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lockhart, E. 2011. The Boyfriend List : 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs, and Me, Ruby Oliver. 1st Ember ed. A Ruby Oliver Novel. Delacorte Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569673.
    • Harvard:
      Lockhart, E. (2011) The boyfriend list : 15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver. 1st Ember ed. Delacorte Press (A Ruby Oliver novel). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569673 (Accessed: 23 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lockhart, E 2011, The boyfriend list : 15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver, 1st Ember ed., A Ruby Oliver novel, Delacorte Press, viewed 23 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lockhart, E. The Boyfriend List : 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs, and Me, Ruby Oliver. 1st Ember ed., Delacorte Press, 2011. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569673.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lockhart, E. The Boyfriend List : 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs, and Me, Ruby Oliver. 1st Ember ed. A Ruby Oliver Novel. Delacorte Press, 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569673.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lockhart E. The boyfriend list : 15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs, and me, Ruby Oliver [Internet]. 1st Ember ed. Delacorte Press; 2011 [cited 2020 Sep 23]. (A Ruby Oliver novel). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569673

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2005 April #1

Gr. 8-11. Fifteen-year-old Ruby Oliver's life is full of challenges. She lives on a houseboat; attends private school--on scholarship; and her boyfriend has dumped her for her best friend. Nothing, however, is worse than having her "boyfriend list" (homework from her shrink) passed around school and being branded a "slut." It's her therapy, during which she examines current and past events--including feelings about boys--that helps put Ruby back on track, allowing her to gain insight into her relationships and the importance of self-worth. Ruby's character is sympathetic, witty, and sometimes frustrating, and it shines through her introspective, occasionally funny narrative, which incorporates such familiar teen issues as coping with peer pressure and a broken heart. The time line is somewhat confusing, and the abundant, often lengthy footnoted asides occasionally distract from the story's flow, but readers will find many of Ruby's experiences familiar, and they'll appreciate the story as a lively, often entertaining read. ((Reviewed April 1, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring

Roo has been a social leper since she tried to steal her ex back from her best friend, violating the rules of their "Boy Book." Now a junior, she tentatively explores new friendships while dealing with panic attacks. Lockhart allows issues of friendship and love their full weight and complexity while maintaining the endearing hilarity of her protagonist's wry narrative. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Fall

When Ruby starts having panic attacks, she sees a shrink who has her compile a list of her boyfriends, possible boyfriends, and crushes. Each boy is accorded a chapter, and the reason why Ruby is having panic attacks slowly unfolds. While some aspects of the story don't ring true, Ruby is an entertaining character and her musings will resonate with readers. Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2006 October #4

In hopes of discovering what is causing her panic attacks, Ruby makes a list of every boy with whom she has ever been involved. "Spot-on dialogue and details make this a painfully recognizable and addictive read," said PW in a starred review. Ages 12-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2005 February #4

Ruby Oliver's parents send her to a shrink after the 15-year-old begins experiencing panic attacks. Doctor Z asks her to list boys she "ever had the slightest little any-kind-of-anything with" and, as Ruby winds her way through the list, she slowly reveals what has brought her to therapy. Her basic crisis is this: after six months of dating, her boyfriend, Jackson, breaks up with her, only to go out with her best friend, Kim, the following week. When Kim confesses ("It's not like we could even help it. It's like fate"), Ruby has her first attack. Matters only intensify when Ruby winds up going to the spring formal with Jackson anyway, and kisses him (she claims "he kissed me back"). Kim exacts sharp revenge and Ruby's other friends stop talking to her; the heroine feels like she has become a "leper." The copious footnotes occasionally detract from the narration, but readers will be absorbed in Ruby's honest story. Lockhart (pseudonymous for Jenkins, author of That New Animal, reviewed above) convincingly captures the intentional-and unintentional-cruelty that comes with dating; even Ruby inflicts pain (Shiv, a popular Indian-American boy she once kissed, is hurt after he thinks she made fun of him: "I heard you... something about I smelled like nutmeg? Like you were disgusted by kissing an Indian or something"). Spot-on dialogue and details make this a painfully recognizable and addictive read. Ages 12-up. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.