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Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, plural. If my life weren't complicated, I wouldn't be Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver Quartet) Hardcover – December 28, 2010

4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
Book 4 of 4 in the Boyfriend List Series

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Everyone’s favorite neurotic, prone-to-panic high-school student is back. As always, there is a lot going on in Ruby Oliver’s life, and she is trying to sort it all out. It is senior year, and although she should be concentrating on college applications, Ruby cannot get love out of her mind. First her parents are having problems, and now Noel isn’t acting like a very good boyfriend anymore. Then there is Gideon, the brother of her ex-best friend, who is acting like boyfriend material. What’s a girl to do? Make a documentary, of course. Fans of the series will clamor for Ruby’s latest adventure. Grades 9-12. --Shauna Yusko

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Praise for real live boyfriends:
 
“Fans will enthusiastically embrace this hilarious novel.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Wryly comic lists, footnotes, and narration lay Ruby Oliver’s heart bare and construct a vulnerable, sympathetic character with whom many teens will relate.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Fans of the series will clamor for Ruby’s latest adventure.”—Booklist
 
A Junior Library Guild Selection
 
An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 730L (What's this?)
  • Series: Ruby Oliver Quartet
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 038573428X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385734288
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,134,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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this is not ok for those under 16..seriously....i'd not let my kiddos read this.....why is this even labeled as young adult fiction!?
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I had a very lazy day today and read this entire series (well, I read half of book one yesterday). I didn't like the first book much - not because it was poorly written or I hated the characters, but because there was NO END. The second and third books had the same problem. This fourth book was my favorite and I think part of that is because it actually has an ending. The first three books go like this: Lots of really bad stuff happens to Ruby. Ruby makes some dumb decisions. Ruby has a panic attack. Ruby sees her therapist. Book ends without any real resolution.

Book three ends with Ruby stating she can't date Noel because of her friendship with Nora. Book four starts with her having already changed her mind and started dating Noel. This was awkward to me, because I thought the whole point of book 3 was Ruby deciding her friends were more important than boys. Then somewhere between book 3 and 4 she gives up on that and starts dating Noel anyways?

The middle of this book was a little awkward as well. She was really crazy about Noel and I get why she dumped him, but she immediately starts dating Gideon without too much guilt or concern. I guess I understand wanting to do something to block out the pain, but she seemed a LOT more distraught over the breakup with Jackson in book 1 than she did with Noel.

Ruby also has this habit of screaming at people and trying to resolve her personal problems in a very public place. In front of a bunch of classmates during a college prep meeting she starts bitching out Noel, trying to get him to talk to her. She does this a few times throughout the series and it really bugged me.

Ruby's mother is also probably the worst mother in existence.
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Ruby Oliver has been in therapy. She has gone through Reginald several times. Her ex-boyfriend has cheated on her and turned into a pod-robot. Her best friends weren't such good friends. She has conquered bake sales, November Week and befriended a pygmy goat named Robespierre.

Some of it was hard, some of it was fun. All of it led Ruby to a new group of strange but dependable friends and, maybe more surprisingly, to a new boyfriend.

Noel is the perfect boyfriend. He's Ruby's real, live boyfriend and everything is perfect. At least it is for a while.

But then everything gets complicated again. Noel shuts down and shuts Ruby out. Her parents are fighting. Hutch has gone to Paris to study and do whatever retro-metal fans do in France. Megan is busy with her real live boyfriend. Things with Nora are still kind of a mess. Then Gideon shows up. Shirtless.

It's all a mess but with little patience and a lot of mishaps Ruby might be able to survive these recent debacles, her panic attacks, and even manage to make a few lists about the whole thing in Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, plural. If my life weren't complicated, I wouldn't be Ruby Oliver (2010) by E. Lockhart.

Real Live Boyfriends is the fourth book in the Ruby Oliver Quartet. Ruby's earlier adventures are chronicled begining in The Boyfriend List and followed by The Boy Book and The Treasure Map of Boys.

I love reading about Ruby's misadventures and all of her friends. Almost everything about this conclusion was spot on. My only real complaint: I wished Hutch was around more. Because he was my favorite character.

Real Live Boyfriends was the right conclusion to a really fun, sincere series.
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This was such a great ending to the series. I absolutely adored this book. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Ruby has had a rough time of it throughout the series, but she still manages to keep her chin up and is finally a senior at Tate Prep. This book takes us through some of her newest losses and how she survives them. The last scene of this novel definitely makes the entire series worth reading, even though each book is great. I loved the last scene. I squealed aloud (thankfully I was at home, alone). I felt like Ruby’s friend throughout the series, rooting for her to find true love…or at least true friendship. I’ll definitely miss this hilarious, interesting character.
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This book is something to read when the world seems to be against you for it is almost guaranteed to make you smile and feel a little better about yourself.
Poor Ruby seems to have nothing going right for her. She has a horrible ex-boyfriend that was cheating on her with a friend, a depressed father, an over-controlling dieting mother, fighting parents, her mom leaves them, horrible panic attacks, a boyfriend that cannot be counted to be there, and a college boy that seems to be an interesting new boyfriend but horrible kisser.
The plot line is following Ruby around as she deals with all of the curve balls thrown her way and the fun that life has in store for her. This book is written to have a fun spin to all of the misery Ruby goes through, and it is so hard not to feel sorry for Ruby but be laughing at the same time.
Recommended for girls of all ages who are in need of a quick read or something to make them smile. This does not take very long so enjoy.
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