Ruby Oliver is anxious and neurotic, but if you saw what she had to deal with, you wouldn't blame her.
After losing all of her friends, her boyfriend, and gaining a reputation as super-slut, she goes to see a therapist who makes her create a list of all the boyfriends she had: wish-we-were boyfriends, he-wishes-he-was boyfriends, he-doesn't-know-I-exists boyfriends, all of them. The Boyfriend List is her account of all of the boys to her therapist.
The thing about The Boyfriend List that immediately stands out is Ruby's voice. E. Lockhart's protagonists always stay with me because of the way she can create such a real character who narrates in the way they would talk to you. I feel like as she's talking to her therapist, she's actually talking to me. On top of that, Ruby is quirky and neurotic, and completely likeable.
The Boyfriend List was an honest, clever, laugh-out-loud funny recount of falling from social grace.
I give The Boyfriend List a 4 out of 5, and definitely look forward to reading the other books in the Ruby Oliver series.