Ruby Oliver is in love. Or it would be love, if Noel, her real live boyfriend, would call her back. But Noel seems to have turned into a pod-robot lobotomy patient, and Ruby can't figure out why. Not only is her romantic life a shambles: her dad is eating thing but Cheetos; her mother's got a piglet head in the refrigerator; Hutch has gone to Paris to play baguette air guitar; Gideon shows up shirtless; and the pygmy goat Robespierre is help whatsoever.Will Ruby ever control her panic attacks? Will she ever understand boys? Will she ever stop making lists? (No to that last one.) Ruby has lost most of her friends. She's lost her true love, more than once. She's lost her grandmother, her job, her reputation, and possibly her mind. But she's never lost her sense of humor. The Ruby Oliver books are the record of her survival.
Emily Lockhart is the author of eight YA novels including the bestselling We Were Liars and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel.She has a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught composition, literature and creative writing. Her books have been translated into 33 languages. Visit Emily online at emilylockhart.com and follow @elockhart on Twitter.