This book is the first in a quartet of Ruby Oliver books (all published, since this book is from 2005 or so). Ruby Oliver (goes by Roo) is your stereotypical high school student, where every interaction with a boy must be discussed with your closest friends (and recounted to your shrink) and made a much bigger deal out of than it deserves. And sometimes, your friends woo your beau, which makes him dump you and go out with her, leading no one to talk to you and leaving you as a "leper." I was quite honestly disappointed with this book, considering how much I enjoyed The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, which characterized a strong female who wouldn't take no for an answer. I yearned for Roo to be like Frankie, but alas, she was not.