In the fourth comical nightmare that is Ruby Oliver’s high school career,  Ruby is in love. Or,  would be, if her boyfriend Noel would call her back. He’s 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 weeping on the couch eating Cheetos,
Her mother’s got a piglet head in the refrigerator,
Hutch has gone to Paris to play baguette air guitar,
The wenchery of Cricket has escalated to truly nefarious levels,
Gideon shows up shirtless,
And the pygmy goat Robespierre is no help whatsoever.

Will Ruby ever find mental health?
Will she ever understand boys?
Will she ever stop making lists?
(No, to that last one.)

This hilarious novel [is] narrated in Ruby’s perfectly executed teenspeak and littered with her manic lists….Like, really recommended.
— Kirkus Reviews
Everyone’s favorite neurotic, prone-to-panic high-school student is back…Fans of the series will clamor for Ruby’s latest adventure.
— Booklist
Wryly comic lists, footnotes, and narration lay Ruby’s heart bare and construct a vulnerable, sympathetic character with whom many teens will relate.
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
It wouldn’t be a story about Ruby if there weren’t a ton of drama involved. Writing in the same fast-paced narrative that fans have come to expect, Lockhart has done it again. Fans of neurotic Ruby Oliver are going to love reading about her latest trials and tribulations.
— School Library Journal