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Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Posted by Irish in Uncategorized5 Comments

Publisher: Hyperion Books
Publication Year: 2008
ISBN: 0786838183
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
E. Lockhart

Place(s) Traveled to: New York & Massachusetts

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Book Synopsis: Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father’s “bunny rabbit.” A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school. Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on her shoulder. And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston. Frankie Landau-Banks. No longer the kind of girl to take “no” for an answer. Especially when “no” means she’s excluded from her boyfriend’s all-male secret society. Not when her ex-boyfriend shows up in the strangest of places. Not when she knows she’s smarter than any of them. When she knows Matthew’s lying to her. And when there are so many, many pranks to be done. Frankie Landau-Banks, at age 16: Possibly a criminal mastermind. This is the story of how she got that way.

I found Frankie Landau-Banks to be a fun character. She was smart and witty and totally underestimated by those around her. I enjoyed reading about the pranks that she helped to mastermind in her school and felt a little bad for those boys that she manipulated. Frankie is a kid after my own heart…she’s also one that I am glad is fictional because she is was real she’s the sort who might just take over the world. This is is definitely a good book to share with girls. It will show them that girls can do anything that they put their mind to. Even when those around them don’t think they can. Boys on the other hand might not like this book as much as Frankie does sort make fools of them all. I enjoyed this book and I hope to see more books involving Frank Landau-Banks in the future.

5 Responses to “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart”

  1. Tiffany Schmidt

    Are there going to be sequels? I hope so! I wasn’t quite done with Frankie yet. I felt like she’d come into her own, but that she hadn’t gotten the external respect and consideration she deserved. I want her to find someone who considers her an equal – and isn’t intimidated by that.

  2. Charley

    I liked this book, too. I thought Frankie had a nice balance of sass and intelligence. She was refreshing.

  3. Irish

    bermuda – it was a good read I think that you’ll like it.

    Tiffany – I don’t know if there will be any sequels or not, but like you I think that Frankie still has some story to to tell. And I agree with you I think that she needs to meet people who will not only not be intimidated by her smarts, but also encourage her to use more of them.

    Charley – I agree she was a refreshing female lead in a book. =)