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2009 – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart

April 7, 2009

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.

Post links to reviews of or your thoughts on this book in the comments.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2009 7:51 pm

    I didn’t enjoy this one as much as many other people did. Guess I missed out on something? Here’s my review.

  2. April 17, 2009 8:20 am
    Liked it ok, but far from a favorite.

  3. Jessica permalink*
    July 21, 2009 1:35 pm

    I agree with Jeanette. Entertaining, but not a favorite. Here’s my review.

  4. July 22, 2009 1:15 pm

    Here’s what I thought

  5. August 16, 2009 10:23 pm

    I actually liked this alot. Here’s my review:

  6. leftik permalink
    January 3, 2011 2:58 pm

    Loved Frankie. Loved seeing a main character with strong convictions encountering the pitfalls of adolescence. It reads as a fun boarding school romp but hits you with great commentaries on feminism and social change.

    Full review on The Re-Shelf.

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