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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

People who love pulling pranks. Drinking is presented casually, as just something kids do. She surreptitiously becomes a better Basset Hound than any Basset Hound member in recent years, yet is depressed that Matthew does not guess that she is behind everything.

It’s marketed as being a feminist novel and while in some ways it definitely is, in more ways than one I feel as if it is simply a coming-of-age story about a girl who was discovering herself, what s Rating: As a grrrl power social manifesto, not so much. I was living for the boarding school secret society shenanigans and how Frankie was holding a middle finger up to the patriarchy but in such a brilliant and untraceable way. She’s not totally subservient to the boys, and at least makes an effort to reject their hold on her in favor of a little empowerment.

Lockhart seems to be grasping for a Message — she throws in class lectures, P. I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The allure of it, the desire for it, the sharp understanding of it.

Lockhart writes ‘old school prep’ in a way that’s realistic at least, as realistic as I can imagine, disreputzble being on the fringes of that sort of society and that doesn’t make my eyes roll. Lockhart, I suggest you turn to a much better novel by her; We Were Liars. Delightful girl power I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and so have the girls I’ve recommended it too. Shall I go for feminism? Sure, her motives and ideas totally bamks, but there disreptuable a few positives about Frankie, and I’m not ready to just forget them despite how much I hated the plot line.


In my opinion, E. While this novel definitely did have its fair share of flaws, I think the overall feeling of excitement, hope, and joy that it leaves with the reader, as well as some of the most memorable scenes ever, make this a truly phenomenal novel. They were people he recommended for jobs; people who sent him patients and asked him to sit on boards of arts organizations; people who connected him to other people.

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Only, instead of doing everything he wants, she’s doing whatever he DOESN’T want landsu to do or doesn’t expect her to do. And when there are so many, many pranks to be done. No background, no description, just a name. They had the right to vote, so why not the right to join some crummy club a bunch of grodie boys were running into the ground.

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

Frankie, while spouting feminist ideals, is motivated by attracting the attention of and impressing the guys. In fact, the flaws in the main characters are what makes the novel so fantastic: She refuses disrepuable be kept on the sidelines, and in order to avoid it you need to step into the WASP nest.

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The summer between her freshman and sophomore year, she “fills out in all the right places”, and back at school, catches the attention of Matthew Livingston, a senior boy whom she begins dating. I believe her sister Zada said it best: As I mentioned, Frankie has Issues. I think she’s meant to be a heroine. But instead he tells her not to change and she thinks crap like, “Oh, yeah?


Next time I see a year-old girl reading TwilightI will promptly yoink it from her hands and replace it with this. Why wouldn’t she care? Lots of girls don’t notice when they are in this situation. The parents’ guide to what’s in this book.

Unfortunately for this book, there’s no doubt it won’t be landing my top 10 for Frankie’s spunky, but she’s not the undaunted, righteous Sister Suffragette I sorta hoped she’d be. This is certainly not a feminist novel and so many characters here put me on edge and how obviously rude they were namely, the boys–like Matthew Livingstone. Not sure what age would like this The vocab was out of my ten year old’s league. Frankie Landau-Banks at age Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels?

I also love her relationship with her roommate–could have easily been an ally, except that everyone wants something from you, you know?

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

So why the radio silence on this book. Check it out for more reviews! By knowing Trish and Zada, Frankie is surrounded by strong, knowledgeable females. When she finds that he’s a member of a secret society of pranksters — the cream of the crop club at the school, and membership is boys only — she gets mad. Lockhart apparently does too, since she keeps reminding us over and over and over again that Frankie is beautiful and basically a teenage prodigy.

So didreputable, this is a feminist book. Add your rating See all 3 kid reviews. She’s a really smart girl, who just didn’t put her efforts in the right places.

Frankie Landau-Banks was such a breath of fresh air.