Saturday, July 19, 2008

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

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 Laundau-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 thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Frankie was an awesome character. A very smart and captivating character with a ton of wit along with the smarts. Her mind is so unique and interesting. The way Frankie thinks and does is so exuberant. I mean who doesn't want to read through the eyes of a mischievous teenager with the mind of a criminal mastermind? The pranks were unguessable and awesome. The storyline was notorious.

E. Lockhart scores on this memorable novel. Lockhart created a vivacious novel to be read for years to come. Her writing is clever and innovative. YA Fiction readers will appreciate it. It was very unpredictable and a fun, mysterious read. I highly enjoyed this novel. I plan on reading E. Lockhart's other books soon.


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