Friday, March 18, 2011

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - Lockhart - 2008

Title: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Author: E. Lockhart
Year: 2008
Publisher: Hyperion
Date Read: 3-10-2011
Overall: * * * * 1/2 (4.5/5)

GoodReads Blurb: 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.

Plot: * * * * *
Characters: * * * * * (I loved Frankie!)
Style: * * * *

My Review: I had been wanting to read this book for a long time, so I finally borrowed it from the library I volunteer at. I was laughing out loud at some points. Frankie just cracked me up and I loved the way her mind worked and how she could go from insecure to wonder woman in 3 seconds.

This book really made me wish I had gone to a private high school just for the opportunity to prank people. I feel like more pranking chances exist at private schools. I like to think I would have taken advantage of those chances!

I liked Lockhart's writing more in this book than in some of her other books I have read, though I might go back and read those again and look for more similarities. I like that I have found this group of YA authors (Green, Johnson, Lockhart...) that can really make me laugh.

To Purchase: Amazon

Also by this author: The Boyfriend List (2005), How To Be Bad (with Myracle & Mlynowski) (2009), Fly On the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything (2006)

Currently Reading: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

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