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

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A teen girl infiltrates a boys-only secret society at her boarding school in this suspenseful, thought-provoking, and humorous novel.
 

About E. Lockhart

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E. Lockhart is the author of four books about Ruby Oliver: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. She also wrote Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, and How to Be Bad (the last with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle). Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was a National Book Award finalist and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and received a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. Visit her at www.e-lockhart.com or check out her blog at www.theboyfriendlist.com.
 
Published September 16, 2009 by Disney Hyperion. 353 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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This cerebral and offbeat comedy of manners will appeal to fans of John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines (2006).

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Such observations are peppered throughout “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.” A homage to girl-power, the novel offers biting social commentary throughout — not the kind that deadens a story but the kind that gives it punch — and a protagonist who is independent and fearless, even...

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Even the boys, who are sometimes less than virtuous knights in shining armor, aren't truly the villains of this story.

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After Frankie's (rich, powerful, old boy) boyfriend gives her his favorite T-shirt, Frankie and Zada have the following conversation: But when she told Zada about it, Zada said, "Ugh.

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Alabaster Academy, the prestigious prep school that the heroine of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.

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Bestsellersworld

Frankie's pranks have Alpha (the supposed mastermind of all the pranks Frankie orchestrated) the leader of the Basset Hounds, perplexed and investigative.

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Teen Reads

So when Matthew and his senior friends start excluding Frankie from the exclusive meetings of their top-secret club, the Order of the Basset Hounds (an invitation-only organization to which Frankie's own father belonged during his days at Alabaster), Frankie begins to question Matthew's other pat...

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Gather Books

I loved that not only is The Disreputable History about prep school, pranks, secret societies, late night parties, and other thoroughly entertaining events that make for a fast read, but Frankie also struggles to see how she fits in as a girlfriend, sister, young woman, friend, and student.

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Common Sense Media

She copies keys to sneak into areas off-limits to students at her exclusive boarding school, and impersonates a boy to execute a number of pranks on the school, including putting bras on all the school portraits and statues;

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An omniscient narrator informs readers of Frankie's deviousness, but Frankie's achievements are putting bras on school portraits, sitting at the senior table when she's a sophomore (gasp), and making up words (a self-conscious, albeit whimsical, mannerism that undermines her insistence that peopl...

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Fiction Writers Review

Lockhart provides in the YA novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (Hyperion, 2008) is vicariously satisfying in its confirmation of my suspicions: those people did have more fun.

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A Patchwork of Books

Word Krispies isn’t available to play for free online, but you can download the game and play it for free for 60 minutes from many places, including Big Fish Games.

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HSJ

Lockhart brings to life a girl as equally clever as John Green’s Alaska from Looking for Alaska, and gives a good many laughs to supplement the story of how she became a possible criminal mastermind.

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Review: Frankie Landau Banks is witty book written in third person present narration.

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