The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks Frankie Landau Banks at age No longer the kind of girl to take no for an answer and possibly a criminal mastermind This is the story of how she got that way Frankie Landau Banks at age Debate C

Frankie Landau Banks, at age 16 No longer the kind of girl to take no for an answer and possibly a criminal mastermind This is the story of how she got that way.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 AFrankie Landau Banks, at age 16 No longer the kind of girl to take no for an answer and possibly a criminal mastermind This is the story of how she got that way.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.

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  1. E Lockhart is the author of Genuine Fraud, We Were Liars, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks, The Boyfriend List and several other novels website emilylockhartLiars site wewereliarsblog theboyfriendlistTwitter elockhart

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  1. Next time I see a 15 year old girl reading Twilight, I will promptly yoink it from her hands and replace it with this As long as she s not already dressed as a vampire.


  2. ooh secret societies and gender politicsIf you re female and between the ages of about 12 and 25, I cannot think of a single reason why you shouldn t read this book It s fantastic Both highly political and incredibly funny it s the book I wish I d been given to see me through being a teenager and to prepare me for later life And no, I never went to an elite prep school with a bunch of stuffy trainee old boys and a 60 year old all male secret society but I, like every girl I know, could have done [...]


  3. A solid, teen, feminist novel I really enjoy e lockhart s writing and this book didn t let me down A story about a girl navigating a boarding school where boys have some special privileges over girls, she starts to fight against that system I liked the main character, enjoyed the boarding school setting, and really appreciated the feminist angle My only reason for not giving this 5 stars is that I don t think that a it did anything particularly new with plot or character development, and b it ve [...]


  4. You need to look past the surface cuteness to see this story for what it really is It s about power The allure of it, the desire for it, the sharp understanding of it It s about ambition, unashamed and unabashed It s about forcing your way through the doors that are not meant to open for you.It s about the formation of a future astute politician.Meet Frankie Landau Banks And so, another possibility the possibility I hold out for is that Frankie Landau Banks will open the doors she is trying to g [...]


  5. mary lou retton two times this is the teen fiction the good girls read girls without problems like anorexia or cutting or promiscuity or retrograde amnesia the ones whose mothers don t need to worry about them rotting their brains on vampires and rainbow partiese ones janis ian envied high school girls with clear skinned smiles who married young and then retired i mean, it is published by disney, so i wasn t expecting smut and guts, but it s pretty precious and twee, qualities which usually give [...]


  6. I m than a third of the way into it and, I ve gotta say, I m disappointed There s too much build up So far, all I m getting is a over analyzation of every aspect of Frankie s relationship with Matthew You d think this far in I d at least get some kind of clue as to what she s done that was so big Now I ve gotten to Porter and the cheese fries and, even though she may be making a valid point Porter shouldn t be worried about her well being now just because she s prettier, she sounds like a craz [...]


  7. I ve pushed through to 100 pages, but I just can t go on For all its braininess, this book feels very juvenile to me, except that girls in most middle grade books are rarely this boy crazy and few of them have so little else going on their lives.Here are some things that make it feel very young to me the story seems to be centered around a caper in which Frankie tries to infiltrate a secret boys club three boys who don t recognize Frankie after her body develops or pretend not to, anyway a full [...]


  8. June 2011 Just re read this over the weekend Still so good I can t even comprehend how you write an ending like this Absolutely one of my favorite fictional characters April 2008 I m not even done with it yet, but stop what you re doing and start reading this book From an email to Sarah I am reading The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks If the 2nd half is 1 3 as good as the first half has been, it ll be one of favorite books of all time That s math right there It s SO GOOD It s about [...]


  9. Update 9 16 2016Considering it s a 8 year old YA novel and how much YA has improved over these 8 years, I think it held up pretty well Maybe not 5 stars any , but still worthy of a read.OriginalllyThis is definitely one of those clever and sophisticated YA books that is a must read for any teenage girl and adults as well It is not limited to some teen romance and angst, but it is a commentary on social and gender dynamics.Frankie might be overly ambitious and driven, and she might not have made [...]


  10. 5 Things I liked about The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E Lockhart1 The female protagonist does NOT spend it lamenting her appearance or lack of popularity finesse Nobody likes a sue, but some people actually are curvy, good looking, confident, funny and smart though of course they all have insecurities from time to time But woo hoo for being well adjusted Though we get a lot of Frankie s internal dialogue, she did not strike me as whiny One of the best things I like about thi [...]


  11. Onvan The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks Nevisande E Lockhart ISBN 786838183 ISBN13 9780786838189 Dar 345 Safhe Saal e Chap 2008


  12. First of all, I agree with feminism and equal opportunities and all that, and I appreciate that this book had a girl power theme, but the main character was not a good representation of an admirable woman She was intelligent and competative, but was also the worst stereotype of a jealous, conniving, sneaky bitch I thought she made girls look totally bad She was jealous that her boyfriend was in a secret all male social club, and was somehow insulted that she wasn t invited and that he wouldn t t [...]


  13. It s a feminist novel, they said It won a Printz award, they said.What I say The synopsis should have set off sirens in my head.From the summary alone, what does this seem like The story of a Mary Sue obsessed with herself Oh, goody eye roll In reality, this was a book about a girl who thinks she s better than the entire female population and spends the majority of her high school career trying to prove herself to guys.Now tell me, how is this in any way feminist which the books sets out to be i [...]


  14. Gah, I loved this book so incredibly much, but upon finishing I find myself so RILED UP and ANGRY on Frankie s behalf and I understand her frustrations so fully The feminist themes in this story were executed with grace and keen wit, and it never felt preachy I just wanted to reach in the book and hug Frankie and let her know that some day, people on Tumblr would totally understand what she s going through Her struggles were so real and I just enjoyed it so immensely Highly recommend.


  15. See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsReading The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks just goes to show that loving one book by an author doesn t guarantee you ll love every book by that said author I should know this after reading so many books but no, I am a person who never learns._ I read We Were Liars almost a year ago and well, let s just say it made my top 10 reads of 2014 If you want to know why I loved it, I suggest you check out the discussion review fangirling session Celine and I [...]


  16. Frankie Landau Banks does for the patriarchy what Little Brother does for homeland security It s a guide for the uninitiated Michel Foucault with training wheels , a call to arms, and a manual for taking action against it It also has some great pranks in it Frankie is a sopho at Alabaster, one of the nation s best preparatory schools, which is filled mostly with people who are white, protestant, and richer than God Over the course of the summer she suddenly becomes hot, and catches the eye of Ma [...]


  17. Rating 4.5 Stars I didnotexpect to enjoy this book as much as I did, especially since I found the first third of the novel to beexcruciatinglyboring and hard to get through, not to mention I hated the narration style with a passion Yet, despite all that, Lockhart s novel truly spoke to me It s marketed as being a feminist novel and while in some ways it definitely is, in ways than one I feel as if it is simply a coming of age story about a girl who was discovering herself, what she wanted from [...]


  18. This book has aged so well I am continually impressed with this author s compelling story lines and unforgettable characters, and this book is no exception Frankie s feminist ideologies and consistent challenging of the patriarchy made this book have continual resonance and relevance today Definitely one of the thematically strongest contemporary stories I have read.


  19. Frankie is a 15 year old knockout who graduated so recently from geeky girlhood that s she s still dusting its dirt from her clothes With her newfound popularity comes a dawning ambition for power She seeks recognition not just for her looks and smart comments, but for her superior intelligence and ability to do what she wants, even if the way is barred.She became the girlfriend of idolised Matthew Livingstone by falling off her bike, prompting him to gallantly come to her aid But she doesn t wa [...]


  20. Blah Having heard so much good buzz about this book and this author , I decided to check it out Unfortunately, I couldn t even finish the book, and it makes me wonder why this book is on anyone s list of the best books of the year The writing style irritated me, as it was trying overly hard to be cutesy and funny, with lots of paragraphs reading like, She thought ____ Then ______ And then ____ Lame Further, I didn t even like any of the characters, and Frankie the main character was written as i [...]


  21. Initial Final Page Thoughts.Awhh, hell yeah High Points.Everything about this book is a high point for me We have girls kicking ass We have posh public school We have secret societies We have the most amazing pranks IN THE ENTIRE WORLD We have full on belly laughter We have full on heartbreak And, most importantly, we have arrogant boys getting their just desserts FIST PUMP Low Point.I have only two low points about this book The first being that I didn t read this when I was in high school all [...]


  22. Excellent read about a sassy, smart, and fearless young woman who is determined to be than arm candy and uses her shrewd intellect to outsmart the boys Part grrrl power, part social commentary, AND equal parts wicked fun This is one of those books that I wish schools would use as part of the curriculum instead of Lord of the Flies Reading about Frankie subverting the power structure of an elite boarding is MUCH interesting Essay question What does it mean that once Frankie s crimes are reveale [...]


  23. How is it that this book so popular and well received Frankie Landau Banks is a bright, witty girl with issues Lots and lots of issues which never get resolved let alone addressed We meet her at the beginning of her sopho year at the highly prestigious boarding school, Alabaster Preparatory Academy In a moment that is clearly a blatant Three s Company rip off, Frankie is so distracted by the butt of her longtime crush, Matthew Livingston, that she falls from her bicycle Matthew hears the crash a [...]


  24. The library loaned me an ARC Bad library Reading it anyway.Now that I m finished I feel like someone poured my head out into a book And then revised it for the consumption of myself, age 11 You guys I am seriously considering building a time machine for the sole purpose of bringing this book back to myself as a preteen It would have soothed a lot of nerves, I can tell you that, and then about ten years later it would have served as a memory beacon E Lockhart just totally nails so many important [...]


  25. I think I should flag myself here and now from reading any teen books that are rud to have feminist messages, short of sci fi fantasy girl survivalist sorts of books Because the pressures of real life teen girlhood seem too complex to yield a fully realized heterosexual, cisgendered, and feminist heroine who happens to still be in high school Horomones are raging too strong Boys matter too much at that age and, in the interest of honesty, even after it too.Frankie Landau Banks is not your usual [...]


  26. I may get a few boos for this one But I couldn t quite like it Blame it on the tense Third person past tense as far as I can reckon Or blame it on the expostulating tone, purposefully pretentious and off putting A blend of intelligence and condescension It s not like every page was of this style, but there were little asides by the narrator I suppose it s the narrator that just intruded in on the story Created too much distance for my taste Added in too much reflection How does a person become t [...]


  27. Frankie Landau Banks was such a breath of fresh air I absolutely loved her character and how she questioned literally everything about how boys and girls are treated in relationships and the real world 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 Every girl, teenage or otherwise, needs to get their hands on this book and enjoy witnessing a man s world get turned upside [...]



  28. I was definitely gruntled when I read this book you ll have to read the story to understand what that means There are several reasons why I m giving this book 5 stars 1 I d definitely read this story over again, 2 I have no hesitation recommending it to others and 3 the storyline is original and very well written I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end Frankie Landau Banks, the main character, attends Alabaster Academy, a widely known boarding school for the kids of influential and wealt [...]


  29. I have a confession I did what bloggers are not supposed to do I googled the book and read bad reviews of this book gasp I know, sue me See the thing is, no one has ever recommended this book to me, I ve never heard anyone talking about this book or telling me why I needed to read it Stuff like this makes me curious, because I know people know who E Lockhart is, and I know a lot of people love the Ruby Oliver series So why the radio silence on this book Was it that it this book was so horrid and [...]


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