Monday, April 7, 2014

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

genre: young adult fiction

When Frankie begins her Sophmore year at Alabaster, an exclusive boarding school, her biggest goal is to somehow catch the eye of Matthew, the senior boy she's got her eye on.  While solving that problem doesn't take as long as she thinks it will, a new problem emerges that's even bigger - and with farther reaching consequences.  How in the world can Frankie convince Matthew and his group of rich and witty boys, to see her as more than a "cute" girl?  While Frankie appreciates having a boyfriend and being thought of as cute, Frankie is WAY more than that, and she knows it.  She's a planner, a strategist, a thinker. And she wants to be noticed.  Her plan to solve this problem is crazy awesome and not a little brilliantly rebellious.

A breath of fresh air. That's what this book is.  Frankie's "coming of age" arc was so unique,  her intelligence fierce and her female sensibilities and desires to fit in and be liked were so spot on.  I love that she is a character that desired both power and love - and for them to co-exist in her relationships.  The dialogue is snappy, the text moved quickly, I couldn't read it fast enough.  Great, great fun that makes you think hard about a girl's place in school and in society without knocking you on the head over and over with screaming feminism.  Loved.

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