The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

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, 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. 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.

Title:The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780786838189
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  • Emily May

    ooh... secret societies and gender politics...If 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 ...

  • zan

    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.)...

  • Ariel

    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 gi...

  • Nataliya

    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, unasham...

  • karen

    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 worr...

  • Wendy Darling

    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 o...

  • Tatiana

    Update 8/21/2018What a difference 2 years make. It feels like this book has aged 30 years since I read it last time in 2016. Amazing how much the conversation around feminism and privilege changed in ...

  • CeJayCe

    I'm more 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 ...

  • Kevin Fanning

    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...

  • Summer

    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...