Use our free chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. It helps middle and high school students. Such observations are peppered throughout “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.” A homage to girl-power, the novel offers. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart – review. ‘A book which will prove to be surprisingly thought-provoking for a.

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Frankie comes to envy the bond between Matthew and his fellow Hounds and wants the same kind of bond. There are several reasons histody 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.

It’s not Frankie that I dislike but the meddling narrator landua likes to tell disrepufable of show. Like all famous spitfires in history, Frankie comes dusreputable with a plan to get even. You can be composed and still get your point across. My point is, Frankie’s not arguing on the points she should be arguing on.

The book is trying to give us the impression that she’s set so far apart from average high-school girls, but she’s really not. She may claim she’s following her boyfriend and all the dumb guys around because she’s advocating some stupid right women supposedly have to join their club. In fact, the flaws in the main characters are what makes the novel so fantastic: Like Anita, Frankie is obsessed with power.

Or the moments of weakness when she wants to give up the power struggle and just seek love. It’s so good it’s so good it’s so good. She’s really no better than all bankd spineless girls who let their boyfriends walk all over them.


Lists with This Book. One of them may even run for President one day. Frankie is put on academic probation as is Alpha. Frankie does what she does to subvert the order of the Good Old Boys.

If that is not pure love rolled up into a hiwtory sneaky troublesome feminist, then I dont know what is. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Especially when “no” means she’s excluded from her boyfriend’s all-male secret society. Eventually Frankie rebells against the patriarchal rules of the secret society and decides to take matters into her own hands. Enjoy this for its clever dialog a New York boy insists any pizza outside city limits be renamed a DOD — disk of doughelaborate pranks, and disreputble psychological insights.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks — e. lockhart

Boys aren’t paying attention to you? I don’t do stereotypical femininity very well, but that only has so much to do with feminism. India, as you may or may not know, has a history of denying equal rights disreputablle freedom to women. I don’t usually like “girlie Why does she have to interfere with that?

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Lockhart, I suggest you turn to a much better novel by her; We Were Liars. She surreptitiously becomes a better Basset Hound than any Basset Hound member in recent years, yet is depressed that Matthew does not guess that she is behind everything. Maybe it’s because you haven’t tried that yet, but when you actual state your opinion in a composed voice like a sensible person, people tend to listen. Apr 24, Kevin Fanning rated it it was amazing.


I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end.

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

Stay up to date on new reviews. Along the way, you see Frankie stop every now and again to contemplate her actions and fight for change is needed. Based on the all the buzz, the hype, I couldn’t “like” it as much as I “should”.

Every girl, teenage or otherwise, needs to get their hands on this book and enjoy witnessing a man’s world get turned upside down by the most interesting female character I’ve read about yet. When she grows up to be a smart, independent young woman who has calmed down since her high school days and takes into consideration the following: I also want to point out for all you cynical people who “bah humbug” at novels set in high schools kf a girl through her relationships and pranky misdeeds How old is your kid?

View all 14 comments. I googled the book and read bad reviews of this book. 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.

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