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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Amaliah Varazo The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie is also a great one that’s really fun with a similar feel, but nothing compares to Frankie. She was constantly trying to prove herself to Matthew and the other boys. She is the figurehead for all the girls in the world who have been treated differently because they are of the bankz disposition.

Go found your own club and tell them they can’t join. Bold words, I know, but also true words. View all 11 comments. People who want to stick their middle finger up to the stifling establishment. View all bankw comments. Writing style is flawless, dialog superb. Yes, the ones wanting to pigeonhole her found ways to disrepjtable doing it instead of taking a good look at their perceptions and prejudices. Frankie Landau-Banks is a bright, witty girl with issues.

That said, the problems I had with this book are as follows: Eventually Frankie rebells against the patriarchal rules of the secret society and decides to take matters into her own hands.

But I’ve lived through what Lockhart is talking about: I think a lot of feminism books and ideals are quite overwhelming and preachy On all accounts do NOT let a male hold the door open for you because that means frwnkie are submissive and weak… come on!


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

The ending reveals Frankie has been successful in giving young women a voice, which has vented her resentment at the exclusive male society. This is a smart, fun book. This is the story of how she got that way. No longer the kind of disrwputable to take “no” for an answer.

This review appears on Happy Indulgence. I used to watch that show on DVD all the time when I was little. He doesn’t come to her dorm, attempt to be nice to Trish the way she does with his friends, or even ask about her family. March 25, Number of pages: They’re not making it up. I liked the main character, enjoyed the boarding school setting, and really appreciated the feminist angle.

Each plan reflects the need for change and reform within Alabaster, but can also extend to the wider society. I mean really, disreputablr things that the boys do in this society is so freakin’ lame.

She is simply an emotionally immature little girl who is feeling excluded. But it’s more that any of the above. Because the power is hers and she will do amazing things with it someday.

They never have sex. When Alpha goes home for a few days, Frankie creates a fake e-mail address for Alpha and uses it to direct the Order of the Basset Hounds to play a series of pranks. Clearly, Frankie doesn’t give a crap, really, about her right as a women to be in that club. Because you, Livingston, are not the boss of me and what kind of girl I become. Frankie Landau-Banks starts her sophomore year of high school at an elite boarding school with the benefit of a newly curvaceous body that gets her noticed by boys.

This book has aged so well. Or the moments of weakness when she wants to give up the power struggle and just seek love.


Frankie hadn’t liked herself while she’d been yelling at Porter–but she had admired herself. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Like, if I could’ve put the book down for one second, the dance would’ve been danced. People who love pulling pranks. It’s a feminist novel, they said.

But the real deal is that she just wants to be a part of that inner circle. Parents need to know this is fairly tame for a young adult novel, with a little cursing, a few sex references, and some beer drinking among teens. Now, any other girl would just accept that her boyfriend had this boy club and not actually care that she was never invited to join or let into the camerarderie of it all, which even she admits, is the thing she cares about most of all.

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

Just re-read this over the weekend. Popularity and entitlement are not wish-fulfilling fantasies, but essential elements that make up her world. Bankd Landau-Banks at age Why does she have to interfere with that?

Frankie felt herself flush. Still, it was awful presumptuous of Porter to tell her that. It can seem saner to give up—but then xisreputable goes insane from giving up. Retrieved from ” https: A fantastic read–if I liked to write, it would be the kind of book I wish I’d written. Landau-Banks off the hook. Her other books are so great.