Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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


"I, Frankie Landau-Banks, hereby confess that I was the sole mastermind behind the mal-doings of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds." Begins Frankie's confession to the events that transpired during her Sophomore year at the prestigious Alabaster Prep School.

Frankie is a smart girl whose transformation into a beautiful young lady over one summer takes her from invisible to very visible, especially to Matthew Livingston: the cool popular senior on campus. As his girlfriend, she is welcomed to the world of Matthew and his A-List friends, only to find out she is not welcome all the time. After being ditched by Matthew one last time, she follows him, and stumbles upon a meeting of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds: a secret (all male) society on campus.

What follows next I will not parage to you, dear reader, because the build up, and the plot will only loose it's poignancy if I tell too much. I will say this, Frankie is a too-smart-for-her-own-good 15-year-old who causes a lot of trouble for noble reasons. You will laugh, cringe and grab your dictionary as you read about The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

Recommended for fans of strong female characters, secret societies and standing up for what you believe in.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Now reading the Carbon Diaries: 2015)

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