Monday, December 14, 2009

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart, is the story of a 15 year old sophomore at Alabaster, a prestigious boarding school that caters to the rich. Her freshman year at Alabaster was routine and average. Her sophomore year is anything but average. Frankie physically changed the summer before her sophomore year and her curves in the right places attract the interest of Matthew Livingston, a popular senior at the school.

Frankie soon learns that Matthew is a member of The Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds - and she wants in. The only problem is the Basset Hounds is a boys only secret society. Frankie longs to be a part of something and she will do virtually anything to belong.

Prank activities begin to happen all over Alabaster with the calling cards of the Basset Hounds left behind. But who is really behind all of these pranks and what will happen after the biggest prank of them all takes place?

Frankie is a character that is fun to get to know. She is intelligent and creative while just trying to be “one of the guys” and belong to something. She appears to be strong on the outside, yet she has some major internal weaknesses going on. Will she be successful in her sense to belong? Read this recommended book to find out, and be entertained along the way with some of the most creative school pranks anyone could ever think to dream up.

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