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Monday, April 07, 2008

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

It was the great title and the great cover that drew me to this book and the story did not disappoint! Frankie comes from a somewhat well to do family that sends her to Alabaster Preparatory Academy like her sister and father before her. At home Frankie is ordinary, and never a worry to her parents. After a fairly typical freshman year at Alabaster, Frankie returns for her sophomore year having filled out and looking quite pretty. She attracts the attention of a very popular senior and begins to date him. Once she becomes welcome into his circle of friends, she decides she never wants to leave; only her boyfriend is pretty selective about her involvement. He and his pals are part of an all male secret society. Frankie wants in, but that can’t happen, at least it can’t for an ordinary girl. People always underestimated Frankie; they won’t anymore. Find out how a girl goes from reputable to disreputable.
Recommended for grades 8 and up.