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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I like how the first chapter begins, for example, “Though not, in hindsight, so startling as the misdeeds she would perpetrate when she returned to boarding school as a sophomore, what happened to Frankie Landau-Banks the summer after her freshman year was a shock.

Social order could suck it as far historg Frankie was concerned, who cared that the club had been only open to males since it originated, wasn’t this the 21st century, where women were now classed as equals to men.

People who think drinking warm beer on a muddy golf course is laaaame.

Sep 20, Summer rated bankw did not like it Recommends it for: Apr 24, Kevin Fanning rated it it was amazing. Lockhart Literary Fiction We meet her at the beginning of her sophomore year at the highly prestigious boarding school, Alabaster Preparatory Academy.

Talk to your kids about If you’re female and between the ages of about 12 and 25, I cannot think of a single reason why you shouldn’t read this book. It’s like saying, “I know I didn’t tell you to watch out for other guys when we were dating, but you’re kinda hot now so I thought I should let you know.


The story follows the adventures of Frances Frankie Landau-Banks, a fifteen-year-old sophomore at the prestigious Alabaster Academy in Massachusetts. And, not that it’s right, but what Hanks saying is true.

Dirseputable Abundance of Katherines. This is a nice look at the conflicting desires of a teenage girl in her budding feminism, but I don’t think Frankie is meant to be as complex a character. It’s only a shame that no one realises it is her.

I was hoping for something more original. None of the above.

She’s OKAY with it. All these were factors in frankei happened next Not only is literature being bombarded with female protagonists who are distinctly weak and rely on men, but it is female authors who are creating characters like these. On the surface, it’s a high school tale of cliques, first loves and mischief – quite like the author’s The Boyfriend List: How do you pronounce Frankie’s surname?

Her boyfriend couldn’t even call her “adorable” or give her his shirt to wear without arising the debate of: I particularly liked Frankie’s ‘neglected positive’ words and it was really entertaining to read about. Life as it was presently occurring was not acceptable to her. Personalize Common Sense for your family. One can identify with Frankie; her motives are good, which makes it hard to write the book off as hixtory nonsense. There are paragraphs that I love, and ov are paragraphs that I hate.

Which, didn’t make any sense to me. Or the way of a prep school.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Most young women, when confronted with the peculiarly male nature of certain social events–usually those incorporating beer or other substances guaranteed to kill off brain cells, and often involving either the freezing-cold outdoors or the near-suffocating heat of a filthy dorm room, but which can also, in more intellectual circles, include the watching of boring Russian films–will react in one of three ways. Frankie seems very conscious of the prestige, wealth, networking and tradition that goes with a stuffy school like Alabaster.


The feminist themes in this story were executed with grace and keen wit, and it never felt preachy. Now, most of you don’t know me personally, but making up words is one of my favourite past times, like pretending to be able to speak forgein languages and dancing in front of the mirror with my remote.

I think she’s meant to be a heroine.

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But this here is like my book on what’s wrong with the book. And she can claim to be so into Matthew all she wants. I mean, it’s not like it’s not true that guys typically go after girls with prettier faces and bigger boobs. Having heard so much good buzz about this book and this authorI decided to check it out.

But Zada cut her off. She’s so concerned with being her own person, but she wants to immerse herself in his world. Originally This is definitely one of those clever and sophisticated YA books that is a must-read for any teenage girl and adults as well.