Monday, April 7, 2008

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Attending the prestigious Alabaster boarding school isn't all that it's made out to be. Especially when your Frankie Landau-Banks. With a hot new senior boyfriend, Frankie thought that her sophmore year at Alabaster would be easy peasy. That was until she found about the secret all male club known as the Loyal Order of the Basset Hound. Many well known and influential men have belonged to this club and Frankie wants in. But how is she supposed to join when she's not supposed to know about it and she's a girl? Why, she could pretend to be someone else of course. Which is exactly Frankie does. She has the boys of the Order perform all kinds of pranks and hijinks but with the members of the club following her every order will she be satisfied? Or is she in seriously over her head?

I loved, loved, loved this book! I finished it in a day. And I am not usually that fast of a reader so this is pretty impressive for me. I was completely drawn in from the first sentence. I loved Frankies attitude. I was laughing numerous times during the book. I also liked E. Lockhart's writing style. As the narrator, she is frank and edgy which was exactly the kind of writing that was needed to spin out Frankie's twisting story. I also loved the pranks that the boys in the book pulled. They were completely genius ideas! I think the aspect of the book I liked the best though, was the feminism. Many of the guys in the story treat the girls like accessories and Frankie's mission was to prove to them that the girls are just as smart, or even smarter, than the guys which I think was a point she was successful in proving. There was one itty bitty part that I didn't like though and that was the ending. I'm crossing my fingers that there'll be a sequel because from the way the book ended, we were kind of left hanging, like there was more of the story yet to be told. And if there is a sequel, I'm going to be extremely excited because I don't think that I'll ever get tired of Frankie's sass and spunk. She's definitely a one of a kind character. I highly recommend this book; you'll be laughing the whole way through and left wanting more.


  1. I've heard so many great things, I can't wait to read this one. :)

  2. I'm really really really looking forward to reading this... E. Lockhart is amazing!

    Te amo,

  3. A v. smart librarian friend of mine just told me she LOVED this book, and now you! Gotta read it.

  4. omg, this was like a freakin awesome book. no kiddin ;D

  5. This book was absolutely amazing. E. Lockhart is pretty much one of the best writers ever, lol. That'd be so cool if there was a sequel. :) Awesome review!!


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