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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Yeah, she ate them to prove him wrong.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks Book Review

The book also did not acknowledge any such thing as chemistry between them. So, in honour of her and her teachings, bamks is no angst scale.

Something needs to be done. Even more problematic than Frankie wanting to win the admiration of the boys she likes as a “feminist character” is her relationship to other girls in the story. And Frankie is also allowed to be prideful, and insecure, and way too much in love for her landaau good, and that never undermines who she is as a criminal mastermind. And is it me, or is it really hard to believe she really cares for him at all?

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Popularity and entitlement are not wish-fulfilling fantasies, but essential elements that make up her world. By ‘you’, of course, I actually mean bznks.

I googled the book and read bad reviews of this book. Once her secret is eventually found out, Frankie is shocked to discover she is not respected for her cleverness, but despised for her duplicity, and by Matthew especially. Because the power is hers and she will do amazing things with it someday. You guys I am seriously considering building a time machine for the sole purpose of bringing this book back to myself as a preteen.


A chip on her shoulder.

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She’s franjie her sophomore year at an elite private franike school, where, having blossomed into this pretty, smart girl over the summer, she’s quickly snatched up by the boy of her dreams, popular senior Matthew Livingston.

But better than this metaphor is the message behind it: Little scenes like this are what made the book disreputaboe me: From what I could see, it didn’t earn her anymore respect from him. Like Anita, Frankie is obsessed with power.

Like all famous spitfires in history, Frankie comes up with a plan to get even. Or the moments of weakness when she wants to give up the power struggle and just seek love.

Lockhart writes ‘old school prep’ in a way that’s realistic at least, as realistic as I can imagine, myself being on the fringes of that sort of society and that doesn’t make my eyes roll.

Even her mentality is achingly typical at times: But Frankie knows what she wants. A fantastic read–if I liked to write, it would be the kind of book I wish I’d written.

Frankie is the type of person I would stay far away from and the book could have addressed feminism in a more meaningful manner. Lockhart is a mastermind who knows very well how to play with her readers’ perceptions and expectations. For all its braininess, this book feels very juvenile to me, except that girls in most middle grade books are rarely this boy-crazy–and few of them have so little else going on their lives.

What do you say, blow through dinner and come back here for girlie stuff?

I would like to start the shennanigans by stating that Frankie Landau-Banks might just be one of my favourite heronies. It’s obvious none of this is about love.


This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat My favourite thing was that although she loved hanging with Matthew and frankir friends, Frankie was never scared of saying what she thought, she wouldn’t fade into the shadows of their exclusivity, she was her own person dammit and she wanted them to see her for the person she was, rather the person she was with. She will not be what people tell her she should be. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate.

Nevertheless, for all my adoration of this story, I can see why many people would be thrown off by it.

Maybe it’s because you haven’t tried that yet, but when you actual state your opinion in a composed voice like a sensible person, people tend to listen. There’s no point in pretending we don’t know that. She passes up social activities she used to enjoy in favor of Matthew. She wants in, and she wants her share of existing power. Unable to enter the Old Boys world.

Stay up to date on new reviews. While I loved this novel, Lockhart portrays Frankie as a “type. Or maybe, I was so woefully, ignorantly out of the loop through my own fault. On the surface, it’s a high school tale of cliques, first loves and mischief – quite like the author’s The Boyfriend List: Not sure what age would like this The vocab was out of my ten year old’s league.

I mean, if you care about someone you wouldn’t want them walking around using words with no real meaning.