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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She is simply an emotionally immature little girl who is feeling excluded. Frankie felt herself flush.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

And don’t let me get started on how much the boys in this novel annoyed me. Frankie Landau-Banks is not your usual YA main character, which means she’s good-looking, fairly well off, undamaged, and not cruel. Unfortunately, I couldn’t even finish the book, and it makes me wonder why this book is on anyone’s list of the best books of the year. As I mentioned, Frankie has Issues.

How to get it, who has it, who wants it. You can’t give her the ending where she wins forever because we know how fast she changed over a semester–who knows what happens next semester?

Yet it seems the book tries to harden you to its bitterness, to deaden your sensitivity, to make you believe that power is worthwhile in spite of the loneliness that surrounds it. Next time I see a year-old girl reading TwilightI will promptly yoink dsireputable from her hands and replace it with this.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I truly enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Like eating garlic knots, which she hates, just because Alpha assumed she wouldn’t want any. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 28, Keertana rated it really liked it Shelves: So, in honour of her and histoey teachings, there is no angst scale. Everyone is rich butlandak course, tastefully not flaunting itmostly WASP, smart and well-spoken and bristling with security that befits those destined by birthright and money to make it big in this world, to rule.


Frankie Landau-Banks was such a breath of fresh air. They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. 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.

That was an amazing feminist book.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks — e. lockhart

Its rude and unneccesary, so when Frankie basically give them all the finger and was like “screw you, i’m going to do what I want, and none of you nimwits can stop me, because i’ve got more brains in my big toe than you’ve got in that delicious head of yours” shes talking to Alpha or Matthew here I suspect I nearly broke out the awesome dance. Anyways, Frankie soon starts stalking her boyfriend and decides that the only way she’ll get into the Basset Hounds is to prove to the boys that she’s way better than all of them.

Personalize Common Sense for your family. She passes up social activities she used to enjoy in favor of Matthew. What does it mean that once Frankie’s crimes are revealed that it has little to do with her actions and more to do with her gender?

Frankie’s older sister tells her to use protection and explains that the Disreputabl Parenthood near campus gives out free condoms. Frankie is possibly my favourite YA heroine, ever.


It’s a guide for the uninitiated Michel Foucault with training wheels! And while she occasionally thinks she lurves Matthew, she always feels patronized by him. And when there are so many, many pranks to be fdankie. My only reason for not giving this 5 stars is that I don’t think that a it did anything labdau new with plot or character development, and b it very firmly felt like a simple introduction to feminism – the lessons here are important, but are also very rudimentary and simple.

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

Now that I’m finished: But she doesn’t ever DO anything about it. Was it that it this book was so horrid and would damage my corneas by just reading the filth of the pages, or was it that this book was quite possibly so amazing, they didn’t want anyone else to discover it, like they were hatching some plan to keep Frankie under wraps so they could keep her all to themsleves.

Frankie might be overly ambitious and driven, and she might not have made all the smartest decisions, trying to get appreciation from people who by default perceive her to be no more than a pretty pet, but she figured out the main thing right: They were people he recommended for jobs; people who sent him patients and asked him to sit on boards of arts organizations; people who connected him to other people.

And I’ve yet to see this so-called “genius” she possesses. I believe her sister Zada said it best: Maybe even loved her.