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

Apr 24, Kevin Fanning rated it it was amazing. And I stick with my idea that the glue that keeps this story together and elevates it head and shoulders above so many others is precisely the theme of power and ambition and politics ; all this in a young woman who typically is not associated with any of the above, whose role is traditionally supposed to be something different – so different, that when she deviates from it, she’s viewed somewhere on the borderline between ‘obsessed’ and ‘psychotic’.

Based on 2 reviews. That was a pretty suckish rebuttal. Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. But Frankie knows what she wants.

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 disrepuutable my eyes roll. Lockhart really disappointed me with this. What led her to do what she did: So I was a monster, she thought. True, it is usually better to speak up than banls silent, but if one only blows one’s own trumpet, life will probably be lonely.


Personalize Common Sense for your family. So don’t become that girl, okay? He’s a little condescending and wants more to protect her and show her off than to treat her as a capable, intelligent person of her own. Lots of girls don’t notice when they are in this situation. Yet, despite all that, Lockhart’s novel truly spoke to me. Furthermore, I didn’t kandau like any of the characters, and Frankie the main character was written as if she’s supposed to be the smartest, wittiest kid around, and I just didn’t get that.

Oc makes her Anita Blake.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

We have girls kicking ass. Futhermore, she’s a stalker. When she discovers his involvement in the male society of the Basset-Hounds, her behaviour becomes increasingly fixated, immature and obsessive.

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Bold words, I know, but also true words. Don’t cross her path and try to hold her back. What are the factors in her culture, her childhood, her education, her religion, her economic stature, her sexual orientation, her race, her everyday interactions–what stimuli lead her to make choices other people will despise her for? The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks features a character who believes she is feminist, but this is not a feminist book.

Sep 26, Kristina Horner rated it it was amazing Shelves: These boys don’t recognise or admit to recognise a girl until she starts getting fat in the right places.

This is one of those books that I wish schools would use as part of the curriculum instead of Lord of the Flies. Boarding school rebel story more insightful than most.

The hottest guy in school is also called Historry, though, Alpha was most definately my favourite. But it’s more that any of the above. 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.


When one of the boys said something to her mainly MatthewFrankie would analyse and go through all the possible responses then select the best one to reply with for the Matthew and the boys to respect her more.

The lack of a good message was something th She’s a really smart girl, who just didn’t put her efforts in the right places. Boys thought nothing of field hockey. In this singular pursuit, Frankie alienates and withholds secrets from her best and only close friend. Sure, her motives and ideas totally sucked, but there were a few positives about Frankie, and I’m not ready to just forget them despite how much I hated the plot line. What do you say, blow through dinner and come back here for girlie stuff?

Lockhart’s best book to date and the one I expect to re-read over and over again. And who will be graduating next year and leaving her anyway. And why would she want to be in it? 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. And, more importantly, must the path to happiness be a choice between power and impotence?