Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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

Title: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Author: E. Lockhart
Series? None
Aquired From: Public Library
Summary: Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14:
Debate Club.
Her father’s “bunny rabbit.”
A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school.
Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15:
A knockout figure.
A sharp tongue.
A chip on her shoulder.
And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston.
Frankie Laundau-Banks.
No longer the kind of girl to take “no” for an answer.
Especially when “no” means she’s excluded from her boyfriend’s all-male secret society.
Not when her ex boyfriend shows up in the strangest of places.
Not when she knows she’s smarter than any of them.
When she knows Matthew’s lying to her.
And when there are so many, many pranks to be done.
Frankie Landau-Banks, at age 16:
Possibly a criminal mastermind.
This is the story of how she got that way.
Cover Rating: 4/5
Comments on the Cover: When I first got the book, my thoughts were "An envelope with a... is that a dog?!?!" but when you read the book, it makes alot more sense and is actually pretty cool. I'm still not the biggest fan, though, I think they could have done something much cooler.
Character Comments: Frankie is the new girl on the block of fantabulous heroines in YA lit. She has spunk, a brain, and everything a good female character should have. She reminded me alot of the main character in the Gallagher Girls series
Favorite Characters: Frankie and Trish
Character Rating: 3/5
Plot line rating: 3/5
Plot Line Comments: Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the book, but it reminded me alot of other boarding school stories, for example, The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter (as forementioned). I thought the secret society was an interesting twist, but unlike the description of the book, I wouldn't really call Frankie "a criminal mastermind". A trouble maker, maybe. But a criminal mastermind? No.
Likeliness to reread it? 2/5
Overall rating: 3/5
Books like this that I have reviewed: Heist Society by Ally Carter and I'd Tell You that I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter