The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart
Published by: Disney-Hyperion
Form: Purchased Paperback
Big Themes: Secret Societies, Pranks, Societal Structure, Popularity, Identity, Growing Up, Falling in Love, Girl Power/Feminism
Frankie, girl genius and underestimated by all, attends an elite boarding school and infiltrates an elite boy-only secret society.
Review in a Nutshell:
This book. Blew me away. I know I’m late to the E. Lockhart game. I am eager to read We Were Liars.
If you want a girl power read, this is your book. If you want a book that will challenge how you look at the world. This is your book.
I think the biggest reason this book resonated with me is its ideas about power. How people obtain power. How people diminish other’s power. How you can empower yourself. I loved watching Frankie figure out the world around her as some sort of social experiment.
Five big shining stars. I know this was a short review, but I read this book over the summer and neglected to post it. The messages of this book have stayed with me long after reading, and this is one I highly recommend.