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 by E. Lockhart

So she’s still letting her boyfriend not to mention his friends control all her actions. Plus, she is this crazy insane mastermind, I even think if she put her immensely clever mind to it, she could probably plot world domination and not even get caught.

Literary Fiction Book type: Less on Frankie and more on the book in it’s entirety, it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.

How to get it, who has it, who wants it. In this singular pursuit, Frankie alienates and withholds secrets from her best and only close friend.

I mean, it’s not like it’s not true that guys typically go after girls with prettier faces and bigger boobs.

Talk with Matthew honestly and openly? I have only two low points about this book. Something needs lndau be done. My favourite supporting characters were probably Trish the cookie baking feminist who is not ashamed of liking goofy guys who treat her nice and staying away from loud drunken parties and Zada Frankie’s sister in her first year of college, who decided to go to Berkeley instead of Harvard, breaking their father’s heart.


Frankie is the type of landai I would stay far away from and the book could have addressed feminism in a more meaningful manner. Created too much distance for my taste. As long as she’s not already dressed as a vampire. View all 9 comments.

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

She spies on Matthew. The books leaves you aware that gender imbalance still exists hlstory around us in a seemingly male dominated society. I will say it now, girl power is one of the best kinds of power. 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?

She is put off by Alpha, who seems to be at war with her for Matthew’s time. It’s true that he can’t tell you how to feel or act. She thinks that the girl her ex-boyfriend cheats on her with is plain, a trade in of her “model” for “another model who’s not that great”. Delightful girl power I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and so have the girls I’ve recommended it too.


Frankie knows, vaguely, about the Hounds – her father was one – but when she comes to realize that she’ll always just be a girl in Matthew’s social circle, there to be adorable but never powerful, always underestimated, always disposable, always erasable, banke decides to mastermind the Basset Hounds’ return to their former pranking glory.

Frankie seems very conscious of the prestige, wealth, networking and tradition that goes with a stuffy school like Alabaster. Retrieved from ” https: Her story was chronicled with a hip, journalistic brevity.

When Alpha goes home for a few days, Frankie creates a fake e-mail address for Alpha farnkie uses it to direct the Order of the Basset Hounds to play a series of pranks. When she discovers his involvement in the male society of the Basset-Hounds, her behaviour becomes increasingly fixated, immature and obsessive. Our ratings are based on child development best practices.

At the end of the book, Lockhart gives us this speech about how a girl like Frankie will change the world.