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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It would have soothed a lot of nerves, I can tell you that, and then about ten years franke it would have served as a memory-beacon. I, on the other hand, was seemingly able to connect with Frankie due to my own life experiences – I fear that without them, I don’t think I would have felt much of a draw to Frankie, which is another unfortunate fault of the narration.

It’s only a shame that no one realises it is her. This is neither here nor there. And Frankie acknowledges all this and does nothing. It’s so good it’s so good it’s so good.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Originally This is definitely one of those clever and sophisticated YA books that is a must-read for any teenage girl and adults as well. She is the figurehead for all the girls in the world who have been treated differently because they are of the female disposition. It feels like this book has aged bbanks years since I read it last time in For one thing, there were a lot of characters and a lot of names that seemed like they needed remembering because they showed up so often which they didn’t, really and there were hardly any descriptions.

Frankie’s older sister tells her to use protection and explains that the Planned Parenthood near campus gives out free condoms. I have a confession. I know, it seems silly but it made such a marked difference on my life. Is it any good? And when there are so many, many pranks to be done. Frankie Landau-Banks starts her sophomore year of high school at an elite boarding school with the benefit of frankje newly curvaceous body that gets her noticed by boys.


Frankie doesn’t like it, but she likes the way she feels being on Matthew’s arm. Quotes from Disreputable Hist They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want.

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

Sometimes she does it through her power as a girl: And I can tell everybody how insecure I am if I want! I can’t even comprehend how you write an ending histofy this. The feminist themes in this story were executed with grace and keen wit, and it never felt preachy.

I would like to start the shennanigans by stating that Hjstory Landau-Banks might just be one of my favourite heronies. 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? Act like a 15 year old girl and rag Matthew about spending so much time with his friends? Lockhart apparently does too, since she keeps reminding us over and over and over again that Frankie is beautiful and basically a teenage prodigy.

Though we get a lot of Frankie’s internal dialogue, she did not strike me as whiny. Disrrputable Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks features a disreeputable who believes she is feminist, but this is not a feminist book.

Each plan reflects the need for change and reform within Alabaster, but can also extend to the wider society. Once her secret is eventually found out, Frankie is shocked to discover she is not respected for her cleverness, but despised for her duplicity, and by Matthew especially. I did what bloggers are not supposed to do.

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

That said, the problems I had with this book are as follows: A solid, teen, feminist novel! People who want to stick their middle finger up to the stifling establishment. Hardcoverpages. While this novel definitely did have its fair share of flaws, I think the overall feeling of excitement, hope, and joy that it leaves with the reader, as well as some of the most memorable scenes ever, make this a truly phenomenal novel. She is a strong reader, but it was still too erudite for her.


Yeah he is super-hot, funny, charming and a good kisser but he never really listens to her or makes her feel appreciated or needed in the way she wants, needs and expects to be. She was jealous that her boyfriend was in a secret all-male social club, and was somehow insulted that she wasn’t invited and that he wouldn’t tell her about it. The book will appeal to well-read girls who don’t mind a few vocabulary lessons tossed into their novels. Frankie, it’s a secret boys club!

I believe her sister Zada said it best: Learn how we rate. You see, Frankie feels left out by this secret society her boyfriend attends disreputabe while it seems like a silly thing to get so worked up over, I actually understood Frankie perfectly! I would’ve corrected her too if I were him. I mean really, the things that the boys do in this society is so freakin’ lame.

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

I also love her relationship with her roommate–could have easily been an ally, except that everyone wants something from you, you know? Are you really on the landqu team? How, exactly, can you feel both of those ways at once? The neglected postive of disparage.

Over the course of the summer she suddenly becomes hot, and catches the Frankie Landau-Banks does for the patriarchy what Little Brother does for homeland security.