The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is a must-read for any young adult fiction lover. It’s received acclaim ranging from the ALA’s 2009 Printz Award to a starred review in School Library Journal—”An empowered female hero like Frankie is a rare and refreshing find.” The book became our latest read through its equally impressive word-of-mouth rave reviews.

After spending her first year at boarding school as a mousey debate-team nerd, Frankie undergoes a transformation on which many YA books are based: she dates the most popular boy in school. Yet Frankie doesn’t leave  her analytical mind behind as she navigates the waters of the popular crowd.

Frankie’s plan to infiltrate her school’s secret society is daring and comical. She is a multidimensional character who can be at once a “nice girl” and a machiavellian puppet master. You will enjoy reading about her strong personality and keen outlook on the world. The narration is a charmingly intense inner monologue of wordplay and social critique. At the same time, Lockhart’s story is a lighthearted look at prep school teen culture.

Pick up a copy of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart next time you’re in the store (or call us to reserve your copy at 703-548-4092). Paperback, $8.99, Hyperion.

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