Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks- the title says it all! Frankie starts her sophomore year at a prestigious prep school with a new boyfriend. She dreamed of dating this boy all last year and now it's come true. She becomes more and more bothered, however, by his membership in an exclusive all-male secret club and her perceived inferiority as a girl. She finds an interesting way to feel included and assert her own power.

While I enjoyed the prep/boarding school prank elements, I thought the story really didn't feel complete. Frankie's changes, while interesting, were not entirely developed. The conclusion wasn't satisfying and I didn't really know what the point of it was. The third person telling really threw me off, especially since the title almost implies a journal/diary format (which is misleading as well). I also loved some of the funny parts (particularly the grammar jokes) but found some of the teen issues to be superfluous. Maybe I just need to start reading more books for adults. :)

s-factor: !

Surprisingly few for a contemporary teen novel.

mrg-factor: XX
Some annoying references.

v-factor: none

Overall rating: ***

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