Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this YA novel! It won a Printz honor in 2009 and I've loved her previous books, Dramarama and The Boyfriend List series. I wondered how she changed her chick lit style to garner the attention of the Printz committee.
Frankie is awesome. She's brilliant and we know she ends up changing the world later. But this is her story of her years at a snotty prep school. She matures one summer and starts dating a popular boy at school who is constantly breaking dates and running off with his friends. So what does she do? Follow him. And then obsessively follow him. And figure out all about the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds, a society of popular boys. But then she secretly takes over the society and their pranks until she realizes that the entire school is under her control. But, um, this is all kinda freaky, right? A boy gets expelled because of her. And her boyfriend STILL doesn't understand her whys and hows. Or even try to care about her. So what exactly was her motivation again?
Please, please tell me what happens to Frankie in college. Please !