a Midwest high school librarian takes on YA and adult books
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: a Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston
I'm so glad I interlibrary loaned the official copy of this book instead of reading the Advance Reader's Edition! Beautiful! I'm a sucker for anything from the 1920's, so this quick scrapbook read was perfect for me!
Frankie decides to keep a scrapbook of her life, using an old typewriter from her attic and memorabilia from her life. This book is the result. You can follow her as she graduates from high school, has an affair (kind of), attends Vassar, and ships off to Paris to try her hand at being a writer.
The story is nothing new, but the world of flappers portrayed in scrapbook form is--great pick as a 2012 Alex Award winner!