Friday, June 25, 2010
Emily Recommends The Disreputable History of Frankie- Landau Banks
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Although this book is a youth title, it will appeal to a variety of readers. Frankie Landau-Banks is attending Alabaster Prep, a prestigious school in Massachusetts. As she enters her freshman year of high school, Frankie has blossomed into a beautiful woman and has received the attention of the most popular guy at school, Matthew Livingston. Frankie has had feelings for Matthew for years, and is immediately swept up in the romance. Frankie realizes pretty quickly that Matthew's life is not all it seems and she follows him to a meeting of the Basset Hounds, a secret society on campus. The society is all male and Frankie does not think it should be any longer. She pretends to be a member of the society and creates elaborate pranks that the boys willingly pursue. Frankie desperately wants to be a part of the Basset Hounds, but will the boys let her join?