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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks | E. Lockhart
Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father's "bunny rabbit." A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school. Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on her shoulder. And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston. Frankie Landau-Banks. No longer the kind of girl to take "no" for an answer
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KatyAliceReads
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#24in48 @24in48 Let‘s get it started!

twohectobooks Nice tracker! 4mo
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KatyAliceReads
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Who else is doing #24in48 this weekend? Who else has a wildly unrealistic TBR for the event? 🙋‍♀️ You can follow my journey here or in more depth on my Instagram @ the.nerdy.spinster!!! Let me know where to follow you! @24in48

GypsyKat I‘m going to do what I can with it. Our pup just got spayed, so she‘s going to need extra love. And I have family in from out of town this weekend, but I‘ll do my best! I always post here and on IG too. 4mo
GypsyKat Great picture btw! 4mo
Librarybelle 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A tale of pranks and mischief on campus. Haven‘t read this but enjoyed her other book We Were Liars.

#springintoreading #fooledyou

batsy I loved this! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks good!! 7mo
vkois88 I loved We Were Liars... this one is on my list as well 7mo
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ReadingDownUnder
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Pickpick

Interesting YA book about a non-typical teenage girl. I loved the way she thought. Burn the patriarchy down, Frankie!

hermyknee I loved this one! 12mo
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Cindikg
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I needed a fun book and this was it! Frankie is a student at an exclusive boarding school and soon discovers a secret all male society at the school. As Frankie takes on this society in her own imperfect way, hijinxs ensue and she learns something about herself along the way. Although I grew up with completely different circumstances than Frankie, I could totally relate to her wanting to fit in yet still wanting to be seen for who she really is.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗👋🏻 13mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 13mo
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy! 📖 13mo
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Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father's "bunny rabbit." A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school.

Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on her shoulder.

Frankie Landau-Banks, at age 16: No longer the kind of girl to take "no" for an answer and possibly a criminal mastermind. This is the story of how she got that way.

#bank #newhogwartsadventure

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻👍🏻 14mo
Aimeesue One of my faves! And a teenager who reads Wodehouse! 14mo
JoScho @Aimeesue I haven‘t read it but it sounds good! 14mo
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Ireadkidlit Ooh 14mo
batsy I loved it! 👍🏽 14mo
JoScho @batsy oh good to know! 14mo
vkois88 Sounds so good!!! I was really impressed with We Were Liars, but Genuine Fraud was just okay for me. 14mo
JoScho @vkois88 I haven‘t read any of her books. 14mo
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I read this when it first came out and loved it, figured since I wasn't emotionally ready for Harry Potter, this book about a BAMF that wants to burn the patriarchy down was a good choice for #booked2018 Takes.place at a school
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks like a fun choice! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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BookaholicNatty
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Excited about this book!! And look and all those awards! ❤️📚

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BeckyMerilatt
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Just started this one for teen book club at the bookshop. I‘m excited about it.

Bostonmomx2 Sounds cute! 2y
ReadingSusan I loved this one. So cute! 2y
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Quick read! Interesting once you get past all the initial normal teenage scenery. There's a lot of psychology lessons embedded throughout to learn from..
Frankie is a sophomore at a prep school, tired of playing the role she is expected to play. She wants more.

"They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up."

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LizzyNanney
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"I write stories about young women that other people would label difficult." -E. Lockhart

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Tanzy13
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"It is better to be alone, she figures, than to be with someone who can't see who you are. It is better to lead than to follow. It is better to speak up than stay silent. It is better to open doors than to shut them on people."

ChicaReads Love this ! 💙💛 2y
MorbidAi 👏👏👏 So true 2y
RebelReader Very nice! 2y
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kite81
Mehso-so

I enjoyed this, but after a bit it seemed kind of predictable and weighed down by one dimensional characters.

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rhiannebrownbread
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Sorry I haven't been around much, I've been surprisingly busy lately! Keep on forgetting I need to review beautiful broken things, I kinda feel like I've got a lot to say!

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rhiannebrownbread
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I love being at the stage where I have to carry 2 books in my backpack cause I'm close to finishing the other😂 and I realised how sad that sounded as I typed it but idc, I'm sure I'm not alone😂😂 #ya #yalit #ireadya #bookishnerd #yacontemporary #yaliterature #youngadult #igbook #currentlyreading

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Amazing book haul from today's exclusive for-teachers-only book sale! I got two boxes of yummylicious titles.

briski Great haul! 2y
GatheringBooks @briski it was so great i had to go back again for a second round 2y
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I fall in love for e.Lockhart books because of the boyfriend list and start reading all her books without researching what the book all about before.
I like this one, how the story developed but maybe the ending is just not my style. But still, i like it when i'm reading it.

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batsy
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I like this because the main character is unabashedly feminist and clever yet vulnerable, as teens are, when faced with how the world works (sexism and misogyny, in this case). She's not a one-note badass or victim. It's also a lesson in how power operates. Learning about Bentham's Panopticon is how she figures things out, so there's a dash of Foucault in how the narrative unfolds. #youngadult #ReadingWomenMonth @thereadingwomen

erzascarletbookgasm Have this on my TBR. Loved her other book 2y
batsy I was a bit let down by that one, @erzascarletbookgasm. I liked it but I couldn't quite connect. This is one of my favs. Her Ruby Oliver series is also fun! 2y
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hermyknee
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Respect, Frankie. Respect. This was an unputdownable, often laugh-out-loud, sometimes hair-pulling, and all-together revelatory read and I absolutely loved it. #Respect #Feminism #Contemporary #YA #MustRead #Pick

rubyslippersreads I bought this ages ago. I'll have to move it closer to the top of the stack. 😄 3y
hermyknee @rubyslippersreads it's been days since I finished it and I'm still thinking about it. I definitely recommend it!! 3y
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hermyknee
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When your #TBR is almost as insane as you are.

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hermyknee
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HOW HAVE I NOT READ THIS BEFORE?! I'm only 107 pages in, but I can't even. I hope it continues to be this awesome. I read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart a few years ago and was not impressed. Not even almost. Come on, Frankie! Don't let me down! Redemption! (This book is making me so happy at the moment, so I'm making it my #happyread @RealLifeReading #marchintoreading)

hermyknee Meant this to be a #blurb... #LitsyFail #LitsyNewbie #Oops! 3y
Chessa I loved this one so much! I remember clearly sitting in a panel in a con and Justine Larbalestier recommending this. I ran out and read it and just thought it was fantastic. I haven't read We Were Liars yet, but I picked it up on sale. 😬 3y
Lindy It's a great one! Glad you found it. 😊 3y
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So, after I finish a book (and I'm coming down from two powerful ones - My Life on the Road & Handmaid's Tale), I have a hard time finding my next read. I picked this one up today (I rescued it from utter destruction on a floor somewhere at work), and I must say the first few pages have me captivated. Could this be the one? 😅 #nextread #bookhangover #YA #contemporary #fiction Has anyone read it?!

AliBG LOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE THIS BOOK for all the ways it upends the conventions of the boarding school story, and for Frankie's unassailable sense of self. 3y
AliBG Wish I could like this post more than once! 3y
hermyknee @AliBG wow! That is high praise! I am so glad I picked it up 😄 3y
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The book: delightful. I remember DNF-ing it when it came out; now I'm genuinely unsure why. It's utterly sufferable and pugnable. I went to a college with a LOT of societies and the meditation on Because We Can privilege here is quite spot-on.

The characters: so very very teen, which I mean in the best possible way. I think I'm #teamTrish, and perhaps both Frankie and the book underestimate her?

The library's choice of genre stickers: ??????????

onesmartcupcake The mystery sticker sort of works but I find the romance tag utterly baffling! 3y
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CocoReads
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And a few more #longtitles. #booktober. And I can't find it but I also have The World's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

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Ceemo61
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E. Lockhart may have hit it big with We Were Liars, but her earlier work, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, is phenomenal.

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Owlizabeth
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#TBT "Frankie makes plenty of bad decisions, second guesses herself and deals with body issues and bad hair days and where to sit in the cafeteria and that horrible in between time of adolescence. But, most importantly, she thinks and doesn‘t downplay her intelligence. She‘s a teenager and she‘s figuring out the world around her and what role she wants to play in that world. I‘d be proud to have a daughter as kickass as Frankie Landau-Banks."

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This book has been so important to me at several stages of my life. The heroine could probably achieve world domination, which is always fun to read, but what I really loved was her unwillingness to compromise her awesomeness for a boy--even one she was crazy about.

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RebeccaJ
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"Don't worry," said Frankie. "I'm indelible"

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INPs

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DaphneAdair
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Another night, another novel (and another square).

DaphneAdair Ok, I can finish a square a day but not a novel a day (at least not those targeted to my age range). 3y
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Frankie's mastermind beginnings are Important.

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