The Compulsive Reader: The Disreputable History of Frankie-Landau Banks

Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Disreputable History of Frankie-Landau Banks

There's nothing Frankie Landau-Banks hates more than being underestimated. Her parents, sister, friends, and even her boyfriend are constantly doing just that. So when her boyfriend starts lying to her about a secret male society at their exclusive boarding school, Frankie decides not to put up with it. She knows she's smart, and rather than just infiltrate their group, she decides to own it.

E. Lockhart has artfully crafted a comical and intelligent read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Her frank voice immediately engages the reader, and creates a pleasurable atmosphere in a classic reading format that not many may pull off. Her wide array of vivid, deftly developed, and fallible characters come alive in this complex, sophisticated, and guileless masterpiece. Frankie especially is a strong and uplifting character whose livliness and never ending questions give this novel life. The pranks are brilliant, the strategies cunning, and the reactions priceless in this wonderfully candid read that's more than just another coming of age novel.

This book will be released from Hyperion on March 25th, 2008.


Rachael Stein said...

ooh, i am totally looking forward to reading this book :D

Nurin said...

Grr! Lucky you =D
I preordered this one and can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I'm reading this one right now, and loving it so far!! :)

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work.