Recommend a… Book Someone Else Recommended to You

Recommend A… is hosted by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit. Shanyn posts a new prompt each week, and we’ll post a book recommendation that follows the prompt. Head over to her blog to check out other blogger’s picks!

 

 

 

 

In June, Mary and I created TBR lists for each other. One of the books she recommended to me, I am now reiterating here: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Jacket: 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 Laundau-Banks.
No longer the kind of girl to take “no” for an answer.
Especially when “no” means she’s excluded from her boyfriend’s all-male secret society.
Not when her ex boyfriend shows up in the strangest of places.
Not when she knows she’s smarter than any of them.
When she knows Matthew’s lying to her.
And when there are so many, many pranks to be done.

Frankie Landau-Banks, at age 16:
Possibly a criminal mastermind.

This is the story of how she got that way.

My take: I loved Frankie!! And I totally understand why she goes after the secret society. Who doesn’t hate being restricted from something due to their gender or other characteristics? Reminds of a Whoopi Goldberg movie where she dresses up as an old white male to get into an all male club. I have no idea what the movie is called but I know it’s old. All I remember is Whoopi Goldberg taking off her mask at the end of the movie and congratulating the club on inducting its first female member. Now Frankie does not resort to wearing a mask, but she also doesn’t just become a member. Frankie Landau-Banks becomes the ultimate instigator and damn, she does it well! Mary was totally right! I loved Frankie! I wish I was half as creative as her! To find out more, read the book. Or read the list of her pranks in the beginning of the book… You’ll be dying to learn what they entail ;-) .