Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14:
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.
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.
Once again, E. Lockhart took my breath away with her amazing way of writing and her realistic characters. Frankie Landau-Banks was a quick-witted mastermind of a character who kept me on my feet throughout the whole story. I couldn’t guess what she was going to do next.
All of the characters in this novel were lovely, realistic, and incredibly relatable. The whole story was hilarious beyond belief and incredibly addicting. I felt like every sentence was a new brain-treat. Frankie is the sort of main character that you can relate to, yet you want to be her. She is near-fearless and heroine if there ever was one.
It took me awhile to read this book. I had tried reading it multiple times and failed. But then I was emailing an author* and she told me that I should read it, so I thought I would give it another go. It’s a good thing I did because I ended up loving it. I honestly think that E. Lockhart can do no wrong when writing YA books.
I recommend this novel to anyone and everyone in search of a fun, challenging, and surprising novel to read. E. Lockhart nailed it!
*The author in question was the fabulous and awesome-haired Hannah Moskowitz. Her newest book came out ten days ago. You should buy it.