Thursday, 15 January 2015

Book Review: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to be reviewing The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. Jeez, that's a mouthful! This is about a girl who goes to the same boarding school that her father did, she comes from a rich family but she doesn't really feel like they value her. Her dad and his friends are always talking about their secret society from school that is strictly 'boys only'. This year at school Frankie sees some clues that suggest this club is still going strong and she's determined to infiltrate it.


There's also a little bit of romance in this book. At the start of term it seems like the 'it boy' of the school has a thing for Frankie and they start dating. But very quickly she catches on that he isn't being entirely honest with her all the time and the romance gets pretty shaky. It did take me a while to get into this book but once I had, I found that I got really sucked into the plot and didn't want to put it down. I always kind of wished that I had gone to a private/boarding school so I really enjoy books that are set at ones. A lot of this story is focused on pulling pranks which is always fun to read about. At my school it was tradition that the sixth year would pull a prank on the last few days but unfortunately things got a lot stricter for my year and we were stopped from doing it.

One thing about this book is that all of the characters in this are really rich, They kind of flaunt their money around and they obviously don't think very much before they spend. They can do things like spend loads of money on something for a prank without batting an eye about it. I noticed this in E Lockhart's We Were Liars as well. Even though I love her books and writing, the characters all seem to have tons of cash and I just can't connect with them. There's like one character that's at this boarding school on scholarship and that's it!

Overall, I enjoyed this book and gave it 3/5 stars. I enjoyed it but not as much as I enjoyed We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. That was my 2nd favourite book of 2014. If you would like to keep up with what I'm reading, feel free to add me as a friend on GoodReads here.

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