The Disputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart is an entertaining look at a fifteen year 0ld girl’s life as she transitions from a geeky debate star to a knockout with a senior boyfriend and still struggles to retain her competitive edge. The blurb lists… Frankie Landau-Banks, at age 16:Possibly a criminal mastermind. This is the story of how she got that way.
The setting’s an ultra competitive boarding school. Frankie discovers stumbles into secrets of the The Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds, a secret males-only society, famous for silly pranks.
Matthew Livingston, her wonderfully word-obsessed boyfriend, is a member and Frankie stalks him, and ultimately learns more about the ancient secrets of club than he does. The writing is a great mix of snarky and serious, rebellious and real as Frankie plunges deeper into misadventures and deceit. This award winner gives a fresh turn to prep school.