The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (Paperback)

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When Frankie is told by her boyfriend that she can't be a part of his secret society, she naturally takes matters into her own hands by beginning a massive prank war for the ages. Here begin her misadventures in breaking down barriers and the old boys network in her boarding school. This is one of the best and funniest books I have ever had the fortune to read. 

— From Gwen's Picks


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 Landau-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.

About the Author

E. Lockhart is the author of Dramarama, The Boyfriend List, Fly on the Wall, and The Boy Book. She is also one of the co-authors of How to be Bad, with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. She has never been a member of a secret society. Not that she'd tell you, anyway. Visit her on the Web at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786838196
ISBN-10: 0786838191
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 352
Language: English