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Classy and clever,
This review is from: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (Paperback)This book was a nice surprise, the writing is brimming with alertness and a sharp intelligence that isn't often found in 'romantic shcool fiction' which is often a genre that I steer clear of.
I best describe this book as a 'modernistic' Jane Eyre, or perhapes a more doeful Blyton...
My review clearly will not do this book justice, but here goes:
Frankie Landau-Banks has finally blossomed over the summer, and has finally been recognised as a beautiful woman by the much-worshiped senior, Matthew Livingston. Navigating the bizarre politics of his 'boyish' social circle, and juggling her own insecuries, Frankie tries her best to 'make a name' for herself.
She discovers Matthew belongs to the schools anicent secret society, which excludes all forms of female presence. And a game of cat and mouse begins...
This book explores the joys of 'sneaking and pranking' but it is very much a book for older readers. The writing style is snappy and will easily be lapped up by those with a strong fondness for witty wordplay. Not enough people have read this hidden gem