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ISBN13: 9780786838189
ISBN10: 0786838183
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Awards

The Rooster 2009 Morning News Tournament of Books Nominee

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

Frances ("Frankie") Landau-Banks takes on the next generation of the old boys network in this smart, snappy novel, another National Book Award finalist. Frustrated to find herself marginalized as "cute" and "adorable" at the prestigious prep school where she is a sophomore, Frankie infiltrates the rather disorganized all-male secret society to which her boyfriend belongs. Her anonymous e-mails soon... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"An empowered female hero like Frankie is a rare and refreshing find. She is the ultimate feminist role model for teens: a girl with guts and imagination." School Library Journal

Review:

"Readers are left to make up their own minds about this unique, multifaceted individual while giving her the space — and the attention — she so craves." Horn Book Magazine

Review:

"A funny feminist manifesto that will delight the anti-Gossip Girl gang." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Lockhart creates a unique, indelible character in Frankie, whose oddities only make her more realistic, and teens will be galvanized by her brazen action and her passionate, immediate questions about gender and power, individuals and institutions, and how to fall in love without losing herself." Booklist

Synopsis:

In this fresh and funny teen mystery, seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Albright, to try to find out who murdered Coach Killdare.

Synopsis:

Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digby's friend wasn't that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse.

When Philip Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He's rude and he treats her like a book he's already read and knows the ending to. But before she knows it, Digby--the odd and brilliant and somehow. . . attractive? . . . Digby--has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.

When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can't say no. But is Digby a hero, or is his manic quest an indication of something else entirely?

A romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn't the only hook, a friendship story where they aren't even sure they like each other--this is a contemporary debut with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and a dynamic duo you won't soon forget.

Synopsis:

When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her. And just as shes about to start high school and try to recover her friendships and former life, one of her classmates is found dead in an apparent suicide. Fifteen and blind, Emma has to untangle what happened and why—in order to see for herself what makes life worth living.

Unflinching in its portrayal of Emmas darkest days, yet full of hope and humor, Rachel DeWoskins brilliant Blind is one of those rare books that utterly absorbs the reader into the life and experience of another.

About the Author

E. Lockhart is the author of The Boyfriend List, Fly on the Wall, and The Boy Book. She once portrayed both Peter Quince and a tree in a drama school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, wearing an electric-blue unitard. Her theatrical career ended soon after.

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bookgirl94, June 12, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
I loved this book, Frankie was a funny and creative character. Also this book had an unusual plot from other books, I was pleasantly surprised.
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Jena, December 28, 2008 (view all comments by Jena)
Frankie is a fun, intelligent character. I found something delightful every time I turned the page.
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whee-ba-lee, July 15, 2008 (view all comments by whee-ba-lee)
This book was fabulous not only for having a new and creative plot but also for the heroine, who is smart enough to analyze the sillier rules of society and brave enough to break them. Its nice to have a character who is intelligent enough to know exactly what she is doing, why she shouldn't do it and why she is doing it anyway. Analytical, cynical and just a little bit diabolical, Frankie is my new favorite character and her story is one that inspires me to bend the rules...just a little.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786838189
Author:
Lockhart, E.
Publisher:
Kathy Dawson Books
Author:
Fantaskey, Beth
Author:
Tromly, Stephanie
Author:
DeWoskin, Rachel
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20150804
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 18

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Product details 352 pages Hyperion - English 9780786838189 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An empowered female hero like Frankie is a rare and refreshing find. She is the ultimate feminist role model for teens: a girl with guts and imagination."
"Review" by , "Readers are left to make up their own minds about this unique, multifaceted individual while giving her the space — and the attention — she so craves."
"Review" by , "A funny feminist manifesto that will delight the anti-Gossip Girl gang."
"Review" by , "Lockhart creates a unique, indelible character in Frankie, whose oddities only make her more realistic, and teens will be galvanized by her brazen action and her passionate, immediate questions about gender and power, individuals and institutions, and how to fall in love without losing herself."
"Synopsis" by ,
In this fresh and funny teen mystery, seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Albright, to try to find out who murdered Coach Killdare.
"Synopsis" by ,
Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digby's friend wasn't that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse.

When Philip Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He's rude and he treats her like a book he's already read and knows the ending to. But before she knows it, Digby--the odd and brilliant and somehow. . . attractive? . . . Digby--has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.

When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can't say no. But is Digby a hero, or is his manic quest an indication of something else entirely?

A romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn't the only hook, a friendship story where they aren't even sure they like each other--this is a contemporary debut with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and a dynamic duo you won't soon forget.

"Synopsis" by ,
When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her. And just as shes about to start high school and try to recover her friendships and former life, one of her classmates is found dead in an apparent suicide. Fifteen and blind, Emma has to untangle what happened and why—in order to see for herself what makes life worth living.

Unflinching in its portrayal of Emmas darkest days, yet full of hope and humor, Rachel DeWoskins brilliant Blind is one of those rare books that utterly absorbs the reader into the life and experience of another.

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