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Author: E. Lockhart Narrator: Tanya Eby Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781423366843
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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 Laundau-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 is 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. Chosen as a 2009 Michael L. Printz honor book Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It would be a mistake to underestimate this novel—or its protagonist…[Frankie] will challenge girls’ images of themselves, who they are in relation to boys and why…The novel holds out the hope that a girl like Frankie—who has above all an unwillingness to settle—would grow up to change the world. The Disreputable History not only delivers the line, but somehow makes you believe it is true.”

    New York Times

  • “Big ideas are an essential part of the fun in this sparkling tour de force…An exuberant, mischievous story, it scores its points memorably and lastingly.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Lockhart has transcended the chick-lit genre…A funny feminist manifesto that will delight the anti-Gossip Girl gang.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred 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 who’s brave enough to take on the ‘old boy’s club.’”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Lockhart creates a unique, indelible character in Frankie.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A 2009 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
  • A 2008 School Library Journal Best Book
  • A 2009 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2011 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee
  • Winner of the 2008 Cybils Award for Young Adult Fiction
  • A 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • A 2008 New York Times Notable Book for Children
  • A 2008 Washington Post Best Book for Children
  • A 2008 Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • A 2008 National Book Award Finalist

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About the Author

E. Lockhart is the author of the New York Times bestseller We Were Liars. Her other books include Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and the Ruby Oliver Quartet series, which includes The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends.

About the Narrator

Tanya Eby is a novelist and an audiobook narrator who has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards and been nominated for the Audie Award. She has a BA degree in English language and literature and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.