We’ll be convening at the Starbucks in Arlington Center at 7 pm on Monday, November 12 to discuss The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart.
The novel opens with Frankie’s letter of confession as the sole mastermind behind such mal-doings as the Night of a Thousand Dogs, the Canned Beet Rebellion, and the abduction of the Guppy. Are you inspired by students who practice civil disobedience against a patriarchal establishment? If so, you’ll love this story of how a young woman, whose well-meaning parents continue to call her “bunny rabbit,” manages to seize control of a secret society and manipulate it to her own ends. And as she says in her letter, “I am not asking that you indulge my behavior; merely that you do not dulge it without considering its context.”
If you don’t have a copy of the book yet, don’t worry – we still have plenty of copies being held at the Circulation Desk. I can’t wait to discuss Frankie and her mal-doings with you on Monday!