This is a review of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by Emily Lockhart, a book that I read for a Battle of the Books. The story focuses on Frankie, a girl whose outburst was meant to be known by all after hiding in the shadow of her sister Zada. After the summer holiday she came back to school for her sophomore year a different success. She meets the boy who begged for her custard, her crush Matthew Livingston, one of the most popular and cutest boy in school, and she even got be his girlfriend. She discovered the secret society of a The Hounds which she believed her dad was an alumni. Her mischievous role as “alphadog”posing as the ruler of the Hounds,
and opportunity she used to show the real kind of tricks done by the ancestors of the secret society not the lame tricks done by the present members. Her emotional trauma at the end causes her to question the fact of her ever giving a chance to the opposite sex or her being her own person and be oblivious and independent of others especially male species.