The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
How we cite our quotes:
She admired herself for taking charge of the situation, for deciding which way it went. She admired her own verbal abilities, her courage, her dominance. (20.76)
Most girls would be mortified that they'd been seen chewing up and spitting out an ex boyfriend (verbally) in public, but not Frankie. She's kind of proud of herself.
Frankie walked deliberately over to Matthew's table and sat down. As if she owned it. As if she had any right to be there. (22.28)
Ooh, that's quite the social no-no there, Frankie. Doesn't she understand that the high school lunch table is a very political zone?
Elizabeth raised her eyebrows. "You have some balls." (22.38)
Well, that's kind of a crass way of saying it, but the seniors are obviously impressed by the fact that Frankie does not care what other people think of her. As they should be. We just wish that deep down Frankie cared a little less about what one person thought of her (cough—Matthew—cough).