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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

by E. Lockhart

Lies and Deceit Quotes

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Quote #1

"Don't worry," she told him. "I am exceptionally good at keeping secrets." (12.125)

Double meaning alert. Frankie is good at keeping Matthew's secrets, but she's also excellent at keeping her own. We're thinking maybe Matthew should have picked up on a bit of foreshadowing here. But you know what they say about hindsight being 20/20.

Quote #2

Matthew must know she'd been lying when she talked about going to the party with Porter. Because he knew where Porter was going that night. (25.82)

Why would Matthew pretend not to know Porter? There are quite a few lies that Frankie has to investigate when it comes to Matthew. We're beginning to wonder why she remains in a relationship where there's so little trust.

Quote #3

"All right. I can't work myself up about the chess guys. Peter-Porter what's-his-name better be glad he went to bed early, though." Matthew laughed. (26.37)

Again with the pretending not to know Porter's name. Eesh, Matthew is always just lying between those good-looking teeth of his. Is he really such a stand-up guy?

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