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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart
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Love Interest

Character Role Analysis

Matthew Livingston

From the onset of the novel, Matthew Livingston is portrayed as a veritable high school god. After all, he's hot, athletic, editor of the school newspaper, and rich. What more could a girl ask for? Matthew quickly becomes Frankie's boyfriend and takes his place as the ideal boyfriend smoothly. That is, until Frankie starts to realize that having a boyfriend is a little different from what she thought it'd be. Matthew just sees her as cute, doesn't always tell her the truth, and ditches her for his friends. Is that what a love interest is supposed to do?


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