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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

Betrayal Quotes

"[…] It's not like they had decided to ignore me. You know how it feels when someone is ignoring you. You can feel they know you're there. This was like they didn't register me as a person they h...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

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

Dissatisfaction Quotes

But as she looked at him laughing with Callum, Dean, and Alpha, Frankie remembered how Matthew had called her a "pretty package," how he'd called her mind little, how he'd told her not to change—...

Courage 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)

Strength and Skill Quotes

He thought she wasn't voracious. That she didn't go after what she wanted. That she was a girl who left the boardwalk as soon as her mother called her cell. (14.88)

Gender Quotes

"No, I'm not, Bunny," Ruth said. "I am treating you like a very attractive, still very young, teenage girl." (3.29)

Identity Quotes

She was a girl who liked to read, had only ever had one boyfriend, enjoyed the debate team, and still kept gerbils in a Habitrail. (2.7)

Respect and Reputation Quotes

Frankie had gotten by at Alabaster on the strength of being Zada's little sister. (2.5)

Rules and Order Quotes

I would like to point out that many of the Order's escapades were intended as social criticism. (1.8)

Coming of Age Quotes

Between May and September, she gained four inches and twenty pounds, all in the right places. Went from being a scrawny, awkward child with hands too big for her arms, a frizz of unruly brown puff...
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