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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

by E. Lockhart

Strength and Skill Theme

No, we're not talking about strength and skill in the huffing and grunting Herculean sense (although that kind of physical gift can be useful if you're pulling pranks). In The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, our heroine shows incredible strength and skill without having to perform physical feats of awesomeness. Instead, she quite deviously and brilliantly plans this a bunch of pranks that even Alpha admits (begrudgingly) that he finds incredibly impressive. Not bad for a Bunny Rabbit.

Questions About Strength and Skill

  1. Why is Alpha the leader of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds? Is it because he's the most aggressive? Or does he have something else going for him? 
  2. How does Frankie work her magic to manipulate the members of the Loyal Order? What kinds of strengths and skills does that demonstrate?
  3. How is Frankie influenced by her class and the reading she's been doing? In what ways does that reading add to her strengths?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

Frankie may be excluded from the Loyal Order because she of the so-called gender, but she actually has more strength skill at leading the Loyal Order than Alpha does.

Frankie doesn't have to rely on the connections she's made at Alabaster to prop her up. Instead, she makes a mark on the world by herself. That's real strength.

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