Books for youth

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      American Library Association
    • Publication Date:
      2009
    • Abstract:
      Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, [...]
    • ISSN:
      0006-7385
    • Rights:
      COPYRIGHT 2009 American Library Association
      Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.
    • Accession Number:
      edsgcl.192688176
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      Books for youth. Booklist, [s. l.], n. 9–10, p. 13, 2009. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 maio. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Books for youth. Booklist. 2009;(9-10):13. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.192688176&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed May 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Books for youth. (2009). Booklist, (9–10), 13. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.192688176&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Booklist. 2009. “Books for Youth.” http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.192688176&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Booklist (2009) ‘Books for youth’, p. 13. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.192688176&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 23 May 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      ‘Books for youth’ 2009, Booklist, no. 9–10, p. 13, viewed 23 May 2019, .
    • MLA:
      “Books for Youth.” Booklist, no. 9–10, 2009, p. 13. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.192688176&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “Books for Youth.” Booklist, 2009. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.192688176&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Books for youth. Booklist [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2019 May 23];(9–10):13. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.192688176&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2008 January #1

*Starred Review* In the summer between her freshman and sophomore years, Frankie Landau-Banks transforms from "a scrawny, awkward child" with frizzy hair to a curvy beauty, "all while sitting quietly in a suburban hammock, reading the short stories of Dorothy Parker and drinking lemonade." On her return to Alabaster Prep, her elite boarding school, she attracts the attention of gorgeous Matthew, who draws her into his circle of popular seniors. Then Frankie learns that Matthew is a member of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds, an all-male Alabaster secret society to which Frankie's dad had once belonged. Excluded from belonging to or even discussing the Bassets, Frankie engineers her own guerilla membership by assuming a false online identity. Frankie is a fan of P. G. Wodehouse's books, and Lockhart's wholly engaging narrative, filled with wordplay, often reads like a clever satire about the capers of the entitled, interwoven with elements of a mystery. But the story's expertly timed comedy also has deep undercurrents. Lockhart creates a unique, indelible character in Frankie, whose oddities only make her more realistic, and teens will be galvanized by her brazen action and her passionate, immediate questions about gender and power, individuals and institutions, and how to fall in love without losing herself. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Fall

Alabaster Preparatory Academy sophomore Frankie Landau-Banks is cute, clever, and dating one of the most popular boys in school -- who also happens to be the co-leader of an all-male secret society on campus called the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds. At first Frankie is content just to be Matthew Livingston's arm candy, but the more he keeps secrets from her -- seriously underestimating her intelligence -- the more restless she becomes. By impersonating Matthew's co-leader over e-mail, Frankie takes control of the Bassets, secretly engineering campus-wide pranks such as fastening bras on paintings of the school's founding fathers. Over the course of the story, Frankie transforms from being her family's "Bunny Rabbit" into "a person who liked to be notorious" -- a change that comes as a shock to her friends, family, school administration, and, most of all, to Frankie herself. Throughout the story, a clinical-sounding narrator addresses readers directly, giving the book a case-study vibe and presenting Frankie's struggles in a dispassionate way ("How does a person become the person she is?"; "she might, in fact, go crazy, as has happened to a lot of people who break rules"). Readers are left to make up their own minds about this unique, multifaceted individual while giving her the space -- and the attention -- she so craves. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2008 #3

Alabaster Preparatory Academy sophomore Frankie Landau-Banks is cute, clever, and dating one of the most popular boys in school -- who also happens to be the co-leader of an all-male secret society on campus called the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds. At first Frankie is content just to be Matthew Livingston's arm candy, but the more he keeps secrets from her -- seriously underestimating her intelligence -- the more restless she becomes. By impersonating Matthew's co-leader over e-mail, Frankie takes control of the Bassets, secretly engineering campus-wide pranks such as fastening bras on paintings of the school's founding fathers. Over the course of the story, Frankie transforms from being her family's "Bunny Rabbit" into "a person who liked to be notorious" -- a change that comes as a shock to her friends, family, school administration, and, most of all, to Frankie herself. Throughout the story, a clinical-sounding narrator addresses readers directly, giving the book a case-study vibe and presenting Frankie's struggles in a dispassionate way ("How does a person become the person she is?"; "she might, in fact, go crazy, as has happened to a lot of people who break rules"). Readers are left to make up their own minds about this unique, multifaceted individual while giving her the space -- and the attention -- she so craves. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2008 January #1

Big ideas are an essential part of the fun in this sparkling tour de force. Back at her elite boarding school after a summer vacation in which she has grown from duckling to swan, sophomore Frankie starts dating cool, gorgeous senior Matthew and instantly becomes a part of his charmed social circle. Hanging with Matthew and his crowd is a thrill, but Frankie begins to chafe as she realizes that the boys are all members of the secret society to which her own father belonged, the Loyal Order of the Basset Hound, and that not only will they never let her join, Matthew will not even tell her about it. Lockhart (Dramarama ; The Boyfriend List ) dexterously juggles a number of smart and tantalizing themes—class and privilege, feminism and romance, wordplay and thought, friendship and loyalty—and combines the pacing of a mystery with writing that realizes settings and characters, large and small, with an artist's sure hand. Inspired by a class called Cities, Art and Protest, Frankie concocts a brilliant plan to infiltrate the Bassets and has them carry out a series of pranks that wittily challenge the politics of the school. Girls especially will be interested in this unusual portrait of a heroine who falls in love without blurring her sense of self, even if none of her friends understands her, and in Lockhart's fresh approach to gender politics. An exuberant, mischievous story, it scores its points memorably and lastingly. Ages 12-up. (Mar.)

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