Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Five top YA books set at boarding school

Alyssa Sheinmel's new novel is R.I.P. Eliza Hart. At the BN Teen blog she tagged five favorite books set at boarding school, including:
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart

Boarding school books don’t have to be all doom and gloom! This award-winning novel from bestselling author E. Lockhart is sharply funny. Frankie Landau-Banks has gone from unassuming to attention grabbing over the summer. Suddenly, she has a new figure, a new attitude, and a new set of goals for her sophomore year—namely, to make some changes at her elite (and old-fashioned) boarding school, Alabaster Preparatory Academy. Her gorgeous and popular boyfriend, Matthew Livingston, belongs to a long-standing secret society on campus called The Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds. The group is famous for outrageous pranks—and its male-only membership policy. Frankie plots to infiltrate the group and make a statement about the school’s sexist and classist environment.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is among Jenny Kawecki's top seven YA books to beat your back to school blues and five kickass feminist YA books, Kayla Whaley's five best opening scenes in YA lit, Sona Charaipotra's five top YA books to read when you're burnt out on love, and Sabrina Rojas Weiss's ten favorite boarding school novels.

--Marshal Zeringue