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Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome, E. Lockhart!

We are thrilled to welcome E. Lockhart to readergirlz. Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is our January pick! Check out the our interview with E., book party ideas themed around both books, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack E.'s chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks:

Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father's "bunny rabbit." A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school.

Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on her shoulder. And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston.

Frankie is no longer the kind of girl to take "no" for an answer, especially when "no" means she's excluded from Matthew's all-male secret society.

Frankie Landau-Banks at age 16: Possibly a criminal mastermind. This is the story of how she got that way.

And the buzz...

National Book Award finalist

Printz Honor

Winner in the Young Adult Fiction category of The Cybils Awards

Starred reviews in Kirkus, PW, Booklist, School Library Journal

We are excited to have the fantastic E. with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat on Wednesday, January 20th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy 2010, readergirlz!


Little Willow said...

Welcome aboard, E! Glad to have you here.

annie said...

What a great way to start 2010! Hurray for E. Lockhart!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

E. is so cool. I last sat in front of her at the Printz award ceremony. Her speech was inspiring and her passion beautiful.

Welcome to rgz, E.! Hope your family is well. :~)

Shelf Elf said...

I cannot wait to chat with E. about her books this month. We are really lucky!

Welcome to readergirlz E!

Melissa Walker said...

I ♥ E. Lockheart!

Liz Gallagher said...

I'm even more excited to have E. around this month after my recent re-reading of FRANKIE. Absolutely gets better every time!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, thanks for the welcome, Readergirlz. I am really glad to be here. Happy new year!
--E. Lockhart

Vivian Mahoney said...

Wahoo! Welcome E. Lockhart! Looking forward to finding out more about your writing process and inspirations.

readergirlz said...

January is going to rock with E Lockhart! Welcome to readergirlz.

Anonymous said...

I <3 E. Lock<3!

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