E. Lockhart Writing Styles in The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

E. Lockhart
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Point of View

E. Lockhart tells her novel "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" from the third-person and omniscient perspective with frequent space devoted to Frankie's thoughts shared in the first person. This is done in order to not bog the story down in Frankie's thought processes and it also allows E. Lockhart to use some very interesting ways of telling her story.

Among those is the use of Frankie's confessional letter, which begins the book and helps to conclude it after her downfall. This allows the reader, initially, a taste of everything that is going to happen, and makes the reader question how these things are going to happen. The other creative way E. Lockhart advances her story is to use e-mail conversations between Frankie and other students. Although this could be done in a story told from the first-person perspective, the flow works well here in third-person...

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