Saturday, January 7, 2012

Book Review: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

**NOTE** This is NOT a BookSneeze review.

Last night (well, technically 5:30 this morning) I finished reading The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston. The story, which is told from the point of view of Frances "Frankie" Pratt and takes place in the 1920s, is indeed a novel in pictures. For her high school graduation, Frankie's mother gives her a scrapbook and her father's old Corona typewriter, and so the entire story is told through the old photographs, memorabilia, and typed commentary that Frankie adds to her scrapbook for the next eight years of her life. I am not a romance novel/love story type of person, but The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt was a book I couldn't bear to put down because it was so much more than just a love story. It is also a story full of hope, dreams, sorrow, defeat, success, and adventure - all told through Frankie's scrapbook. Frankie, who dreams of being a writer, sets off on a journey to find herself, traveling to New York, Greenwich Village, Paris, and eventually back to her New England hometown, where she comes to realize that what she's been looking for was there all along.

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  1. This book sounds different and hopeful. Will definitely check it out!

  2. thanks sabrina for recommending this. it sounds great!!...b