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Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars jStreets of Reservoir to Victoria Park the Preston Market to the factory outlets along Smith Street Collingwood it was so incredibly vivid and beautifully written with such an honesty of how fundamentally flawed life in general isShivaun Plozza you are a force to be reckoned with Shivaun is an author who brings stories to life through her characters her intensity and honesty A remarkable debut from an author who captured me from the very first page I would like to know what the people of Australia are drinking because goddamn can they write I have yet to read a book by an Aussie author that I ve disliked The uality of their writing is so superior to any other writing styles that I ve encountered Frankie was no different It was such a fresh riveting story with an extremely compelling main characterI loved Frankie She s a giant ball of fury and I related uite a bit to her She s angry pissed off and unapologetic about it all I mean this is a girl who punches a douche nozzle at school and gets expelled for it but doesn t care about it because he deserved it Her life is thrown upside down when she finds out that she has a half brother Xavier who gets in contact with her Only a few days later Xavier goes missing and Frankie tries to look for him You get to experience every emotion with Frankie as she navigates finding her brother new discoveries about her mother and as she battles real life in general Shivaun Plozza writes emotions really well and I loved that I was so in sync with Frankie I also liked Xavier a lot He was such a sweet kid with a heart of gold He goes out of his way to connect with Frankie before he goes missing and it s the most endearing thing Frankie s aunt Vinnie who raises her is another character I absolutely adored She s a sassy spitfire who takes no bullshit from anyone She s so wonderfully strong and supportive though andust the sort of loving person Frankie needs in her life Even when Frankie drives her mad she is Home Remedies just there for her niece and it warmed my cold heartI also loved how much attention was given to the Melbourne setting It comes to life in Frankie and I loved how the landscape wasust as much part of a story as the characters were It s bright vivid and I felt like I was in Melbourne while I was reading Frankie It s also a book that touches on issues like privilege socioeconomic conditions and the importance given to people with wealth and power by the very people who are supposed to help you There s also a bit of a romance with a mysterious fellow in Frankie It s subtle but I loved it I constantly looked forward to their interactions They had a hate to love vibe that I totally dug Honestly this is such a fantastic story and it s going on my list of re reads for sure I love it when a book makes me feel every emotion By the end of Frankie I was an absolute mess because it hit me right in the heartAll in all Frankie was a fantastic read Be sure to add this to your TBR if you re looking for a stellar YA contemporary especially if you re a Marchetta fan Thanks to Penguin Teen Australia for the ARCAnyone who has heard me talk about books so basically everyone who has ever met me knows that I am not a huge contemporary fan Why would I want to read about real life I already have one of those Every so often however I read a YA contemporary novel that makes me eat my words and Frankie is one of them Maybe because it s an Australian novel and I could actually relate to the characters maybe ust because Plozza writes really wellOne to the characters maybe ust because Plozza writes really wellOne my major problems with the contemporary genre is that it seems to exist in a frustrating dichotomy its stories are either Fluffy Or Preachy Frankie Is or preachy Frankie is novel that strikes the perfect balance between these two It posed a lot of uestions about our society why are the rich white kids the only ones who seem to matter Why do people commit crimes anyway These are important issues that need to be addressed but nobody wants to hear a sermon Characters like Frankie demonstrate the truth of low socio economic living sans condescension the issues Spots Fun with Friends just come up when we talk about her lifeFrankie Vega is a uniue and entertaining protagonist She makes some pretty dodgy decisions don t we all but you never really stop cheering for her I felt like I was Aunt Vinnie throughout the entire novel because I really wanted Frankie to succeed but sometimes I wanted to yell at her as well I think this was largely down to Plozza s writing because above everything else Frankie was hilarious I actually laughed out loud at a lot of her comments making her a much sympathetic and relatable character The characterisation in this novel was its true strength I swear I actually knew Cara in school The romance never felt forced because I got to know the characters separately first and saw them gradually develop feelings for each other no insta love hurrah Perhaps the only thing I did not love about this novel was its pacing Frankie is attempting to solve a mystery of sorts throughout the novel and we do not reach a resolution until right at the end I would have liked to explore the aftermath of this discovery forust a little longerOverall this is a stunning standalone novel with an interesting protagonist and brilliant characterisation I would recommend this novel to anyone who wants a story about realistic Australian characters or ust feels like reading something honest and raw I look forward TO READING MANY NOVELS FROM PLOZZACHECK reading many novels from PlozzaCheck the review on my blog or tweet me HELLS YEAHI have a ridiculous love for characters like Frankie She was so incredibly snarky and uite the troubled teenI thought the story line was fab as fuck too I was rooting for her the entire way Not going to lie I definitely wanted to shake some sense into her too but I really enjoyed the way it all came togetherI can t decide between a 4 or a 5 rating tbh The only reason I m leaning towards a 4 is because despite my love for all the characters and the story line I still didn t feel attached emotionally to the characters I don t know Let s say it s a 45GR you need to get your half star act together bru. Remember And when that kid goes missing the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes a criminal record and secrets of his ownFrankie's search for the truth could change her life or cost her everythin. I considered giving up on this book because I found it very disappointing but it was still nice and uick to read so wooh Frankie is an Aussie YA about a young angry girl who while suspended from school for hitting someone finds out she has a half brother Her brother goes missing pretty early in the story and it becomes a book about a girl searching for her new little brother at a time when she really should be searching for herselfThere were elements of this book that I enjoyed I liked that it was Australian and that I could recognise Australian elements without them being forced into it Frankie s aunt was a gem who did not deserve to be treated the way she was and I loved her so much I also loved the family dynamic shown it wasn t perfect but there were sweet momentsMy main problem with this book was Frankie I don t feel like she grew as a character at all throughout the story I almost feel like she wasn t a fully formed character rather she was ust the embodiment of anger or angst She is consistently rude to everyone around her family and friends included thinks people are assholes when they treat her in a similar fashion storms off when called out on her behaviour and is Their Convenient Amish Marriage (Pinecraft Homecomings just generally a frustrating character I could ve forgiven this if we got some further insight into her character such as why she hit the boy at school But these things remained hidden until the end and it left Frankie feeling like a very one dimensional character to meI also feel like the story wrapped up too uickly There s a lot of repetition throughout the book while they are searching and then at the end it sust over in a few pages It was very sudden and not at all satisfying Frankie was one of those decent reads that I enjoyed but it ust didn t grab me completely I liked that the characters were uniue and distinctive but to be honest I never really connected to any of them We got about five seconds with Xavier before he disappeared so he was kind of ust this assumed figure hovering over the plot I could understand why Frankie cared about him but I never felt it for myself The same with Nate her best friend whose name escaping me at the moment Nonna and the other secondary characters Only Vinnie Frankie s aunt and guardian was a stand out She exactly the sort of woman that someone like Frankie needed in her life She was strong but fair She was funny and sweet She completely stole the show The plotline itself was a little frustrating I m not a big fan of the trope where teenagers investigate crimes without the help of the policeadults It s generally unrealistic and frustrating but this one did have a purpose to show the bias of the police towards low socioeconomic areas I liked that aspect of it I did It was Neimhaim (Neimhaim, just thought that there was so much effort taken to set these characters and the setting apart from other YA books that it seemed a little bit of a waste to use such boring tropes I also thought that aspects of the ending were rather predictable which made it rather anti climatic Oh and the romance didn t work for me completely either I wasn t a massive Nate fan they hated each other 95% of the time but then they were kissing It wasust another layer of the story that I felt was trope y and slightly boring The writing style was okay but it was also a little blunt in a way that didn t work for me Like a lot of reviewers before me are saying the author relied on pop culture references to describe people which is something that I cannot stand The reason this is the worst possible way to describe someone is that I literally didn t recognise any of the names she mentioned literally any of them I wasn t even sure whether they were meant to be REAL CELEBRITIES OR MADE UP ONES SO YOU CAN celebrities or made up ones so you can the struggle when a character is described as Blah Blah and Blah Blah s love child If I don t know who that person is then how am I meant to know what that person looks like It ust feels like lazy writing when it happens multiple times Overall I didn t think was necessarily a bad book but it certainly wasn t for me The characters weren t my favourite and the plotline *Took A Direction That *a direction that wasn t completely into The romance felt unnecessary and the the ending was ultimately anticlimactic I will try of this author s work in the future but I was not the biggest fan of Frankie This book flat out destroyed me In every imaginable way I have never laughed with characters so much or cheered for them when things started happening or yelled at the page when things didn t I also haven t cried these big ugly crying tears since I read Melina Marchetta s On the Jellicoe Road Seriously When this book releases at the end of this month you need to buy yourself a copy Stat The above is the original mini I ve ust fi OK That ending hit me like a freight train came way too fast and left me hurting obviously I would be than hurting if a freight train hit me but you get the pointI can t get enough of OZ YA lately especially if they are set in Melbourne and Frankie did not disappoint Starting with the beautiful cover I was sucked into the story within the first pages immediately connecting with Frankie and feeling a large amount of contempt for the asshats at her school as well as absolutely falling in love with her best friend Cara With a best friend like Cara you know there will always be someone looking out for you And Aunt Vinnie was so awesome with her Kebab shop in Collingwood and her bright lip stick she definitely needs her own story I would have liked to spend some time with the boys Frankie s brother Xavier while not always making the right decision was a sweet kid and Natewho definitely didn t make the right decisions but had an interesting back story and seems to be a great kisserAnd Frankie Frankie was tough and angry but in every page I could also see the lost little 4 year old girl She broke my heart a few times I wanted to hang out with her and help her look for her brother and I wanted to hug her and tell her that everything would be ok This story really took me on a ride of so many emotions and when I got to the end I desperate. Shivaun Plozza’s debut novel Frankie is a genre hopping darkly funny novel about searching for the truth finding yourself and falling in loveFrankie Vega is angry Just ask the guy whose nose she broke Or the cop inves. Ly turned the last page hoping that there would be a 12 months later paragraph so I could read a nice happy ending for Frankie because I really wanted a happy ending for her Filled with an endless supply of churrosFour and a half stars Bloody loved it Review at nicolehasreadblogspotcomFrankie is that wonderful creation a difficult troubled character who does terrible things that you absolutely fall in love with anyway She is in trouble at school having used a book of Shakespeare to rearrange someone s face and her aunt Vinnie is close to washing her hands of her When Xavier appears claiming to be her half brother she is intrigued but also wary She hasn t exactly had the best experience with family But ust as she s getting to know Xavier he disappears The cops aren t interested in helping and no one else wants to know apart from Nate The only problem is Nate doesn t exactly walk on the right side of the law and his involvement could get Frankie into even trouble Can she find her brother avoid expulsion from school and avoid her aunt killing her Probably not but she s going to try anywayI absolutely adored this book Frankie is such a flawed character but I fell for her instantly I loved her voice and I laughed out loud at several points in the book But I also felt her loneliness and insecurity She is a character desperate for love but far too scared to allow anyone to love her She pushes everyone away for fear of being hurtNate is another flawed character An admitted burglar he s still incredibly likeable He goes out of his way to help Frankie even when it means putting himself at riskThis is such a Melbourne story populated by believable characters and featuring local landmarks and Melbourne s famous street art Although I don t know Collingwood as well as other inner city suburbs I really recognised the setting of the storyI often find first person present tense narratives difficult There is often a tendency to slip out of the present tense or it feels clumsy That s totally not the case here I didn t even register that it was present tense until well into the book It s so well written and put together I wasn t sure about the cover at first but it totally makes sense in the context of the storyThis is a dark gritty story It s not all sunshine and roses and it s all the better for that It s beautiful confronting and compellingI totally fell in love with Frankie and read this in one eveningmorning Highly recommended I m in a seriously messed up emotional state right now I loved it Review to come tomorrow UPDATE I m still in a messed up place This book killed my heart I want to rave about Shivaun s writing but I honestly can t because I literally didn t notice that an author had an idea developed it wrote it down spent years of her life rewriting it sent it to a publisher spent forever on edits and copy edits and finally had it turned into a book The entire process was irrelevant because my brain ust went Frankie is a real person and you are experiencing this first hand StephThat sounds kind of mental but there you go For the first time in "MY LIFE I DIDN T ANALYSE " life I didn t analyse bookMaybe Frankie felt so real because her voice was so authentic She was rude and brutal and honest and didn t try to be anything else And she is so funny How can a book be so funny but seriously kill your heart tooAnd there was so much heart underneath this fucked up shell The ending shattered me and I sat there for an hour after I closed the book ust staring into space thinking about it I don t normally do thatWhat an incredible debut Frankie is without a doubt the most compelling debut in young adult since Stolen by Lucy Christopher It s an utterly enchanting blend of attitude sass and an engaging storyline as told through the eyes of one of the most likable protagonists in young adult today Although she s always lived with the hurt of abandonment Frankie is incredibly fierce and doesn t allow the failures of her mother to define her She and aunt Vinnie live above Vinnie s kebab shop in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood with an eclectic mix of diversity and crime It s here that Frankie now finds herself working having been suspended from school after another violent outburst when she is contacted by Xavier claiming to be her half brotherXavier too has his own issues the fourteen year old ust having moved to Melbourne from ueensland with his abusive gruff father The very same man that Frankie s mother had abandoned her for all those years ago Perhaps Xavier is the only person who may understand how Frankie is feeling but then Xavier vanishes The local detectives see Xavier as ust another runaway the Vega name not worthy of their time so Frankie takes the investigation into

own hands and enlists the of local neighbourhood burglar Nate Possibly the only person to know of Xavier s whereabouts Or who caresMy heart ached for Frankie as she felt she had nowhere to turn for help Vinnie although such pillar of strength and support in Frankie s life was tired of her antics Suspended for a violent incident at school to return Frankie is forced to plead her case In between her therapy sessions with the infuriatingly passive Daniel the only calming presence in Frankie s life is her best friend in Cara but lately their friendship is also at breaking point Frankie s sole focus is that of finding her brother which means breaking curfew disregarding Vinnie School And Visiting The and visiting the underbelly of the northern suburbs of Melbourne to find him What struck me most was how genuine Frankie s character felt and realistically flawedThe romance was barely there but the attraction between Frankie and Nate was intense and dangerously sexy Nate s character smoulders but underneath his couldn t care less bravado lies a boy does what he can to survive rather than ust another petty thief Although both were dealing with their own issues they slowly begun to rely on one another for support and companionshipFrankie is Melbourne From the language diversity to the uniueness of the northern suburbs During my teen years these were my people From the. Tigating the burglary she witnessed or her cheating ex boyfriend or her aunt who's tired of giving second chancesWhen a kid shows up claiming to be Frankie's half brother it opens the door to a past she doesn't want to.
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