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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston
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Jun 18, 12

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Delightful is the word that first comes to mind after reading (and looking at) this visual novel. The novel is set up like a scrapbook, complete with 1920s memorabilia serving as illustrations.

Frankie Pratt is a smart young woman growing up in rural New Hampshire. Spanning the years 1920-1928, the book follows Frankie (born Frances) as she graduates from high school, tries to be a nurse, falls in love for the first time and eventually matriculates through Vassar, New York and Paris. Frankie is the best kind of heroine, self-sufficient, intelligent, adventuresome, and honest, with an uncrushable spirit. In her travels she rubs shoulders with the likes of James Joyce as well as White Russian Royalty, witnesses Lindbergh's historic flight and eventually returns home to find the love of her life. Her snappy entries in her scrapbook keep this novel from being a treacly romance. This book is a treat.
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