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Le Journal de Frankie Pratt eBook Í Le Journal  PDF \ Book 5 of 52I was pleasantly shocked that something like this existed Andthan a little excited to see if the format would actually tell a fulfilling story The vintage memorabilia was simply breathtaking, I loved all the little touches, and the style was completely accurate It all felt very real At one point a newspaper clipping mentioned the little old lady in Dubuque Iowa which I got very excited about, since many moons ago I was a proud Iowan When I mentioned the clipping to my Da Book 5 of 52I was pleasantly shocked that something like this existed Andthan a little excited to see if the format would actually tell a fulfilling story The vintage memorabilia was simply breathtaking, I loved all the little touches, and the style was completely accurate It all felt very real At one point a newspaper clipping mentioned the little old lady in Dubuque Iowa which I got very excited about, since many moons ago I was a proud Iowan When I mentioned the clipping to my Dad he said he d heard that quote before and there s actually a statue somewhere based off that quote Who knew The characterization was especially interesting considering that there was hardlythan half a dozen conversations recorded in the book I liked Frankie in a general way, but felt like giving her a good shake most of the time Talk about bad desicion making SPOILERS I can chalk up the first Jamie thing to innocence and youthful indiscretion But a second time really This man VIOLATED you Frankie How on earth do you justify trusting him My favorite character was her Spinster Adventuress boat friend I would actually beinterested in a book about her than Frankie, she was too much fun The storyline wasn t anything new The standard writers must travel and do stupid things and have multiple love affairs at least one must be with someone who turns out to be gay to be a good writer storyline Thankfully the writer in this one smartened up a bit and managed to get a happy ending This was such a fun book It wasn t full of literary complexity but I love books that pair art with writing I thought all the pictures were excellent and the historical references were very interesting I especially loved reading the old advertisements It s just sweet I would say for 15 and up because there s a bit about sex Ed class I will definitely check out her other books I never really understood the scrapbook craze of the early 2000s you know, the factory produced, mass marketed hobby characterized by rubber stamps, paper stencils and tubes of glitter My wife and I have been scrapbooking since we first started dating If you go to our upstairs guest bedroom and pull down a large book with swollen pages, you ll find a pair of movie theater ticket stubs for Flashdance and a small bouquet of dried violets It s the artifact from a particular night of young, h I never really understood the scrapbook craze of the early 2000s you know, the factory produced, mass marketed hobby characterized by rubber stamps, paper stencils and tubes of glitter My wife and I have been scrapbooking since we first started dating If you go to our upstairs guest bedroom and pull down a large book with swollen pages, you ll find a pair of movie theater ticket stubs for Flashdance and a small bouquet of dried violets It s the artifact from a particular night of young, heady romance.That s why I could never wrap my brain around the new era of scrapbooking It s a mystery why otherwise perfectly sane women would want to collect scraps of made in China crap and paste them in large albums, each of them looking nearly identical to the ones made by a thousand other scrapbookers with glitter sparkles caught in their hair These aren t true scrapbooks, they re merely excuses for primarily women to gather, gossip and glue Lest you think I m spouting male chauvinism and petty disdain for all things frilly, please bear in mind that this is coming from a man who went through a serious cross stitching phase, circa 1987 1995, and who would still be needling long into the night if it weren t for my failing eyesight and ever dwindling hours for hobbies So, yes, I ve been a frequent Jo Ann s shopper This modern pre fab scrapbooking is nothing like the scrapbook of Jazz Age ingenue Frankie Pratt In a self same titled novel by Caroline Preston, Frankie s pages burst into life with postcards, sheet music, wine labels, playing cards, charm bracelets, gum wrappers, swatches of fabric, photographs and ads for freckle cream The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is subtitled A Novel in Pictures, but it really should be called A Novel of Ephemera When we first meet her in 1920, the titular heroine is a spunky high school senior with worldly ambitions The first page of her scrapbook is headed with the paper label The Girl Who Wants to Write On the next page is a picture of her father s old portable Corona typewriter Mice had chewed the case but it still worksAnd from there, we re off on a whirlwind tour of Frankie s life as a blossoming woman, all of it told completely through items in her scrapbook and the occasional typed comments.Preston, whose previous novel was Gatsby s Girl, does a remarkable job breathing life into Frankie through the material objects she collects We follow her as she heads off to Vassar, tries the bohemian life in Greenwich Village after graduation, finds work writing for True Story, travels to Paris aboard the S.S Mauritania where she meets some Russian princes and a spinster adventuress, and eventually rents a room above the famed Shakespeare Company bookstore run by Sylvia Beach Along the way, she falls in love twice, has her heart broken an equal number of times, and comes to learn what true love really is by the last page of the book It s less Fitzgerald andFaith Baldwin, but that shouldn t stop anyone from falling deeply in love with this book.Leafing through The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is like opening a 90 year old time capsule from a cornerstone of Jazz Age culture For example, Frankie types The most congenial spot for the unemployed is the Automat in Times Square Search the want ads, read a novel, scribble on a story without any dirty looks from a waitress Sit undisturbed from 8 until 6 like going to an office All that s required is spending a nickel every few hours on a bowl of oatmeal, an egg salad sandwich, a slice of pie lemon meringue highly recommended , and yet another cup of coffee.As we turn the pages of Frankie s scrapbook, the artifacts accumulate The Charleston Vogue patterns Marcel waved hair Lillian Gish in Way Down East A Radiola It runs on batteries is totally portable It only weighs 39 pounds Cigarette holder to brandish like a rapier Josephine Baker at the Folies Bergere Lucky Lindy in the sky.Through this dizzying, dazzling array of bits and bobs of 1920s pop culture, Preston not only takes us on an authentic Time Machine odyssey, she so completely immerses us in one character s life that in all honesty, I d have to say Frankie Pratt was the most vivid and memorable of all the fictional population I encountered this year Preston does this with a minimal amount of words and almost entirely through magazine ads, movie tickets and matchbooks.And isn t this true of all of us In the end, aren t we merely the sum total of our possessions We may not be able to judge a person by the color of their skin, but surely we can know them through the contents of their scrapbook This review originally appeared at The Quivering Pen blog Romantically VintageArtistically Tantalizing.Captivatingly Unique The Scorebook of Frankie Pratt was such a surprisingly delightful novel Sparse in verbiage but plentifully rich visually A story uniquely expressed through photographs, illustrations, memorabilia, movie posters, advertisements, menus, ticket stubs, magazine clippings, etc It really defies categorization.In essence, though, it s a journey a coming of age love story, of sorts set during the Roaring Twenties, rega Romantically VintageArtistically Tantalizing.Captivatingly Unique The Scorebook of Frankie Pratt was such a surprisingly delightful novel Sparse in verbiage but plentifully rich visually A story uniquely expressed through photographs, illustrations, memorabilia, movie posters, advertisements, menus, ticket stubs, magazine clippings, etc It really defies categorization.In essence, though, it s a journey a coming of age love story, of sorts set during the Roaring Twenties, regaling a young woman s quest to find her place in the world as a daughter, college graduate, novice writer, evolving career woman, lover, and as a friend It is also a sociological history, a kaleidescope one might say, of American and Parisian pop cultures encompassing the nineteen twenties Overall, it was a delightful visual treat One I enjoyed, most assuredly The extraordinary amount of time that must have been required for gathering, compiling, sorting, and aesthetically arranging the multiple collages into scrapbook formatI can only imagine AMAZING I m not an overly enthusiastic fan of graphic novels, per se Mostly due to RSD CRPS and sensory overload The busyness of it all can sometimes be overwhelming and disharmonious, causing painful flares Not in this case, though Frankie Pratt was a delightful journey.FOUR Romantically Vintage, Artistically Tantalizing, Graphic Novel STARS I m giving this 2 stars only because I love the scrapbooking style of this The story itself gets 1 star.This was so contrived and boring I kept wishing this was shorter The story was very clich , poor girl meets rich, older guy who sort of seduces her Mother sends her away to college to get her away from this man, who also happens to be married Of course.Girl is independent and modern for her day and age and fools herself into thinking she s not waiting for love or a man to rescue her from I m giving this 2 stars only because I love the scrapbooking style of this The story itself gets 1 star.This was so contrived and boring I kept wishing this was shorter The story was very clich , poor girl meets rich, older guy who sort of seduces her Mother sends her away to college to get her away from this man, who also happens to be married Of course.Girl is independent and modern for her day and age and fools herself into thinking she s not waiting for love or a man to rescue her from spinsterhood, but realizes that she does need a man Alas, the man she finally thinks she s fallen for and thinks will propose, she ends up finding in the closet with another man.She decides to go to Paris, where she happens to find her first suitor He wants her to work for him She agrees as it is very hard for her to find a job as a woman writer They pick up their romance once again.This guy never had the intention to do her proper so on the pretext that her mom is sick in the States, he buys her a ticket back to America so he can break up with her via a letter It s not you, it s me I don t want to hold you back I want you to find someone who will make you happy even though it will break my heart Blah, blah, blah We ve all heard this story time and again Yawn.Cannot really recommend Original post at One More PageI m one of those people who tries to scrapbook I say try because as much as I try, I can t really make my scrapbook pages lookwell, as pretty and cute as the ones that other people do That, or maybe I just don t have that artsy vibe and the patience to do them But anyway, that never really stopped me from having fun with my planners, though Click to embiggen Top row 2006 planner thesis defense birthday week, Kalinga Luzon Bottom row, left 2010, 2 Original post at One More PageI m one of those people who tries to scrapbook I say try because as much as I try, I can t really make my scrapbook pages lookwell, as pretty and cute as the ones that other people do That, or maybe I just don t have that artsy vibe and the patience to do them But anyway, that never really stopped me from having fun with my planners, though Click to embiggen Top row 2006 planner thesis defense birthday week, Kalinga Luzon Bottom row, left 2010, 25th birthday weekBottom row, right 2012, February, word of the yearSo it s not as pretty, but it serves well as my own memory bank That s pretty much why I was delighted to receive The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston from one of my co moderators in our book club on my 26th birthday Thanks, Kuya Doni I had no idea what the book was about, but looking at the first few pages, I knew I was going to like this if only for the visual treat that it has If I can t make pretty scrapbook pages, then I would live vicariously through others , even if it is from a fictional character.The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt tells of a story of Frances Pratt, who received a scrapbook and her father s old Corona typewriter as a high school graduation present In here she documents her summer after high school where she decides to forgo a college scholarship to help her mom out, but she is smitten by an older man Her mom finds a way to get her to college to keep her out of the influence of her unsuitable suitor, and Frankie finds her world opening up topossibilities than she can imagine We follow Frankie s adventures in college and in her meeting Vassar alumna Edna St Vincent Millay, who inspires Frankie to go to New York to pursue her dreams But when heartbreak finds her there, she sets sail to Paris to make it on her own All Frankie wants is to find herself and the love of her life, but will she ever find it when she gets called home to be with her sick mother If I were to describe this book in a just one word, it s gorgeous I loved every page of the book with all the typewritten and some handwritten words and the photos and the 1920 s memorabilia Some of them makes me wish they were real and I can pluck them off the page and keep them for myself Look at some of these photos from the inside of the book warning, slight photo dumpCan you imagine how much effort the author went through for each and every page of this book I m no expert in vintage, but this book just screams it from the cover all the way to the last page, and it made me a bitinterested in the 1920 s even if I have a feeling I don t think I can carry a flapper dress, LOL.The story feels just a little bit ordinary I don t mean that in a bad way but if you ve read the book s dust jacket, you pretty much know the story save for what happens in the end It didn t have that much revelation, and it read like a coming of age story, but again, I didn t find ittoo shocking But thenlife doesn t have to be shocking to be extraordinary, yes The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is a relaxing book to read for all its gorgeousness, and maybe that really is the charm of the book It may not end up as a favorite, but I will keep it on my shelf whenever I need to look at some pretty stuff, and maybe even get inspiration for the other pages of my planner when I get the mood to scrapbook again Frankie Pratt aans l ve prometteuse, lectrice avertie, la jeune fille r ve de devenir crivain Avec une machine crire Corona et une fantaisie d archiviste, elle se lance dans le r cit de ses aventures sous forme de scrapbook Tour tour tudiante, danseuse de charleston amateur, r dactrice de potins grand tirage, amoureuse perdue de mauvais gar ons, elle nous entra ne dans son sillage, du New York de la Prohibition au Paris des Ann es follesUn d lice, ce roman graphique Marie ClaireIrr sistible Frankie PrattGrazia I absolutely loved, loved, loved, this amazing and completely one of a kind book Usually I hate graphic novels, but this rollicking Twenties story was like nothing else I have ever read On every page there are beautiful images of flappers and old time dresses and gorgeous Arrow shirt men that just jump off the paper and you can t stop looking and looking And at the same time the story is so rich, so entertaining, so full of romance and humor and heartbreak I should say that I have always l I absolutely loved, loved, loved, this amazing and completely one of a kind book Usually I hate graphic novels, but this rollicking Twenties story was like nothing else I have ever read On every page there are beautiful images of flappers and old time dresses and gorgeous Arrow shirt men that just jump off the paper and you can t stop looking and looking And at the same time the story is so rich, so entertaining, so full of romance and humor and heartbreak I should say that I have always loved Twenties stories But that doesn t do Frankie justice Bright Young Things by Anna Godberson is probably the worst book I have ever read or reviewed on Goodreads And yet, it is set during the exact same time period, in some of the exact same locations, with some of the exact same tropes All American girls looking for romance and adventure in Twenties NYC Yet it s like night and day Frankie Pratt is so genuine, so courageous, so innocent and brave and hopeful, you just want to hug her on every page And it s all theamazing in that you never see her She s dozens of different girls cut out from different magazines, and each one seems to add something to her personality This was such a basic, Forrest Gump style story Frankie always seems to magically appear wherever something exciting is happening And yet, you never feel like she s a Mary Sue because her problems are so real And even though lots of people hurt her in different ways, she never seems to judge them And all of them are so interesting that instead of hating them you keep wanting to know what will happen to them next I read this whole book in one day while covering in the high school library By the end of the day I felt like running all over school and yelling you have to read this This book is amazing This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here According to the publisher, this is the first ever published novel in scrapbook form Before you groan and think about middle aged white women obsessing about what scrapbooking trinkets are on sale this week at Hobby Lobby, this graphic novel is made entirely from images of assembled Victorian, Edwardian, and Jazz Age ephemera.This is a quick read, but interested parties can spend much longer looking at all of the historic items Preston arranged in order to tell the story of Frankie Pratt.My big According to the publisher, this is the first ever published novel in scrapbook form Before you groan and think about middle aged white women obsessing about what scrapbooking trinkets are on sale this week at Hobby Lobby, this graphic novel is made entirely from images of assembled Victorian, Edwardian, and Jazz Age ephemera.This is a quick read, but interested parties can spend much longer looking at all of the historic items Preston arranged in order to tell the story of Frankie Pratt.My biggest complaint about this novel was the ending While Preston repeatedly wrote Frankie as a young woman who believed in suffrage and progressive women s issues, the climax of the book was still her wedding to a safe, successful, hometown doctor As a character who wanted nothing else her entire life than to be a published author, her accomplishment in having a story published in Collier s is eclipsed by the wedding that follows.Why couldn t, after all the effort put forth to describe Frankie as a modern girl, the story have ended with her getting married and THEN publishing her story As it stands, the last images the reader will see are those of hand sewn wedding dresses the picture of her as an elated author are several pages prior This book is absolutely breathtaking It is composed of page after page of gorgeous pictures, advertisements and assorted other memorabilia that, along with the typed scraps of paper, tell the story of Frankie Pratt, an ambitious girl from New Hampshire who sets her sights on becoming a writer We follow Frankie to Vassar College, a scholarship girl amongst over privileged girls who are looking for a husband, not a career She travels to New York, Paris and back to New Hampshire, all the time le This book is absolutely breathtaking It is composed of page after page of gorgeous pictures, advertisements and assorted other memorabilia that, along with the typed scraps of paper, tell the story of Frankie Pratt, an ambitious girl from New Hampshire who sets her sights on becoming a writer We follow Frankie to Vassar College, a scholarship girl amongst over privileged girls who are looking for a husband, not a career She travels to New York, Paris and back to New Hampshire, all the time learning about life, love and what it really means to live The appeal of the scrapbook makes you feel like you are sharing something personal and sacred with Frankie and that you really know what is going on in her heart and mind You cheer for her, sympathize with her and ultimately feel you are leaving her content and happy at a new stage of life when you turn the last page The inclusion of famous and infamous people, places and businesses bring you right into the mix of the roaring 20 s This is a book unlike anything I have seen before and I cannot WAIT to see if the author writes another one like it

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