by Caroline Preston
For her graduation from high school in 1920, Frankie Pratt receives a scrapbook and her father’s old Corona typewriter. Despite Frankie’s dreams of becoming a writer, she must forgo a college scholarship to help her widowed mother. But when a mysterious Captain James sweeps her off her feet, her mother finds a way to protect Frankie from the less-than-noble intentions of her unsuitable beau.
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt was very different than what I've ever read before, and it was enjoyable to look through the pictures yet still understand the story at the same time. Frankie is a likeable (but sometimes annoying) protagonist that has a very dynamic life, documented in a way that you can't ignore.
I loved the book. Although there were some more controversial parts of it that weren't suitable for younger children, it was overall a very enigmatic and interesting book. Anyone who likes vintage things or a unique, "scrapbooking" would enjoy this book. I would recommend this to kids in high school and up only.
Suggest the Library purchase this book