The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston is exactly what the title implies—it’s a story told through a book of photos, memorabilia and souvenirs. The story begins in 1920 when, full of dreams and goals for the future, Frankie graduates from high school. To mark the occasion, she receives a scrapbook and a typewriter which begin the chronicling of her life. Although unconventional in its presentation, the author successfully conveys the rich, colorful detail of Frankie’s first experiences in sophisticated, adult society. Her college years, first job, travels, and loves are finely detailed via warm and touching dialogue and nostalgic photos from the '20s. A great read, especially if you’re looking for something a bit different.
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