Popular Frankie Author Shivaun Plozza Viral Books Shivaun Plozza is the author of Frankie Penguin a da
Popular Frankie Author Shivaun Plozza Viral Books Shivaun Plozza is the author of Frankie Penguin, 2016 , a darkly funny novel about searching for the truth, finding yourself and falling in love She has published short fiction, flash fiction, poetry and essays, and works as an editor.. Frankie Vega is angry Just ask the guy whose nose she broke Or the cop investigating 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 remember And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to helpFrankie Vega is angry Just ask the guy whose nose she broke Or the cop investigating 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 remember And when that kid goes missing, the only person willing to help is a boy with stupidly blue eyes and secrets of his own Frankie s search for the truth might change her life, or cost her everything.. Bestseller Book Frankie I am an unfortunate disappointed melon when it comes to this book. An awkward melon, I might add, because everyone and their their aunt's pet goldfish seem to love it and yet here I am saying "HELLO BUT WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THIS????" I'm trying to read more Aussie books but nooooooooooo to this one.(Also I read a book in like A DAY but this took me over a week to finish because it just didn't hook me in.)One of my biggest grumpy moments is at Frankie.She's this super ANGRY sort of girl...which could work out fine, right? But she's so rude to everyone. I've seen other reviews (and also the author's note) mention that Frankie will make you laugh and cry. SHE MADE ME FROWN LIKE 9 TIMES. And I'm an unemotional brick so that's a feat. I get that she has problems (unwanted/unloved/tough childhood etc etc) but when is there ever a good excuse to be horrible? Never.The book centres around her looking for her missing half-brother...WHOM I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW HIM.Like don't get me wrong, I actually liked Xavier. For like the TWO CHAPTERS WE GOT WITH HIM. He was super adorable and winning. But an entire 300pg story looking for this kid I barely even met??? My heart strings weren't hearting. Plus I just knew (view spoiler)[they'd find him dead because otherwise Frankie would have to hate him [because that's who she is, apparently] and when there was like 20-pages left and no Xavier in sight, I'm like "Well, he's dead somewhere". And while this made me minutely sad, I didn't really feel anything because I hadn't even had a chance to get to know him.(hide spoiler)].And what even was the romance???Frankie is like hating on this due for 87% of the time and then suddenly they're kissing?!? Where did that come from?? Plus that happened like 80% through the book, which I think is a little late to be adding in romance.Also the writing? ARGH THE WRITING.It uses pop-culture references instead of description. I hate that. Call me a freak (but don't because I'm sensitive) but I don't actually know many pop culture things?? So describing a person as "this movie star x this singer" was totally lost to me. I also feel like it's lazy describing. And Frankie had one of those seriously over-the-top voices where every paragraph was a huge dramafest in how it was written. Sometimes I just don't even know what she was saying. ANOTHER LANGUAGE PERHAPS???I am the saddest of melons, I truly am. I wanted to like this one, because Australian (!!) YA (!!!) and I also adore the name Frankie and name-loving almost always wins me over to a character. Not this time. Frankie was just too rude in all her self-righteous-self-obsessed-bitter-issues and I wish we'd gotten to know her brother before the plot dedicated itself to finding him. And when I finished the book...I really don't know what would be next for Frankie. I don't even really see the character development. I ALSO WANT A SPANISH DONUT. LIKE I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT IS BUT I WANT ONE.