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Nov 27, 2020betsymarzoni rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Your heart will soar, break, then swell again as you get to know Frank, a "little man" unlike any other child (in years on the earth only) character I have ever encountered. What a pure pleasure.
Sep 01, 2020redoute rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book. It's not profound or painful. Rather it is extraordinarily life-affirming and optimistic. It is an easy and extremely entertaining read. I adore this author and can't wait to read her other books. I also love that she…
Dec 19, 2018PerthEastLibrary rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Our PEPL Book Club just completed, "Be Frank With Me" and our readers gave it anywhere from 3.5 to 5 stars. As a group we enjoyed the book, having discussions about our appreciation that Frank wasn't diagnosed/labelled, a discussion about…
Nov 19, 2018SurreyLibraries_Reads rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I was excited to read this debut novel that was touted as having elements of Eloise and Where’d You Go, Bernadette, two books I love. When reclusive novelist M. M. (Mimi) Banning needs to come out of her decades-long writing hiatus for…
Aug 01, 2017
A reclusive literary legend needs money after falling for a ponzi scheme. Her new book is due, but she hasn’t actually, uhm, written it yet. So her publisher sends her an assistant to make sure the deadline is met.
Jun 17, 2017ArapahoeChristine rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I love this book! I have a child on the autism spectrum and I literally laughed-out-loud at some of the antics between Alice and Frank.
Feb 27, 2017SCL_Tricia rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Mimi Banning wrote one book twenty years ago - a brilliant book that brought her wealth and fame. But Mimi is a recluse. Having fallen victim to a Ponzi scheme she must write another novel, immediately. She needs someone to watch Frank ,…
Dec 02, 2016LexiLou2 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
If Eloise were "on the spectrum". What more could a reader want in a character?! Claiborne Johnson has an excellent sense of humor that she articulates in a wholly satisfying way.
Aug 16, 2016
Funny and engaging story of the extremely eccentric 9-year old Frank and his reclusive single mother Mimi, a famous author. Very warm hearted, enjoyable, and a good discussion book.
Aug 02, 2016ArapahoeAndrew rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A charming, if maybe a little underwhelming, read. It has the always entertaining "child genius" trope going for it, which I do genuinely enjoy, though the plot left something to be desired.
Jul 22, 2016Jeanneknits2 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book, especially the character of Frank who is a young boy "on the spectrum". His antics are amusing and the efforts of Alice whose job it is to help with him are admirable. The ending seemed somewhat abrupt and left too…
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Jul 20, 2016Kaya_D rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I loved the characters in this book, especially Frank. All of his quirks made the book really fun to read. The ending wasn't the best and a little disappointing. I didn't know what to expect but it certainly wasn't what happened. Other…
Apr 16, 2016ehbooklover rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really, really liked Be Frank With Me. I especially liked (no, LOVED) the totally unique, quirky character of Frank. Sometimes he made me smile, other times he broke my heart. I simply couldn't say enough about how much I loved this…
Mar 24, 2016slang123 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Loved this odd, quirky book.
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Mar 22, 2016abruzzo79 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
..."Frank, a snappy little dresser given to mood swings, scarves and non sequiturs, just visiting our world from a small, eccentric planet of his own."
Mar 13, 2016AmandaG7 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I just want to jump into this book and give Frank a big hug (even though he would hate that) for being this awesomely unique kid! This was utterly delightful and charming!
Mar 02, 2016BostonPL_LauraB rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book was so wonderful! A light, comedic, heartwarming read about the son (Frank) of a popular one-time author who is now a recluse in Bel Air. Told from the perspective of the assistant sent to help out said author so that she can…
Feb 29, 2016mjk236sb rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This is a delightful book- Frank is a charming boy - with the soul of an older person. Misunderstood by his peers, he goes through life looking for fun and delight that can be found everywhere. Well worth the time spent in his world.
Feb 18, 2016
What a charming read! Frank is a great kid and a true charmer. This read is for folks who like comedies with a bit of an edge.
Feb 14, 2016Reads_A_Lot rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
What a great book! Absolutely loved little 9 year old Frank. The author did a great job bringing him to life. Having my own son who is a little shy of normal made me like this all the more. Cute, quirky, heartwarming story. Recommend.