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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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.
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 ,…Read moreRead more of this comment
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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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.
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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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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…Read moreRead more of this comment
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 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.