Be Frank with Me, Paperback Book


For some boys fitting in means standing outMeet Frank - he isn't like other kids.

Intrepid explorer, sartorial connoisseur; he's as strange as he is brilliant.

But Frank discovers the hard way that people don't like brilliant and they hate strange.

What Frank longs for - aside from a father - is a friend.

Meet Mimi - a reclusive literary legend and mother to Frank.

Mimi has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years, keeping her secrets and hiding Frank from a cruel world.

Until Alice.Meet Alice - the level-headed young woman charged with looking after Mimi's unusual son.

In so doing, Alice discovers what it really means to love someone. And she finds a part of herself she never knew was missing.

Funny, poignant and unforgettable, this novel - like Frank - is a one-off creation you'll fall in love with.


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