Frankie “Bunny Rabbit” Landau-Banks attends Alabaster preparatory school. During her freshman year, her sister, Zada, watched out for her and introduced her to all the right people. Now Frankie is a sophomore and her sister is away at college. Luckily for Frankie, who was formerly invisible, she developed over the summer into a curvy, attractive young woman. She has a crush on popular senior, Matthew Livingston. After a bike accident where Matthew comes to her rescue, she is thrilled when he invites her to a party. On the invitations, she notices a peculiar symbol, a basset hound. She is reminded of talks with her father and his wealthy friends, alumni of Alabaster. They constantly dropped hints about a secret society, The Loyalty of the Basset Hounds.
As Frankie finds out more about the Basset Hounds, she wants to be a part of it. She wants to be included in her boyfriend’s life, instead of being seen as the adorable girlfriend who tags along. She begins to do some digging, some planning. This innocent girl is about to become a criminal mastermind.
This was a Printz honor book and a National Book Award honor book. It was funny, smart, and entertaining. Highly recommended for older teens and adults.