Frankie is the epitome of a spunky heroine: smart, funny, and with a lot to say. She refuses to be dominated over, and she wants to be known for herself, not just for her boyfriend. It was refreshing to read this book, because Frankie is not at all like many heroines in YA books. She worries about whether or not her boyfriend is looking down on her, and how she can be a stronger feminist, not just her grades or social status (though she spends a lot of time on that too). My only criticism is occasionally Frankie doesn't sound like a teenager. She'll launch into long speeches that sound more like a long-experienced and very articulate adult feminist. While teenagers can be just that articulate, some specific speeches just don't ring true.