privateBook Title: Private
Author: Kate Brian
Number of Pages: 227
Publisher: Simon Pulse (June 27, 2006)

Tradition, Honor, Excellence…and secrets so dark they’re almost invisible

Fifteen-year-old Reed Brennan wins a scholarship to Easton Academy — the golden ticket away from her pill-popping mother and run-of-the-mill suburban life. But when she arrives on the beautiful, tradition-steeped campus of Easton, everyone is just a bit more sophisticated, a bit more gorgeous, and a lot wealthier than she ever thought possible. Reed realizes that even though she has been accepted to Easton, Easton has not accepted her. She feels like she’s on the outside, looking in.

Until she meets the Billings Girls.

They are the most beautiful, intelligent, and intensely confident girls on campus. And they know it. They hold all the power in a world where power is fleeting but means everything. Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.

Reed uses every part of herself — the good, the bad, the beautiful — to get closer to the Billings Girls. She quickly discovers that inside their secret parties and mountains of attitude, hanging in their designer clothing-packed closets the Billings Girls have skeletons. And they’ll do anything to keep their secrets private.

I didn’t really have high expectations from Private. However, it did leave something with you that I just ended up liking it. Now I want to found out the mystery behind the Billings Girls. It’s a series that’s even at my library! Woo! (my library usually never has new books.. maybe they did get my loooong list of book suggestions.)

Okay, Reed to me sounded a little snobby at times when she had to choose between somethings. She deserves props though, she is one tough girl to do some of the things she does. It was kind of scary at times where you read the words really fast and then they didn’t make sense at all (has anyone ever done that before like me?) It made me feel the some of the specific emotions Reed goes through like I wanted to slap that one guy. Grr.. I think that is known as something.. but I can’t think of it right this very second.

Definitely going to read more books by Kate Brian.
Anyone been to a boarding school before? I am intrigued by the idea of it.


Listening To: Runaway by Cartel
Mood: uggh…

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