invitation onlyBook Title: Invitation Only
Author: Kate Brian
Number of Pages: 272
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (November 7, 2006)

Reed Brennan’s future is looking as bright as the two-karat diamonds in her new housemates’ ears. Being accepted to the most prestigious private boarding school in the country wasn’t enough for Reed. She had to break every rule to do it, but she has accomplished the impossible:

Reed is a Billings Girl now.

And with her new status come respect, envy, and, most important, opportunity. Not to mention the parties. Unfortunately, at the next illicit party in the Easton campus woods, her roommate snaps some pictures of Reed in more than one compromising position. She uses the photos to blackmail Reed: Dig up dirt on the most powerful and popular Billings Girls or she will have Reed expelled.

And speaking of parties, the Legacy is coming up. It’s the invitation-only Halloween party in NYC and it’s rumored that Thomas — Reed’s MIA boyfriend — will be making an appearance there. Too bad Reed isn’t even close to invited.

Life as a Billings Girl is every bit as glamorous as Reed imagined. What she didn’t bargain for is the tangled web of private lies these girls weave.

Reed has finally settled in as a Billings Girl. But not as exactly as she pictured it, she’s pretty much acting like the maid for the other Billings Girls. At the same time, she is just glad for having them as friends when her chores are finished. At one of the elite parties, Reed meets Walt Whittaker in a slightly drunk state. Soon she finds herself and Whittaker alone and in some inappropriate positions. And someone witnessing this had a camera in hand, and snapped some pictures as blackmail. The blackmail is that Reed must gather some truth on a former Billings Girl’s explusion or face the pictures getting out and being expelled. She surely doesn’t want to get expelled, so she starts to spy on the other Billings Girls when she’s doing her daily chores. She soon comes across some exclusive information about the girls in their rooms. Reed catches on some brutal truth about the actuality of being a Billings Girl. All around this , Thomas Pearson is still missing. His friends say that he will attend the Legacy, a invite only party in New York City.

Invitation Only picks off where Private ended which I liked about the Private series. The books seem to continue the stories immediately without the avoidable refilling of the previous story, so the story can focus on what is happening now in this book. The cliff hangers at the end seem to be really catchy and fills the want of reading the next book in the series. I cannot wait to see what happens next with Reed and the Billings Girls.


Listening To: Of All The Gin Joints In All The World by Fall Out Boy
Thinkin’: i don’t think i can do four more reviews tonight..

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