Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Private (Private, #1) by Kate Brian

Private (Private, #1)

I Give This Book 3 Stars!

Description:  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.

Oddly enough, I both loved and hated this book.  There were quite a few things that I didn't like.  For example, throughout almost the whole story  Noelle calls Reed "glass-licker", and it rubbed me the wrong way.  I also disliked how Reed would do anything they asked and barely bat an eye about it.  But, the events were interesting and at times suspenseful.  I think Reed wanted the perfect life, and felt like The Billings Girls had it.  I think there's a lot more to her character that hasn't been revealed in the first book.  I think I'll read the next one and see were the story goes.
As for secrets...not sure about that.  The only secret Reed discovers become common knowledge within a couple chapters.  Maybe it's hinting and future things she discovers.

1 comment:

  1. I could not get into this series, but Nona love them! ;)


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