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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 11th 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, High School
, School Stories
, Boarding School
Series: Private (#1)
I have only one word for it and that's DISAPPOINTING. This book let me down and the worst part is that I wanted to read it for so long and after failing to download it, I happened to find it in a book store and I was ECSTATIC because I expected something great from the author who gave us Megan Mead ...
I fell in love with this book (and all those that followed) right from the start! The plot was very original and being a Connecticut native, I loved that it took place in Easton, CT. There was never a dull moment while reading, I always kept wanting to turn the page to see what would happen next. ...
Also find this review on - Don't Stop Readin'Given the fact that I’m reviewing the first book in the series after finishing 12 of them, my opinions might be a bit biased changed now. But I’ll try to capture what I felt after reading it back then as much as I can.So, in my opinion Private was awful. ...
I really didn't like this book. For a number of reasons. PlotThe protagonist, Reed Brennan, a girl from a lower-class suburb, is accepted and receives a scholarship to Easton, an upper-class, rich-kid prep school. Upon arriving, Reed easily sees she doesn't fit in; this school is much tougher than s...
Orignal Post: http://thoughtsofamadhatter.blogspot.com/2011/04/private-private-1-by-kate-brian.htmlI won this book on Misha Fitt's Book Bitts. I had never heard of the series before and thought it should very fun and interesting. However, even though it was a good read nothing very interesting happe...