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Private By Kate Brian Private Tradition Honor Excellence and secrets so dark they re almost invisibleFifteen year old Reed Brennan wins a scholarship to Easton Academy the golden ticket away from her pill popping mother and run

  • Title: Private
  • Author: Kate Brian
  • ISBN: 9781416918738
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • Private By Kate Brian Tradition, Honor, Excellence and secrets so dark they re almost invisibleFifteen 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 sophisticated, a bit gorgeous, and aTradition, Honor, Excellence and secrets so dark they re almost invisibleFifteen 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 sophisticated, a bit 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.
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    1. Jamila on said:

      Reading this book was mild torture.The protagonist Reed Brennan is extremely flawed and one dimensional She truly has no redeeming qualities, interests or goals Readers learn that she hates her home life and that she wants to become a Billings Girl, an elite group of 3rd and 4th year students who live in a special dorm Her obsession with them is trite and poorly written I kept waiting for her to grow a spine or to evolve even slightly Apparently, this happens in book two, three, or four in the s [...]

    2. Anastasia on said:

      NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER AGAIN ABSOLUTELY AWFUL I only read this book coz I lost a bet and I swear it was the worst punishment I ve ever gotten.This book made me want to claw my eyes out within the first three pages All she cares about is what other people think of her and what she can do to fit in Reed basically copies everything everyone does and spends her time reassuring herself that she belongs at Easton She moans and moans about how she has to stay at Easton because she can t go back [...]

    3. Tiffany on said:

      DO NOT READ THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET TORTURED.Never, EVER, EVER in my life have a read such a naive character Reed Brennan, the main character our point of view , is bitchy, annoying, shallow,and fu king DESPERATE.Why Because throughout the book ALL Reed whined about was how she wanted to be one of those plastic barbie dolls.Someone please blow my brains out.227 pages, 227 PAGES Can someone kindly explain to me how this story or SERIES got published There was no sign of growth that [...]

    4. Sarah on said:

      This was quite a slow contemporary story about a girl starting at a new private boarding school.Reed was an okay character, but I didn t really get where her obsession with the Billings Girls came from One minute she was just starting a new school, and the next she just couldn t get over her infatuation with these mean girls.The storyline in this was about Reed starting at a new school, and wanting to be in a clique of girls called the Billings Girls who lived in a specific house on campus We al [...]

    5. Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) on said:

      I m in the process of rereading all my old favorite books from high school and I am so amused This wasn t particularly great but this whole series is BOOK CRACK It s appealing in the same way as the show PLL is I just can t stop If you want something super quick and scandalous, this is it.

    6. JenacideByBibliophile on said:

      OoOoOo it s starting to feel like high school again I started reading this series when I was in high school, and my oh my was I HOOKED I recently found this series again and figured I would relive the overly dramatic and pretentious characters that make up this wonderfully snooty tale It s the story we all know and love, a scholarship girl comes to a prestigious academy and chases after the rich and popular preps that inhabit it and don t forget the scandals Reed Brennan has just been accepted a [...]

    7. Fuzaila on said:

      I had expected to love this because I usually love boarding school genres I loved Enid Blyton s The Twins at St Clare s and First Term at Malory Towers series I also managed to read up to 10 books of the Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal stopping finally when it felt repetitive , marveling at how easy and relatable they were to read But Private just didn t make it It was an easy read, but the story was just out of place, I m not sure I ll read the rest or give it another chanceE STORYP [...]

    8. Elizabeth Wallace on said:

      I was mortified by Private No, not because I looked deep into myself and saw some of the traits of the protagonist, because it was dumb I d heard many good things about the book until finally I cracked and got it from the library It was a total waste of time Here s the plot or my interpretation Poor Reed has a problem okay, a few problems She has a barely mentioned druggie mom who absolutely traumatizes her, so she heads of to a private school Sounds great, right But she has no interests except [...]

    9. Nicola on said:

      This is by no means my kind of book It s a blatant girly book, and it screams Gossip Girls I got it as a present last year and just got around to picking it up wanting a light read.It basically features 16 year old Reed, who moves away from her dysfunctional family to a posh, private school on a partial scholarship Naturally, she s willing to do anything to fit in there It really, really surprised me I was absolutely sucked in from the beginning I thought Reed was very likable though she could d [...]

    10. Susan on said:

      A summary of Private, for those who probably have interesting things to do with their lives than read books like this Reed Brennan Oh look, my new school WAIT WHAT WHO ARE THOSE GIRLS THEY RE SO COOL WHO ARE THEYThey re the BILLINGS GIRLS I LOVE THEM I NEED TO BE FRIENDS WITH THEMI NEEDTO BEFRIENDSWITH THEBILLINGSGIRLSI just can t go about my life without thinking about THE BILLINGS GIRLS I LOVE THEM WHY WON T THEY BEFRIEND ME THEY RE SO COOL I LOVE THEMBut wait they re doing some really crappy [...]

    11. Page (One Book At A Time) on said:

      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 to her character that hasn t been revealed in the [...]

    12. Anushka on said:

      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 Stupid, immature, boring, repetitive and did I mention totally AWFUL Anyone with a healthy, well functioning brain would read this book and discard the whole series right away but I had actually made up m [...]

    13. Ella Perkins on said:

      This book is about a 15 year old girl named Reed Brennan She went to a high school in Croton, Pennsylvania When she got a half scholarship to Easton Academy There everyone is rich and comes from a big city, like New York Also they all wear brand names She has never seen any group of girls they are so rich The group of girls is called the Billing Girls She tries everything to get in the cool house with them In order to get in you need great grades That is her only issue But also there is a GUY re [...]

    14. Angelc on said:

      The main character, Reed, is a very sad person and I really feel sorry for her The only reason that I finished this book is to see if she would ever stand up to her abusive boyfriend and the awful Billings girls, or distance herself from them She never does This book sends an unhealthy message to teen girls because Reed goes back to a boyfriend who abuses her physically and emotionally, as well as begging for friendship from girls who taunt her, humiliate her, and call her names The issues of gi [...]

    15. Trisha on said:

      a very fun read light and quick, it s easy to slide right into Reed s life as she works her away around a new school a new boarding school that is and around the ins and outs of friendship, love and trying to keep her grades up.It s very light so it doens t go in to too much detail about boarding school life This is Reed s soph year and the first time she s away from her parents 24 7 Not that her homelife is so great But, of course, there is the it crowd of girls There s the hot bad boy Thomas t [...]

    16. Emerald on said:

      Leanne, would you kindly remove your nose from my ass It s starting to chafe.Overall Thoughts I didn t know a thing about this series going into it My boyfriend now husband would always go to the library to pick up books for me and he stumbled across this series and brought me the first book, thinking I would enjoy it Well he was right, I was instantly hooked and reserving the next book within 24 hours This series is definitely not realistic and is pretty dramatic lol , but it s lots of fun and [...]

    17. Vivianle on said:

      spoilers Private by Kate Brian1 The book by Kate Brian is the first of a series and is essentially about finding yourself and who you are from your greed and the people surrounding you 2 Because it is written in the point of view of the main character, Reed Brennan, it makes us feel sorry for her in any situations that she gets caught up in For example, when she gets called down to the office because her grades are bad and since she s at the boarding school based on a scholarship , and Ms Naylor [...]

    18. Emily on said:

      Dear Glass Licker, Oh Reed Brennan, what am I going to do with you Why are you so delicate and oblivious Still, I ve got to give you props for sticking to your goal of fitting in at the ever so prestigious Easton Academy But what s with all the self demeaning stunts you ve pulled this semester That is so not cool Reed I know that you are ashamed of what you used to be and pretty much still are , but that is no excuse You have the potential of being much, much XOXO, EmilySo if all you readers ou [...]

    19. Janie Johnson on said:

      I read this book to fulfill a challenge for a read a thon I am participating in I was not too sure about it since it is a boarding school plotline, but I was pleasantly surprised with the story and really liked it.In this book you have Reed Brennan who finds her scholarship to Easton, a private school, as a means of running away from her normal everyday life, but what she finds here is far than she bargained for She struggles figuring out who she can trust and actually count on.I actually ended [...]

    20. Bree on said:

      Private is your classic, trashy, YA gossip girl esc novel The story centers around Reed, a teenage girl attending a renowned prep school on a scholarship, and her attempt to become accepted to the most popular clique on campus, called The Billings Girls My friends have all been obsessing over this series for awhile, and I finally decided to see what the fuss was about Since my friends and I had planned on going to the beach together, I decided to read it yesterday while working on my tan Private [...]

    21. Tiny Pants on said:

      I avoided this series for a long time, and upon actually reading it, I don t know why I read the fifth book, loved it, and immediately went to the library to check out all the others I would definitely recommend reading them in order the plot is continuous through the first four and then I m assuming as I haven t read yet through the second four, and there s not a lot of rehash of the story so far so it will all make sense to read in order.While this is indeed yet another mean girls in boarding [...]

    22. Maddison on said:

      Second time reading this book D I loooooved it just as much as the first time It helps that I basically forgot everything XD I can t wait for the rest of the series I loved how relatable Reed was, how view spoiler even though she was there for school, she was distracted by a boy, how she d do bad things in order to get where she wants to be hide spoiler I liked length of both the chapters but I disliked the length of the book too short This is a series I just want to binge read, but I can t, as [...]

    23. Dorotea on said:

      Boarding schools are one of my favourite tropes I liked the book, the story flows really nicely and the 200 pages do not seem 200 but like one big Chapter One I m definitely hooked and I ll read the rest of the Private series I think my rating is kind of misleading Truth is, this is light hearted and perfect for me now.

    24. Shonda on said:

      Warning Review may contain spoilers Reed Brennan desperately wants to escape her hometown of Crofton, PA Her mother suffered a tragic accident and now pops pills and drinks away her pain She takes most of her suffering out on Reed Meanwhile Reed s father tries to hold the family together, but Reed knows this is a burden for her dad When she s offered a scholarship to Easton Academy, she knows this is her opportunity to leave and live the life she s always dreamed about.The first day she stepped [...]

    25. Brooke ♥booklife4life♥ on said:

      Find this review, plus , on my blog Booklikes OR Blogger Basic InfoFormat Audio Pages Length 6hrsGenre Young AdultReason For Reading Buddy ReadAt A GlanceLove Triangle Insta Love Obsession Obsession Cliff Hanger NoTriggers n aRating 1.5 starsScore SheetAll out of tenCover 5Plot 4Characters 2World Building 5Flow 5Series Congruity n aWriting 5Ending 5Total 3In DepthBest Part It was short Worst Part Fuckboys everywhereThoughts Had You are dumb.ConclusionContinuing the Series EhRecommending NoShort [...]

    26. Andrew on said:

      When I picked up the first five books in the series at a bookstore, I was intrigued I was even intrigued when I found out that there are than 14 books in this series.I admit that I had starting thinking that this first book was slightly similar to mean girls what with the group of girls that fascinates the main character, Reed I kept reading and found that despite the similarity, the story line is completely different.Reed is a scholarship student who has just gotten herself into Easton Academ [...]

    27. Abigail the Fangirl on said:

      I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book While it kept my attention, I really didn t enjoy a lot of things about this story.First off, the characters were poorly written Everyone but the main character Reed was just kind of thrown into the story without much information about them I never grew close to any of them Character development just did not happen in this book Also, the plot was not was I was expecting It was also poorly written I love books that take place at a boarding school, bu [...]

    28. Jamie (The Kansan Reader) on said:

      Actual rating 2.5 starsAfter a while I am finally sitting down to write this review When I was in high school I use to love stories like this, now not so much Granted I love me angst, but I m talking totally self centered girls who look up to stuck up girls who aren t exactly the nicest Reed is headed to Easton Academy She gets noticed by the it girls aka the Billings girls She also gets the attention of an upper classman, Tommy Reed transitions through what life is like for the rich kids at Eas [...]

    29. Amanda on said:

      This was a fast read that I enjoyed for the most part It was interesting to see how much Reed would do to please the popular girls I never could understand why she wanted to be friends with these girls so bad They were awful girls who would do anything to get what they want and if you dare upset them in anyway they would get their revenge None of the characters were really likable Even Reed, it s so sad how desperate she is to be friends with the Billings Girls She would let them order her aroun [...]

    30. Eleonore on said:

      Summary Reed Brennan wants to got to Easton Academy away from her mom always taking pills and away from her suburban life, but when she arrives at Easton everyone is a bit sophisticated, a bit gorgeous, and wealthier than her She feels that even though she was accepted to Easton Easton has not accepted her So, she tries to fit in, and she really wants to be a Billings Girl She stars at them and finally they say just come and sit here, so she does Then, they make her a slave and she is not sure [...]

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