Saturday, 17 December 2016

Private (Private #1) by Kate Brian

Private (Private, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Private by Kate Brian

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Private (Private, #1)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 also got a little bit of romance, but mostly the story was about the Billings Girls getting Reed to do random things for them, including stealing tests! That being said, it didn’t seem like much happened in this book, and the pace was pretty slow.

The ending to this was quite abrupt, and I wasn’t quite sure I believed what happened.

6 out of 10

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