Original title: Private
Written by: Kate Brian
Release date: June, 2006
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.
I enjoyed reading Fake Boyfriend by Kate Brian, that I decided to pick another book written by her at the library.
Private is such a great book and I do have to say a very nice one to begin with the series. Reed Brennan is a nice girl, but really just wants to hang with the popular ones. And oh my, the characters of the Billing Girls reminded me a bit of the girls from Gossip Girl.
They have so much power and that’s what I think attracts Reed to them and the rest of the students. Everybody wants to be part of their world and Reed is searching for a way in.
Throughout the book you get to know some of the dirty little secrets that they have and oh my are they interesting.
Seriously how can you go wrong with this book, you got to love the scandals, gossip and the Billing Girls, and seriously I do.
Here's the Dutch Cover of Private