Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Private by Kate Brian


15 year old Reed Brennan finally has an out to her crazy home life, including her pill-popping mother. She got a scholarship to Easton Academy. This place is completely different than her old school.

Once she arrives, she notices how much different she is compared to everyone else. She first meets Thomas, who flirts with her whenever they run into each other. Then there was the Billings Girls: the most beautiful and sought after girls in the school. Reed wanted to be one of them.

As she tries to impress them, she changes her whole self. She used to be the quiet girl who kept to herself. Now she is finally ready to change. She wanted in so badly. As she gains their "friendship" she learns her limits. She changes...for the better?

I loved this book!!! I read it within a day, I just couldn't put it down! Reed was a great character, and she reminded me of myself in a few ways. The one thing I didn't like about her though, was that she was wanting a change for herself so badly that she went to lengths that were kinda crazy. Overall, it was a great book. I like the boarding school type stories. I wish I went to a boarding school! Life would be way more interesting. :) I recommend this book to everyone that enjoys books like Gossip Girl and The It Girl.