Friday, April 6, 2007
Review: Private by Kate Brian
"Reed Brennan transfers to the private school Easton Academy and feels like an outsider with her lack of money and friends until she meets the Billings Girls. they basically rule the school - everyone want to be in their group... 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."
If I were to transfer to a private school, I think I'd be Reed Brennan. That is, minus the annoying personality and inability to think for myself. This book would have been MUCH better if the main character wasn't so insipid. I found myself annoyed at her many times throughout the book. Reed is not one of those characters who has a mind of her own - she lives to impress the rich girls that she so wants to be.
Other than this problem, which isn't really that major because Reed is tolerable in most parts of the book, Private is actually quite good. It has mystery and cute boys... what else do you really need? That said, boys probably wouldn't like this book much...