The Book Still on My Mind this week is…
Private by Kate Brian
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.
Why It Is Still On My Mind
This was one of my favorite series in high school. I loved the secrets and mystery. They don’t take very long to read and they were always just fun to read. There are about 14 in the series and I’ve read 12 so far. I started 13 but had to put it down and return it to the library. They definitely have taken a turn I was not expecting when I first started them years ago. I am hoping to finish the last two eventually. It will be great knowing how it all ends.