Author: Kate Brian
Level: Young Adult
Published: June 27, 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.
When I read the back to this book, I was excited to read it. I love realistic fiction, so it was perfect for me. Well, I don't think it lived up to my standards. One, it's one of those books where its small (like The A-List series) and there are like 10 to 15 in the series. I can't stand that because it seems like the author is just stringing it along to make as much money as possible.
Another thing, she is trying to be friends with these girls that aren't that great. They're stuck up brats and it was annoying because she was practically fawning over them. I was thinking the entire time, "They aren't your real friends! Stop trying!!".
I guess other than that it wasn't a bad book. I'm still going to read the rest of the series. I really liked the setting too, I would love to go to school at a large beautiful boarding school.
Character Rating: 1/5