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Untouchable (Private #3)

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,659 Ratings  ·  230 Reviews
Cheating, partying, blackmail, and now...murder?
Can the Billings Girls remain untouchable?

Reed's boyfriend, Thomas Pearson -- the popular, easygoing, irresistibly handsome and charismatic boy she fell in love with -- is dead. No one knows how it happened, and everyone is after the truth. Or are they?

Life at Easton Academy begins to feel very different. Taylor is actin
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published December 1st 2006)
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Rachel Lightwood
I find it so hard not to hate this series. No, seriously. I go into these books expecting to dislike the story and when I actually get a dislikeable story, I get even more annoyed and disappointed than before I started. It’s a bad cycle… so I wish this series would just surprise me already, so I can shake those bad expectations off. But when you get 200+ pages of Reed Brennan, I don’t know how that will be possible.

To put it simply, she’s a brat (and a lot more, but I’ll try and keep it PG). It
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Okay, honestly, Reed is such a brat. I forgot how naive she was.
Jul 22, 2016 Luke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All the Private books have something in common: they are all addictive with plenty of mystery and suspense and a equally mysterious cast of characters. Untouchable attained all these attributes, and now, in this moment, I want the next one.
Jan 31, 2010 Emilie rated it really liked it
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May 22, 2015 Meagan rated it liked it
this series is slowly getting less unbearable. it is extremely good gym noise.
May 09, 2009 Shonda rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2009
Untouchable is the 3rd book in the Private series. The book opens with Thomas’s funeral. There are still unanswered questions surrounding his death. Everyone has different theories on why Thomas died and each thinks he was murdered. As the police continue to investigate, more and more details are revealed about Thomas’s life.

Reed is trying to move forward after her first real loss. She doesn’t know what to do as everyone is constantly watching her every move and commenting on everything she does
Paperback Princess
Jul 26, 2011 Paperback Princess rated it liked it
"Untouchable" has Easton Academy burying one of their students, Thomas Pearson, Reed Brennan's first lover and boyfriend. Then there's Taylor who seems to be overly affected by Thomas' death despite her obvious dislike for Thomas prior to his death, she now can't stop breaking down. Then there's Josh Hollis, Thomas' room mate and bestfriend who doesn't seem to be affected by the death at all.

There are so much mystery in this book that people that have classified the Private series to be the same
Apr 16, 2015 Laura rated it liked it
Dang now I have to keep reading. Everything feels like the big fall is coming for noelle so we shall see.
Tate Wymer
Nov 25, 2014 Tate Wymer rated it it was amazing
This book is a great one. It is about how Thomas' death affected her and her friends and how they get through it to become somewhat normal again. Not just that but throughout the book theres a mystery if who murdered Thomas Pearson. Reed is defiantly the most hurt because Thomas was her boyfriend and she wants answers. Her Billings Girls try and try to help but things just don't seem to go Reed's way. Reed likes Josh. One problem comes right after the other, and when she thinks things are gettin ...more
Emi Guzman
May 20, 2014 Emi Guzman rated it liked it
I found this book in the bookcase at my house, but this time I thought the cover was stupid. It looked like a book about some clique-y lame girls. But I decided to give it a try after reading the sypnosis. It wasn't all that bad, and it was easy to pick up on considering it's supposed to be the third book in a series. The story plots around a college girl named Reed and her clique of friends which is referred to as the Billings Girls. It starts around Thanksgiving break, and Reed is coping with ...more
Ale96_CalS Paola

Ok, so I wasn't so excited for this book but somehow the whole Thomas being finally gone for good drag me down for this. Anyways, I always suspected he was killed, I literally assumed that if someone is found dead in the woods, it's not suicidal neither overdose or something, I immediately guess it must be murder. So yeah, I couldn't help but read wikia spoilers and been totally torned between being shocked and glad because now you think how obvious it was. But since th
Dec 18, 2015 Elusive rated it it was ok
Shelves: review
‘Untouchable’ is the third installment in the ‘Private’ series. As Reed struggles to come to terms with Thomas’ untimely death, she notices that those around her are behaving differently. Kiran is drinking more, Taylor is constantly crying and Noelle is less abrasive while Ariana is her usual self. Meanwhile, she begins developing feelings for Thomas’ roommate, Josh.

There was understandably an avalanche of emotional drama this time around. However, I felt that the author didn’t quite capture Ree
Jul 11, 2015 Paige rated it really liked it
It took me a little while to really get back into this book because it has been soooooo long since i've picked up this series but once I got re-familiar with the characters and storyline the mystery and characters drew me back in and made me remember why i picked up this series in the first place. Need to pick up the next book soon! ...more
Elvira Bianchi

Yes, finally!. I have to admit, the last couple of sentences gave me chills. I loved this volume, it was fast paced, everyone was extremely shady as I like it in mystery novels. Unreliable characters are my weakness haha. I don't have much to say, just that I can't wait to see what happens next. I'm liking Reed a lot more than I did in the first book but sometimes she still annoys the crap out of me. The other characters are far more interesting and I can't wait to discover their stories pag
May 12, 2011 Vic rated it really liked it
This book is really really good. I was reading it every night. and Every night before going to sleep, I would make myslef stop reading it.

I will be continuing this series... XP
Dec 27, 2010 Emilia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
omg can there be so much drama in one book!!!!!!!!??? Loved it! Amazing! love thomas and reed!
Apr 28, 2015 Lauren rated it it was ok
I have to say this series is not what I expected. Its about high school girls. Why is there so much drama, murder, whining bs? the author is not setting a great example for younger generations. in this installment the girls are getting ready for thanksgiving. Shocker our lead is now calling herself a widow, for a guy she dated 1-2 weeks really?!?!! that's not how it works. plus he was such a great guy, selling drugs, lying, abusive. all around fantastic character. Why did I buy this whole series ...more
Aug 21, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
Full review on my blog: Beauty and the Book

The summary on Goodreads is really long and it can even be considered a little spoilery. I don't like reading the summaries before I read the books, since I like a book to surprise me and going into it without knowing much. I'm really happy I didn't read this summary because it lets on a lot of things that happen late in the book.

The fact that Thomas was really dead was a surprise to me. I thought that it was some sort of a trick or a prank on Reed, but
Yay! Private is finally getting interesting. Book 3 is the payoff for the setting up in books 1 and 2. The book opens with Thomas' funeral and we learn that just about everyone believes he was murdered. (sidenote: ok, so I guess the police are nosing around, but it seems weird that none of Thomas' friends floated the possibility of him having ODed or died of alcohol poisoning or something. After all, he was a drug dealer with a serious alcohol problem - but whatever, I'll let that go). And even ...more
Aug 29, 2009 Christine rated it it was amazing
This book is the sequel to the Private series, basically now Reed is offically a Billings girl,However her old boyfriend, Thomas Pearson, is dead. His roommate, Josh, is as hot as ever. Reed feels guilty, but she really likes Josh. The other Billings Girls disapproved of Thomas, and they aren't sure how they feel about Josh. Now, the police are suspecting Josh of murdering Thomas, and Reed doesn't know what to do. With help from the other Billings Girls, she tries to figure out her next move and ...more
Noemi claudine
Mar 26, 2009 Noemi claudine rated it it was amazing
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Janelle Dazzlepants
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Molly.k Koprek
Feb 08, 2011 Molly.k Koprek rated it liked it
This was a very good book about a teenage girl who is at a private school on a scholarship. She is now in the high class group of rich girls even though she isn’t rich. Her boyfriend Thomas Pearson was just killed but they don’t know who killed him. Now she is going through all these withdrawal effects and can’t get him out of her head. She starts falling for a different guy, Thomas’ roommate, Josh. She starts to think about her and Thomas when she’s with Josh, which makes her back off from Josh ...more
Apr 23, 2010 Nina rated it liked it
The second book of the series ended with a cliff hanger and this one started with the day after. Immediately I found myself back into the world full of drama, privileges and secrets. Reeds boyfriend is death and everyone, including herself, wants to know who killed him. After allot of speculations someone gets the blame and they all think that they can close the chapter. Guess again, life doesn’t work that way often.

In the first, two books when the love between Reed and Thomas was described, I h
Kari Anderson
Mar 28, 2010 Kari Anderson rated it liked it
In Kate Brian’s Untouchable, it’s time for Thanksgiving break. Things are starting to look up for Reed. The girls have finally accepted her as one of their own, she is getting over Thomas, someone has been arrested in connection with his death, and she’s started to spend some time with a new boy. The new boy, however, is Thomas’ roommate, Josh.

And just as soon as everyone leaves for break, except Reed and Josh, everything starts to go downhill. The two are caught together and are banned from see
Feb 27, 2011 Brenna rated it liked it
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Jul 02, 2012 Grace rated it really liked it
Suprisingly, this series keeps getting better and better. Now I'm not saying it's amazing but it's something that's light and easy to read and will still suck you in enough to be intrigued in every scandal these girls find themselves immersed in. That being said, I wonder if there are really girls who are this catty and manipulative in the real world....What am I saying, of course there are. I just can't imagine sometimes with the things these girls say and do. I have a possee of male friends an ...more
Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 Jessica Lawlor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2009
All I can say is thank goodness for the ability to put books on hold at the library, because I’ve already put the rest of this series on hold so I don’t have to wait one minute for the next book after I finish one. Each book in the series gets more and more thrilling and the third, Untouchable by Kate Brian is no exception.

Untouchable opens at the funeral of Thomas Pearson, Reed Brennan, the main character’s former boyfriend. Reed can’t believe he is dead, and is even more stunned that they have
Cheating, partying, blackmail, and now...murder?

Can the Billings Girls remain untouchable?

Reed's boyfriend, Thomas Pearson -- the popular, easygoing, irresistibly handsome and charismatic boy she fell in love with -- is dead. No one knows how it happened, and everyone is after the truth. Or are they?

Life at Easton Academy begins to feel very different: Taylor is acting like the poster child for Prozac, Kiran is spiking her cornflakes, Noelle is being kind of...nice, and Arianna keeps floating a
Aug 02, 2009 Cara rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Private Fans
Recommended to Cara by: No one
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Kate Brian is the author of the SHADOWLANDS TRILOGY (SHADOWLANDS, HEREAFTER & ENDLESS), as well as the New York Times bestselling PRIVATE and PRIVILEGE series, and the wildly popular MEGAN MEADE'S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS. She also writes teen fiction under the name Kieran Scott.
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Other Books in the Series

Private (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Private (Private, #1)
  • Invitation Only (Private, #2)
  • Confessions (Private, #4)
  • Inner Circle (Private, #5)
  • Legacy (Private, #6)
  • Ambition (Private, #7)
  • Revelation (Private, #8)
  • Paradise Lost (Private, #9)
  • Suspicion (Private, #10)
  • Scandal (Private, #11)

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