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Scandal (Private #11)

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After her harrowing kidnapping, Reed returns to Easton to find the worst thing she can think of—Billings has been torn
down. Finally, after years of controversy, the school’s wealthiest female alumni have been overruled, and the historical dorm is gone from Easton Academy.

How will Reed and the rest of the Billings Girls handle it? Will they still be as powerful, as popular,
Paperback, 228 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Jan 19, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: grade-b
Grade: B

I've been reading the Private series for the past year or so now. These novels are definitely not realistic and are highly over dramatic, but it's lots of fun and a guilty pleasure. Think of it as a daytime soap opera in YA book form.

I don't remember when it happened, but sometime during the series, I stopped liking Reed Brennan, the protagonist. In Vanished, I freaking despised her. I hated the character she had become, and I found myself finding Noelle Lange (the resident bitch), much
Kathryn CA
Mar 10, 2010 Kathryn CA rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Girls who like boarding schools/scandals
Shelves: ya
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Mar 21, 2010 Bethany rated it did not like it
There are apparently 515 days until graduation. That's about 10 more books. I think I need to stop reading this series now...
Jul 19, 2011 Wyatt rated it liked it
Shelves: private
Can I just say that yah Reed broke up with Upton (mistake) but she didn't really like Sawyer but felt bad so she let him kiss her, thinking it might just change how she feels about him. But it didn't.

Josh is all of the sudden really jealous of Reed and Sawyer. But why wasn't he before? I mean Sawyers not the first guy Reed has dated since they broke up. So Josh comes over in the middle of the night because he's so jealous (when's he's the one who's had a girlfriend since basicallythe day they br
Nov 16, 2010 Clementine rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, ya, 2010
Now that Billings has been torn down by the new headmaster, Reed and her friends are a nation without a state. Or something. Things look pretty bleak until Reed gets a mysterious book from someone associated with Billings, and she decides to re-found the Billings Literary Society. Will the BLS bring her friends closer than ever or drive them apart?

Initially a fun, mindless read, Kate Brian's Private series is stretching the limits of even the most open mind. How many times can a reader expect Re
May 29, 2010 Court rated it liked it
i dont feel like writing my review
now that i think back, it wasn't that great. I mean, seriously, Billings Literature Society? Dude, that's horrible, and come one, the guys? Reed is kinda acting like a female dog in this book. And as a friend said, Ivy is awesome and Josh is okay, but most of the other characters are getting kinda ick. Also as she said, this series is too much, too long. Reed is getting tiring and annoying and 11 books in a series is just too much.
i would also like to add that f
Dec 30, 2009 Jasminemonday rated it it was amazing
Omg i rlly cant wait for this book to come out i have read almost all the series am reading beautiful disaster now, and then perfect mistake. I can say that scandal is going to be the best and MOST SHOCKING ONE OF ALL. I cannot wait for this book to come out i have been addicted to the series ever since a friend referred it to me. I HIGHLY RECOMENDED THIS SERIES TO EVERYONE YOU WOULD ENJOY IT TRUST ME :)
Dec 18, 2015 Elusive rated it liked it
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‘Scandal’ is the eleventh installment in the ‘Private’ series. As the new headmaster Hathaway decides to do away with the Billings House as well as all social groups, Reed initiates the exclusive Billings Literary Society upon finding the historical book in her room. Therefore, the girls compete to be part of this secret society. Meanwhile, Sawyer begins to show interest in Reed who’s still not over Josh.

After the previous two island-themed books which were atrocious, this book was a definite w
Jun 10, 2010 Christine rated it it was amazing
After how much Reed Brennan went through at Bermuda, it was now time for Reed to go back to Easton Academy. When arrived to Easton Academy Reed and the Billings girl were all suprised when they found their Billings House has been destroyed. Noelle has now give up bringing back the Billings House, while Reed is determined to bring back Billings again with her new friend Ivy Slade who is dating the one she still has a crush on/ her ex Josh. New things have now came up in this book, new twists, new ...more
Noemi claudine
Jun 10, 2010 Noemi claudine rated it it was amazing
Scandal is the 11th private in the series. In this book it’s a new semester at Easton. She has made a new friend, Ivy Slade. Even though Ivy is still going out with the boy she loves Josh, they still manage to become friends. Since the last book Billings has been destroyed Reed thinks she has to save it. When she gets a mysterious book about how the old billings house was run, she immediately has to choose 8 lucky girls to be part of the new billings.

I can connect to this book because in the beg
Janelle Dazzlepants
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May 16, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-2010
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Kate Brian
$9.99 Pages.240
ISBN-10: 1416984704
ISBN-13: 9781416984702

Put yourself in a situation where your boyfriend was murdered, then your boyfriend's murderer tries murdering you, then your boyfriend's murderer's sister suicide and people blamed you for killing her. After that you were forgiven and was sent to an island with her friend, and on that island someone tries to kill you three times. You're probably thinking this is some kind of night
Maddie :)
Feb 18, 2011 Maddie :) rated it really liked it
This book was about after Reed came back from her terrifying vacation. She finds out that the Billings House she has been living in her whole entire Easton carrer is gone. It got completely destroyed. The new Headmaster tore it down and ended Billilngs forever. This book is a teen suspense series and it has some romance in it too, because Reed finally gets back together with her ex boyfriend Josh Hollis!

I really enjoyed this book because it was suspenseful and I enjoy the author Kat Brian very
Apr 14, 2010 Shonda rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2010
3.5 Stars

Reed, Noelle and the rest of the Billings girls return to Easton Academy from winter break. Upon their arrival, they learn their beloved Billings House has been torn down per the new headmaster’s orders. Devastated, Reed vows to reunite the Billings girls.

She turns to Noelle for help and is stunned when Noelle refuses to assist her. Noelle is graduating in a few months and wants to keep a low profile and finish. Reed is at a loss until she is given a present: a book documenting Billings
Kari Anderson
Sep 01, 2010 Kari Anderson rated it it was ok
Reed comes back from St. Barths to find her whole life at Easton has been bulldozed. Everything she knew, everything she loved, the one thing that made her feel like she was something special, gone. But she is bound and determined not to let Billings die. And when she gets a book, dating back to 1915, explaining a secret society of former Billings’ girls, she has her answer. Now she has to find the right girls, find the right place to hold the meetings and do it all under extreme care because th ...more
Dec 29, 2011 Kayla rated it liked it
Just finished reading Scandal, the latest book in Kate Brian’s series Private. It’s the 11th book in the series (not including the prequel) and I found it to be the weakest book. Normally this series has me dieing just to turn the page in suspense, this one really didn’t. It was the last two-three chapters that really had me going. But I can see that Kate really needed this book to set the stage for Vanished (out the end of August).

Scandal takes place right after Paradise Lost, Reed’s back from
Jun 11, 2010 Stef rated it it was amazing
She is Back ! Reed is back from Bermuda while she almost was killed three times sounds fun? Ivy was shot by Sabine, who is reeds so called friend. this book is keeping you hanging. Their is drama 24/7. Reed is trying to keep her friends at the time. But will that happen for what happened in Bermuda with that stranger who was a boy. How do people know? When will she start losing friends because of this ?

i could coonect to this because i think there is a lot of drama and there is but this is wor
Jul 05, 2012 Kelli rated it really liked it
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Apr 13, 2012 Katie is currently reading it
5 hours 3/25-3/30 So far it is super good, when Noelle and Reed get back from St. Barths, Billings has been torn down and everybody is in quite a tizzy. Then Reed goes into her room one day and finds a old journal on her bed and it is the journal of BLS. The Billings Literalry Society. She asks Noelle to help her get it together so the Billings girls can get back together but she refuses. Next she goes to Ivy Slade for her help, who is dating her ex Josh who she is still in love with even though ...more
Nov 15, 2011 Kirsti rated it liked it
I didn't know what number of the series this was when I hired it from the library, because it was the only one the library had at the time. I assumed it was the first, or close to the first actually, because it didn't appear in the list in the front of the books, so I assumed. You know what they say about that word ;)

Now, it wasn't a bad book, but it all seemed really unlikely and I couldn't really get into the story or the character. I couldn't understand half of what they referring to, because
Draganal lunic
Oct 08, 2010 Draganal lunic rated it it was amazing
I read a book called Scandal by: Kate Brian. The main characters in the book are Reed, Noelle, Josh, and Ivy. The book is part of a novel. In this book Reed and Noelle come back from vacation and find that there dorm building has been knocked down. Their dorm is called the Billings. Josh is Reed’s boyfriend and Ivy is becoming Reed’s friend. Reed tries to get Billings back together but needs help. Noelle is Reed’s best friend but wont help her get the Billings back together. So Reed discovers BL ...more
"Scandal (Private, Book 11)" picks right off where the last book, "Suspicion", left off. Reed returns to Easton after a short and nearly deadly break in St. Barths, she discovers that the Billings House has been torn down, and all the Billings Girls have been separated from each other into the remaining dorms.

Easton has also received a new headmaster, who's hell bent on creating equality on campus, and immediately declares all social clubs forbidden. But Reed isn't giving up on Billings just ye
Aug 12, 2010 Jeyashri rated it it was amazing
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Dec 06, 2010 Barbara rated it it was ok
Shelves: book-eval-book
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Nov 11, 2010 Linda rated it really liked it
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Jun 02, 2010 Marian rated it liked it
Shelves: private-series, 2010
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Jul 01, 2014 Chanice rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, kate-brian
well, well, well. Usually I read the private books non-stop but this time it actually took time.

Reed got back together with Josh and she started the Literary Secret Society for the Billings and it started as a good thing where the girls had fun but then three members got cut because it was written in the alumna book that there is only room for eleven girls. And last Noelle for kidnapped
Mar 31, 2011 Marjorie rated it really liked it
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Ella Perkins
Apr 01, 2010 Ella Perkins rated it it was amazing
This book is about how Reed has to stand up for herself and her Billings House. After all that has happened she is torn between her friendships and love life. She gets a book that is a guide towards creating a Billings Society Secret club. In order for her best friend to help she has to follow all the rules. Will she go against some backs to get where she needs to be or just give in?

I can connect this book to the book series Pretty Little Liars. In these books there are people who get murdered
Lady Entropy
Jun 22, 2013 Lady Entropy rated it it was ok
This series has a problem, and that problem is that characters are plot slaves.

They change and mutate into unrecognisable forms just to make sure the drama happens, or the plot goes forward. People that were kind nice became harpies, friends who were open-minded suddenly become overly prudish, smart and wise people suddenly make pants-on-head-stupid decisions -- seriously, it becomes annoying to the point I can't give more than 2 stars.

And the same thing here. Later in the book, we find out that
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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)
  • Untouchable (Private, #3)
  • Confessions (Private, #4)
  • Inner Circle (Private, #5)
  • Legacy (Private, #6)
  • Ambition (Private, #7)
  • Revelation (Private, #8)
  • Paradise Lost (Private, #9)
  • Suspicion (Private, #10)

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