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Privilege (Privilege #1)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  5,585 ratings  ·  243 reviews

Ariana Osgood ruled exclusive Easton Academy -- until she was arrested for murdering Thomas Pearson. She's spent the past two years at the Brenda T. Trumbull Correctional Facility for Women plotting her escape and is determined to get a second chance at the glamorous life she left behind. And A
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Published December 30th 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published December 23rd 2008)
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It’s not fair. Ever since Ariana Osgood was arrested for the murder of Thomas Pearson, her life has been nothing compared to the luxury of how it used to be. So what if the Brenda T. Trumball Correctional Facility for Women is one of the nicer places she could’ve been sent? Who cares if she’s still allowed to wear her precious fleur-de-lis necklace because of her father’s bribery? That doesn’t change the fact that Ariana is still locked up for at least twenty years. But Ariana knows she can’t st ...more
I am seriously starting to think Kate Brian can't write anything but an awesome book.

Privilege was a mysterious and addicting read that I finished in less than a day. In Privilege you really get to see who Ariana is behind the smart and nice girl she presents herself as and it sure isn't nice most of the time. Kate Brian also introduces new characters into Privilege such as Kaitlyn, the suspected killer of her ex-best friend's dad, who Ariana befriends behind bars, Briana Leigh, Kaitlyn's ex bes
Ariana Osgood is first introduced in the Privates series by Kate Brian. I strongly recommend you read the first four books (Private, Invitation Only, Untouchable and Confessions) prior to reading this book.

In the Private series, Ms. Brian hints that Ariana is a bit, well. . .unstable. In Privilege, she shows the reader how true this really is. (I find it hard to write this review without giving anything away!) When the reader is allowed to see Ariana for who she really is, well it’s a bit scary.
Tiny Pants
In spite of my rather tepid review of "Last Christmas," I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the first in the Private spin-off series featuring Ariana Osgood as narrator. While it remains somewhat uncomfortable being placed in the position of identifying with an obvious sociopath, this book is too fun to get completely freaked out by -- it's more of an extended caper than anything else, though obviously darker than the books in the Private series.

I kept thinking I'd figured out what was going on, but
Even though Privilege is a spin-off of the Private series I started out reading the Privilege series first (Why? They didn't have Private in the book store and I was in desperate need of something). One should probably do the opposite, but anyways!

First of all, Kate Brian is an amazing author. Ariana Osgood is a sick, twisted teenage girl who should be locked up. That much is obvious. But because of the way Brian writes I still find myself sympathizing with this horrible girl. I want her to succ
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Jennifer Wardrip
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Most of us know all too well why Ariana Osgood landed herself in the Brenda T. Trumball Correctional Facility for Women. And for those who don't, it's simply because she murdered Thomas Pearce, the one she loved but who turned on her.

Ariana fully understands what she did was wrong, but she believes that spending the rest of her life in this correctional facility is a bit too much. Even though the Brenda T. is the best place to
Great guilty pleasure and a quick read
Roxy Smith
Privilege is the first book in Brian’s spin-off series which is based on the original series, “Private.” In Privilege you get to go inside the head of Arianna Osgood, the merciless killer from Private. Brian shows us the way that Arianna’s deceitful and conniving mind works that is, the mind of a sociopath. Brian writes Arianna’s thoughts in such a way that you find yourself thinking of things that Arianna will do next and each chapter leaves you on a cliff hanger wanting more. Even though Arian ...more
It's got to be a little difficult to write about a murderer and still aim for sympathy. Even more impressive is the way you actually do feel badly for Ariana throughout Privilege. For as well as she can read most people, poor Ariana's talent leaves her when presented with someone just as psychotic as she is. And while she realizes her little skill is failing her just when she needs it most, she never seems to realize that the people most likely to trip her up are just like she is.

Anyway, the en
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Julie Lectures D'Une Nuit
Privilège est le spin-off de la série Campus (série extrêmement divertissante et qui ressemble à It Girl ou Night School mais que je ne chroniquerais pas l’ayant lu il y a plus de trois ans) et met en scène Ariana. En sa qualité de spin-off, il se peut que vous soyez spoilés ce qui est dommage vu que les premiers tomes de Campus tournent autour d’un meurtre à élucider. Pour ceux qui sont étrangers à la série mais qui souhaitent tout de même lire ce spin-off avant la série, Ariana c’est la psycho ...more
Well, fuck. I read the first chapter and immediately hated it. I just knew that there's no way in hell that I'd read the rest of it. The girl was downright annoying--and her explanation in the first chapter, about how she didn't mean to kill the guy pissed me off. You killed someone. You should suffer the consequence, especially if your reason is as pathetic as that. If she'd given something else, like hey, it was self defense, or some other shit, I might have understood, but hell.

Stupid brat.
Isabella Southwick
I adored this book immensely, it had the right amount of suspense, mystery, and just everything else. I was kind of shocked by the amount of craziness shown by Ariana. But honestly, who wouldn't go that far just to get everything back? Ariana wanted a new future, and she got it. She made incredible choices, sacrifices, and rash plans that were beyond her control. Brave, corageous, and determined, Ariana went out and claimed what was hers. She broke out of prison, stole stuff, and then hitched a ...more
Michelle Tiznado
I really enjoyed this book. This was my second time reading it. i started reading it again because I remembered really liking it. I ave to say i still do. It starts off by the main character explaining her setting and the reason why she was there. I have to say the main character is a bit psychotic because of the crimes that she has committed. The book keeps you second guessing yourself the whole time you are reading it. There is never a dull moment. I always thought I knew what was happening b ...more
This is a great, easy book to read! It leaves you hanging at every chapter and I was always surprised at all the drama that happened, especially the plot twist at the end! I definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quick read!
Adam Rayes
It was an alright book, I just didn't really enjoy the entire thing. I was pretty shocked as I read it, because from the beginning, the main character Ariana is in her therapists' office, whom she hates. His name is Victor Meloni, and he basically patronizes her everyday while she lives in a correctional facility for women, she's doing time for a killing even though she claims she was framed. The girl who framed her was a person she lived with, Brianna Leigh Covington, who is the daughter of a m ...more
What can I say about a new series so psychotically delightful, so insanely messed up and glorious? Ariana's adventures are akin to the good old days of Sweet Valley High's Margo, mixed with a bit of a Talented Mr. Ripley vibe. It's like Private on crack and you have to love it. Kate Brian is the best! Can't wait for the next book to see what the Talented Ms. Osgood will scheme up next!
This book is full of palm-slicking, heart pounding adventures. Ariana is refreshing, and compelling while she lives out and insane and cascading life. Full of unexpected twists and turns, in leaves a dent in your mind, making you constantly wonder about her new life and what she left behind..
Okay, so I called the ending in the first few chapters, but I don't even care. I didn't know all the details, just the big picture. I absolutely LOVED this book. Read it in a day, couldn't put it down, got annoyed at myself for even leaving to pee loved it.
Im not really sure where to start. While i appreciate the attempt at crime and mystery on the part of the author there is a decidedly creepy aura to the story. Maybe it is because we are used seeing heroes as the main character thus making it difficult for us to stomach a killer for a main role. Despite the obvious creepiness i have to admit that i was surprised and for the most part left wondering as to who was really responsible for what. Most of all i never saw Katylinn for who she was.

Juliana Andrews
This book isn't bad since I wanted more of Ariana, none of the other villains in the Private series have been nearly as good and their motives just seemed stupid to me except for Sabine. But in this book Ariana escapes prison and tracks down Briana Leigh, a girl who she thinks set up her best friend in prison Kaitlynn but of course nothing is as it seems.

Overall this book and the whole series is really good although some things that happened in it were too convenient for her, (it's not really T
whoa....didnt expect this. well this book really has some twists and turns!
Ayra Pirante
This book is crazy! Ariana Osgood is crazy. Kaiylynn Nottingham is crazier! They're both sick and twisted. This is such as huge step from the Private series because it involves more crazy psychopaths who can't keep calm unless they kill someone! I'm 100% serious about that. I didn't really enjoy. C'mon how can I enjoy murder? (Gasps!) I never watch crazy bloody scenes in tv and film. I'd vomit at the sight of it. I 'm sensitive as can be but I do enjoy a good mystery, suspense, and action. Throw ...more
This book basically about a girl who use to go to Easton Academy, who was arrested for killing Thomas Pearson. Ariana Osgood had been stuck in Brenda T. Trumbull Correctional Facility for Women for two years. She is planning to escape and have another chance in the society and she would do anything to escape to have her "glamourous" life back.

I can make a text to text connection in the book. In the private series, she had always been one of the Billing Girls. Many people thought she was the most
Janelle Dazzlepants
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$9.99 Pages.291
ISBN-13: 9781416967590
ISBN-10: 1416967591

Imagine spending rest of your lives in jail. Everyday doing the same routine and no surprises. Privilege is a book where you can go through that type of adventure. Kate Brian wrote many other books. Such as the Private series, Sweet 16, Lucky T and mush more. Privilege is a scary book with many unexpected surprises.

Life for Ariana Osgood wasn't a
3.0 out of 5 stars What Ariana wants, Ariana gets?, March 14, 2009

This review is from: Privilege (Paperback) YA FICTION

A spinoff of the Private (Private, Book 1)series, and a follow up to Last Christmas: The Private Prequel. Read all in order for most enjoyment.

Wow this girl, Ariana Osgood, is a real psycho. It's clear pretty quickly that she has been put in a prison for the criminally insane for a reason. To call her a sociopath would be accurate, but she also has some other issues including O
Sandy Heng
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Ariana Osgood is in Trumbull Correctional Facility because she was convicted of killing her boyfriend. (She actually killed 3 people.) Her roommate, Kaitlynn, told Ariana that her former best friend, Briana Leigh Covington (BL), framed Kaitlynn for the murder of Briana Leigh's father. Ariana escapes, faking suicide in the lake, goes to TX, befriends BL, helps BL plan her elopement with DJ Teo, agreeing to take BL's place at her new posh school, Atherton-Pryce Hall. When the girls arrive near A-P ...more
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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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