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Scandal by Kate Brian
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Recommended for: Girls who like boarding schools/scandals
Read from March 09 to 10, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** So I just finished reading the book and thought I would share my opinions.

First, I hate Reed. I hated her throughout most of this book (which sucks because I normally like her).
I hated how she would never take anything Noelle said seriously just because she likes to prove to Noelle that she can be the leader. It gets on my freakin' nerves.
I also hated Reed's obsession with Josh throughout this whole book. And how she rationalized it all in her mind. What she and Josh did was not okay and it made me hate both characters. And then how Ivy came back like it was all okay at the end of the book bothered me too. That was a way out of character move for Ivy. Yelling that she should have never trusted a Billings Girl, that was spot on, but the whole "oh, it was really my fault" is bullshit.

I did like the idea of the Billings Literary Society. I want to know who sent Reed the book. But Reeds adherence to every little detail got annoying. I don't understand how she can stand up to Noelle, even when Noelle is right (like about the meeting place and not posting the logo around campus when they are so close to getting caught and expelled) but she couldn't stand up to Ivy on this issue. Reed is like the worst friend on the planet.

Also, wondering what you guys think about the kidnapping. That sounds like a good book. I can't believe it. That scene was a little confusing. I don't understand how someone found Noelle and was able to kidnap her in the dark. But still, it looks like a great book. Any guesses on who did it? Maybe Ivy? History shows that it is Reeds closest friends who do this stuff to her. Maybe that is why Ivy uncharacteristically forgave Reed...

I will definitely buy the next book and read it right away, but I am disappointed with many of the turns Kate Brian took in this novel. Reed and Noelle had just made up at the end of the last book and I was looking forward to them being BFFs again... I didn't want to see the Reed/Ivy union.
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Jennifer I agree with this! I think that ivy is behing the billings alum's knowing where they were and how else would someone have found noelle in the pitch black? I was confused by that part to I had to go back and re-read it like 2 times to get that Noelle was gone....o think this book was alot like paradise lost....it a lead up to a good plot but really wasn't necessary I think this all could of been explained in a few chapters at the beginning of vanished....


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