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Scandal

(Private #11)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  4,655 ratings  ·  153 reviews
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,
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Paperback, 228 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Clementine
Nov 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fiction, 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
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Maddison
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Meh this one was just totally average. Nothing happened at all. This was just a whole book leading up to (view spoiler) I think I'm ready for this series to just be finished. I'm over it, everything's just annoying me. I mean, yeah I'm happy for (view spoiler) ...more
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
I wasn't the biggest fan of the last two books of this series but now that the Billings girls are back at Easton, it is getting interesting again. I even liked Reed a little in this book. Of course, as per usual, she still makes really poor decisions but i liked where the story line went this time and I am interested to what will happen next
Kathryn CA
Sep 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Girls who like boarding schools/scandals
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Jessica
Jan 18, 2011 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
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Merary
A great improvement from the last book, with a much better storyline than the St. Barts arc, but it still suffers from sloppy writing and lazy characterization. This is such a shame because before the vacation plot started, the story was kind of good.
Bethany
Mar 21, 2010 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...
Natalie
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
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✨ Ljubica ✨
Mar 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, own
the whole billing society thingy was annoying as heck like really?
reed breaking it off with upton was stupid on her part and her leading on sawyer like common
Wyatt
Jul 19, 2011 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
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Emerald Sue
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
***Spoiler Free Summary By Emerald BookWorm***

I didn't know a thing about this series going into it. My boyfriend (now husband) would always go to the library to pick up books for me and he stumbled across this series and brought me the first book, thinking I would enjoy it. /// Well he was right lol. /// I was instantly hooked and reserving the next book within 24 hours. /// This series is definitely not realistic and is pretty dramatic lol , but it's lots of fun and it was the first time I'd e
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Court
Oct 27, 2009 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
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Jasminemonday
Dec 30, 2009 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 :)
Kelsey van Dillen
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow what a massive cliffhanger does this book have! More scandals and more crime, must read further!!
Sera
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, own, children-ya
Guilty pleasure and fun way to start the new year.
Rylee Emmick
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Scandal, is book #11of the Private series. Reed comes back from her Caribbean vacation to find shocking information. She expects to come home to her normal life of shopping trips with her friends and her regular classes but that's not what happened she returned home. The administration was separating the Billings girls. All the girls were outraged by this and decided to take action. Reed puts together her own club and only certain people are allowed to join. This causes lots of drama between oth ...more
ktheland
May 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, this didn't last long (me liking Reed). Missy is right, Reed is a terrible friend. Plus, Josh is as annoying as ever. And a cheater who broke up with Reed because she cheated. Irony. Ivy is to good for this.
Farahin Zulkifli
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I used to love this series when I was in middle school, so Im gonna give it 3 stars. The main character wasn’t an interesting character at all. But I guess the mystery, drama & scandal was what kept me reading 😆 However, the prequel (book of spells) was full of shit that I hated it even then.
Janelle Dazzlepants
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Marian
Oct 07, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, private-series
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Ablondebibliophile
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
Ugh to all of this.

1) Josh. How is Reed still hung up on this guy? Other than his perfectly "unruly" curls, he's clearly got nothing to offer.

2) Same stale settings/characters

3) Reed being both a moron and a douche that is in no way likeable or even pitiable

4) Reed seems to have miraculously recovered from her latest trauma, with little to no emotional scars...

But, I mean, I still read the thing and will read the next book. Here's to hoping we get more St. Barts-like action again!

2/5
Karen
Nov 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
Scandal
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
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Kari Anderson
Aug 24, 2010 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
Elusive
Dec 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: review
‘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
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Kayla
Dec 29, 2011 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
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Linda
Nov 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Ale96_CalS Paola
THIS WAS A DEFINITE IMPROVEMENT.

I must admit that even though this wasn't as perfect as the ones I totally enjoyed before, it kept the polished and subtle intrigue that Kate Brian had us all used to. The book was fun, I finished it immediately, I never grew bored neither stressed so I felt awesome. I even laughed at some stage, while I was at the edge of my seat while reading some thrilling parts. And a mystery I actually want to resolve has been opened, dramatically with a PLL style.

Now, here's
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Jeyashri
Aug 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Draganal lunic
Oct 08, 2010 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
PurplyCookie
"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
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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.

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)