The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
A steamy Southern beauty makes one fatal mistake
Natalie Hargrove would kill to be her high school's Palmetto Princess. But her boyfriend Mike King doesn't share her dream and risks losing the honor of Palmetto Prince to Natalie's nemesis, Justin Balmer. So she convinces Mike to help play a prank on Justin. . . one that goes terribly wrong. They tie him to the front of the...more
I started this book optimistically...
The style of writing and mean, popular girl protagonist was full of promise that had me intrigued.
But about a quarter of the way through I began to realize things just weren't going anywhere..
Then after a whole lot more shit that made me struggle through this book...
I have one conclusion that describes everything in this book from the plot to the protagonist..
So I convinced my mum to buy a few books for me. This was one of them. I ...more
Is The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove really a 3 star book?
No. Probably not
As you should know by now I have a special place in my heart for bad overly dramatic stories.
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove reminded me a little bit of Gossip Girl. Now I love the tv show Gossip Girl, I've never read the books but the show is one of my all time faves. I binge watch it every year. But even I can admit that Gossip Girl isn't the best written show. But ...more
Sorry. I lie. I'm in my exam period and I needed something to counterbalance all the academic texts I was reading.
Given how much I liked her other books, you might imagine what expectations I had when I went into this one. Well, dear readers, my reaction at the beginning, th ...more
I'm not a huge fan of the "popular" people, or people that do harmful things to get ahead in life - it's never been my thing. So, I guess it was a blessing in disguise when I won a ...more
Natalie Hargrove is the most popular girl at her highchool. She has dreamed of becoming Palmetto Princess for years and her long time boyfriend, Mike King is supposed to be crowned Prince beside her. When Justin Balmer threatens her boyfriend's crown, Natalie decides to take matters into her own hands to ensure this doesn't happen.
The book was entertaining at times, but often got on my ...more
Firstly, Natalie was utterly unlikeable by anyone's standards and gets right on your nerves from the very first page, even when you learn of her background, which I assume is supposed to make you sympathetic towards her but fails utterly in that respect. Natalie is utterly selfish, manipulative, unbelievably vain and ruthlessly ambitious, but w ...more
Natalie is a deplorable character; she's selfish to the core, but that's what drew me into the story. When something goes wrong of Natalie, she doesn't fess up and move on, she tries to fix ...more
The beautiful cover of this book lured me, the story sounded ok and the fact that there was nothing else I wanted to read lead me to purchasing this book.
First of all, this book is trashy - not too many swear words but so much teen sex, drug and alcohol abuse. Very imoral. I WOULD NEVER let my kids read a book like this. Books like ...more
Nat was so freaking awful and that ending when (view spoiler)[she dies because Mike pushes her involuntarily from the cliff (hide spoiler)] left me happy and satisfied. This is justice.
The other characters were flat and dull. What the hell was that with hippie prophets and ghosts?
I don't think Lauren Kate is for me anymore. ...more
For anyone who is confused as to why I would read a book by an author I didn’t particularly trust and whose other books I’d hated with a loathing passion – suck on my 4 star rating! You can NEVER know if you’ll enjoy a book before reading it.
The writing overall was pretty decent. I can’t help ...more
Natalie was annoying, yet relatable. No, I never played a trick on someone where it got them hurt or killed, and I was never as provocative or manipulative ...more
I usually don't write reviews of the books I've read but I'll make this one an exemption. Damn, this book is such a drag! I was actually forcing myself to turn each page and get it over with. It was just such a disappointing read. Let me write a few reasons as to why this book was just a waste of my time.
1. Flat characters!! Natalie, I get it, is a manipulating, selfish and cunning bitch but she was just that. There was no personality and she cares for the most trivia ...more
My Aunt got this book after she had read Fallen, another book by Lauren Kate. She wasn't really a fan of Fallen but decided to give this book a chance as it was completely different and a one-off book, not a series.
I don't think I liked anything about this book apart from finishing the last page and closing the book forever. If you have a strong dislike for the main character then you'll have a hard time enjoying the book; I couldn't sta ...more
There are a few things that Natalie Hargrove wants out of her time at Palmetto High School, but the big one is becoming Palmetto Princess and her boyfriend, Mike, to be Palmetto Prince. And Natalie Hargrove will do anything she has to do to make sure this happens.
When Natalie finds that Mike is at major risk of losing the battle for the crown to the one person Natalie hates, Justin Balmer, we find out just what she will do ...more
Another beautiful front cover on this book, really helps you when picturing Natalie.
Very 'Americanized' for most of the book, talk of juniors, softmores and seniors and being from the uk I don't understand many of these terms.
Most of the book was basically about Natalie being a social climber really (Which for most of use is hard to relate to whe ...more
The story was better than I thought it would be. Yes it's still high school drama, but the main characters were intriguing and well-developed and the story sucked me in a few chapters into the story. The basic plot is this: Natalie Hargrove is the Queen Bee of the very wealthy Palmetto High School in Ch ...more
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove is sort of like a cross between the story of Lady Macbeth and “Jawbreaker” (that 1999 movie with Rose McGowan). It’s got plotting, scheming and social-climbing — mixed in with a prank gone horribly wrong, and all set in a weal ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Mystery, a girl that was left in a field after a school dance as a prank but it went horribly wrong. [s]||7||271||Mar 14, 2020 05:54AM|
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