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Last Christmas: The Private Prequel (Private Series)

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

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    Last Christmas

    Last Christmas is the first Private book i have ever read and i think it left a fairly good impression on me,Reading about Ariana's disturbing way of thinking and panic attacks was an eye-opener that even though she looks perfect and it not just her,the billings girls are all beautiful but inside they are definitely messed up.Trying to figure who was after Ariana and Thomas when they were snowed in on campus was suspenseful,extremely so and heart pounding,i literally flipped the pages as i couldn't wait to get to the ending which was such a cliff hanger and that definitely pushes me to read Private,i am sold.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2009

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    Good companion to the Private series

    Before Reed Brennan started dating Thomas Pearson, Ariana had a relationship with him. Last Christmas is the story about their relationship and the aftermath that followed.

    Easton Academy is preparing for winter break. Ariana is spending the holidays with her boyfriend's family in Vermont. She's fortunate to do so, however it just doesn't feel quite right. As she struggles with these feelings, her attraction towards bad boy, Thomas, grows. When she's forced to stay later on campus to finish an English paper, she learns Thomas has stayed as well. He taunts her about her "good girl" image and soon Ariana starts to behave in ways that both shock and excite her.

    Last Christmas provides more insight about Ariana and the events that led to Thomas's death. It's also a good companion to the Privilege series. I especially like Thomas and now wish Ms. Brian didn't kill his character so early in the Private series.

    Ariana Osgood is a character readers will love to hate. She fears becoming like her mother and has to be in control at all times. It's shocking to read how extreme she becomes when her perfect world is threatened. She's delusional, mentally unstable, but so put together it's quite scary. She knows what she wants, how to get it and won't allow anything or anyone to stand in her way.

    What I liked best about Last Christmas was the focus was primarily on Ariana and Noelle wasn't as powerful as she is in later books. Last Christmas allows readers an up close and personal look into Ariana's history and current thoughts. If you're a fan of the Private and Privilege series, you will not be disappointed with Last Christmas.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    I felt bad

    Anyone else feel bad for ariana cuz thomas really did play her!

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  • Posted January 5, 2010

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    IDK

    I read this book before all the other books. At first this book was thrilling, cute, and fun. Then, once I got towards the end,this book creeped me out. I normally wouldn't read this type of book. Anything with death, I don't normally read. Once I finished the book, I thought to myself that I don't think I want to keep reading the series. It wasn't a bad book it was actually captivating, but it wasn't a book i would normally read.

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

    It was good :)

    i read this because i had nothing else to read but it was kinda of hard to understand who everyone was. i hadnt read the the series so thats why but i would say read it if u read the series or if your bored.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    Great to see the beginning of the series

    This was a great book to see the beginning of the series and you really get to see who Ari really is. I cant wait to read more of the Private series.

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  • Posted March 11, 2009

    Great Read!

    I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to all people looking for a light read!

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    ENJOYABLE

    I loved this book! The romance was okay. But, it played a very important role in the book. I loved the suspense and was shocked in the end. It really gets you inside Ariana's head. You also learn all that happened before Private began. This book is good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2008

    Ooooh wow

    Ariana Osgood is a freakin pyscho! But I loved it! It was absolutely amazing! Kudos to Kate Brian. She is a genius!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2008

    Intriuging

    It was slightly unnerving to be in arianas mind like that.<BR/>A good background for the storyline but her actions and thomas's personality were disturbing she definately was phsycotic, still read the book definately worth it.

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  • Posted December 1, 2008

    So Good!

    Last Christmas really is the perfect prequel to the Private Series. It portrays Ariana and Thomas differently then how the other books in the series perceive them. Last Christmas was just as scandalous as the other books and it peaked my interest even more because it showed you an earlier side of Easton Academy!

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