Inner Circle (Private Series #5)

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Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy expecting to find an idyllic private school experience — challenging classes, adorably preppy boys, and a chance to create a new life for herself. Instead, she discovered lies, deception, blackmail, and...murder. But, thankfully, the killers were caught and the nightmare is finally over.

Now, with a new school year ahead of her, Reed steps back on Easton's ivy-covered campus ready to start over. So when the headmaster announces that ...

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Overview

Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy expecting to find an idyllic private school experience — challenging classes, adorably preppy boys, and a chance to create a new life for herself. Instead, she discovered lies, deception, blackmail, and...murder. But, thankfully, the killers were caught and the nightmare is finally over.

Now, with a new school year ahead of her, Reed steps back on Easton's ivy-covered campus ready to start over. So when the headmaster announces that billings is forbidden from holding their traditional, secretive initiation, Reed is relieved. She champions the new rules and the six new girls the administration has picked to live in Billings Hall: Constance, Missy, Lorna, Kiki, Astrid, and newcomer Sabine.

But Reed's fellow Billings resident and new nemesis, Cheyenne Martin, believes the changes are a mockery of Billings history. Despite the new rules, Cheyenne vows to keep the old ways alive, no matter what — or who — stands in her way...

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amie Rose Rotruck
After a harrowing first year at Easton Academy that included blackmail and murder, Reed Brennan returns for his second year of school hoping that this year will be uneventful. She has hardly settled into the exclusive dormitory named Billings before she begins a face-off with Cheyenne Martin, who dislikes the new rules that specify that they can no longer hold initiations for the dorm. While Reed supports the new girls the administration has chosen for Billings, she never dreams how far Cheyenne will go to get her own way. While Reed's mission is admirable, her motives are never made clear. Why is she so determined to oppose Cheyenne? Based on the earlier year's events, one expects more sinister and exciting things to happen, but the ending falls rather flat. Reed's voice is problematic; the story is told in first person, yet Reed talks more like a forty-year-old woman than a teenage girl through most of the books. This installment of the "Private" series really has little going for it, but fans of the series will no doubt enjoy finding out what happens next. Reviewer: Amie Rose Rotruck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416950417
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Kate Brian's Private Series , #5
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 391,204
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Brian is the author of the NY Times and USA Today best-selling Private series and it's spin-off series, Privilege. She has also written many other books for teens including Sweet 16 and Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    This was a ah-mazing book!! :) I kinda sucked wat josh did t

    This was a ah-mazing book!! :) I kinda sucked wat josh did to reed the morning he said he loved her i knew how reed felf i not gonna tell you what he did you gonna read the book to find out Cheyenne was horrible and this book needs Noelle in it, it would be awesome if noelle was in it but shes not it was ah-mazing anyways though.. 9.99 is worth it for this book!! Go and get it now!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    You will never go back

    When i first saw dis series i thought it would make meh fall asleep but when i read tha first book i was lik omg! If u hate romance and drama u shouldnt read it but i still think u would luv it. Trust meh if u read tha first book u would never feel tha some.:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Best bookk ever!!

    This series is wonderful go read it noow!! (:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Not

    As good without Noelle

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    All these books have major twists and keep you interested through out the whole book! I found this book one of the best because there is a major twist that I am not going to spoil for you!!!!

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  • Posted January 29, 2010

    Must read for all young adult and teens

    I love this series i just cant stand the periods of time i spend waiting to read the next book

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

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    Inner Circle

    Another great book in the series! I was wondering how they would continue the series, without Noelle, Taylor, Kiran, and Ariana but I think Brian did a good job. There is a new queen bee, Cheyenne. And there is more drama, plotting, and boy problems in this novel. I love how I never know what's going to happen and all of the little twists make it interesting. There is a big cliff hanger at the end of this one too and I can't wait to find out what happens next!

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  • Posted January 21, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    i loveee this series

    i love it absolutey <BR/>i just got legary and ambition but i cant read it untill i read this boring book for reading class

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  • Posted January 15, 2009

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    Amazing as Always

    At first, I thought this one was totally predictable, but like the great author she is, Kate Brian threw in a twist. Definitely one of the best of the series. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading. Everything is described so well, I would feel like Reed sometimes.

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  • Posted January 10, 2009

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    LOVE IT

    these books are the best!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2008

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    Awesome

    reed was so lucky last year, but now what's she supposed ytop do w/ noelle gone. i cant beleive how much i loved this book. it took me 4 hr 2 read the entire book.

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  • Posted December 16, 2008

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    Loved it!

    This book made me very mad at times. i didn't like how cheyenne treated those innocent girls! I love how reed fights back! I loved this book!

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  • Posted November 3, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    A refreshing start

    A great way to start her brand new Junior year, with downlow Drama. Reed Brennan returns to campus, keeping the flames alive with Josh Hollis, and trying to make a brand new drama-free start at Billings. But with the Billings girls, especially Cheyenne; former friend, she finds this impossible. The threats Cheyenne poses as Billings president, and to her romantic relationship with Josh lead them to full out war...and one player ends up dead...<BR/><BR/>Kate Brian has done such a wonderful job with this book. I love the fluff between Reed and Josh, the drama is satisfyingly scandalous and light intensity is ironic and wonderful! I love love love the work and the writing. A refreshing start to a brand new drama filled year.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    Previously in PRIVATE: <BR/><BR/>Josh Hollis, Reed's new boyfriend, was arrested since everyone believed that he was the killer. But the murder of Thomas was finally solved when Ariana had confessed to going back, after the girls had kidnapped him and tied him up, and beating him to death, mainly because Thomas loved Reed more. While Ariana was arrested, so were the other girls, while Reed found her way back home, only to find herself wanting to go back to Easton Academy. <BR/><BR/>Now back at Easton, Reed hopes that it will be out with the old and in with the new. It is a new year, after all, and Reed just wants a normal life at Easton Academy. With Josh still by her side, Reed finds her rightful place in Billings, along with her new roommates, including Constance and Missy. <BR/><BR/>The Billings rituals have been taken away, and Reed is actually happy that those are out of her way. Now there is less of chance for something to go wrong. <BR/><BR/>Most of the girls do not mind, all except for Cheyenne Martin, who wants to appeal to tradition and have all the old rituals back. While proving to be Reed's newest enemy, Cheyenne not only wants to be the head of Billings but also wants to sabotage Reed's relationship along the way. <BR/><BR/>Even though Reed wants history to be erased, she has to know that it finds a way of repeating itself. <BR/><BR/>You thought all of the secrets and drama were up, but it is now just the beginning. The PRIVATE series just never gets old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2008

    A reviewer

    I absolutely love the Private Series. Its one of those books I read until the sun comes up! Its so...interesting! Its suspenseful and its scandalous. I LOVE it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    WOW GREAT READ

    This book is really fantastic,its got so many things going on in it.I loved this book its really really good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2008

    love them all!!!

    some people think that the ideas kate brian has are coming from other books but i think that her books are awesome! she makes you want to beg for the next book. every time i am looking for a good book to read i go back to my favorite private books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2008

    REALLY GREAT BOOK

    This book was so great,This book is on my list thats forsure.Its a real page turner and its full of lots of drama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    The Best!!

    This book is the best. You should really read the Private Series!! It's a must read!! :'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2008

    What ????

    I don't know what my previous voters are talking about, but this book was amazing! Kate Brian always keeps her books full of suspense which I love! Every book in the private series leaves you hooked and begging to read more. I can't wait for Ambition to come out in May!

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