Scandal (Private Series #11)

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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, and as wicked—with literally no ground to stand on?

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Overview

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, and as wicked—with literally no ground to stand on?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416984702
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Series: Kate Brian's Private Series , #11
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 454,196
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.67 (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 January 12, 2010

    SPEECHLESS

    okay i've been a Kate Brian fan since the first book of the private series. But when she stuck Reed on an island for six days, i was like... "woah! hang on. Kate Brian, you. Are. My. God" for someone to think of that for this story was, in my opinoin, really good thinking. I mean near the end of Suspician I kind of new it was the old chick because, hello? she was the one who found upton and reed almost doing it together and she, NOT poppy was who he went after. It wasn't that hard to figure out. anyway I love the story line of these books and i absolutly love sawyer!!!! him and reed were meant to be <3 <3! i'm kinda mad at Josh for forgetting Reed so easily and not texting her or whatever but I have a feeling their was a reason for that we're gonna find out soon ;] To me the fact that Billing's was knocked down was kinda awesome. I mean now they have a whole new building and social body to climb over in Pemberly. I mean, aren't you at least a bit excited to see what happens?? anyway I can't wait for Scandal and another juicy plot to unfold. Sometimes though, I wish it just wasn't all about Reed always like tie in more characters to these physcotic murderous chicks. Oh, and another thing it seems like all the people that want to kill Reed are girls. Come on Kate! bring in some guy killers next. Make the story line to die for!! You'll always have my support ;]

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2010

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    Spoiler...I know.

    I knew Sawyer and Reed were meant to be. Just like what happen with the Thomas and Josh situation but it's the Upton and Sawyer situation. First Reed is in love and into Thomas and Josh was always there. Now she was way into Upton but then there is sweet Sawyer, who saved her life. Thomas/ Upton- ladies men, "bad boys". Josh/ Sawyer- Artsy, Sweet guys. It's inevitable that Sawyer and Reed are going to fall deeply in love. Now Reed can make Josh jealous but who knows because he has Ivy. Maybe they are all going to double date. haha. Just kidding. Anyway I can't wait to see what Mr. Hathaway does about the whole Billings fiasco!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2010

    Can March come any sooner???!!

    Suspicion was such a cliffhanger!!! So much could happen to Reed. I liked Josh but I'm happy that Kate Brian made the last two books. On St. Barths, I met Sawyer. *Sigh* Sawyer. Reed and Sawyer belong together. I mean, why else would Kate bring him to Easton. Oh, Sawyer please don't die. Pretty pretty please. Marry Reed and sweep her off her feet, let her forget about Josh. I loved Josh, but Sawyer stole my ? . Can you just scream? Upton is gone! I don't like the fact that he's going to be texting her and e-mailing her 24/7 when she's perfectly going to want to hook up with Sawyer (if she doesn't, im climbing into the book and forcing them to kiss) they would be soooo beautiful!!!!???

    Rooting for Rawyer [Reed and Sawyer?] and rooting for Scandal ! xD

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2010

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    kate brian is back finally!

    ok so the last 2 books were sooo disappointing to me! i found myself skipping pages and just wanted to get to the end. then scandal came alng and i was a little hesitant, i was thinking about those last 2 books and thinking this book was gonna be like those. i was wrong! this book is right on track and full of surprises and suspense! noelle is definitely not herself anymore which makes me kinda sad, she not the fearless leader anymore, reed is, which is cool, but still. i really liked this book and hopefully u will too!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2010

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    Kind of Disappointed

    Hey, so I'm a little disappointed as you can so plainly see....I'm getting this vibe that the Private story has totally lost, well, its Private "essense". Seriously, now every time i read one of the books, I feel it's just some random book. Not at all the same Private book I fell in love with. And really? Whats up with Reed almost dieing every 5 seconds. It's getting kind of old. I mean, i get the whole "We hate Reed society" wants revenge and everything but honestly? It's over. Let it Be.
    And give her one guy already! You already broke our hearts with the whole Josh thing, stop toying with us!!
    So in conclusion, I'm hoping this next book has some old flare.
    And also i would really appreciate a sequal to "Megan Meads Guide.." please!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 14, 2009

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    SCANDALOUS

    Brian has done it yet again. Leaving the door wide open for anything at the end of each book! *cry cry* Billings is gone but you really think they are gonna let the Admin do that? HELL NO! Even Wallace Lange can do something about it! Oh and don't forget about the 2 newest boys Sawyer and Graham Hathaway who are attending because daddy's the new headmaster! haha lol But yeah Upton and Calista *shudders* i kind of saw that coming because lets face it who hasn't Upton laid?!? But anyway Suspicion was great i mean leaving Reed alone on an island for a week was harsh but Private isn't Private without her so of course she wasn't going to die! She did kind of deserve it though after all the drama she started on St Barths! hahaha well i cannot wait for Scandal though because who knows what will happen to our little Glass-licker this time but remember as Noelle always says Everything Happens For A Reason so if Premberly is the place then Premberly it is! March 2010 when the scandals at Easton starts so just be patient!

    MUCH LOVE,
    Noelle Lange

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    AH-MAZED!

    This book was just wonderful I could not put it down hope you think the same to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    WHAT A BOOK!

    wow the ending of this book gave me the chills! it took my breath away! so this one was really very good..in the beginning with the girls forming the BLS was kind of boring but at you keep reading it just gets better & better! **SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT** Josh and reed are together again!! i was so happy about this!!! :]


    I cant wait for the next book!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 30, 2010

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    Keep it coming Kate Brian!

    OMG! I love/hate how she always leaves her readers hanging after each book. Well thank God that we know for sure there's going to be another. And that would be called "Vanished" and it comes out in August. What better way to end the book by having one of the head Billings girl vanish! I have a few options on who kidnapped Noelle... Suzel, Paige, Poppy, Dash, or anyone related to Ariana Osgood. I absolutely cannot wait to read Vanished. Oh! And I loved the idea "the Billings Literary Society" (BLS)! I'm glad that someone left the book in Reed's hands. She has been doing well with it so far! And her and IVY?! I thought that day would never come! But, I totally like it. Now I'd just like to see Noellle and Ivy! I just can't figure out who's the chick in the middle of the book... personally I think she's ugly! Anyway, well amazing book and I'll be one of the firsts in August to buy Vanished! So far, so good Kate!

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

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    Another classy book that is a lot like Gossip Girl

    This book is a lot like the Gossip Girl series, but with a different twist. This is the latest book in the series, and continues with drama, emotion, and appeal to the average teenage girl. The writing and style casts you into another world, pretending to live as Reed Brennan and with her friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    Just as addicting as all the others

    This book picks up right about where the last one left off. It has all the familiar characters and a few we thought we wouldn't meet again for a while show up. Some relationships end while others start back up. Billings house may be gone but Reed finds a way to make Billings last. As always, the end of the book is somewhat shocking and quite the cliffhanger. I can't wait to read the next one. This book kept me on the edge of my seat just as all the others have. It did not disappoint. There was of course the usual drama and power struggles but different things caused them. Overall this book was very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2010

    Summary

    so basically you have read with two boys up for the grabs who will she pick and then does she stop talking to upton and stay just friends. New friends and what will they do know that Billings is gone? You can expect Reed to take action and what she does is promising for new drama. What will happen to Noelle's realtionship with Reed now that there is no more Billings? There is a major cliffhanger and your jaw will drop when you read the last page. This book will leave you doused in freezing water and you won't be able to wait until August for the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2010

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    I love a good Scandal

    I really enjoyed Kate Brian's book, Scandal. I have read all of the other novels in the Private series and this book is just as good as the rest! It is interesting and keeps the reader on their toes throughout the novel. There are many new relationships introduced in this book that will surprise the reader and make them wonder. Its great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    AMAZING

    This book is boring at first but don't stop reading! Once you get farther in you'll thank yourself for reading further. I just love the end. The unexpected happens and i was so happy!!

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    The old Kate Brian is back!

    After nearly falling asleep from boredom with "Paradise Lost" and pretty much finding myself not caring when it came to "Suspicion", I was a little hesitant about picking up "Scandal" because I was SO let down with the last two books in the series. After reading the book from cover to cover in about an hour and a half, I am happy to say Kate Brian is back from whatever little riff I feel she was in!

    Returning back to their home territory, we find ourselves being re-united with the familiar characters we have all grown to love, or love to hate. Although this particular book doesn't have as many plot twists, if you will, as several of the other books in the series, it still does the series justice, and will make some fans cheer at a certain event that takes place about 3/4s in. I actually found myself yelling out loud "Oh come on!" at the last page, and now sad I have to wait until August for "Vanished" to come out.

    Although not my absolute favorite book in the series thus far, I found myself pleasantly surprised and once again, eager to read more.

    Enjoy all - xoxo*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Expected More

    First off I just want to say that I love this series! I think that it is just wonderful and the writing is clever. But lately in these last 3 books its been off. This book was definatley better than the last two but barely anything happened. And when something did happened it was in the last chapters and happened too fast. I also felt she could've elongated a few things.

    SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT
    I think she should've had a longer relationship between Reed and Sawyer. It barely happened and if that was the case it shouldn't have happened at all. And even though I'm so happy about Reed and Josh it happened too fast. After everything that happened I think it was too easy. I also think it would've been more interesting if Ivy didn't forgive Reed so quickly. These things didn't really happen the way she usually writes things.

    I still think it was a good book and I can't wait for the next one. I think certain things happend quickly because she wants to continue the new storyline (because it seems really exciting).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2010

    Love it!!

    This series is literally the best series of books I have EVER read!! I totally recommend it to anyone who reads because it's just so good! I have made all my friends read it and they all fell in love. You have to read these books!

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  • Posted March 8, 2010

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    Still Screamingly Great!

    I could not put this book down and finished reading it in one day!!Scandal keeps the thrill level on overload as Reed and the other girls return to Easton and find Billings House is no more. I love how cute Upton is(even though we never see him in this book) the love he has for Reed still shows. Josh is back and boy does he help make a mess of things with Reed. The BLS is a great plot addition and I really like how Kate Brian weaves the history of Easton into this novel. True to her form, there is a nail biting ending(my manicure is totally gone now) and you are left breathlessly waiting for the next book in the series. Totally recommended!!

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  • Posted March 7, 2010

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    after waiting months and months. . .

    i bought this book last night and finished it a few hours later and i loved it. it was amazing and of course the end just left me hanging. i highly doubt anyone will be dissappointed with this book. i wasnt a fan of Upton in the previous books but he was funny in this one and i was sad he wasnt in it all that much. josh fans do not worry he is back! you see a whole different side to Noelle but at the same time she is still Noelle. i loved this book and can not wait until vanished comes out. . . in august.

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Scandal, part of an amazing series by an amazing author

    These books in the Private Series by Kate Brian are amazing reads everytime. They are meant for teenage to young adults, maybe more female. I love how so real everything is and how the plot just keeps gettin better! Of all of Kate Brian's books I've read I love them all. These books you just cannot put down, simply said. My recomendations show a few of her great series and books.

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