The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

by Lauren Kate
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The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate

All it takes is one fatal mistake . . .

High-school beauty Natalie Hargrove has spent years plotting to become prom queen. She's got just what it takes: popularity, glamour and ruthless ambition. When someone threatens to overturn her perfect plan, Natalie needs to take control. But a critical error plunges her into a sea of secrets, shame and scandal. Because it turns out there's one thing even Natalie Hargrove can't command - and that's fate.

An irresistibly exciting novel from the author of international bestsellers Fallen and Torment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101546178
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 741,138
File size: 238 KB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lauren Kate ( is the author of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and the internationally bestselling Fallen novels, which include the #1 New York Times bestsellers Fallen and Torment. Her books have been translated into 30 languages and have been featured on Jeopardy! She lives in Laurel Canyon, California.

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The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
MissysReadsAndReviews More than 1 year ago
I'm one of those people that, once I discover an author that has a great book, I like to read what ever else they have available. I had read Fallen a while back, and looked up on Lauren's website to see if she had any other books available. When I saw The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove and read the blurb ... I hesitated. 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 an ARC of The Betrayal... through a blogger contest. I have to admit, I enjoyed the book than what I thought I would. Lauren Kate made sure that we got glimpses into Natalie's past to show why she acts the way that she does, and I think that helped to make Natalie a more real character that you could actually relate to and empathize. In the end, I still thought Natalie's actions were horrible and definitely something that could have been avoided all together. But, then again, I guess we wouldn't have had a great YA book to read if that would have happened. Overall, the plot was good. The characters were very real, though I have to say the only one I actually liked was Mike. The writing was wonderful, as it was in Fallen and the ending was kind of expected, but I was still surprised even when I fancied the idea of the ending before I actually read it. Lauren Kate is a wonderful author and I look forward to reading more books by her in the future.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
As a Lauren Kate Fan I had to read this book and can only say: I loved it.
southrnbella More than 1 year ago
As a child Natalie grew up with her dysfunctional family living in Cawdor's trailer park. All Natalie ever wanted was to live on the rich side of the cove and be a Palmetto princess. Fast forward to high school it seems Natalie is finally getting what she wants. The perfect all American boyfriend, Mike King, who just can't seem to keep his hands off of Natalie. Her mothers engagement to the next money bag of the month and she is a shoe in for Palmetto princess. But when one of the running princes, Justin Balmer, seems to remember a incident from Natalie and his past that could come back to ruin her. As Natalie plans a prank on J.B. she never knew things would end up so deadly and now relies on Mike to help her cover up the truth. Will the school find out she was behind it or will she fool them all and be crowned the next Palmetto Princess? live2lovebooks.blogspot.
luna_loves_books More than 1 year ago
It was an interesting book, it was okay, and the ending was different was expecting that ti happen. If you want a quick read you should read this book.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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 to make sure that her dreams come true. But what's the cost of fame within the high school setting? And what's that cost when the person she's battling is the one person who has the power to take her down? Now, when I got this book I hadn't actually read the synopsis about it. All I knew was that it was Lauren Kate's debut novel, I loved the cover, and I wanted to read it before I read FALLEN (out now). But I'm glad. I was totally shocked and surprised at the twists and turns in THE BETRAYAL OF NATALIE HARGROVE - and I loved it! It was a shocking and fun ride to take with Natalie, and let's just say the ending shocked me even more. This is a very Cruel Intentions (1999 Reese Witherspoon/Ryan Phillippe/Sarah Michelle Gellar movie that was totally awesome, which ironically contained a character with the last name Hargrove) kind of story, and that made it even more enjoyable. The main thing I fault this novel for is that it seemed like some of the characters were just around to move the story along, and then once their job was done you didn't really see them again, or they just got a side mention. But this being a quick read, I can understand why it was like that, so I don't hold that too much against it. It seems like with all the talk surrounding FALLEN that THE BETRAYAL OF NATALIE HARGROVE has been lost in the shuffle, or will be, but I hope that doesn't happen. I really enjoyed Natalie, Mike, the Bambies, and even JB, and the journey they took me on, and I think other people will, too. It's a story of blackmail, desire, darkness, and deeds that are so dark it would make Nyx shiver. Natalie messed with the Fates - and you just don't mess with the Fates!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read all of luaren kates books and never got tired of them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it was a good fast read about good people making bad choices.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This ending will blow you away A must read!
TheReaderSophia More than 1 year ago
this book was a little confusing at times but otherwise good
kgirl1721 More than 1 year ago
''I loved this book, it was genius!'' This book was twisted and unexpected it's pretty much about a selfish teenage girl who makes one huge mistake this is the best Lauren Kate book!
crowntiara15 More than 1 year ago
The story was a little rocky in the beginning, another book about self absorbed teenagers. However, once the story gets to its conflict, it becomes hard to put the book down. The book is another shock after another. You wont believe how the story ends. I definitely recommend this book to teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt realize how good of a book it was at first but when i started reading it it was impossible to put down. I was reading it just about all day every day. I just wish tht there was a second one. I loved the way sheended it but i also wanted it to have a happy ending. I can tell you that im a big reader and have read hundreds of books but this one p really stood out! Even if you dont read alot it will be something tht youre definitely interested in. But there is alot of drama that makes it interesting so i guess drama in this case is a good thing even thouh i dont like drama! So do yourself a favor and try reading his marvelous book. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE times a million. And most books start out boring but his one was interesting from page one until the end. LOVE IT!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read this book I couldnt stop reading and when the ending came I shocked that I srarted crying and the part when it says some say life flashesn,before your eyes just before you die. For me it was just one moment. Same watee different fall. It made it even more sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like how she ends it. showing that you don't always get what you wish for and that the future has a multitude of possibilities.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not read this book, however, I do not think it is very appropriate for someone my age- 11. The reviews from CHILDREN'S LITERATURE and VOYA both say that this book consists mainly of xes (backwards). Although I do not think I would like this book, I loved Lauren Kate's Fallen Series. They were AMAZING!! Would anyone recommend the Teardrops book by Lauren kate?
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Nothing like reading about a bunch of rich and spoiled teenagers. It took so long to get to the point that I just wasn't the tiniest bit interested anymore.
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DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
The main character is Natalie Hargrove and seems that she has more than a few skeletons in her cupboard to deal with in this shocking tale. All her life she has wanted to leave her trailer park past behind her and the ultimate expression of that would be getting crowned as Miss Palmetto at her high school and being on top of the social strata. But a stupid prank one night after a party has tragic consequences and she and her boyfriend are sent into a twisted world, mainly driven by Natalie and her fears. In a Macbeth twist, she starts to believe she is seeing a ghost of the boy she left that night of the party, and pretty much melts down at the biggest party of the school year. The ending is not what I was expecting and is kinda sad, but the point that Ms. kate was trying to make I think is that Natalie might have been trying to get away from her past, but no matter what you might do, the past still is a factor in your present, even if you really don't want it to be. Natalie tried her best to put it all behind her...just like she said, "I had tried to make a fresh start when I crossed over to Palmetto, but I guess some pasts are just too powerful." Maybe Natalie isn't the best character, but in her mind, she is trying to hold onto the one thing that she thinks can make her life better...the Palmetto Princess title. But in the end its not enough to keep her from slipping completely away. If you love a psychological thriller with some good dialog and a plot that keeps you holding on till the end, pick this up!!