Privilege (Privilege Series #1)

Privilege (Privilege Series #1)

by Kate Brian
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Privilege (Privilege Series #1) by Kate Brian


Ariana Osgood ruled exclusive Easton Academy -- until she was arrested for murdering Thomas Pearson. She's spent the past two years at the Brenda T. Trumbull Correctional Facility for Women plotting her escape and is determined to get a second chance at the glamorous life she left behind. And Ariana will do anything to get her way....

From the author of the bestselling Private novels comes a new series about the dark world of wealth, secrets, and Privilege.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416985464
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Series: Privilege Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 920,411
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About 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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Privilege (Privilege Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
TeenReaderER More than 1 year ago
Privilege by Kate Brian was much better than I thought it would be. I thought that this story would follow Ariana Osgood just in Brenda T. Thrumbull Correctional Facility but I was wrong. Just like the Private books, also by Kate Brian, it makes you think one thing until almost the end and then flips everything you thought was going to happen. During the whole book, I almost felt sad for Ariana because I thought she had changed and realized the errors in her ways but once again I was completely surprised by Kate Brian's ending. This book is definately worth reading if you have read atleast the first four books in the Private series and Last Christmas.
Sophiayin More than 1 year ago
Privilege follows Ariana Osgood after she got imprisoned in jail for the murder of Thomas Pearson. She really hates her life in prison and she cannot stand the fact that she will have a long period of time in prison. She finallly gets a chance to break out and live the life she's always wanted. But she is not doing it just for her she is also doing it for her roomate and new best freind, Kaitlynn Nottingham. Kaitlynn told Ariana that she got imprisoned for a crime that she never commited, her ex-friend Briana Leigh Covington killed her father just to get her money on the inheritance but blamed it Kaitlynn so she wouldn't have to go to prison. Ariana goes to Texas after breaking out to try to meet Briana Leigh and kill her so she could get her money and so she can get Kaitlynn out of jail and they could live a wonderful life. What Ariana doesn't know is that Kaitlynn could be the one lying and Briana Leigh is just another innocent girl. I thought this book was very good because you finally get to see everything from Arian's veiw and get to know her feelings and emotions. Ariana wants to forget her past and you can tell she is actually a nice person. This book left me really wanting to know what happens next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By Kate Brian
Pub. Date: December 2008
4.5 out of 5 stars
R ¿ Violence, Strong Profanity, and Sensuality

20 years to life in prison is all Ariana has to ¿look forward¿ too. The conviction... murder. All she thinks about day in and day out is escape. After living for almost two years in Brenda T. Facility, she is just waiting for the right moment to put her plan into action. The plan relies fully on Briana Leigh Covington, her huge inheritance, and also her predictability. But when things don¿t go according to plan, you must be willing to¿ improvise.

Privilege far surpassed my expectations. The writing and characters of this book stands out from other YA literature currently available. This was not the inappropriate Gossip Girl-esque book that I originally thought it would be. Its uniqueness and no graphic inappropriate sexual content was a nice surprise.

Ariana was a mentally unstable murderer. Yet I really liked her. She had many great qualities that all centered around her morals and guilt ridden conscience. She was a mind-boggling naughty main character who was trying her best to do what¿s right. Sadly, she had little success, but thankfully she doesn¿t plan on giving up.

Privilege followed through with a smooth plot that never seemed to stumble. I was always able to predict what was coming next, and yet when it happened I was shocked and surprised. It was all amazingly well formulated and wrought. It isn¿t a speed read but while reading I was completely entertained.

Privilege was not the nasty, horrible, boring book I thought it was going to be. It was much better! Because of all the violence, profanity, and brief sensuality I feel most comfortable suggesting this book to people ages 14 and up.

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2009

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horsez4life More than 1 year ago
I liked Ariana in Last Christmas. I read that book first, it is better to start out with that book. I really liked Ariana, until she killed those people. But in a way I think she was set up for a lot of the murders. I havn't read the book where she kills Thomas, but I read Revelation. You would have a different perspective if you read the prequel first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Privilege was a book that really expanded on the Private series. It takes place after Ariana is arrested for Thomas Pearson's murder.It shows what goes on about two years after she was arrested. She doesn't think she deserves to lose her life for her quote, "One mistake." This book is very well written and worth buying. Brian gives her characters different personalties and always has a surprise at every corner.
shesaxsensation More than 1 year ago
No offense to Gossip Girl lovers and all ... But when I received this book I was afraid I would be disappointed. It looked like a Gossip Girl type of book. But when I picked it up I couldn't put it down. It's gruesome and terrible in ways that will keep it in your memory. I almost feel like a bad person for finding it entertaining. It was fabulous though. I recommend it 100%. Also, it has a great ending that is full of surprises. A little romance here and there throughout the book too. Definitely try it out.
MelanieJT More than 1 year ago
As usual, Kate Brian exceeds expectations with yet another tantalizing novel. The first book in the Private spinoff series, Privilege, was simply amazing. Ariana Osgood is now in Brenda T. Trumbull Correctional Facility, supposedly repenting for the murder of Thomas Pearson. Little do her officers know, she really is plotting her escape.
Full of horror and lies sugarcoated with glamor, Privilege will leave readers with chills creeping up their spines' and dread in the pits of their stomachs. Most importantly, Privilege will leave reader dying for more.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Most of us know all too well why Ariana Osgood landed herself in the Brenda T. Trumball Correctional Facility for Women. And for those who don't, it's simply because she murdered Thomas Pearce, the one she loved but who turned on her.

Ariana fully understands what she did was wrong, but she believes that spending the rest of her life in this correctional facility is a bit too much. Even though the Brenda T. is the best place to be put in, having a sadistic therapist there to remind her that she won't ever be leaving just pushes Ariana over the edge.

Of course, she knows something he does not - she will not be staying at the Brenda T. for long.

Already with a plan hatched in her mind, Ariana knows exactly what she will do first when she's back into the world flushed with designer goodies: find Briana Leigh Covington, the girl who framed her best friend, Kaitlynn, in the facility. A quick entrance into Briana's lifestyle and Ariana knows that she will once again have the good life, not only for her but also for Kaitlynn.

Ariana is used to getting what she wants, and getting her old lifestyle back is no exception. Enter the world of PRIVILEGE, where anything and everything is a game.

A gripping and intense beginning to the spin-off of the bestselling PRIVATE series, PRIVILEGE takes readers into a whole new world that we knew existed, but never in such great detail. Kate Brian once again works her charm and creates twisted and eccentric characters.

Fans of PRIVATE will want to get their hands on this first installment of the new series - but beware that it will become your next addiction!
Clare_Susan More than 1 year ago
I just read this book like 2 days a go, it is good. But Ariana is definetly a crazy pycho chick, and that definetly comes out more in this book. But is definetly doesn't quite match up to the greatness of the private books, still a good read though.
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Jazmin101478 More than 1 year ago
This Book was great i thought i would be boring but i thought i would give it a try and dont judge this book it will take u away. When i got it i read up 2 page 105 in 1 hour. If u read private book 5-8 You think that ariana is evil but shes not she has feeling and emontions and i really isnt fair that she is in prosion 20 til life but she ends up getting out. but imma not gonna give the story away all imma going 2 say ariana gets her life back and the 10 dollars u pay 4 this book is worth it!! Also read private inner circle its great!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a constant page turner for teens. Its a great book for teens
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This is a horrible book, people. It's so dark and disturbing. Ariana kills her best friend, Briana Leigh? Really?! She'll kill anyone who gets in her way. It's nasty. Poorly written and a waste of time. Don't waste your time or money on this horrible book unless your a sicko who enjoys this crap. Wish someone would have warned me before I read this book. HORRIBLE, ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!!! DON'T BUT IT PEOPLE!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this like the book of spells?
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I think it is because i am reading it and its not really bad
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Kiana McKay More than 1 year ago
So freakin awesome wowzers!!!!!
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