The Upper Class (Upper Class Series)

The Upper Class (Upper Class Series)

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The Upper Class (Upper Class Series) by Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne, Caroline Says

Welcome to Wellington

Boarding school for society's elite, overachievers, and rich screwups.

No matter who you are, Wellington can be the deepest and most beautiful time of your life, or the loneliest and most difficult. And two new girls are about to find out which it will be for them . . .

Laine Hunt is a Wellington girl by blood: She lives the country club life in Greenwich, Connecticut, she's a field hockey star, and her turquoise eyes and blond hair turn heads wherever she goes. But Laine has a mortal fear of failure that wakes her in the middle of the night with a fever, and she'll do anything to avoid it.

She also wants to avoid her roommate, fellow new girl Nikki Olivetti. Nikki is not Wellington material—she comes from a new-money Long Island family who have sent her away to save her from the bad influence of her friends back home. Nikki's a tease, a loudmouth, and an absolute sweetheart—and she just doesn't belong.

The girls couldn't have less in common. Except, of course, they both have to learn to survive in their new world—a world with no parents, no safety net, and no limit to how much trouble they can get into. No one ever thinks they'll crash and burn, but someone always does.

Will the new girls make it to the upper class?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061971785
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Upper Class Series , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 680 KB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Upper Class (Upper Class Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Urgh. I think if I tried to write down all my thoughts in a single paragraph it would be both long, boring, and completely confusing. So for just this review I'm categorizing my thoughts into good and bad. Good: TONS of description. For example, the first sentence reads as so Outside the black window of the country club, moonlight glazes tiger lilies, dripping off the petals like cream. Doesn't that sound completely delicious? And there are many other sentences in the book that are as warm and sparkling as that one. I think I would've read the book just to be able to read nice sentences like that one. The story also has a nice and zippy plotline. Nothing ever stops for long and there's twist after twist to keep you coming back for more. There is also a character that I liked a lot who I think deserves a spot in the good category and that would be Nikki and Laine's woods instructor. I can't remember his name off the top of my head, but I liked him a lot. Bad: And now we get to the juicy stuff. First of all, the characters were horrible. They were not developed at all and I really couldn't tell one person apart from the next, especially the boys and the parents. They just all blended together which makes a story completely suck. Also, Nikki and a guy supposedly had this relationship going on, but I really didn't see that. Sure they hook up in random scenes, but there was no dialog, no interaction, no chemistry, nothing to indicate that they actually liked each other. And characters without chemistry? Yuck. Also, the zippy plot was in the good category, but it should also be in the bad, because you could barely get your bearings before everything was mixed up again, making the whole entire book confusing and unorganized. So I guess for the most part, Upper Class was a pretty bad book. I really liked the imagery, but other than that, it stunk. I don't think I'll be reading the next book. I have better things to do with my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, so i didnt get far at all in the book. But im having a hard time getting along in the story. First: it blends all the adults and the other boys and such, making me confused in the first couple of pages. Second: the scene is always changing, too fast. ( ex. Is she still at the party? Wait, this is a party... right? Is she talking to a guy or... oh wait... its a hose...) making me confused in the rest of the chapter... long story short, i didnt finish the first chapger... but it seems worth it. Im gunna try to read it again some other time. Ps. Some of these sentences are to die for... ( ex. THE FIST SENTANCE) so pretty. Then again, it may seem too formal and elegent for this kind of drama book... ill definetly try it though :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it soso cool read it good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, so I read the book. There are too many areas that includes sex, cussing, and illegal parties. This book would have been good without those trashy stuff. Why do books always have to include trashy stuff?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I took a risk buying this book with such a cover, afraid to think that it would be to preppy or fake like. But i adored it, Nikki's charecter i ended up really likeing, as for laine also. the charecter are very well described and by the time your done with the book it seems as if you actually know the charcters. i recommend it for anyone who like situations that could actually happen or rebellion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i liked this book because it seemed authentic. the characters seemed real, and their experiences seemed real too. even though i don't go to a boarding school, i could relate to so much of this book. i think this should be an hbo series. maybe showtime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was totally surprised by this book. The picture on the cover made me think it was going to be complete fluff, but it was actually a very engaging read. The writing style is top-notch, with imagery jumping off the page. The main characters are very well developed and I think I'll remember them for a long time. The authors must have first hand knowledge of the lifestyles they describe, or they did some intense research... or both. Most surprising to me is that I'm really hoping there will be a Part II. Again, totally not what I was expecting from the cover image.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Two girls who are polar opposites become roommates at boarding school.

Laine, a field hockey jock, a perfect match for the school, looks down upon her new roommate for a number of reasons, including her look-at-me attitude. Nikki's loud, loves the attention of the spotlight, and doesn't understand the rules and society of old money -- and thus the school.

How can they survive a year together, especially when the older girls are rooting for one of them to fail miserably and make it their goal to see her withdraw from campus?

THE UPPER CLASS takes two social worlds, blends them together, and shakes things up a bit. The authors make you feel the torment of both characters and you'll want to see how the year will end.

You might pick this book up if you like the PRIVATE series by Kate Brian.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book and if you liked it too i recomend the rest of the series. This isn't the usual book you would read but the writers pulled it together and it is one of my favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the back doesnt describe it well at all. totally confusing, its overall.....SUCKY!!! sorry, but i just dont like it and then its just confusing and boring and just overall bad. i havent finished it yet but if it gets better, ill write back!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the back summary of this book does not do it justice i recommend it to anyone its sooo good and the characters are like real people not little prissy girls i loved it.