Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Waiting On Wednesday (7) @ 5:08 PM
Tradition, Honor, Excellence...and secrets so dark they're almost invisible
Fifteen-year-old Reed Brennan wins a scholarship to Easton Academy -- the golden ticket away from her pill-popping mother and run-of-the-mill suburban life. But when she arrives on the beautiful, tradition-steeped campus of Easton, everyone is just a bit more sophisticated, a bit more gorgeous, and a lot wealthier than she ever thought possible. Reed realizes that even though she has been accepted to Easton, Easton has not accepted her. She feels like she's on the outside, looking in.
Until she meets the Billings Girls.
They are the most beautiful, intelligent, and intensely confident girls on campus. And they know it. They hold all the power in a world where power is fleeting but means everything. Reed vows to do whatever it takes to be accepted into their inner circle.
Reed uses every part of herself -- the good, the bad, the beautiful -- to get closer to the Billings Girls. She quickly discovers that inside their secret parties and mountains of attitude, hanging in their designer clothing-packed closets the Billings Girls have skeletons. And they'll do anything to keep their secrets private.
Why do I want to read this?
I recently finished Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian, and I absolutely LOVED it. She is definitely a good writer, and I've heard nothing but good things about all of her books. I've always enjoyed books about gossip, except when I read the Gossip Girl series, I was a bit grossed out by all of the things that happened in the books, and the bad influence it had on the younger readers of the series. I'm hoping to pick this book up from the library sometime soon, but with my schedule, who knows? I just hope that I can read more books and review more than I have been lately.