Sunday, March 27, 2011

Private by Kate Brian

Reed Brennan, from the small town of Croton, Pennsylvania, grew up with poor parents and a could never see getting out of this very small town. Until she got a scholarship to the elite boarding school Easton Academy. This opened many doors for her to ivy league schools. When she meets the Billings Girls, who get top recommendations and have gone onto to be very powerful women, she knows that she must get into the house to receive all of the opportunities that she wants. She goes through a series of extensive tests to get in, some of them including theft, and it seems that there is not anything she will not do. On the side, she is seeing one of the most sought after guys on campus, a senior named Thomas Pearson. At the end of the book he goes missing and that leads into the other books. I can not really say any more without giving away the rest of the books.

1) If you were Reed and new that being in Billings would open all of the opportunities you needed to succeed would you go so far as to steal the answers to a test to get in?
2) Would you try to get into Billings if you went to Easton even if you knew what went on?


Sara D. 7-8 said...

1. Even though going to Billings would open many opportunities for me, I would not go so far as to steal answers from a test. That would make me too desperate and not worthy of going to such a great school. So, no I probably would not steal answers to a test just to get in.

Mia G. 1-2 said...

1. heck to the no no.
2. shnope. im too cool for that. or way too nerdy/independent.

Mrs. Sherwood said...

Thread graded

Morgan O 7-8 said...

No i would not steal the answers to the test because even if that would get me into a school that would open opportunities for me. I wouldn't do this because if I could not do well on the test on my own, not only would I not deserve to be at the school, but it would be really hard for me to succeed at that school considering all the other people who went there did well on the test based off of their own knowledge.