"Reed Brennan's future is looking as bright as the two-karat diamonds in her new housemates' ears. Being accepted to the most prestigious private boarding school in the country wasn't enough for Reed. She had to break every rule to do it, but she has accomplished the impossible:
"Reed is a Billings Girl now.
"And with her new status come respect, envy, and, most important, opportunity. Not to mention the parties. Unfortunately, at the next illicit party in the Easton campus woods, her roommate snaps some pictures of Reed in more than one compromising position. She uses the photos to blackmail Reed: Dig up dirt on the most powerful and popular Billings Girls or she will have Reed expelled.
"And speaking of parties, the Legacy is coming up. It's the invitation-only Halloween party in NYC and it's rumored that Thomas -- Reed's MIA boyfriend -- will be making an appearance there. Too bad Reed isn't even close to invited.
"Life as a Billings Girl is every bit as glamorous as Reed imagined. What she didn't bargain for is the tangled web of private lies these girls weave".
Man I don't remember girls being this mean when I was in high school, of course I went to a public high school that was not for the rich, lol! Than again maybe it did happen and I just didn't realize it because I am anti- drama and can tune it out for the most part.
When I am reading this book now that I am older I feel sorry for these kids who seem to have it all, what is with the rush to grow up and be something your not, trust me being an adult is not all it is cracked up to be, of course you don't learn this lesson until it is too late. I also try to pin the characters in this book with people I may have gone to school with, ha ha ha, I bet your real nervous now if your reading this and I went to school with you. Just my way of getting the look of the character into my head.
Poor Reed, she gets herself into hot water, all because she feels she needs to fit in with the Billings Girls, question is, will it all be worth it in the end??
I am giving Invitation Only 4 stars and it falls into these reading challenges...*The 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge
* The 2009 - 100+ Reading Challenge
* 2009 Young Adult Book Challenge
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (November 7, 2006)
** Parents this book does contain a lot of adult content, and while I am certain a lot of teenage girls no about this stuff in some form if you are not comfortable with your girls reading this, you might what to either read it first or put a ninx to it. **