A kindly commenter suggested these books to me and I’ve just finished the first one. I don’t know how I managed to miss this series when it came out as it is all about a misfit at an exclusive snotty boarding school. Honestly, I love these boarding school books, but I’m a bit convinced now that they are filled with elitist cruel snobs! Unbelievably, Reed longs to be a part of this world. She has been accepted as a scholarship student to exclusive Easton Academy. She leaves behind a nightmare of a mother and a town that holds no future for her. You can hardly blame her for wanting to escape and go to this brighter world, especially as she’s a good student. However, you, Kind Reader, can certainly blame her for wanting to be a part of the “Billings House girls”-a super elite group who are really just awful and manipulative. They are unbelievably perfect (except for personality and ethics!)-a genius, a model, etc. Reed will, sadly, do anything to try to get them to like her. They know this and jerk her around so much it hurts to see. Believe me, though, I will be getting the next books in the series to find out what happens to her! This is sort of a light and fluffy version of Curtis Sittenfeld’s great book, Prep.