Posts Categorized: Rich Kids

Sep 28
Review: Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor

Review: Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor

When we are introduced to Anne Dowling in Prep School Confidential, she kind-of, sort-of accidentally sets her Manhattan school on fire.  He parents decide to ship her off to a boarding school outside Boston, and Anne immediately decides she wants nothing to do with these “Mass-holes.”  But even as she rebuffs her classmates, she is quickly absorbed into the cool clique. Anne’s roommate, Isabella, is definitely not one of the cool kids.  Isabella brings out Anne’s protective side, and the… Read more »


May 12
Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

We learn in the opening pages of Reconstructing Amelia that fifteen year-old Amelia fell to her death from the roof of her Brooklyn prep school, an action ruled a suicide.  Even at this early point, the moment hits hard when Amelia’s mother shows up at school to pick her up, unaware of the tragedy that occurred.  Her mother, a single parent and partner at a prestigious law firm, is knocked back by grief and blames herself.  She drifts through her… Read more »


May 02
Review: Truth or Dare by Ella Monroe

Review: Truth or Dare by Ella Monroe

One of the things I (and most people) love about books is the ability to escape into a world one would never experience otherwise.  In the case of Truth or Dare, that world is the upper echelon of the DC political elite.  What I expected was high-stakes political bargaining, conspiracies, and power plays.  What I got was not much different than the afternoon soap opera.  There were lots of Big Issues: date rape, drugs, eating disorders, classism, infidelity, stalking, and… Read more »