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Untouchable (Private, Book 3) by Kate Brian
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Untouchable (Private, Book 3) (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Kate Brian, Julian Peploe (Designer)

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Title:Untouchable (Private, Book 3)
Authors:Kate Brian
Other authors:Julian Peploe (Designer)
Info:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2006), Edition: Original, Paperback, 256 pages
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The series Private is amazing and I never thought I would love it as much as I do right now. I am starting to love the characters and the plot of the story. Untouchable has to be my favorite so far because I am fall in love with josh and I love how it is mostly about Josh and Reed! Since Thomas passed away Reed has not been herself and the beginning was kind of annoying how it was based mostly on Thomas death, at first I was sad that he passed away because I loved him as well but I feel like they kept dragging the situation on. Overall the whole series is amazing and I can’t wait to finish Untouchable and move on to the next one! I would rate this book 5 stars! ( )
  ChanelAttisha | Nov 17, 2011 |
This book was pretty good, but it takes a really long time to get into the story in this series. From the beginning until now, it seems like only rising action, building up to the story. Then at the end of this book, the third book in the series, at the end of it it seems like the story finally started. But that was on the last page too. This series should be one big book, not lots of separate little books. It just doesn't seem that right. ( )
  8F_SAM | Jun 4, 2010 |
In Kate Brian’s Untouchable, it’s time for Thanksgiving break. Things are starting to look up for Reed. The girls have finally accepted her as one of their own, she is getting over Thomas, someone has been arrested in connection with his death, and she’s started to spend some time with a new boy. The new boy, however, is Thomas’ roommate, Josh.

And just as soon as everyone leaves for break, except Reed and Josh, everything starts to go downhill. The two are caught together and are banned from seeing each other the rest of the break. Josh is being questioned AGAIN about Thomas’ death and when the girls come back, they have some startling news. Josh came to Easton after being kicked out of his former school for a scandal. Now he may be involved in another one.

Good news? The real murderer of Thomas is arrested!

Kate Brian is still amazing me with her plots. This book, just like the rest kept me reading. She keeps putting in twists and turns that I would never have imagined. I’m starting to get used to her writing, so by the end of the book, I had a better of idea what to expect around the corner, but it was still a great addition to the series.

I give Untouchable 3 bookmarks. There really wasn’t anything wrong with it, it’s just been a couple of days since I finished it, and I don’t feel as passionate about it as I have the others after a couple of days after. ( )
  kariannalysis | Mar 31, 2010 |
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Right when Reed Brennan was accepted into the Billings Girls' clique and had finally gotten over her ex-boyfriend (if you could call him that) Thomas Pearce, she discovers that Thomas, the guy that she truly loved, was found dead. Now Reed feels guilty for ever moving on or thinking the worst about Thomas. It's hard for Reed to mourn his death since everyone around her is watching her every move and emotions. It doesn't help either that Thomas's parents couldn't care less that their son has passed away--or how Taylor, Kiran, Noelle, and Arianna are all acting very strange. Especially Taylor, who seems to be crying more than Reed over the death of Thomas.

Being at school doesn't help Reed's problems either. She can hardly focus on her school work, since her mind is always on Thomas. There are detectives there investigating Thomas's death, guessing that he was murdered, and interviewing all of the students about Thomas and his past.

But there is only one person that can actually keep Reed sane, and that's Josh. He's the only that actually makes her laugh now and she feels happy whenever she's around him. Except for the fact that he was Thomas's best friend and he did share a room with Thomas. Right when Reed begins to fall for Josh, she discovers things about his past that not only could hurt their relationship but also be the answers to all of the questions that she has.

Kate Brian does it again in this third installment of the PRIVATE series. UNTOUCHABLE delves deeper into the lives of the students that attend Easton Academy. Who knew a private school could have so many secrets? With another cliffhanger, the only thing the reader can think about is, "why is the next book so far away?" ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 13, 2009 |
Untouchable is the 3rd book in the Private series. The book opens with Thomas’s funeral. There are still unanswered questions surrounding his death. Everyone has different theories on why Thomas died and each thinks he was murdered. As the police continue to investigate, more and more details are revealed about Thomas’s life.

Reed is trying to move forward after her first real loss. She doesn’t know what to do as everyone is constantly watching her every move and commenting on everything she does. She does find solace in her friendship with Josh, Thomas’s best friend.

With Untouchable, the plot thickens and at times I found it difficult to believe what anyone said. I knew the Billings Girls were still keeping secrets from Reed, however were they protecting her or themselves? Their “friendship” felt more forced to me in this book than the previous novels. Reed appeared to feel this way as well, however she continued to make excuses to remain friends with them. Secrets, lies and cover-up continue to be the themes of this series.

Now that a “suspect” has been arrested, I wonder will the details of Thomas’s death finally be revealed. I guess I’ll have to read Confessions to find out. ( )
  scoutlee | May 9, 2009 |
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Although things aren't going as smooth as they should at Easton Academy for Taylor, Kiran, Noelle, and Arianna, they suddenly take a turn for the worse when Josh becomes the main suspect in the murder of Thomas Pearson.

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