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Kate Brian

Author of Private

122+ Works 11,692 Members 353 Reviews 19 Favorited

About the Author

Kieran Scott was born on March 11, 1974. She graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in English and journalism. She worked as an editor for four years before becoming a writer. She writes young-adult books under the pen name Kate Brian. Among her most well-known books are The Princess show more and the Pauper, Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys, The Virginity Club, Sweet 16, Fake Boyfriend, and the Private series. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Includes the names: Kate Brian, Emma Harrison, Emma Harrison

Also includes: Kieran Scott (1)

Disambiguation Notice:

A pseudonym for Kieran Scott.

Image credit: Alloy Entertainment

Series

Works by Kate Brian

Private (2006) 830 copies
Invitation Only (2006) 537 copies
Untouchable (2006) 505 copies
Inner Circle (2007) 440 copies
Legacy (2008) 420 copies
Ambition (2008) 356 copies
Revelation (2008) 321 copies
The Princess & the Pauper (2003) 292 copies
Shadowlands (1990) 291 copies
Privilege (2008) 288 copies
Paradise Lost (2009) 279 copies
Last Christmas (2008) 255 copies
Suspicion (2009) 232 copies
She's So Dead to Us (2010) 232 copies
Lucky T (2005) 223 copies
Scandal (2010) 212 copies
The V Club (2004) 209 copies
The Book of Spells (2010) 180 copies
Geek Magnet (2008) 176 copies
Vanished (2010) 173 copies
Fake Boyfriend (2007) 167 copies
Sweet 16 (2006) 166 copies
Beautiful Disaster (2009) 150 copies
What Waits in the Woods (2015) 145 copies
Perfect Mistake (2009) 136 copies
Hereafter (2013) 133 copies
He's So Not Worth It (2011) 132 copies
Ex-Mas (2009) 131 copies
Ominous (2011) 129 copies
Garden of Evil (2002) 126 copies
Brunettes Strike Back (2006) 126 copies
A Tale Of Two Pipers (2004) 118 copies
Tourist Trap (2006) 110 copies
What Waits in the Water (2017) 108 copies
Vengeance (2011) 107 copies
Sweet Deceit (2010) 100 copies
The Best Girl (2007) 88 copies
Pure Sin (2010) 88 copies
The Queen's Curse (2005) 88 copies
Never Been Kissed (2002) 87 copies
This Is So Not Happening (2012) 86 copies
Only Everything (2014) 74 copies
The Perfect Summer (2002) 70 copies
Cruel Love (2011) 67 copies
Phoebe Who? (2006) 66 copies
Endless (2014) 57 copies
Close Quarters (2003) 51 copies
Busted (2004) 39 copies
Complete Nothing (2014) 35 copies
Snow Queen (2009) 35 copies
Replaced (2005) 29 copies
Spring Breakup (2004) 29 copies
Jingle Boy (2003) 28 copies
Pretty Fierce (2017) 26 copies
Something True (2015) 25 copies
Suddenly Sisters (2005) — Author — 19 copies
Truth or Dare (2004) — Author — 16 copies
We Can't Wait (2004) 14 copies
Escaping Perfect (2016) 13 copies
Kiss and Tell (1998) 13 copies
Finding What's Real (2017) 12 copies
While You Were Gone (1999) 11 copies
S.C.A.M. (2006) 10 copies
Ultimate Cheerleading (1998) 10 copies
Moving On (2004) 8 copies
Love Under Wraps (2004) 7 copies
Trust Me (1998) 6 copies
Salma Hayek (2001) 4 copies
Scene 3 Matt Damon (1998) 3 copies
I Was a Mouseketeer! (2001) 3 copies
How Do I Tell? (1999) 3 copies
Slipping Away (2005) 3 copies
Shadowland, Tome 2 : (2016) 1 copy
Den store quizbog (2008) 1 copy
Graduation Summer (2007) 1 copy
Ups and Downs of Life (2022) 1 copy

Associated Works

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories (2011) — Contributor — 324 copies
Who Done It? (2013) — Contributor — 135 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Scott, Kieran
Other names
Harrison, Emma
Birthdate
1974-03-11
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Montvale, New Jersey, USA
Places of residence
Montvale, New Jersey, USA
Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
Education
Rutgers University
Pascack Hills High School
Occupations
Editor
writer
Disambiguation notice
A pseudonym for Kieran Scott.

Members

Reviews

So glad I have all three on my shelf! I couldn't have waited for this one to come out after reading the first.
The first half of the book is kinda boring and Ally really started to get on my nerves, and I was hating Jake for not stepping up and being a man about everything. But the ending, OMG! I can not believe what I read! The next book should be sooooooo good!
 
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chaoticmel | 9 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
I've had this book and the other two in the series sitting on my shelves for a little while now. I wasn't sure if I wanted to jump into the drama of high school anytime soon, but I am kinda glad I did.

Ally Ryan is the black sheep of the Crestie's, her father lost a lot of people in their old hometown a lot of money and then he moved the family away after he lost everything they owned. After her father runs off Ally and her mother end up moving back to their hometown, but into a totally different part. Ally is no longer part of the "Crestie" group, she's now a "Norm" and all of her old friends are no longer speaking to her. Ally meets Jake, the newish kid living in her old house and is instantly attracted to him. The attraction is mutual but Jake is afraid of what all of his friends will think of him if he let's it be known that he has a thing for Ally.

The story switches back and forth between Ally's pov and Jake's pov, but it isn't as confusing as you would think. The story flows easily and you end up loving and hating Jake all at the same time. Ally's former friends Shannen,Faith,Chloe,Hammond and the Idiot Twins, are all involved in one way or another throughout the story; though you see more of Shannen and her pranks on Ally. This isn't typical high school drama, so if that isn't your thing you won't have to put up with it. The ending is surprising and dramatic, and i can't wait to grab book 2 off the shelf!
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Works
122
Also by
2
Members
11,692
Popularity
#2,013
Rating
3.8
Reviews
353
ISBNs
563
Languages
10
Favorited
19

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