The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

Book - 2009
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South Carolina high school senior Nat has worked hard to put her trailer-park past behind her, and when she and her boyfriend are crowned Palmetto Prince and Princess everything would be perfect, except that a prank they played a few nights before went horribly awry.
Publisher: New York : RazorBill, c2009.
ISBN: 9781595142658
1595142657
Branch Call Number: FIC/KATE
Characteristics: 235 p. ; 22 cm.

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Pinar
Dec 24, 2012

I quite like the idea of a prank gone horribly awry and the turn from prom drama to serious drama. The main character seemed psychopathic basically, but the ending offers an explanation. It was a quick read, but the story was choppy. I'd like to check out other books of this type, but this one wasn't a favourite.

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KKPGIRL
Jun 21, 2012

The first thing I noticed about this book, while reading the back cover, is that "Justin Balmer" sounds a heck of a lot like "Justin Bieber." This book was released right around the same time that Justin Bieber was becoming very popular, so I feel like the author made up a similar name on purpose. I mainly decided to read this book because I've read Lauren Kate's Fallen series, and I was curious to see how this book compares. Anyways, I started this book realizing that the lead female character is a snobby, self-centered brat, which is pretty much how she acted throughout the entire book. The first half of the book was just really shallow and ridiculous, but at exactly halfway through the book, the prank that Natalie and Mike pulled completely changes the tone/mood of the story. Natalie is still self-centered, but you can start to see why she did the things she did. The ending wasn't what I expected, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Since this is more of a mystery/suspense novel, I tried to share my opinions as best as I could without giving anything away. Overall, I didn't really love or hate this book. It was entertaining, especially the last half of it, so if you've read Lauren Kate's Fallen Series, and, like me, are curious to see how this book compares, I would recommend reading this. It's only 235 pages, so it's a pretty quick read, and if you decide you don't like it, you won't have wasted a lot of your time. I wouldn't recommend this book for anyone younger than high school age due to the partying, drugs, sex, mild cussing, and some other slightly inappropriate things.

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twilightfan20
Mar 24, 2010

I loved Fallen, Lauren Kate's other novel, but this was like so many other books I have read and I didn't really care for it.

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KKPGIRL
Jun 21, 2012

KKPGIRL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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