Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor
Genre: YA Mystery
Release Date: July 30 / 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Prep School Confidential is a great YA mystery that will keep you guessing until the end. I don't read a lot of mystery books but I definitely enjoyed this one.In this breathtaking debut that reads like Gossip Girl crossed with Twin Peaks, a Queen Bee at a blue-blooded New England prep school stumbles into a murder mystery.Anne Dowling practically runs her exclusive academy on New York’s Upper East Side—that is, until she accidentally burns part of it down and gets sent to a prestigious boarding school outside of Boston. Determined to make it back to New York, Anne couldn't care less about making friends at the preppy Wheatley School. That is, until her roommate Isabella’s body is found in the woods behind the school.When everyone else is oddly silent, Anne becomes determined to uncover the truth no matter how many rules she has to break to do it. With the help of Isabella’s twin brother Anthony, and a cute classmate named Brent, Anne discovers that Isabella wasn’t quite the innocent nerdy girl she pretended to be. But someone will do anything to stop Anne’s snooping in this fast-paced, unputdownable read—even if it means framing her for Isabella’s murder.
Anne is a great character as she's determined to solve the case. She's a dedicated friend and nothing will stop her from doing what she wants. She's really stubborn as well but that's a great quality as she never backs down from a challenge and keeps pushing forward.
The murder case was interesting to solve. We were shown three suspects and Anne kept looking through the clues to figure out which one was the killer. I had a hunch about them though that proved right at the end. I just gotta say that the relationship between Isabelle and the killer is quite mind-boggling.
Prep School Confidential has a love triangle too. I didn't really mind it though I felt like it wasn't needed. The two love interests were Brent and Anthony. Brent is the good boy and Anthony is the bad. They both have their own qualities but I feel like Anne shouldn't string both of them on (she's confused about her feelings; typical). But as for me, GO TEAM ANTHONY.
Overall, I thought Prep School Confidential is a mystery novel that is worth checking out.