The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

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The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove By Lauren Kate. Lauren Kate grew up in Dallas, went to school in Atlanta, and started writing in New York. She is the author of Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. In fact, she based the high school setting of The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove on the Dallas high school she attended. This story takes place in Charleston, a large town in a southern state and is narrated in first person. Natalie Hargrove is the main character and narrator. She is a senior at Palmetto High School and is the popular girl dating a football player. Natalie used to live with her mother and father in Condor until her father became an alcoholic and began to physically abuse Natalie and her mother. Natalie’s Father was taken to Jail before the story began. Natalie’s mother, Dotty, is a drinker. Dotty was excited when she found out her daughter got her first fake ID. Dotty has been married and divorced several times to rich men, since Natalie’s father. Richard Duke is Dotty’s current love. Darla Duke is Richard’s daughter. Darla is a sophomore at Palmetto and is often called Double D because of both her name and her breasts. Natalie often describes Darla as a dull person. Natalie’s father is dead, at least to Natalie and her mother he is. Since he was taken off the jail neither of Natalie or Dotty has spoken to him. In the beginning of the book Natalie receives a text from her father. He says he is “back from the dead” and would like to meet up and talk. Mike King is Natalie’s boyfriend and is the son of Dr. Philip and Diana King. His brother Phil Jr. “PJ” is a plastic surgeon and is married to Isabel King. Justin Balmer “JB” is a friend of Mike’s and his competition for prom king. Natalie hasn’t been a fan of “JB” since she first met him when she was thirteen and living in Condor. Baxter is the high
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