The Clique by Lisi Harrison

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Massie Block: With her glossy brunette bob and laser-whitened smile, Massie is the uncontested ruler of The Clique and the rest of the social scene at Octavian Country Day School, an exclusive private girls' school in Westchester County, New York. Massie knows you'd give anything to be just like her.

Dylan Marvil: Massie's second in command who divides her time between sucking up to Massie and sucking down Atkins Diet shakes.

Alicia Rivera: As sneaky as she is beautiful, Alicia floats easily under adult radar because she seems so "sweet." Would love to take Massie's throne one day. Just might.

Kristen Gregory: She's smart, hardworking, and will insult you to tears faster than you can say "my haircut isn't ugly!"

Enter Claire Lyons, the new girls from Florida in Keds and two-year-old Gap overalls, who is clearly not Clique material. Unfortunately for her, Claire's family is staying in the guesthouse on Massie's family's huge estate while they look for a new home. Claire's future looks worse than a bad Prada knockoff. But with a little luck and a lot of scheming, Claire might just come up smelling like Chanel No. 19. . . .

The Clique . . . the only thing harder than getting in is staying in.


 

About Lisi Harrison

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Lisi Harrison was the Senior Director of Production Development at MTV, and was responsible for creating and developing original programming for air on MTV. She also served as Head Writer for MTV Production and before that had her own column in Jane Magazine. Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California, and is currently working on her next Alphas novel, coming in April 2010, as well as her next Clique novel.
 
Published August 1, 2008 by Poppy. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Middle schoolers who have participated in the "popularity game" may be drawn to this series opener by a first-time author, which takes cliquish, snobbish behavior to Hollywood extremes. Mas

May 24 2004 | Read Full Review of The Clique

Teen Reads

Surprisingly, the back of the graphic novel makes it sound as if Claire might be trying to join the infamous clique.

Jul 13 2010 | Read Full Review of The Clique

Common Sense Media

Much better books in this genre are: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series The Babysitters' Club books the only reason you stuffy fuddy-dudshave a problem is because youre too poor to afford it there is nothing wrong with wearing designer clothes my daughter does GAWSH get ...

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Common Sense Media

the "new girl, middle class nerd desperate to fit in" becomes BEST friends with the pretty committee in the second book, and i don't think "lip-kissing" for 13 teen year old girls is really and issue I wonder if Lisi Harrison gets paid extra for including so many brand names in he...

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Common Sense Media

But instead of creating a novel that helps girls see through the shallow world of cliques like the book's Pretty Committee, DIAL L FOR LOSERS perpetuates stereotypes of kids, specifically girls, being malicious, gossipy, jealous, materialistic, and unable to learn from experiences in a way that s...

Nov 13 2006 | Read Full Review of The Clique

Common Sense Media

Overall, targeting a book that's mostly about clothes, boys, popularity, and power to tween girls just seems wrong, especially since there are no real lessons learned.

Jan 06 2006 | Read Full Review of The Clique

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When there's a lesson to be learned, the author puts it out there, and part of the humor is supposed to be that Massie will never change her ways and will always be a rich girl out of touch with reality.

Apr 01 2008 | Read Full Review of The Clique

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