The Clique by Lisi Harrison
My rating: 4.25/5.0
While currently reading the Gossip Girl series, I didn't know what to expect from The Clique series. I was pleasantly surprised. This seems to be a good series for middle school girls and while the girls aren't completely innocent, they aren't quite as worldly as the high school girls in the Gossip Girl series.
The Clique introduces us to the girls of The Pretty Committee and the new girl Claire who desperately wants to be a part of The Pretty Committee. I found this book to be true to how middle school life really is. Cliques exist unfortunately and most girls want to be in the popular girls clique. I didn't think Massie, Dylan, Kristen or Alicia were particularly cruel. They weren't nice to others, but they weren't completely mean acting to me. Massie seems the worst of the lot but that is what you would expect from the leader. I liked that the book showed the vulnerability of the Pretty Committee along with that of Claire.
I also like that Claire doesn't let go of too much of herself to be a part of this group.
This is an enjoyable afternoon read for girls of all ages. I enjoyed it and went from finishing this one right on to the next one.
About the Book:
Meet The Clique…
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 do it.
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 girl 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.
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