I totally heart these books! I love the designer clothes and how real the characters seem. I feel like I know the characters and that I'm right there in Massie's guesthouse when Claire is humiliated--yet again. Lisi Harrison is a fab author! I recommend the Clique books to any teenage girl.
Middle school girls are one of the cattiest species on Earth, and The Clique introduces you to the reigning queens of cattiness. Massie Block, Dylan Marvil, Alicia Rivera, and Kristen Gregory rule the 7th grade set at the prestigious Octavian Country Day School in Westchester County. The weekend before Massie (the Clique's leader) and the rest enter 7th grade, Massie discovers that her father's old friend and his family, the Lyons, is moving from Orlando to Westchester and they will be living in the Block's guesthouse until they find their own place. Coincidentally, the Lyons also have a daughter entering 7th grade. As soon as Massie sees Claire in her overalls and Keds Massie knows that Claire is someone to be ignored. However, Claire has no intention of being shoved unter the imported Oriental carpeting, and her attempts to be accepted by Massie's group, or at least to make herself someone at whom they don't look down their noses will have you rooting for her. One thing this series does not do is make me long for my own middle school days.
Massie Block is the most popular girl at Octavian Day School. She and her friends Dylan, Alicia, and Kristen rule the school. They have the best clothes and houses. When LBR (Loser Beyond Repair) Claire Lyons shows up to stay in the Block's guesthouse Massie is not happy. And when Massie's not happy you better watch out! Massie and her friends plan sabotages on Claire, but Claire gets them back with a little thing called revenge. The Clique is full of secrets, lies, and Prada purses!
The Cilque has a pretty simple storyline. A group of girls at the top of the social chain, and their lives. But there are many unexpected twists and turns along the way.
I didn't like this book as a real book that I would read, but it was fun to waste time with every once in a while. But while the story was amusing, I didn't like how the story seemed to try to portray how "hard" the lives were of these A-List girls. They were spoiled and had no real troubles. At times the book would even make me mad because I would think "How can they be so shallow!" or "Don't they have any real problems???"
I don't think (or at least I hope) there are no girls like this in the real world, because that would just be pitiful. I hope anybody so rich at least has some compassion and better things to do than whine about how you only have 10 Coach bags. But as a book, this was a funny, light read. I recommend it to pass the time, but not as a real serious book that you plan to read for some "quality literature" if you know what i mean! :-)
Wow... this book is magnificint.I loved how the diffrences between claire and massie caused such problems but really it was because massie knew that if you stripped away the expensive clothes big house manipedi and everything else that made us really mean girls love her that deep down inside she was just like "kuh-laire" lol
This book was amazing,magnificent,and uniquely original.It was like a watered down version of gossip girls which is exactly what middle school girls need.I give it 5 thumbs up because its great.
Massie Block has it all: the money , the clothes, the friends, and the ability to talk her way out of every situation and get whatever she wants. However, when a new girl with Keds moves into the guesthouse on her property, on account of her father being 'old college buddies' with her dad, Massie is forced to miss her shopping trip with her friends and greet the new girl.
Claire Lyons is new, and has just moved from Flordia. She surpised by Massie and her new school, where fashion design is a required course and there Starbucks kiosks all over the place. She is hurt by Massie's strange behavior toward her, and doesn't understand why they can't just be friends.
Ehmogod! Thinks Massie. The new girl is totally unlike her and her shopping obsessed friends, the popular girls of Octavian Country Day. Why can't this new girl just get her own friends anyway!
This book is a good one to read when you want a feel good book where you just want to sit back and read. I enjoyed it, but the book has no rell point or substance, you know?
This book was really cool! The main charachter was massie Block and her pretty committie. The are rich and the most popular everyone wants to be like them. A new girl clair comes and tries to hang with massie and her group but shes not a GLU so they of course get ride of her faster than you could say Shopping Spree!
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