THE CLIQUE is back...
Massie Block: With her glossy brunette bob and Whitestrip smile, Massie is the uncontested ruler of The Clique and the rest of the social scene at Octavian Country Day, an exclusive private school in Westchester County, New York.
Claire Lyons: Has finally arrived! But will she be able to stay in Massie's inner circle?
Alicia Rivera: Would love to take Massie's throne one day. Just might do it.
Dylan Marvil: Massie's second in command, who divides her time between sucking up to Massie and sucking down Atkin's shakes.
Kristen Gregory: Will insult you to tears faster than you can say "scholarship kid."
THE CLIQUE...The only thing harder than getting in is staying in.
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. Massie Block, whom readers will love to hate, is rich, conniving and the uncontested leader of the "A-list" group of seventh graders at an exclusive private girls' school in New York's affluent Westchester County. When Mr. Block's unemployed college friend moves his family into the Blocks' guest house, Mrs. Block pushes Massie to befriend their daughter, Claire, who is the same age but dresses "like one of the cast members from Barney and Friends"; Massie predictably rebels. She wastes no opportunity to let Claire know there is no room for her in the in-crowd; Claire, however, decides to fight back. What follows is a rigorous battle of wills between the girls involving backbiting, scheming and carrying out nasty pranks. With an arsenal stocked with designer clothing and cosmetics, fancy cell phones and "mani/pedi" appointments, Massie and her friends publicly humiliate Claire time after time, and Claire, slowly but surely, figures out a way to turn Massie's friends against her. Readers who are initially amused may find that the successive acts of one-upmanship result in a one-note read while Massie and Claire experience a moment or two of camaraderie, they stay pretty superficial, unchanged by their victories and defeats. Ages 12-up.
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The Series Is The Bomb!!!!!
This series is amazing and this book is one of my favorites! If you are in Middle School or 4th or 5th grade then you will love and understand the book. My younger sister tried to read this wonderful book but could not understand the context as easily as I could. You must read!!!!!
This is the best series ever! I can't stop reading! Love the books so worth buying
Well, the book was a good edition, not great. What really annoyed me was all the grammar mistakes in this! No paragraphs when needed, Making a paragraph in the middle of a sentence! It was very hard to read.