Book Reviews of The Clique (Clique, Bk 1)

The Clique (Clique, Bk 1)
The Clique - Clique, Bk 1
Author: Lisi Harrison
ISBN-13: 9780316155779
ISBN-10: 0316155772
Publication Date: 4/1/2004
Pages: 220
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
The Clique is a wonderful book describing one new girl's failure to fit in, and the tale of the friendships and problems of the most popular girls in Octavian Country Day, an exclusive girl's private school in New York's glamourous Westchester County. As Massie, queen bee of the 7th grade social scene at OCD, tries to impress her crush, a freshman (OMG!), her father's friend and his family have moved into the guesthouse on her lavish estate, bringing their LBR (Loser Beyond Repair) Daughter Claire, who wears Keds, has no sense of coolness or style, and Massie knows from the very beginning that she will never be a GLU (Girl Like Us). Follow the adventures of the Pretty Committee,( Massie, Dylan, always trying to lose 2 more pounds with her talk-show host mother, Alicia, as much a spanish beauty as she is rich and popular, and Kristen, the smartest, sporty-chic of the group), as they set the trends, find crushes among the hawt Briarwood Academy boys, and show Claire that she will never fit in. A memorable book, The Clique is funny, sad, touching, and a story showing the bitter truth of popularity and "losers" in middle schools. This book is highly recommended, the first in a series, and appropriate for girls ages 10-15.
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Helpful Score: 3
this book is great for pre-teens. it is the 1st book of of a series and when you enter the lives of Massie,Dylan,Alicia,Kisten,and Clair you won't want to leave,its a real page turner!
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Helpful Score: 2
Cute and so true of how teenagers feel they NEED to fit in!
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Helpful Score: 2
Good high school read. good moral ending
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Helpful Score: 2
Fun teen chick-lit.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book has the best series ever!!! this is the first book and each book just gets better and better. Any teen 12-15 will love it!
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Helpful Score: 1
My daughter loved this book she say it was amazing! She says the best book for going into 7th grade!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not intended for older teens, more for middle-school. Quick, easy read, wasn't one of the best I have read. But nonetheless, it was alright.
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Helpful Score: 1
My 13-year-old daughter LOVED this book. She read it in an afternoon and begged me to buy the next in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love these books...I was up till midnight reading them.
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Good book. I like the Clique girls and can't wait to read the other books.
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Massie Block is the leader of the infamous Clique at Octavian Country Day School. Enter Claire Lyons, new girl, and staying in Massie's guesthouse. Claire wants nothing more than to be a part of the Clique, but the only thing harder than getting in is staying in.

An interesting read, mostly because it is so true. I'd give it a 4/5 stars.
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I started the Clique series two weeks ago and I am on the fourth book and I am a very slow reader! These book are addicting. This is a story kind of behind the scenes of what it is like to be bullied by cliques or be in a clique! I recomend this book to readers in the ages of 11-18!
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When I picked this book up in the library, I didn't really expect much of it. A couple of friends had recommended it and I figured I'd give it a shot.

Once I started reading, I was drawn in. I couldn't put the book down and finished a book a day in this series until I finished.

I would recommend this series to anyone who wants a book that is realistic, humorous, and has a gripping storyline.
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reat book but i need the other books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A good read but very very superficial. I would not want someone reading this book at the age I was when I did. But that is who this series is targeted for, younger generations of the gossip girl readers.
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this book was amazing it wass filled with really cool junk and stuff: my dauugter wrote this sorry
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I am a Mom of a 12 year old. I read this book-curious to see if cliques have changed since I was in school...um...let's say, "25ish" years ago, OK? :o)

I didn't expect much from this book. On the negative side, it was a bit what I call "usual", perhaps formulaic is the correct term-new girl in town...Queen Bee of the Clique doesn't like her so none of her "drones" do either. They are mean to her. The new girl is hurt, revenge is imminent. Revenge is performed. No one likes the "Queen Bee" anymore. Then the "Queen Bee" and her "drones" find out what the new girl did, so she's OUT again. But through a shared experience, the "Queen Bee" and new girl are thrown together and have time to talk a bit about this experience, find out they have much in common, and they become...TAHDAH...FRIENDS!

Right?

But...that didn't quite happen that way in this book, which I liked. IMO the ending was VERY realistic. It was a somewhat happy ending, but still a bit inconclusive, which sometimes happens with new girls/cliques in real life. Perhaps the author ended it this way because she was planning sequels, but even if she hadn't written more, I would have been happy with how this book ended.

This was a quick read for a booknut Mom. I ended up enjoying it and would have no hesitation letting my 12 year old read this. The characters are the same age as her, there is only 1 bad word spoken/texted in one scene (the b.... word), and it's a story line many young teens can relate to.
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I just finished this book and I can safely say that it is the best book I have ever read.
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Fun story to follow
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The Author really expresses the need for teenagers to fit in with that popular crowd and shows just how cruel girls can be when they feel their "group" is at stake. The book itself will keep you wanting more, I've red everyone in the series, so far. Although the first book is a bit lacking, not sure of what, but the ending just felt empty. As for the rest of the book it's ok, it'll keep you reading. It is a quick read, great for a rainy day.
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first book in this teen series
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I get these books for mi 14 yr old daughter and she reads them in 3 days. She also loves the gossip girl series and A-list series. I just cant get all the books it time!!
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I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! USUALLY IT TAKES ME A REALLY LONG TIME TO READ BOOKS, BUT THIS ONE TOOK ME A WEEK OR SO!
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Great book.
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It's lame, dumb and briliant.
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Easy to read. Enjoyable although I kept losing track of how ol the characters were.