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In the second book starring Westchester County's most privileged middle schoolers, the Clique declares Massie a hero for hosting the first boy/girl Halloween party of 8th grade. Massie's already hired Landon Dorsey, the hottest party planner in the 9-1-4 area code, but her parents insist she has to invite the entire class. Unfortunately that means everyone. Layne is bummed In the second book starring Westchester County's most privileged middle schoolers, the Clique declares Massie a hero for hosting the first boy/girl Halloween party of 8th grade. Massie's already hired Landon Dorsey, the hottest party planner in the 9-1-4 area code, but her parents insist she has to invite the entire class. Unfortunately that means everyone. Layne is bummed that the boys will be there -- she IMs Claire that's so "DESPR8" -- as Claire wonders if maybe a boyfriend will make her happy.Meanwhile, Massie and the Clique are fighting over who gets to invite Derek Herrington. Dylan thought it was obvious that she was the one who danced all night with Derek at the OCD benefit last month, but says "Whatevs" when Kristen gets all weird about it. Fine, she can have him. He was a terrible dancer anyway and there will be tons of guys to choose from at the party....


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In the second book starring Westchester County's most privileged middle schoolers, the Clique declares Massie a hero for hosting the first boy/girl Halloween party of 8th grade. Massie's already hired Landon Dorsey, the hottest party planner in the 9-1-4 area code, but her parents insist she has to invite the entire class. Unfortunately that means everyone. Layne is bummed In the second book starring Westchester County's most privileged middle schoolers, the Clique declares Massie a hero for hosting the first boy/girl Halloween party of 8th grade. Massie's already hired Landon Dorsey, the hottest party planner in the 9-1-4 area code, but her parents insist she has to invite the entire class. Unfortunately that means everyone. Layne is bummed that the boys will be there -- she IMs Claire that's so "DESPR8" -- as Claire wonders if maybe a boyfriend will make her happy.Meanwhile, Massie and the Clique are fighting over who gets to invite Derek Herrington. Dylan thought it was obvious that she was the one who danced all night with Derek at the OCD benefit last month, but says "Whatevs" when Kristen gets all weird about it. Fine, she can have him. He was a terrible dancer anyway and there will be tons of guys to choose from at the party....

30 review for Best Friends for Never

  1. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It's almost Halloween and Massie and Claire are still not getting along. Massie and Claire come up with a bet saying that A- Massie can't shop for a whole month, or get someone to buy stuff for her and B- Claire has to wear a completely different outfit every day for a whole month, including Keds. Whoever cracks first has to wear Massie's old snowsuits to school for a week- which includes leggings, goggles, ski boots, and a hat. After overhearing their mothers talk about wanting them to get alon It's almost Halloween and Massie and Claire are still not getting along. Massie and Claire come up with a bet saying that A- Massie can't shop for a whole month, or get someone to buy stuff for her and B- Claire has to wear a completely different outfit every day for a whole month, including Keds. Whoever cracks first has to wear Massie's old snowsuits to school for a week- which includes leggings, goggles, ski boots, and a hat. After overhearing their mothers talk about wanting them to get along, Massie comes up with am idea to get what she wants: a Halloween party to proove she's not "slipping." She tells Claire that if she pretends to be friends with Massie, and Massie with Claire, so Massie gets the Halloween party she wants, she'll get Claire's parents to get her the cell phone she wants but can't have until she's older. Their mom's agree, but twist around the deal a bit, Claire has to co-host since it was (but really wasn't) Claire's idea to invite some Briarwood boys as well as OCD girls. The Pretty Committee (Massie, Alicia, Dylan, and Kristen) also plan on wearing the same Dirty Devil costumes, no one else included. Then at the mall overhearing Massie and Claire's conversation about Halloween costumes, their mom's say they should wear the same costumes. On the day of Halloween, Massie, running out of things to wear thanks to her bet with Claire, decides to wear her Dirty Devil costume to school, and bring Alicia, Dylan, and Kristen's with her, excluding Claire from it, even though she's wearing the Dirty Devil costume too. The PC is caught for wearing the costumes and giving other girls the idea to dress like them, and are forced into LBR Lost-and-Found clothes. Later for the party, Claire wears a Blossom (from the Powerpuff Girls) costume instead, claiming to her parents that her little brother and his friend were Bubbles and Buttercup, and they needed a Blossom. Massie does her best to impress Cam, a Briarwood boy, because she likes him. But in the end, Cam ends up liking Claire. After the girls wearing the Dirty Devil costumes to school, the OCD school board decides that OCD needs uniforms, causing all the girls in school to blame Massie. She comes up with the idea for a contest to pick the design for the uniforms. Massie, Claire, Kristen, and Dylan end up working together and Alicia and Olivia work together. Everyone loves MCK&Ds design, and are the real winners, but Alicia and Olivia switch the pictures before the judge announces to winner so it'll look like they have more votes. Massie knows they did, but they just have to come up with a way to get back at them.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Victoria

    As you all know Massie has a perfect life, she has everything a girl wants. She thinks she has 3 best friends, Kristen, Alicia, and Dylan… But this is about to change, one of her best friends is going to become her worst enemy and her worst enemy is going to become one of her best friends. This spectacular, insanely entertaining book is filled with melodramatic conflicts, it is a book in which you will be over-blown by the circumstances talking place at there school, the most expensive school yo As you all know Massie has a perfect life, she has everything a girl wants. She thinks she has 3 best friends, Kristen, Alicia, and Dylan… But this is about to change, one of her best friends is going to become her worst enemy and her worst enemy is going to become one of her best friends. This spectacular, insanely entertaining book is filled with melodramatic conflicts, it is a book in which you will be over-blown by the circumstances talking place at there school, the most expensive school you will ever find: Octavian Country Day. The theme of this is that money doesn’t buy happiness, and that the most important thing is to be with the people that are really your friends in good times or in bad times. This author with her great word choice wants to show Massies´ widely ambitious towards money, and her great imagery makes you imagine it just like if you were there standing next to them for example. “The waxy rope handles on the shopping bags were digging into Massies´ hands, yet she found the pain exhilarating. The reddish purple grooves in the middle of her palms were like hard earned badges of honor, proof of shopping mission accomplished”. This superb imagery makes this book very suspenful and appealing, it’s a book every girl will like. This flawless book has an outstanding author Lisi Harrison, she will make your mind travel to OCD and experience what is it like to be part of “ The Clique” or… what is it like to try to be part of “The Clique”. It is book that will make you scream, laugh and have a amazing journey through the complicated life of Massie Block.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey

    These books are addicting! I haven’t read the series since I was 14 or so, but I think I’m enjoying them even more than I did back then. I told myself that I probably wouldn’t read the entire series, but that just might change.. I do feel a little embarrassed to be reading these at almost 25, but I keep telling myself, who cares? It’s a book. It’s meant to be read!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mirielle

    When I first picked up this book, I wasn't so sure that I wanted to read it anymore. The title kind of threw me off. Once I started reading it, though, I understood the title. All in all, this was a very good book. It's very realistic and I liked it better than the first book! :]

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Yang

    Ouch does the title hurt. If you have read the first book, The Clique, you would know about the four girls in the Pretty Committee, and Claire Lyons, the girl who wants to be In. Things go sour for the two girls in the Pretty Committee, over a guy. It was always friends first ... right? I liked this book, and all the other books in The Clique series. This one was special because it showed how the Pretty Committee fought each other in public and not only against everyone else in their school. I Ouch does the title hurt. If you have read the first book, The Clique, you would know about the four girls in the Pretty Committee, and Claire Lyons, the girl who wants to be In. Things go sour for the two girls in the Pretty Committee, over a guy. It was always friends first ... right? I liked this book, and all the other books in The Clique series. This one was special because it showed how the Pretty Committee fought each other in public and not only against everyone else in their school. I recommend this book to all the girls out there who wants books that tell the truth. Every school is very cliquey, and every school has a "Most Popular" clique. Read this book and go inside the troubles that even the most "perfect" people have to go through.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alexa

    The story starts during Mr. Block's celebratory birthday dinner in which Todd Lyons spills grape juice all over Massie's skirt. Massie accuses Claire of repeating outfits and Claire retorts that this is perfectly normal, and that Massie should be ashamed that she buys new clothes everyday. Massie's mother agrees that she has not come in the door without a shopping bag since she was nine. The girls strike a deal in which Massie is not allowed to buy any clothes for a month and Claire is not allow The story starts during Mr. Block's celebratory birthday dinner in which Todd Lyons spills grape juice all over Massie's skirt. Massie accuses Claire of repeating outfits and Claire retorts that this is perfectly normal, and that Massie should be ashamed that she buys new clothes everyday. Massie's mother agrees that she has not come in the door without a shopping bag since she was nine. The girls strike a deal in which Massie is not allowed to buy any clothes for a month and Claire is not allowed to re-wear anything in a month.The loser must wear all of Massie's ski gear including boots and such to school for a whole week. Meanwhile, the Pretty Committee is in danger of losing their spot on the popularity chain! They beat Becca Wilder to having a boy-girl Halloween party. Landon Dorsey, the best Westchester party-planner, has the theme of "When Hell Freezes Over" Much to Massie's chagrin, Claire is her co-host for the party because Massie struck a deal about it with her mother. The PC's costume idea is 'Dirty Devils', while Claire has decided to wear last years powerpuff girl costume. Massie is stuck in a rut of what to wear, so she brings the revealing costumes to school so the entire Pretty Committee can wear them. When a wannabee cuts her stomach trying to imitate the costumes, just as everyone else had, Adele, the nurse, notifies Ms. Burns, the principal. The girls end up wearing horrible outfits for the rest of the day from the lost and found but when they go to Massie's Halloween party romance is everywhere. Claire ends up wearing an old PowerPuff Girls costume but that doesn't stop her from flirting with Cam Fisher, who happens to be Massie's secret crush. Olivia Ryan comes back to Westchester after a nose job and she and Alicia and her become friends and end up flirting with everyone that night. Derrick Harrington is crushing on Massie, and Massie doesn't know about it. Kristen and Dylan fight for Derrick's feelings for a while. Derrick is called Derrington secretly by Massie. The name comes from a mix of his first and last name. The next school day Principal Burns announces that the school is going uniform because of the reavealing Dirty Devil costumes. Massie begs Pia, the design teacher, to let her design the costume. Pia and Principal Burns made it into a contest. Massie and Claire are both competing. Massie's maid, Inez, accidentally throws away Claire's and Massie's practice uniforms. Massie and Claire team up (with the consenus to end the bet) and use Dylan and Kristen to model for them. In the end Alicia's and Olivia's uniform wins but only because they cheated by switching the boxes filled with votes. Massie and the rest of the girls find out but decide to "stay in the weeds." Cam and Claire end up falling for each other, but Massie only knows that Cam likes someone. The book ends with Massie vowing to hunt down the girl, and finishing her.

  7. 5 out of 5

    michelle

    better than the first because it shows massie in an even more vulnerable, human light— but i still have so many questions. this one comes with a brief q&a and autobiography with the author. she says she was inspired to write the book after working at mtv and witnessing the sort of middle school mentality play out there. and yet it boggles the mind why anyone would write a book aimed towards impressionable preteens that makes light of body image issues, class issues, et cetera. from what i ca better than the first because it shows massie in an even more vulnerable, human light— but i still have so many questions. this one comes with a brief q&a and autobiography with the author. she says she was inspired to write the book after working at mtv and witnessing the sort of middle school mentality play out there. and yet it boggles the mind why anyone would write a book aimed towards impressionable preteens that makes light of body image issues, class issues, et cetera. from what i can remember (which is admittedly not much), this series was often even more mean-spirited than its high school-centric counterparts. irresponsible as it may be, perhaps that makes it more true to life. the constant push and pull between massie and claire remains interestingly ambiguous. wealth remains glorified, desirability remains key— and both remain miserable in their own ways. my hypothesis that the series centers on a dystopian femininity is further cemented by claire seeking out boys as an escape from the torments of fellow girls and massie conflating self-worth with popularity and appearance. in both cases, the girls’ primary focus is on being palatable rather than being truly accepted. realistic, yes— and dystopian all the same. side notes: • a group of seventh graders dressing up in sexy halloween costumes being a central plot point makes me profoundly uncomfortable— not because it doesn’t happen in real life, but precisely because girls are indoctrinated into perpetual desirability (and availability) at such an early age. • where are the parents in all this? i literally don’t understand why they don’t intervene any further, unless they view their daughters through such rose-colored glasses that they see nothing wrong. which is also entirely plausible. • sorry, lisi harrison, but i have yet to be wowed by any of these outfit descriptions. in any case, it’s interesting (if not particularly surprising) to see that the most popularly highlighted passages (via kindle) are the ones describing massie’s outfits and comebacks. further proof that she is the central aspirational character here. • alicia being spanish feels to me like a deliberate (if not conscious) choice. foreign enough to be exotic, european (read: respectable) enough to not have to interrogate any notions of racial identity (see: inez, the blocks’ heretofore ethnically ambiguous housekeeper, who we know massie’s mother speaks slowly to). • in the brief bio included in this book, harrison asserts that she wrote this series as a comedy instead of a drama in order to point out the insanity of it all. considering the target audience was a bunch of preteens who haven’t yet fully developed their critical thinking skills, i feel fairly confident in saying the death of the author applies here. • i’m spending way too much time on these books and reviews instead of my actual fucking thesis.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lilmislovely345

    book shout out! well these series of books are really good. they are fition books but when you feel like you are really in side of the books. especailliy when there is suspense at the end of a page you just get anxious for the next page to turn so that you can see what happens next.with all the different characters:massie , clarie ,alicia , dylan , kristen and many more. they will be sure to keep you at the edge of your chair.some of my favorite parts being when claire was found under the bleach book shout out! well these series of books are really good. they are fition books but when you feel like you are really in side of the books. especailliy when there is suspense at the end of a page you just get anxious for the next page to turn so that you can see what happens next.with all the different characters:massie , clarie ,alicia , dylan , kristen and many more. they will be sure to keep you at the edge of your chair.some of my favorite parts being when claire was found under the bleachers by her boyfriend cam kissing another boy josh.it had alot of drama and invasion of the boy snacthers. but everybook so far that i read in this series has drama , good times and bad. even after one book of the book in the series was done a picture that stayed in my head was massie large house. this book helped me to treasure what i have and i will now know not to take people for graunteed. i recommend this book to someone who is open to read new things and also people who like drama , anxious seat edging books and also who like realistic fiction books. dear , lisi harrison i really adore your books and saying this might have been kind of diiferent being that i usually read books about kids who runaway and etc... but i just liked books that kept me on the edge of my seat. when i was first recommended this book i really liked it , and it kept me on the edge , for example when clarie was up in massies room on massies computer. i just kept on thinking will massie come back and catch her. but they are really just great books and i also love the way you end the book because it always has a sentence that makess you want to wonder whats going to happen next so i have to strive and anxiously wait to get the next book . right now i am reading sealed with a diss. but any way i just wanted to say that i love your books. yours truly 1 tyra johnson

  9. 4 out of 5

    Luciannaf

    I really liked The Clique sequel because it had even more drama than the last book. At the beginning I was kind of bored, but as I read on, the book got more and more hooked on it. I think that what first made it interesting for me was when Claire bets Massie that she can't go a month without shopping and Massie bets Claire that she can't go the same amount of time without repeating clothes. I think that the bet made both girls realize that it's not easy being like the other one and made them ge I really liked The Clique sequel because it had even more drama than the last book. At the beginning I was kind of bored, but as I read on, the book got more and more hooked on it. I think that what first made it interesting for me was when Claire bets Massie that she can't go a month without shopping and Massie bets Claire that she can't go the same amount of time without repeating clothes. I think that the bet made both girls realize that it's not easy being like the other one and made them get along better. One character that I did not like in this book was Alicia because she started to turn her back on her friends and tries to start a new clique with Olivia. I also didn't like that Alicia cheated to win the uniform design contest. Something that I liked about the book is that it is very easy to relate with because it's about things that happen to real girls. For example, Kristen and Dylan both like the same guy and they get in a huge fight about him and Alicia backstabbing her friends are both things that many people have surely experienced. I think that overall, it is a very good book and I recommend it to anyone.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bria Mcneal

    This book is pretty good. I must say it is not as good as the first and other books. In this book Massie decides that she should have her first BOY GIRL HALLOWEEN PARTY. Why... because Massie is ridiculously paraniod that she is not staying on the top of the "middle school pyramid." And of course Claire is still not apart of the Pretty Committie and completly un- wanted. But... of course Claire has to plan the party with Massie in order to have it. This book is a good sequal but it is not realy This book is pretty good. I must say it is not as good as the first and other books. In this book Massie decides that she should have her first BOY GIRL HALLOWEEN PARTY. Why... because Massie is ridiculously paraniod that she is not staying on the top of the "middle school pyramid." And of course Claire is still not apart of the Pretty Committie and completly un- wanted. But... of course Claire has to plan the party with Massie in order to have it. This book is a good sequal but it is not realy needed and if you want you could definatly skip it( I did at first and read the rest of the series I was fine. This book dose not realy do anything that might confuse you in the next one.) I hope you have GOOD READS TTFN

  11. 4 out of 5

    Hazel

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is the second book in the clique series. In this book the Massie (the leader f the clique) through a huge Halloween party. They meet boys, and fight over boys. When the girls in the clique wear their revealing costumes to school, they get busted. Will they get uniforms??? this is a good book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Grace

    ok im gonna say this about every clique book girlies ik they sound queer and stupid and blah blah blah but seriosley.....there actually.....i cant believe im saying this....SWEET! like 1nce u read 1 BAM! u get hooked

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alice

    I read this with my friend at the same time. It was O.K. I really didn't like it as much as the other ones- it was good, but not great. It's more like a giant introduction for the next three books.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bethany Huang

    As published on http://www.bookablog-bethany.blogspot... As much as I love "The Clique" series, I have to say that this book was not one of the best. Once you pass the first chapter and go onto the second one, it makes you realize that the time passed by too quickly. It was like this wasn't the second book-more like the fifth. In this book, I felt like we knew too little about Massie and her clique to feel any ties with them. Also, Lisi Harrison added in and said things that hadn't happened befo As published on http://www.bookablog-bethany.blogspot... As much as I love "The Clique" series, I have to say that this book was not one of the best. Once you pass the first chapter and go onto the second one, it makes you realize that the time passed by too quickly. It was like this wasn't the second book-more like the fifth. In this book, I felt like we knew too little about Massie and her clique to feel any ties with them. Also, Lisi Harrison added in and said things that hadn't happened before, which added more confusion to this book. If only those mishaps were gone, this book would be ehma-amazing! (Massie-style) The plot of this book is ah-mazing! Alicia overhears some girls doubting Massie's power of the Pretty Committee, and they decide to host the first Halloween party of the year. Massie is furious and decides to host her own boy/girl Halloween party...first. But while that happens, Massie makes a bet with Claire...that she can go at least a month without shopping. But Massie is literally dying without buying new clothing every week. And in a desperate act, Massie and her group wear their dirty devils costume that they are going to wear to Massie's Halloween party that night. The only problem is that Claire tattles them out, and the Pretty Committee is suddenly walking around school in their less than dazzling t-shirts and stained pants. Pretty Committee? Not likely. Massie's party is a hit until Alicia starts hanging out with Olivia, a LBR and a girl that is in Alicia's dance class- and when Alicia leaves the party early without saying anything. But that's not it. Because the PC violated the school's dress code, they decided to host a contest for the best school uniform, and Massie and the rest of the PC (and Claire) except Alicia, who is teamed up with Olivia, win the contest hands down. And how do we know that? Because Massie painted her thimble purple and put it in their box. But somehow it ends up in Alicia's...and Massie knows they cheated. Will Massie and Alicia still be friends? Or will they be EFL? (Enemies for life) Rating B-

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa Jacobo

    I just finished the book Best Friends for Never (The Clique Series) by Lisi Harrison. The Clique series has to be on my top 5 favorite books. It is in facts my favorite series. I love how Lisi Harrison writes her book(s). One example: she makes it easy and fun to read her books. Probably because her characters are in 7th grade and so am I. My favorite part of the book is when they have the halloween party and a lot of unusual things happen *wink wink* drama. There’s a new boy in town who Massie I just finished the book Best Friends for Never (The Clique Series) by Lisi Harrison. The Clique series has to be on my top 5 favorite books. It is in facts my favorite series. I love how Lisi Harrison writes her book(s). One example: she makes it easy and fun to read her books. Probably because her characters are in 7th grade and so am I. My favorite part of the book is when they have the halloween party and a lot of unusual things happen *wink wink* drama. There’s a new boy in town who Massie and Claire obviously like him. But Claire wants to wait for the right moment to tell Massie that he’s been giving her ¨stuff¨ because she thinks that her and Massie are becoming good friends (or just friends in general). But when Massie wants something she gets that something and that something happened to be Cam Fisher. Massie never really finds out about Claire and Cam’s ¨relationship¨ (but you never really know I’m reading the 3rd book and there’s some really juicy stuff in here). The fact that Massie thinks that she can get whatever she wants makes me irritated. I know a lot of girls who would worship Massie because they’re so alike. One MAIN reason I loved this book is because I know that Lisi Harrison ¨made’’ gossip girl a major TV series and book series as well. I’ve watched the TV series myself and loved it. So I searched Lisi Harrison online and found out that she made these books (The Clique) which I also knew that my teacher had. So I checked out the first book and loved it. And then when I was finished with that I had to wait what seemed liked forever (which was only really 7 days) for the person who checked it out before me to finish so I could get the second book. The Clique book(s) are so good I recommend all teenage girls to read them. I love these books with so much passion it’s kind of ridiculous. And I’m pretty sure that all the girls who have read and will read this book loved or will love The Clique books. That's all for now but I’ll totally be back to write a review of the 3rd book. :)

  16. 4 out of 5

    Steve Mount

    Homework book #4. OK, I had to read this because I say about my own novels that they are not about upper class girls schools and girls who spend daddy's money in malls ... which is one of the vices, oft-metioned, of the main characters in this novel, part of the Clique series. What I could not tell is if the author was poking fun at these girls while telling their story, or if she was holding them up as examples to be followed. Sometimes I felt the former, sometimes the latter, and I may need to Homework book #4. OK, I had to read this because I say about my own novels that they are not about upper class girls schools and girls who spend daddy's money in malls ... which is one of the vices, oft-metioned, of the main characters in this novel, part of the Clique series. What I could not tell is if the author was poking fun at these girls while telling their story, or if she was holding them up as examples to be followed. Sometimes I felt the former, sometimes the latter, and I may need to read up on the series on Wikipedia to see what others have said. I checked in Target tonight, and the series is in its, at least, 11th book... so I don't feel I will catch up with them all. Some things Harrison does that I purpose;ly avoided, especially after my readers complained: mentioning current music artists. John Mayer and Kelly Clarkson get mentions, for example, and these date the book immediately. Though I felt my mentions added a bit of realism, I took them out so that I could gain some longevity. Also, the characters are not impressed with Abercrombie and Fitch, but like DKNY - what if the popularity of these switch, or if both fall out of favor? Dated, again. I thought the story was OK - a little too much fashion-speak for me, but I am a 40 year old man, not a 13 year old girl. The evolution of the friendships felt real, even if the setting was outside of my own experiences.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ash R.

    This book is about the party of the year being crashed when all the drama gets in the way of a happy night. Girls will be girls when boys get in the way of a friendship. It take a while for everyone to realize it doesn't matter but lets just have fun. Though the night was suppose to be fun all the cat fights and stupid drama come tumbling in with gossip. I can relate because sometimes I take things on to seriously and I don't realize its about having fun. All of the characters didn't look at t This book is about the party of the year being crashed when all the drama gets in the way of a happy night. Girls will be girls when boys get in the way of a friendship. It take a while for everyone to realize it doesn't matter but lets just have fun. Though the night was suppose to be fun all the cat fights and stupid drama come tumbling in with gossip. I can relate because sometimes I take things on to seriously and I don't realize its about having fun. All of the characters didn't look at the point of the party, and they didn't make the best of it a similar mistake I made. We can change that by thinking about the positive and just enjoy what you have. I would rate this a 4 because it was really good and interesting but I think a lot of the same things happened over and over again. It got really repeated and put me to sleep at times.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Genesis

    In this book Massie has always been at the top of the clique. Until suddenly Massie feels as though she needs stay on the top. So for the first time she throws a boys and girls halloween party. But for her to throw this party, her parents insist on that she has to invite the whole entire grade. I don't have a connection with massie. You see Massie doesn't want to invite her whole entire grade. Yet i do have some advice for her. You see if I was Massie I wouldn't care if I wasn't not that popular In this book Massie has always been at the top of the clique. Until suddenly Massie feels as though she needs stay on the top. So for the first time she throws a boys and girls halloween party. But for her to throw this party, her parents insist on that she has to invite the whole entire grade. I don't have a connection with massie. You see Massie doesn't want to invite her whole entire grade. Yet i do have some advice for her. You see if I was Massie I wouldn't care if I wasn't not that popular because being popular doesn't make you better. It just makes you look like a jerk. So I say just cancel the whole party. I give this book 2 stars. the reason why is because it didn't really make sense to me. If you don't like your entire grade then don't throw a party because that's making everybody feel bad. And you are gonna look like a jerk then what you already are.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brooke ♥booklife4life♥

    **Short end of the month review** i'm scared to find out what Massie is going to do to that those girls who changed out the voting boxes. I don't think Cam likes Claire, and she shouldn't like him anyhow since Massie likes him, and that will not end will. Todd was my favorite in this book, especially when he dressed up as the other Powerpuff Girls to help his sister! Massie is still a spoiled brat, but they were a bit nicer to Claire in this one. This book was too short thou, and the ending, wtf, **Short end of the month review** i'm scared to find out what Massie is going to do to that those girls who changed out the voting boxes. I don't think Cam likes Claire, and she shouldn't like him anyhow since Massie likes him, and that will not end will. Todd was my favorite in this book, especially when he dressed up as the other Powerpuff Girls to help his sister! Massie is still a spoiled brat, but they were a bit nicer to Claire in this one. This book was too short thou, and the ending, wtf, it just ended, very quickly!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lei

    I can't believe i'm saying this but this book was actually good. Most books about fashion and rich obnoxious girls don't interest me, but this one was actually cool. It's about this clique of girls at an all girl junior high who are on the verge of being seperated. The leader, Massie, feels like she's loosing her sense of authority on the other 3 girls. Now she's at war with one of her best friends from second grade. I'm really looking forward to the next book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Olgaod96

    I thought it was a great book. It showed what best friends will do to stay together. It's all about popularity.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Natasha

    can't wait for the next book to be ordered... i think that all of the books are going to end with you wanting to know what happened!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Madison

    OK, Not the Best One But still REALLY GOOD!!!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    It's a really good series, but if you are looking to be popular, do not listen to what the book says!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    Another part of my beach vacation reading plans to pretend like I'm in high school again. Make that Junior High.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlyn

    this is a very funny book about a popular girls named massie, dylan, kristan, and alisha. their life is the greatest, or so you think.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bhavya

    2.75 stars. Okay I won't lie. I didn't think I could/should enjoy the book, but oh well. :p

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kyra

    I loved it! it was awesome i couldn't stop reading it!!!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Bailey Bamonte

    I first read a lot of these books when I was in elementary school, particularly fifth and sixth grade. I decided to look back on the series as over time I've been collecting bits and pieces of it when I see them at the Dollar Tree or at Half-Price books on clearance. I was particularly interested in analyzing the culture of these novels after I learned that Lisi Harrison did not actually write them about actual middle school, but that a lot of the way the characters act was taken from her adult I first read a lot of these books when I was in elementary school, particularly fifth and sixth grade. I decided to look back on the series as over time I've been collecting bits and pieces of it when I see them at the Dollar Tree or at Half-Price books on clearance. I was particularly interested in analyzing the culture of these novels after I learned that Lisi Harrison did not actually write them about actual middle school, but that a lot of the way the characters act was taken from her adult work experiences with immature coworkers. In retrospective, I can't believe these books are for younger, highly impressionable kids. Seeing as how I first read them when I was quite young (10-11) I can understand where these books can be seen as a problem. At that age, kids are very prone to acting like characters that they admire. Massie, one of the characters the series centers around, is highly admirable for her popularity and ability to stay on top of the social hierarchy no matter what happens. However, she is also quite a brat. Highly immature, she is rude to everyone that she deems "unfixable." In basic terms, if you can't be like her, she doesn't like you. I do think that maybe if younger children read these, they might start to emulate Massie's egotistical behavior. Banning kids from reading any book is bad (unless it's like, Fifty Shades of Grey or something) so I think these books could be a teacher of a valuable lesson: how not to act. This book was a quick and easy read, and the first novel could easily be skimmed to get the major plot points. The following novels after this are pretty much the same way, and they do have very interesting plots to follow. These are "young adult" novels, but they are small books that I only ever found in my elementary school's library, but I believe that if you want to take a look at the culture of immaturity and bullying from an insider's perspective, this book is extremely helpful. Even as adults, bullying never actually goes away, and just because these characters are in middle school, they act no different than some adults do. It also opens your eyes to the fact that children often emulate those who they look up to. Some of these character's parents are actually quite irresponsible and blatantly oblivious to the fact that their children act terrible toward others, and sometimes do it themselves. In other words, you are never too old to read these books. They might look two dimensional, and like some waste-of-time-gossip-beach-read, but on the flip side, they offer indirect insights into social interaction and culture.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    There is a saying that the true test (or success) of a series lies not in the first episode, book, etc., but in the second. Book 1 establishes the main characters and the central conflict between Massie and Claire pretty well. But Book 2 (with the origin story out of the way) is where things really take off. Harrison seems to really understand the milieu of middle school girls, but RICH middle school girls. And the social status is a key factor here. Whether intended or not Harrison has crafted There is a saying that the true test (or success) of a series lies not in the first episode, book, etc., but in the second. Book 1 establishes the main characters and the central conflict between Massie and Claire pretty well. But Book 2 (with the origin story out of the way) is where things really take off. Harrison seems to really understand the milieu of middle school girls, but RICH middle school girls. And the social status is a key factor here. Whether intended or not Harrison has crafted an intriguing look at the social pressures of being popular among not only your age group, but among a student body (the 5 main characters attend an all girl school) with pretty much the exact same social/economic background. There are machinations, ploys, plans and counter-plans to be found here. Claire wants in. Alicia (Massie's faithful lieutenant), in what is shaping up to be the series' most engrossing storyline so far, may be looking to branch off and start a clique of her own. There is another saying of sorts: "When are you going to grow up and act like adults?" Well, in the world of THE CLIQUE, these girls pretty much are when you get right down to it. The permissiveness of the parents is fascinating as well. Again, whether Harrison intended this or not, I was a bit shocked at what Massie's parents were allowing to happen at the Halloween party, including the fairly adult costumes the girls were going to be wearing. Harrison does not come out clearly and condemn the parents' choices in any narrative way. Perhaps she is simply stating what happens, allowing the reader to make up their own minds. One drawback to this series is that in these first two books the story alters between Massie and Claire's POVs only. One of the things I enjoyed about the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series is that Sara Shepard gave each of her characters a turn in the narrative spotlight. I hope that somewhere down the road Harrison does the same. I understand that Massie's determination to stay #1 pretty much makes her the star of the show, but I'm hoping the other characters can grow a little bit so that they are not just Massie's little toy soldiers.

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