The Clique - Lisa Harrison
The characters are so shallow. I have never read a series with more shallow girls ever in my life. They are like those stereotypical popular cheerleaders in the movies. There isn't a single girl on earth that talks like they do (EH MI GAWD) or acts like they do (*point*) or is as shallow and conceited as they are. What sort of girl has a boyfriend and a job when they are 12? I'm not sure where Lisa Harrison grew up, but where I live, that's not normal.
The plot is non-existent. As in, it's not there. There are girls. They fight over boys. The end. I don't know what kind of message Lisa was trying to portray but it didn't get through to me.
What bothers me the most is that these girls have everything. They are rich, they are pretty, the are popular, they have a bunch of friends, everyone likes them (or at least pretends to), they get fairly good grades, they are automatically on the sports teams, etc, etc. I don't think anyone can relate to them at all. Most girls are pretty, but they don't look like supermodels. Most girls are well-off, not as rich as Bill Gates. Most girls have friends, but they have a couple enemies too. Most girls have to work for good grades and achievements, they aren't automatically top of the list. There are no girls like the ones Lisa Harrison has created! It is so unrealistic!
I understand this is a chick-lit, and it's supposed to be fluffy and empty, but LH could have done better than this crap. At least it was entertaining. That's all that can be said for it. 2/5
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LOOL just saying :P Seems like the kinda thing those girls would do.