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KLIATTMassie Block, queen of the exclusive junior high clique The Pretty Committee, is back for another installment of her life as a privileged teen in upper-crust Westchester, New York. When Claire, who lives with her family in the Block's guesthouse, moves into Massie's room while the guesthouse undergoes construction, Massie has to make some concessions. Not only is Massie adjusting to life with Claire, but her social position is being threatened by Nina, clique member Alicia's hot cousin from Spain. Nina wears sexy boots, has an exotic accent, and seems to be experienced with boys, especially for a 13-year-old. Suddenly, everyone is looking to Nina for advice on fashion and their love lives. Every boy at Briarwood drools shamelessly over Nina, making the clique girls old news. When part of Massie's loyal clique stops worshipping her, she plans revenge on Nina. Massie and company humiliate Nina and expose her dirty little secret. The girls come off outwardly as unbelievably sophisticated, with their Manolo Blahnik shoes, highlighted hair, and limitless bank accounts. But when it comes down to it, they're typical junior high girls. They obsess over boys, hope for their first kiss, and get in catty fights. Massie's oft-uttered "Ehmagod" and other teenage speech patterns grow tiresome, but for the most part, the writing is consistent and the characters are surprisingly engaging. As usual, the book ends ready for another in the series and even more drama is sure to follow. This series is a good addition to middle school libraries and is more age-appropriate for this group than the Gossip Girl or A-List series. KLIATT Codes: J--Recommended for junior high school students. 2005, Little, Brown,252p., Ages 12 to 15.