Massie (Clique Summer Collection Series #1)

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Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After Massie Block gets kicked off her high horse and out of her ultra exclusive Westchester riding camp, her parents force her to do the unthinkable-find a summer job. Not one for dog-walking or brat-sitting, Massie comes up with the ah-bvious solution: She'll be a sales rep for the cosmetics brand Be Pretty. Massie fully hearts her new role as fairy gawdmother of makeup-until she discovers transforming LBRs into glam-girls takes more than a swish of ...

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Overview

Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After Massie Block gets kicked off her high horse and out of her ultra exclusive Westchester riding camp, her parents force her to do the unthinkable-find a summer job. Not one for dog-walking or brat-sitting, Massie comes up with the ah-bvious solution: She'll be a sales rep for the cosmetics brand Be Pretty. Massie fully hearts her new role as fairy gawdmother of makeup-until she discovers transforming LBRs into glam-girls takes more than a swish of her royal purple mascara wand.

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No sane teen truly wants a summer job and Massie, the teen hero of this Clique series spin-off, is no exception. Dreading a warm weather stint as a dog walker or baby watcher, she positively blossoms when she receives the ultimate high school fashionista gig: becoming the sales rep for a trendy cosmetics company. Unfortunately, Massie's first dreams of Gucci glamour crash quickly once her pump heels hit the road.
Children's Literature - Jennifer Wood
The tenth novel in Lisi Harrison's "The Clique" series also begins the "Summer Collection" miniseries featuring the girls of The Pretty Committee. This book features Massie Block and her summer (mis)adventures. Massie is sent away from her prestigious riding camp after forcing a teammate, who is later revealed as the camp owner's granddaughter, to cheat in an important competition. Since all of Massie's friends are in various other corners of the globe enjoying their own event-filled trips, the soon-to-be eighth-grader does not look forward to the return home to her family's posh home and lifestyle. To make matters worse, Mrs. Block has canceled Massie's credit cards, and both parents force Massie to get a job in hopes of teaching their daughter a lesson. While this goal seems much needed, what Massie actually learns in the novel (and what readers take away from the story) is far less valuable. Massie becomes a door-to-door cosmetic salesgirl, brutally insulting her explicitly temporary summer friends before using the products to make the girls over, which in turn repeatedly equates to sexualizing her young friends' appearances, including that of a well-endowed ten-year-old with B-cups. Perhaps most disappointingly, when the company's owner takes Massie aside during a luncheon and makes the girl's internal ugliness quite clear, Massie cowardly laughs this off and instead seizes the opportunity to manipulate and deceive the owner further. While the commercial success of this type of girls' fiction cannot be denied, Massie's tale reads like a series of product placements for any and every hard-to-get designer label and presents a set of values and relationships many adults would find atthe very least questionable. Reviewer: Jennifer Wood
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316027519
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Clique Summer Collection Series , #1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 240,356
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisi Harrison

Lisi Harrison is the author of The Clique, Alphas and Monster High series. She was the Senior Director of Production Development at MTV and Head Writer for MTV Production. Lisi is currently pretending to write her next novel.

Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    AH-mazing book x ten!

    i love the clique series and i finally got to read this book. Massie is my favriote girl so i knew i would love thid book. I would recomend this book baecause it shows that rich people can have jobs and to find buteaty in others. even though it shows that being mean is getting you some where it shows that it might be the only way to get on top.
    over all i love this book!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    good.

    i usually don't read books like the clique. i'm more into action, mystery, and fantasy. but to my suprise, i ended up enjoying this series. its all about Massie Block, Alicia Rivera, Dylan Marvil, Kristen Gregory, and claire lyons. they are the pretty committee and they rule the school. its full of backstabbing and gossip and new words like LBR (loser beyond repair) and ah-mazing and ehmagawd and Ah-bviously. i recommend this series because lisi harrison is an ah-mazing author. if you liked this i also recommend hottie, bras and broomsticks, how to ditch your fairy, airhead, and violet on the runway.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Love these books

    I loved these books they were so good i def recommend for ages 10+

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    Good book, nice and easy to read

    This book is good and simple to read so that you can hurry and read the next one! At first i was dissapointed that there were only 71 pages in the entire book, but i was happy to finish it so i can now read Dylan. This book wasn't as exciting as the regular clique books and actually kind of boring most of the time. I didn't like the fact that Massie's parents were acting so different, and longed for their old ways.I can't wait to go back to the regular books and read the ninth one!

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    massie

    omg ya always thought that massie haz no problems right, but ur rong bout this book u wont want to put it down. you will luvvvvv this as much a i doooo !!!! lolz its true

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2008

    I'm Done With the Clique series

    I'm sorry, but I just can't continue with this series. It was getting pretty mediocre even before the Summer Collection, but after reading Massie, I'm DONE. I know these girls are brats, but they've reached the limit. And there's nothing left of my favorite character, Claire. She's ditched her Keds to be like Massie. It's just sickening to watch. The Summer Collection has opened my eyes, and now I see that these girls have no redeeming qualities at all. These books were good at first, but Miss Harrison has just lost it.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Heart it!

    Very very goooooodddd! Best of the summer collection. Luv u massie! Heart your name! Does anyone else think it's a pretty name? They need to make a clique movie! I call Massie!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2011

    Book Revew

    i like this book!!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    This book proves that short can be good.

    This book is a nice, light, quick read for anyone who is a fan of Lisi Harrison's writing. It's ideal for anyone who doesn't like to be caught up in a book for long, because it's really short and the way it's written is pretty simple! I wasn't expecting much from this book, but it turned out to be the best one out of the five book miniseries that it's a part of. Massie Block, everyone's favorite spoiled brat, is kicked out of her prestigious riding camp after a hilarious incident which I won't divulge and is forced to do the unthinkable- find a summer job. She settles herself a salesgirl job at a local cosmetics company, because, hey, there's nothing that says popular and pretty like going around and telling people how hideous they are so they'll spend money! At the end, Massie learns an important lesson. This is a pretty basic book with a good, upbeat feel. Reading it wouldn't be a mistake!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Gosh

    This book is great but its bad that she glue someone to a saddle

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Super good book!!!!!

    This book was one of my favorite books to read. I was unsure to read it because I thought it wouldnt be as good as the series before it. It teaches a good lesson to younger teens to love yourself for who you are. In the end, Iwasnt surprised that she stole the purple marker. That was definetly a typical Massie move. Neither was I surprised that she used the glue in the begining to win the riding tournament. Definetly a good read for young girls and early teens amd tweens.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    The clique

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    I love the clique series but im a claire fan and so i dont really like the summer series.


    Hit agree if your a claire fan!!!!!!
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    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Ehh

    I didn't like this one

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Funny and whimsical

    I really like this book. It is whimsical and l like the makeover parts. I am not normally a fan of books like these but this series stole my heart. Hope you like it too!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Awesome

    I am a huge fan

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2011

    Amazing!!!!!

    I love this book its sooooooo good but i kinda didnt like anastia

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    It wa sokay.

    It was tiring toward the end. The second time it completly boring. She should really focus on the actual series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    suckish

    ew this book was ******* annoying and stupid.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Thumbs down x10 (as Massie says)

    This was probably the worst book I had to read through in my whole life. The only reason I didn't put this down at page 3 was because I promised my friend I would read it.I would never ever ever think of reading another clique book again.
    First,all the characters were bratty and mean and annoying and there was basicly no story going on at all. The characters were very unlikeable and the main character, Massie, made me want to puke. She was mean and horrible and spoiled and bratty like a popular girl at a public school.
    Second, the story was so unrealistic. In the end, after all the horrible things she did, she still meets her favorite designer and gets the purple hair streak to buy everything she ever wanted. But she could have just used her oh-so-precious credit card.
    Third, it was all Massie crying and Massie buying shoes and Massie wanting new clothes and Massie this and Massie that. It was annoying! She was applying lip gloss every second and telling everyone how ugly they were and how gorgeous she was. She was only in 7th grade.

    This book is definately not worth reading. Even if it is only 144 pages.

    <--- These are some good books.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    The Clique

    Love how she stole the marker. So usual Massie.

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