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Massie (Clique Summer Collection Series #1)

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by Lisi Harrison (Created by)
 

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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

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316027519
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Clique Summer Collection Series , #1
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
709,344
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

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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Massie (Clique Summer Collection Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 215 reviews.
BookwormKD More than 1 year ago
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.
bookwormHC More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
k2c6p04 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So full of drama and addicting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is prettycool.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ehmagawd this book is FAB!! I ah-dore it!! Massie and Kuh-laire are my fav. I love that even though she is rich Massie has to get a..... SUMMER JOB!! I highly reccomend! :) Heart, The Clique Luh-ver :)
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I dont like how they say gawd in stead of just god
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love how she stole the marker. So usual Massie.
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I seriously love all Lisi's books. Although The Clique series would HAVE to be my fave. :)
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I loved these books they were so good i def recommend for ages 10+
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Mary Heldman More than 1 year ago
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!