Wealthy Massie is determined to exclude middle class Claire, the daughter of her father’s old friend, from her seventh-grade clique at a very exclusive private school in Westchester, New York, but after Massie steals her only friend, Claire strikes back. Author: Lisi Harrison Series: The Clique
“The Clique” was such a great book! I read it five times! The graphic novel version was so good, I decided to read the real book! I loved “The Clique” so much! I would suggest this book to most people.
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they goto visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
The Watsons are very funny. Byron is the oldest. Kenny is the funny one. Joey is the annoying one. The whole family has done something funny. Like when Byron kissed his reflection on the car window. Kenny was embarrased when he read a higher book than the 5th graders. (This is still back during racism). The mom has a gap in between her teeth so she covers her mouth when she laughs. I thought that was very funny. The dad was laughng so hard he cried. I’m telling you this book is hilarious.
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After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother’s route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
WOW!!! that was a great book its totally a reread!!!
“This book is my favorite book because it is very interesting and a wonderful book!
Amanda and Leo have celebrated their birthdays everysingle year. On their 10th birthday Leo said some words he shouldn’t have said and Amanda got so mad, she didn’t talk to Leo for a whole year. So here comes their 11th birthday and Amanda still hasn’t talked to Leo. She has a very bad birthday and wants it to end so bad. So she is finally happy that it is almost Saturday. But it is their birthday again! Will she ever get out of this loop? Is anyone else expiriencing this? How can she stop?
I recodmend this book to the ages of 9-15. I am so glad it got published!