The Clique is the first book in the series of novels by Lisi Harrison. It was the released on May 5, 2004.

The Clique


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Release Date
May 5, 2004

Back Cover

Meet The Clique...

Massie Block: With her glossy brunette bob and laser-whitened smile, Massie is the uncontested ruler of The Clique and the rest of the social scene at Octavian Country Day School, an exclusive private girls' school in Westchester County, New York. Massie knows you'd give anything to be just like her.

Dylan Marvil: Massie's second in command who divides her time between sucking up to Massie and sucking down Atkins Diet shakes.

Alicia Rivera: As sneaky as she is beautiful, Alicia floats easily under adult radar because she seems so "sweet." Would love to take Massie's throne one day. Just might.

Kristen Gregory: She's smart, hardworking, and will insult you to tears faster than you can say "my haircut isn't ugly!"

Enter Claire Lyons, the new girl from Florida in Keds and two-year-old Gap overalls, who is clearly not Clique material. Unfortunately for her, Claire's family is staying in the guesthouse on Massie's family's huge estate while they look for a new home. Claire's future looks worse than a bad Prada knockoff. But with a little luck and a lot of scheming, Claire might just come up smelling like Chanel No. 19...

The Clique... the only thing harder than getting in is staying in.

Plot Summary

The book starts with Massie arguing with her mom about having to miss a party to meet the Lyons family; her father's best friend's family. After dinner with the family, Claire and Massie go up to Massie's room. Massie tells Claire that she should find her own friends because she would feel weird if she tried to fit in.

The next morning, Claire waits in the Range Rover for Massie so Isaac can drive them to OCD. The book continues on with Claire trying to fit in to the clique and Massie trying to hold on to her spot as leader.


  • The book claims that Dylan is Massie's second in command, when in the rest of the series it's definitely Alicia.
  • The back claims that Kristen can insult well, when she doesn't insult any more than the rest of the PC in the book(s).