P.S. I Loathe You (The Clique #10)
Lisi Harrison
Poppy (2009)
ISBN 9780316006811
Reviewed by McKenzie Tritt (age 15) for Reader Views (6/09)

 

Meet the Pretty Committee, Briarwood-Octavian Country Day’s most exclusive clique, also known as the OCDivas. The group consists of five BFFs: Massie Block, the group leader, Kristen Gregory, the smart and athletic one, Dylan Marvil, the funny and tomboyish one, Alicia Rivera, the second-in-command, and Claire Lyons, the down to earth one.

After a short-standing boy-fast, it seems everyone at BOCD has a crush. Massie is crushing on Dempsey after recently getting over Derrington, although she still has claim to him. It seems, however, that Massie has some competition. This competition is none other than Layne Abeley, an LBR who just happens to be one of Dempsey’s LBR best friends. In order to gain Dempsey’s love, Massie starts BOCD’s first ever cheerleading squad. Along the way, though, there is plenty of Pretty Committee trouble, including someone vying for alpha status.

Kristen cannot wait for Dune, her crush to return from surfing. But when he does, she is not sure if he the one for her. Plus, she has to deal with Massie and her secret LBR best friend, Layne, both crushing on Dempsey. Who will she help? Claire, on the other hand, has a steady boyfriend. She just needs to help Massie keep the PC intact, which is not an easy job. Alicia is happy with Josh, but not with her beta status. Will she accept her position or try to work her way to the top? Finally, there is Dylan. She has got a rather large secret: she’s crushing on Derrington, although Massie still has claim on him. Plus, it’s pretty obvious that he has a thing for tomboys.

“P.S. I Loathe You” is similar to the likes of “Gossip Girl” and “The A-List.” It doesn’t contain nearly as much cussing or sexual activity – there’s very little, actually. This book obviously isn’t a timeless work of literature, but it’s a fun read just the same. As a fan of “The Clique” series I was excited for another installment. It’s a great beach or weekend read. Don’t expect much depth; you won’t find it. There are, however, a couple of good life lessons if you look closely enough. I would recommend this to anyone who loves “rich girl” books, but wants a toned down version. If you’re looking for a guilty pleasure, full of name-dropping, clothes, and boys, “P.S. I Loathe You” by Lisi Harrison is the book for you.

 

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