Book Review: The Clique by: Valerie Thomas

Publication Date: October 31, 2014

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: The Clique is the story of Audrey Hughes, and the attempt of a boy to win her over by bringing her down. Manipulating her friends, poisoning her relationships, and tearing at her family; Devon will stop at nothing to get what he wants. But Audrey isn’t so easily ruined. She fights for her friends, pulling closer even when they would push her away.

Review: THE CLIQUE features Audrey Hughes and her friends who face a threat they never saw coming. Audrey is the “it-girl” – the one who the boys want to date and the girls want to be friends with. THE CLIQUE wasn’t all about Audrey and her stalker, but featured a lot about what was going on with her friends as well. I wasn’t a fan of many of the characters, but with them being teenagers, sometimes it’s natural feeling. The dialogue came across as true, showing the authors ease with teenagers and their interactions. THE CLIQUE seemed a bit derivative and I’d like to have seen more meat to the story and characters. While it was sometimes difficult to bring myself to care about what was happening to Audrey and her friends, there were deep issues which the author touched on which are very important to teenagers to explore and discuss.

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