Charmed and Dangerous

Charmed and Dangerous

The Rise of the Pretty Committee

Book - 2009
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Happy New Clique!

Once upon a time, in Westchester and Orlando, there were four betas just waiting for their alpha. It took a miracle to bring the Pretty Committee together--or rather, a New Year's Yves party. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it just cliques.

Massie Block: Is destined to lead, but trapped as a beta in the Ahnabees, the top clique at PMS (Presbyterian Middle School). She has ah-mazing ideas--Friday night sleepovers, Gossip Points, and atching charm bracelets. When will it be her time to rule?

Alicia Rivera: Is dying to lead the Body Alive Dance Studio Squad. With the captain on vaca'tion, BADSS's live performance on Merri Lee Marvil's New Year's Yves show is her chance to shine. Will she prove herself alpha-worthy--or will she need to find a whole new clique?

Dylan Marvil: Is done, done, and done with people kissing her teeny-tiny butt just because her mom is famous. But who would be brave enough to stand up to someone so Marvilous?

Kristen Gregory: Has made a New Year's reso'lution to make friends and get a life. Escape from Planet Loser starts . . . now!

Claire Lyons: Is psyched times ten to win a last-minute invitation to the New Year's Yves satellite party in Orlando. But first she needs to sneak out of the house. And the countdown to midnight begins in ten . . . nine . . . eight . . .

The Clique . . . the only thing harder than getting in is staying in.
Publisher: New York : Poppy, 2009.
ISBN: 9780316055376
Branch Call Number: HAR
Characteristics: 175 p.


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Jun 28, 2014

Was Massie always the alpha? Why is Dylan so concerned with her weight? And what was Claire like when she still lived in Florida? All of these questions and more are answered in this prequel! The cover is beautiful, it doesn't take that long to read, and it's perfect for any fan of the Clique! :) Lisi did it again!

Sep 18, 2013

Ehmagawd ah-maZing book loved the Dylan and massie bits.

jodianmorgan Jul 31, 2012

done done and done
ah mazing book and is irresistible

Booklover1235 Jul 17, 2012

Really cool to see how the clique came to be and how the members were before it.

Tulips13 Jun 09, 2012

Travel back in time to when it all began. I luv this book! So, much fun. It is all about how the girls got 2 b 2gether. I wuz surprised :0 that the gurlz were only in 4th grd!!!

Apr 19, 2012

I don't really like the bits with Claire, they're kind of boring, but otherwise it's an awesome book!

aria6160 Nov 05, 2011

ya massies my fave too..

Jun 11, 2011

Totally cool! I loved how Lisi made the Pretty Committee come together!!!!!! I think it was really creative of her to write the prequel after soo many books in this series had already come out. =) I hope Lisi Harrison will never ever ever stop writing books!!! =)

May 11, 2011

you have to read the others in the series. 2.5 stars :\
ok i guess....

Apr 17, 2011

a great book to read. this book teach you how the pretty committee got together and what massie was like before

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Jun 28, 2014

"I, Kristen Gregory, promise to do whatever it takes to get a life in the new year."
Then, she kicked her binder of the coffee table and took a long, unauthorized swig of Ali's marshmallow Coke. It wasn't exactly life in the fast lane, but at least her pedicures foot was on the gas.

jodianmorgan Jul 31, 2012

done done and done

jodianmorgan Jul 31, 2012


jodianmorgan Jul 31, 2012

ah mazing

jodianmorgan Jul 31, 2012

are you a peynata?
then why you still hanging around

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WoodmontTeens Feb 27, 2015

This book reviews five girls that have problems in their lives but don't have a voice to stand up for themselves. Falling down, will they find their voice? Will they reveal their inner selves? I did not like the alternating narrators. It would have been better told through one voice.

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Booklover1235 Jul 17, 2012

at the new years yves party the 4 girls we love came together at one of the biggest partys of the new year. will the party be a total bust or a major must? and how were the pretty comitte like before they met there one true alpha? find out in the clique preqal.

Tulips13 Jun 16, 2012

Travel back in time to when it all began. Meet Massie, Alicia, Kristen, Dylan, and Claire. They are little 4th graders with lives of their own. That is, until Dylan's mom's big New Year's Yves party. Will this party change the girls' lives forever?

Apr 19, 2012

This is the story that tells you about how the Pretty Committee meet and become best friends. They all meet because the charms fall off Massie's charm bracelet and Dylan, Kristen and Alicia all find one.


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