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Invasion of the Boy Snatchers
A Clique Novel

by Lisi Harrison

      In this fourth visit with the Pretty Committee, the clique is facing a stiff challenge - Aliciaís underdressed, over-sexed cousin Nina is visiting and there is nothing she wonít do to become the queen of school. Massie canít let something like that pass, especially when Nina sets her sights on boyfriends. I found Invasion of the Boy Snatchers much more enjoyable than the last Clique novel. Nina was an excellent villain and it was great fun to hate her. The mystery element of the book -who is stealing everything that isnít nailed down?- could not have been more obvious, but the ending was immensely satisfying. As in the last book, the Clique does not model the kind of behavior youíd like to see in your daughter (though they are wonderfully innocent, with each girl hoping for her first kiss). In Boy Snatchers, the charactersí actions seemed better motivated and much more real. Also, this book has far more wit and giggle-worthy humor throughout it. Thereís even a funny poke at the Gossip Girls that made me laugh out loud. Itís just possible that Claire, the sweet girl I liked from the last Clique novel, is rubbing off on the others. There may be hope for these girls yet. At any rate, this novel is a fast and fun girlie read.

The Book

Little, Brown and Company
October 2005
Childrenís fiction / Age Level: Ages 9 - 12
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2005
NOTE: Reviewer Jan Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
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