Dial L For Loser
A Clique Novel, No. 6
by Lisi Harrison
grader Claire Lyons and her parents move from Florida to wealthy Westchester
County, NY. As a temporary measure, they stay in a friend's guest
house. The friend's daughter, Massie, is also in the seventh grade,
and decides to make Claire's life miserable just to show off in front
of her friends. The girls who belong to the Pretty Committee
are spoiled, wealthy kids who have been kicked out of OCD, (Octavian
Country Day School) where they have been misbehaving. Claire is not
quite up on all the latest trends that are must-haves to be in with
the clique, and their un-subtle harassment wears on her nerves. When
the girls are invited to audition for a new movie, Dial L For Loser, they
head for L. A. on the movie studio's private jet. Massie is shocked
when, in spite of her new hair extensions and her straight-leg velvet
Sevens, it is Claire who snags a starring role, and gets a ticket
into a world of extreme fabulousness. Cam, Claire's boyfriend back
in Westchester, just hopes that she won't fall for a teen star and
forget about him.
Lots of trendy references here... the designer clothes,
the PalmPilots, and stops at Starbucks. Calvin Klein is in. So is
Ralph Lauren. But Claire's navy platform Keds are expired and Burberry
is last year's to die for.
Teens will recognize themselves in the things kids
love to do and the language that is "so in." This series is best
loved by teen girls, and a sequel is in the works. Fast action
and exciting characters make this the series to read this fall.
Catch up on the whole series about the super-wealthy! What fun.
August 23, 2006|
Children/Fiction -Ages 12 & up|
Beverly J. Rowe|