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The Clique Series is an American young adult novel series written by Lisi Harrison and published by Little, Brown and Company, a subsidiary of the Hachette Group. The series revolves around five girls. Massie Block, Alicia Rivera, Dylan Marvil, and Kristen Gregory collectively make up The Pretty Committee, an 'A-Lister' clique at the fictional, all girls middle school, Octavian Country Day, or as Massie likes to call it, OCD, which is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Claire Lyons is a misfit girl from Orlando, Florida. She shops at stores like the Gap, and has no clue what life is Westchester is like and what is expected of her there. Massie is the head of the clique, while Claire, a newcomer to the area, is initially considered an outcast due to her financial and fashion status'. She is also not welcomed at first because of her attitude, which is that since she is living in Massie's guest house she should be Massie's friend and a member of the Pretty Committee. As the series progresses, she slowly develops a friendship with Massie, realizing that she must earn her friendship, and eventually becomes a member of the group.

The first novel, The Clique, was released on May 19, 2004. As of March 2010, thirteen novels have been released in the main series. On October 4, 2006, a box set called "The Clique Collection" was released containing the first three novels of the series. A second set was released in November 2006 containing books four through six. From April to August 2008, five novellas named after the five main characters were published in a subseries called "The Clique Summer Collection." The novellas focus on each titular characters' activities during the summer between their seventh and eighth grades in school. Harrison composed a guide to the series' "teen speak" terminology and trivia, Cliquetionary, which was released on November 16, 2009. It was announced on Lisi Harrison's website that the fourteenth book (which will be released in 2011) would mark the end of the series.

In 2007, Warner Brothers announced that it had partnered with publisher Alloy Entertainment to create a series of direct-to-DVD films based on the books. A film, based on the first novel The Clique, was released on November 18, 2008. The novels are being adapted into a series of graphic novels by Yen Press, with the first volume due for release July 2010.

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