Lisi Harrison’s The Clique has been critical to the development of my writing. I fell in love with her brilliantly witty prose five years ago, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Now, without further ado, here are the covers (but first, a synopsis):


About The Clique:

Massie Block: With her glossy brunette bob and laser-whitened smile, Massie is the uncontested ruler of The Clique and the rest of the social scene at Octavian Country Day School, an exclusive private girls’ school in Westchester County, New York. Massie knows you’d give anything to be just like her.

Dylan Marvil: Massie’s second in command who divides her time between sucking up to Massie and sucking down Atkins Diet shakes.

Alicia Rivera: As sneaky as she is beautiful, Alicia floats easily under adult radar because she seems so “sweet.” Would love to take Massie’s throne one day. Just might.

Kristen Gregory: She’s smart, hardworking, and will insult you to tears faster than you can say “my haircut isn’t ugly!”

Enter Claire Lyons, the new girls from Florida in Keds and two-year-old Gap overalls, who is clearly not Clique material. Unfortunately for her, Claire’s family is staying in the guesthouse on Massie’s family’s huge estate while they look for a new home. Claire’s future looks worse than a bad Prada knockoff. But with a little luck and a lot of scheming, Claire might just come up smelling like Chanel No. 19. . . .

The Clique . . . the only thing harder than getting in is staying in. (Goodreads)



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The edition on the left is, to me, the classic edition. In: Plaid. Out: My clothing.

The edition on the right includes the actors from the movies. Classy yet not classic.



the_clique_cover_HungarianThis illustrated cover seems doesn’t give the impression that Massie, Dylan, Alicia, and Kristen do in the book. However, it is a valiant attempt.


the_clique_cover_PortugueseSame models from the “classic” cover, but different background. (Spot the outdated  phone?) This cover is too dark. The Pretty Committee is a lot of things, but it isn’t dark!


the_clique_cover_GermanI absolutely love this background. It’s bright, pretty, and oh so intricate. Perfect for the Pretty Committee!

Which cover is your favorite? Which cover do you think the Pretty Committee would think is “in”?