The Clique by Lisi Harrison Essay

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Character-
Massie- Massie is a rich 7th grader that really isn't that nice of a person. She only is nice to her posse and does not include anyone else into her little clique. Massie is the leader of her social group.”Kristen: Do we like her? Massie: No!”(41) This shows that Massie is the leader because her friends do whatever she says. Massie one day basically decides that Claire, the new girl in town, will be her target. She will embarrass her and torture her and do whatever she wants to her because Claire has no friends yet and isn't really the typical girl around all these rich girls. Massie thinks that she isn't hurting Claire enough and she isn't getting any reaction out of Claire really so Maisie gets her friends to tear her down
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“It meant that she got updated before anyone else, and that seemed to be really important to her.” (41) This shows that to the girls getting updated is a pretty big and important deal for them because they want to know what's all going on in the world.

Expensive- Denotative- Very high priced Connotative- Worth a lot of money
Since Massie and her friends are very rich they like to buy very expensive clothing and they care a lot about how they look. So this is important because this shows how Massie is. “ How could a top thinner than toilet paper be that expensive? she thought. The girls were too busy accepting Massie’s floor and held it up to her face. It said seven hundred and eighty dollars.” (42) This is important because the girls bought Massie a get well gift and it was 780 dollars and that was just a get well gift so they would probably pay more for a regular shirt. Also the more expensive the more fashionable you get so the more popular you get.

Fashionable- Denotative- Observant of or conforming to the fashion Connotative- Cute style
Again this is important because they care so much about if they are in fashion or not and if they are they will get new clothing to be in fashion and look good. “ “Yeah, why not? The girls at this school hardly go looking for last year’s clothes.”” (65) This says its important for the girls at ODC, the school, to stay fashionable and up to date with

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