Did you or a loved one read the Clique
books as a middle schooler? If so, you may
be entitled to financial compensation.
Lisi Harrison’s groundbreaking young
adult series centered around the glamorous
life of very rich seventh-grader Massie Block
and her group of minions.
looking back, there was a lot more
questionable, inappropriate and sometimes downright
damaging material in the 15+ Clique books.
Based on some of the series’ titles — like “Revenge
of the Wannabes” and “It’s Not Easy Being Mean” —
it probably does not come as a shock that the
girls depicted in these books were shallow and
dramatic to a nearly soap-operatic level.
The Clique books also took delight
in elitism to a nauseating degree.
One of the most notably problematic themes
presented throughout the Clique books is
the main characters’ obsession with their
bodies, their weight and dieting.
Preteen girls, the precise demographic the
Clique books were made for, are highly susceptible
to such negative messaging about their bodies.
As one Twitter user so eloquently put it,
“Who let an 11-year-old girl read these”