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Anderson, Laurie Halse - Speak (197 pages) Melinda starts her freshman year of high school as an outcast. No one can forgive her for calling the police to bust up the last big party of the summer, and no one knows why she did it. Melinda can’t bring herself to speak and she slowly withdraws into a shell. A school art project offers the chance for redemption but can Melinda finally bring herself to speak?
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn - Golden (247 pages) It’s the Goldens versus the Nons in this novel of a social war in an Oklahoma high school. Lissy James thought she’d escaped this kind of cattiness when she moved from California, but the social structure in her new school is fierce, and Lissy, who is hiding psychic abilities, soon finds that nothing is as it seems on the surface.
Brian, Kate. - Private (227 pages) Fifteen-year-old Reed has trouble fitting in at her new private school until she makes it into the Billings Girls, the clique with all the beauty, brains and power. But entry into this elite club also opens the door to secrets. Soon Reed knows all too much about the skeletons in these “perfect” girls’ closets.
Brugman, Alyssa - Walking Naked (185 pages) After being in detention with a girl called "The Freak," Megan finds herself torn between the developing friendship the two share and her involvement with a popular clique.
Cormier, Robert - The Chocolate War (253 pages) A prep school for boys run by a ruthless clique. A young man who refuses to be bullied. How dangerous will life become for a teenager who dares to disturb the universe?
Dean, Zooy - The A-List Anna moves from Manhattan to “Hollyweird” where she immediately pisses off the in-crowd by attracting their most unattainable single male. As Anna adjusts to California culture shock she also navigates the politics of catty cliquedom, California style.
De Villers, Julia - How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller (212 pages) A young woman accidentally turns in a private story from her journal instead of an English assignment and becomes a best-selling author almost overnight.
Giles, Gail - Shattering Glass (215 pages) When a group of the most popular males on campus decides to turn the high school nerd into a heartthrob, they never realize that their actions will lead to his murder.
Goobie, Beth - The Lottery (264 pages) The Shadow Council, a group of popular teens, chooses one student each school year to be the class scapegoat. The lottery winner must do all things the Shadow Council decrees and no one may befriend the “winner” or else suffer social suicide. When fifteen-year-old Sal’s name is drawn to be scapegoat, she does not know how she can possibly survive the school year.
Grant, Cynthia D. - The Cannibals (184 pages) Tiffany Spratt is head cheerleader, Miss. Popularity and generally envied, but no one knows that between cheering, dating the hottest guy in school and acting in a major motion picture, she has her bad days too. And when she goes from Number 1 to Number 1 Reject, she’s got to find a way to carry on.
Griffin, Adele. Amandine (220 pages) At first Delia’s new friendship with the enigmatic Amandine seems fun. Then Amandine becomes cruel and increasingly disturbed. But when Delia breaks off the friendship, the trouble with Amandine really grows frightening.
Griffin, Adele - Overnight (151 pages) The Lucky Seven rule the school, but when one of the seven loses status and becomes victimized, the other group members question the various reasons that keep them running with the clique. Told from different points of view, Overnight kicks into high gear when one of the clique goes missing at an overnight party.
Holder, Nancy - Pretty Little Devils (250 pages) Getting into the coolest clique in school can be murder---literally. Take one desperate outsider, four popularity queens, one hot jock, one vengeful cheerleader, and a mysterious new boy and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. By the end of this school year, more than one person will be dead---but who will be at the top of the clique’s caste system?
Johnson, Maureen- Devilish (263 pages) Punk girl Jane has always looked out for her best friend, awkward but sweet Ally. When Ally is humiliated at a school event, Jane is there to pick up the pieces. But when Ally returns to school the next day transformed and—different—Jane begins to suspect that Ally has, literally, sold her soul for popularity.
Harrison, Lisi. - The Clique (220 pages) Wealthy Massie is determined to exclude middle class Claire, the daughter of her father's old friend, from her seventh-grade clique at a very exclusive private school in Westchester, New York, but after Massie steals her only friend, Claire strikes back.
Melching, Lauren - The Rise and Fall of a Tenth Grade Social Climber (304 pages) When her best friend dares her to become part of the popular crowd and record her experiences in a diary, fifteen-year-old Mimi's world turns upside down when the diary gets into the wrong hands.
Pascal, Francine. - The Ruling Class (176 pages) Sick of being bullied and harassed, a new girl at a wealthy suburban Dallas high school plots revenge on the girls in the ruling clique.
Myracle, Lauren - Rhymes with Witches (207 pages) Freshman, Jane, learns that the most popular clique on campus isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, there’s something very strange about these people. . .who seem to be demanding a very real sacrifice from Jane.
Sheldon, Dyan - My Perfect Life (201 pages) A school election turns ugly when ordinary Ella runs against the rich and powerful Carla Santini.
Sheldon, Dyan - Tall, Thin and Blonde (176 pages) During her first year in high school, Jenny finds out what true friends are when her best friend deserts her for the sake of belonging to a clique of pretty and popular girls.
Shusterman, Neal - The Shadow Club (183 pages) The Shadow Club starts simply enough: the kids who are tired of being second-best get together and, for the first time, talk about how they feel. But soon the members decide to play practical jokes on the first-place winners they envy, and things begin to spin dangerously out of control.
Shreve, Susan - Goodbye, Amanda the Good ( 135 pages) 13-year-old Amanda isn’t fitting in, not until she starts wearing all black and showing an attitude. Then “the Club” takes notice of her and she starts running with the coolest, but most dangerous clique on campus.
Slade, Arthur – Tribes (134 pages) Percy considers himself a kind of anthropologist of the “tribes” or cliques at his high school. Since the suicide of his best friend, Percy belongs to no tribe, moving alone through the shark-infested social waters of high school. Only a girl named Elissa seems willing to bring Percy out of his shell as he deals with his friend’s death and the memory of the death of his father many years before.
Tullson, Diane - The Edge (212 pages) Tormented by the popular girls, and rejected by her friend, 14-year-old Marlie starts running with the outcast crowd. But when the outcasts plot a dangerous revenge scheme, Marlie must question her new loyalties and her obligation to society.
Vail, Rachel - Wonder (122 pages) How cruel it is when a friend turns on you. 12-year-old Jessica finds this out when her best friend abandons her to start a clique with five other girls. Soon they’re ruling the school and ridiculing Jessica. A tale of junior high survival.
Voight, Cynthia - It’s Not Easy Being Bad (241 pages) Two unpopular girls try to break into the seventh grade clique system, even though they're not really sure they want to be popular at all.
Von Ziegesar, Cecily - Gossip Girl (199 pages) In the privileged world of high school socialites, popularity is a serious business. Nasty rumors, catty fights, and risqué ruses all appear in this revealing look at the lives of the rich and privileged.