The books are actually a stealth warning to not act like the Pretty Committee.One of the things on the Fridge page under Fridge Horror is that these girls are going to be seriously fucked up when they're adults. If any tween girls who read these books figure that out (and I'm sure some of them must have. Tweens are smarter than you think), well, why would they want to act like them? I pray to God that this is true, because if it's not, I really fucking hate these things.
This is a Stealth Parody.It has to be. It HAS to.
This is a Self-Insert Fic made by Massie that's Revenge Fic about Claire and Wish Fulfillment for the entire Pretty CommitteeThe real Dylan is genuinely overweight, and real Alicia is flat-chested and Hollywood Homely. Not sure about real Kristen, though.
Massie is a sociopath.Does horrible things with no motivation? Check. Cold nature? Check. Controlling nature? Check. Lack of guilt? Big check.
A sequel book will come out taking place after high schoolIt will be dark and disturbing, but oh so satisfying.
Alicia and/or Massie has Narcisstic Personality Disorder
Massie will become a future series' Big BadIf you thought she was bad as a middle-schooler...
The series was originally going to turn into a downright brutal DeconstructionIt never happened due to Executive Meddling or something like that.
Dylan has an eating disorder due to stress and depression caused by MassieThis one should seem almost too obvious.
Claire is the group's new KristenThey would be (or were) considered "LBRs" before they were adopted by the Pretty Committee and they both end up being pretty similar to the point of almost being interchangeable.
The Pretty Committee (not so) secretly despises MassieThroughout the series, there are ample (actually, tons) of hints that the other girls are at least aware that many of their problems stem from Massie's incessant intra-group bullying: Dylan struggles to avoid being bullied over her (perceived) weight, Kristen and Claire are afraid of being labeled as "LBRs" and Alicia just wants to get Massie out of the way so she can be the new Alpha. Which leads to....
The Clique is a Deconstruction - the proof was right there in front of us the whole time!It's not about other girls being bullied by the Pretty Committee - it's about the Pretty Committee being bullied by itself. Specifically, how the other girls continue to suffer from Massie's bullying, but are too afraid to do anything about it. Not only that, but Massie adds peer-pressure for them to further bully each other.
Massie and/or Alicia's lives took a steep downturn after the events of this series
Jessie is a Self-Insert Fic written by DylanInstead of being a somewhat shy girl with body issues, she gets to be a confident and proud young lady living out on her own in the Big Apple, living a glamorous life as the au pair of one of the world's most famous and glamorous couples. She still occasionally alludes to her "real" life in how Jessie was treated back in Texas and how Massie (Darla) is still much richer than her.
Massie is One of UsThat's why some of the WMGs on this page keep mysteriously disappearing!
The Clique was inspired by Teen Girl SquadThink about it: both series are about air-headed fashion and boy-obsessed girls in popular cliques, and both even have a girl named Kristen in it! The Clique would just be a version played entirely straight. Teen Girl Squad predates The Clique by a couple of years so it's entirely plausible.
One of these days, Layne is going to snap.And she'll go a Heathers-style killing spree, killing everyone who did her wrong. Alternatively, Claire will snap and Layne will be her partner in crime.