Clique bait

Ann Valett

Book - 2020

Chloe Whittaker is out for revenge. Last year her best friend Monica's life was unceremoniously ruined by the most popular students at their high school, so this year Chloe plans to take each and every one of them down. She's traded in her jeans and T-shirts for the latest designer clothes, erased anything on social media that would tie her to Monica (and blow her cover), and carefully figured out how she will befriend the members of the clique, find out their deepest and darkest secre...ts, and reveal them to the world. Chloe has the perfect plan ... but there's one thing she didn't prepare for. And that's falling for someone she's determined to destroy. The closer she gets to uncovering the secrets the in-crowd is determined to cover up, the more she realizes that she is going to have to choose between betraying her oldest friend or the boy who's captured her heart

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Subjects
Genres
Romance fiction
Published
New York : HarperTeen/wattpad [2020]
Language
English
Physical Description
356 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780062918086
0062918087
Main Author
Ann Valett (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Chloe has been plotting to bring about the downfall of Arlington Prep's most popular students, six teens known as Level Ones, ever since they "destroyed" her best friend, Monica. First, she blackmails Will—he must act as her boyfriend or else she'll leak secrets that will get his father fired—who warms to taking down his "friends" because he isn't proud of his own actions regarding Monica. As Chloe gets in deeper with the Level Ones, however, she's faced with the harsh truth of who she wants to be, that she might be falling for Will, and that Monica may not have been the best friend Chloe wants to remember. As a rich girl attending private school, Chloe may come across as somewhat unlikable. The plot takes awhile to pick up speed, but readers will be rewarded with an ending that wraps everything up in a nice homage to the final scene of Cruel Intentions. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 9 Up—Arlington Preparatory school can be found snuggled in a canyon just north of Beverly Hills. The beautiful school houses the children of the West Coast's most influential people—the ultra-wealthy, media moguls, politicians, and celebrities. Like most high schools, Arlington Prep has a social ladder and there are winners and losers among those who dare to climb it. However, the games of rich children with little supervision have higher stakes and more dire consequences. Chloe Whittaker was loath to be part of the brutal social hierarchy at Arlington Prep until her best friend became tragically caught in the crossfire of the contest. Bent on revenge, Chloe devised a plan to infiltrate the "Level One" social clique so she could take them down. Through lies, manipulation, and blackmail, Chloe is able to gain access to the elite group. However, once she is there, she starts to question what makes her morally superior to these people if, in her efforts to get into their exclusive club, she has participated in the same cruel antics. Her internal conflict is heightened when she finds herself falling for the handsome and charming so-called Level One Boy, William Bishop, who was only supposed to be a pawn in her game. VERDICT This is a delicious piece of young adult candy. While readers won't find any deep sustenance from the plot, it is a fun page-turner sure to delight fans of teen drama. For lovers of Cecily von Ziegesar's "Gossip Girl," Sara Shepard's "Pretty Little Liars," Susan McBride's Very Bad Things, and Megan Abbott's Dare Me.—Ellen Fitzgerald, Naperville Public Library, IL Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

After her best friend's life is ruined by the popular students at her school, Chloe vows revenge and becomes a member of their clique, but she is faced with a difficult choice when she falls for one of the boys in the group.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Bent on revenge when the popular kids at school all but ruin her best friend’s life, Chloe dons designer fashions and reinvents herself on social media to infiltrate a clique and expose their secrets. By the award-winning author of Awake. 40,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Pretty Little Liars meets Burn for Burn in this thrilling debut from Wattpad star Ann Valett. Chloe Whittaker is out for revenge.Last year her best friend Monica’s life was unceremoniously ruined by the most popular students at their high school, so this year Chloe plans to take each and every one of them down. She’s traded in her jeans and T-shirts for the latest designer clothes, erased anything on social media that would tie her to Monica (and blow her cover), and carefully figured out how she will befriend the members of the clique, find out their deepest and darkest secrets, and reveal them to the world.Chloe has the perfect plan . . . but there’s one thing she didn’t prepare for. And that’s falling for someone she’s determined to destroy. The closer she gets to uncovering the secrets the in-crowd is determined to cover up, the more she realizes that she is going to have to choose between betraying her oldest friend or the boy who’s captured her heart