This book is the last one I will be analyzing as school will be starting soon. I will be doing things a little differently this time. Instead of posting comments under each sentence or phrase I will be commenting once and listing the parts where the abuse is occurring. I hope I have not been "too nit picky" but I had to point out where to find these things in girls. Again, if your daughter is a tween or will be approaching this age group then please show them this and talk to them about not getting stressed or feeling as if they have to follow their friends. Most importantly, talk to them about being their own person with their own decisions and minds. Our nation promises these rights to us and nobody should give these up to cater to a Queen Bee. If your child is a Queen Bee please do something. You do not want her to become what Massie has become. Falling from a throne can be just as traumatic as being abused by peers. It is vital that people understand that.
This book shows every bit the monster that Massie has become. We see her entitlement and control here. Also, her lack of empathy and respect for those around her. Her abuse has reached an all time high and is out of control. Layne and Dune stand up to Massie at the end and people are losing their charm for her including her friends. Who are we to blame? Everyone around her. Adults turned a blind eye and excused it. Her peers ah-dored her and her friends followed her blindly. A dog is treated better than the way she treats Claire yet Claire was willing to risk her own anxiety and live in fear to be a part of this group. At the end of the day is it worth it? Lisi Harrison may not be an expert in this field but shes had the psychology down to a fine art.
Massie gets to school early so she can make fun of the ex-crushes who would be housed in the Tiffany's trailers. However, these trailers are decorated as regular buildings. Massie also insists on The PC walking in formation across the parking lot. The trailers were not supposed to be made over and The PC was not suppose to be impressed by them according to Massie.
Massie states that the boy-fast did not work because The PC was hawt times ten. They had great looks, style and personality. At the end of the day the boys could not resist them.
Massie makes a comment about Kristen not living in a home after The PC has decided to do online shopping after school. It is a comment in the form of Kristen not having a home as she is poor and lives in an apartment. The comment was rude and even The PC noticed she went too far.
Dylan has gotten detention with Derrington who was Massies 7th grade boyfriend. It turns out that the two are having fun cleaning cars as punishment and sense an attraction. However, because Massie dated him the year before he was still "hers" and Dylan was not allowed to like him.
Layne and Kristen became secret friends over the summer. They had formed a Witty Committee and had a lot of fun together. However, because Massie does not like Layne then Kristen has to keep the friendship a secret. Layne calls Kristen after school and Kristen freaks because Massie could have been there. Massie cannot find out that they are friends.
One day at lunch Layne comes over to the table (remember she has two friends that are in The PC and one friendship is secret) where the girls are sitting. She is wearing a fedora with feathers on it. Massie makes a nasty comment to her. Layne mentions that Teen Vogue is doing a feature article in the DIY section. Massie replies with Disease Infected Youth implying that this is Layne. Only Dylan high fives Massie. Also, Derrington is hanging around trying to get Dylan's attention and Massie keeps complaining that Derrington keeps hanging around trying to get her attention because he misses her so much. The reality is he is so over Massie but her narcissism will not let it go. Alicia is not there as she is doing announcements.
Massie sprays Chanel No. 19 on Derrington's hood on his jacket. Layne sees her do this. Massie fires her a text that she has marked him as hers and the only way anyone else can have him is if she spills water on him. She also lets Dylan know this.
Kristen is hosting the weekly sleepover instead of Massie. Kristen has a cat named David Beckham. When Massie comes she brings her dog Bean. Beckham was sitting on Kristen's bed which is his territory. Massie lets Bean out of her bag and puts her on the bed where Beckham is. Beckham gets scared and hides under the bed. Bean gets comfortable where Beckham was sitting. Massie states that Beckham needs to go in her parents room until she learns to deal with Bean being the top animal. This makes Kristen upset but of course nobody helps her. The reason for the sleepover at Kristen's is because Dempsey lives in the same building and Massie likes him.
At the sleepover, Massie lets the girls know that whomever likes Derrington will have to deal with her as she finds out someone likes him. Nobody is allowed to have Derrington until she throws water on him. Also, she lets Dylan know that she is jealous of her because she has a crush and Dylan does not. Dylan does but its Derrington and she is the girl that Massie was speaking of having to deal with her for liking him.
Massie and The PC decide to form a cheer leading squad. Despite Alicia being the best dancer Massie will not allow any of her ideas and they are not acceptable. The PC will be on the squad and she will pick LBR's to be on the bottom of the pyramids.
At cheerleader auditions, Massie is in complete control. She does not have time to audition everyone so The PC can pick one person each to audition. Kristen picks a younger girl Ripple and Ripple ah-dores Massie. However, Massie finds Ripple to be a nuisance and yells her out of the gym. Alicia picks Olivia Ryan but because Massie does not like her and she liked Claires boyfriend Cam that she screams her out of the gym. Olivia calls her a fear leader and Massie has some snappy comeback. Layne and some guy Massie has dubbed McNugget will be on the squad with The PC.
At the game Massie is in full control. Alicia tries to add moves to the routines and Massie keeps cutting her down. Massie has pom-poms made of feathers and Layne is allergic to them. Instead of being an understanding person and trying another alternative, Massie gives Layne a terrible time and gets mad that she has to see the Nurse for this. After the game Dylan sees Derrington in the stands and kisses him. She is terrified that Massie will see them. Alicia sees them and snaps a picture.
At the sleepover Massie senses something is up. She uses manipulation in a game to find out. Alicia mentions that Dylan has a new crush but Massie thinks its Chris Abeley to Dylan's relief.
The cheerleaders and guys hang out at Rye Play land. Dune has noticed Massie's abuse and asks Kristen why Massie is so mean. Kristen wants to say either because Massie thinks its funny, she has to put others down because she thinks she so important, she was just kidding around and to stop being so judgemental but says none of these things to Dune. She cannot speak her mind. Layne likes Dempsey as does Massie so the two girls fight over him all day.
Layne gets sick in the park and throws up. It gets on Massie and Massie is furious. She insists Kristen keep Layne away from her and that this is all Kristen's fault. Dempsey is concerned for Layne and asks Kristen if she is okay. Kristen breaks and bursts into tears.
Dylan and Derrington are texting one evening. She lets Derrington know that they cannot be together because he is still Massies. Massie sprayed him with perfume and until she throws water on him then nobody can have him. Derrington thinks this is stupid. They decide to get detention together so they can hang out legally meaning not letting Massie find out.
The next day at lunch, Derrington starts a food fight by throwing food at Dylan. Massie gets involved as well. Massie states that Derrington needs to get over her already. Dylan thinks that Massie needs to get over herself but says nothing. Dylan says that maybe she should just let Derrington "go" since she has no interest in him. Massie refuses because that vamp is on the loose. The three get detention together. After detention, Dylan and Massie are talking. Massie says Derrington could never like Dylan because she is a big boned beta. Remember, Dylan has weight issues. Massie does not apologize despite Dylan being hurt by the comment.
At the next game, people are holding up #1 signs cheering for Massie. Alicia tries again to get some of her dance moves in and Massie once again fights with her. Derrington is seen smiling at Dylan and Massie gets suspicious. Alicia starts leading again and she and Massie get into a physical fight where Massie is calling her an amateur and that she cannot dance. During this shuffle, Massie bumps into Dempsey on the field and causes him to hurt himself. Layne runs over to him to make sure he is okay along with others. Massie is mad because nobody is paying attention to her. As she and Dempsey have not kissed yet and because her image is so important to her she does not go over and express concern for Dempsey. The crowd starts to BOO her As Layne did the human thing with Dempsey Massie kicks her off of the squad along with McNugget. Once again, Massie thinks everyone in the stands are loving her but Alicia points out that they are BOO'ing her by calling her "Curse! Curse! Curse!"
After the game, Layne and Dune are visiting Kristen. Kristen is a nervous wreck because she fears Massie finding out Layne is over there plus has lost Dunes shark tooth. Turns out Layne has the shark tooth but will not give it to her unless she helps her get Dempsey despite Massie liking him. Layne has brought a basket of goodies for Dempsey and Massie shows up with a suitcase full of goodies for Dempsey. Massie unlocks the door as she has her own key (she had it made without asking anyone when she slept over at Kristens) and finds everyone inside. Dune comes out stating that Kristen hung out with Layne during the summer and that they are friends. Also, that she was going to help Layne get Dempsey. Most importantly, Layme (as Massie calls her) is a much better friend than Assie (which Dune calls Massie). Massie is furious and lets go of a lot of verbal abuse. Layne is mad and goes home. Dune is mad and goes home. Massie feels betrayed by Kristen.
Massie then goes to Alicias and finds her with a new group called The Heartnets where Alicia is trying to form her own cheer leading squad because Massie was so controlling before. Massie again feels betrayed and is furious.
The next night Dylan shows up at the sleepover. Neither Alicia or Kristen are there. However, Dylan is not alone as she brings Derrington and wants Massie to release the hold she has had on her. Once again, Massie is furious and screams Dylan off of her property. Dylan begs to still be friends but Massie will have none of it. Later on Claire shows up with Cam. After he leaves, the two girls are spending time playing in the pool.
Massie has no concerns or cares about her other friends. Besides, she will have a brand new clique on Monday when school starts.
Again, I thank you for reading. There is a book after this where Massie hires models to be her friends. Nobody else is good enough for her. The PC make up at the end of the book. We see that Massie has fallen from her throne. Many times, Queen Bee's feel lost once they are dethroned. Many times after their former "subjects" will release a lot of anger by getting others against her. It can get very ugly and at the end of the day there are no winners but a lot of damaged girls. I will keep this blog up so feel free to use it as a reference. Have a good back to school experience everyone!
Disclaimer: I do not own these books. They belong to Lisi Harrison and everyone at Poppy Books.