Overall: 86/100 or B
When three best friends get together, the first thing they talk about these days is always the mean girls in their lives. They decide to banish their enemies by holding a ceremony and burning slips of paper with the mean girls' names on them. But soon afterwards, they discover themselves becoming mean, and they must find a way--with a little help from the owner of their local beauty shop--to reverse the ceremony and revert to the sweet (mostly), kind (if slightly imperfect) personalities. Catherine Clark's first middle-grade novel is a humorous look at the mysterious--and wonderful--nature of friendship
I found this book to be Middle School meets Mean Girl. Madison was just trying to have a balance between her new friends Olivia and Taylor and their teasing and rather mean old friends Cassidy and the other mean girls. I felt that Olivia and Taylor could have been developed more deeply. Also the mean girl's reasoning except for Cassidy's reason seemed realistic. I found the plot to be funny and cute. The cat fight and pranks were realistic to what tweens and young teens are facing today. I didn't find the book to be super original or authentic, but it did have there own clever twist in the plot. Clark is a great writer that creates such a cute book with an interesting plot. I recommend this book to fans of The Clique and the movie Mean Girls. I found it to be a very cute and fun read.