Clique Connection

Hi friends. I had an entirely different blah-g post in mind for today, and then I got Taylor’s message. I couldn’t help myself. I had to respond.

Here’s what she said:

Hey, Lisi!
I’ll try not to take up too much of your time and bore you with one of those “your book really changed my life” stories because those are so cliché. I just wanted to tell you that I started reading The Clique in sixth grade and I fell in love instantly. After I read your books I began to read different kinds of literature and then I began to write. I finished The Clique series my sophomore year of high school and literally felt like I’d lost five of my best friends. I honestly felt as if I had grown up with these girls and shared their struggles and triumphs. I am now a freshman in college pursuing a career in English, and, hopefully soon, journalism too. Without you and your amazing books, I don’t think I would be writing today. I just wanted to thank you for inspiring me to do this and giving me five of the most amazing best friends a girl could ask for, even if it was only for a few years. Though they were
fictional, they’ll always be in a special place in my heart, and so will you!
-Taylor Johnson

That seriously brings a tear to my eye. The left one. The right one is throbbing from staring at a computer for the last five hours. Those girls were as much a part of my life as they were yours. They lived inside my head for years and took 30 years to form. Writing fiction is like getting a golden ticket to travel to a new universe. One that plays by your rules and is inhabited by the creatures you create. It’s also a really cheap form of therapy. I get to work out all of my angst and issues and you get to read about them. Hmmm, maybe that’s not therapy. Maybe that’s more of a perversion–some form of mental flashing. Whatever you want to call it I am grateful. Grateful as a reader, a compulsive writer, and a pale California girl who has found a way to connect with people like you.

Thank you for the kind words Taylor! So proud to have you in the Clique.

Clique girls

 

TTYW,

Lisi

 

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  • alyssa897 says:

    I can relate to Taylor. I was in the 6th grade when the first book came out and it was like Christmas morning every six months when I would beg my mom to take me to Target so I could get the newest book. I’m 23 now and still have the entire series of The Clique and The Alphas. :’)

  • You know what? I felt the SAME EXACT WAY! No joke! When the book ended in the last one, I totally felt as if half of my heart had just dropped and there was an empty space there. I LOVE you Lisi. The best writer in the world.

    ♥︎ Alicia

  • Oh, and Lisi, what is your Instagram username? I’m gonna follow if you have one.

  • Massie Block says:

    I feel the exact same! Please have a second movie or write another clique book! My life would be complete 🙂

  • Lisi!
    I feel the same! Im going to pursue a writing career because you made it my dream! If you dont have a second clique movie, please have one for Skye! 🙂 i would love to help with that! And i would sooo go see it and make sure my friends do also. The Clique has been a passion of mine for 5 years now.

    You are such an inspiration to so many people in this world. This fandom keeps going strong! It grows everyday!

    #cliquegirl4life

  • Massie Block says:

    Really good blah-g post!

    MASSIE

  • hanahbananaa says:

    I can totally relate! I read The Clique in middle school and I have read the series three times! I just finished re-reading them and I’m a senior in high school.

  • Just wondering, what is Alicia Rivera’s real middle name?

    ♥︎ Alicia

  • Alicia says:

    Hi Lisi, i really dont want you to have another ‘your book really changed my life’ comment but i would just like to say, i started reading your book in the 7th grade and yeah, it helped me through the struggling adolescence years of middle school trying to fit in but i never did, every six months or so i would beg my mum to take me to the book store to buy another book, i now write books, although they are no good i enjoy it, because reading and writing takes you to a whole other world where it is your rules to write, i would love to hear back from you…. also, dont sue me for trying to fit in!

    Ttyl XO

    ~ Alicia ~ Leesh~

    • Leesh, I’d never. Your note truly made my evening. I’m so glad my books got you through that tough time and that they inspired you enough to write stories of your own. I couldn’t ask for a better compliment than that.

      xoxoxoxo!

      Lisi

  • Jade says:

    I started clique when i was in 6th grade, and they were all out cause it was last year, and i felt like they were all my best friends and when i read the last one i didnt know what to do, because i felt like i lost my best friends, you are the best writer ever

  • Jade says:

    Clique changed my view on middle school and i wish always that the pretty comittee is real and i could be a part of it, your are the best writer, lisi
    i heart u

  • BriChanoya says:

    Hi! I love your books so much! Especially cliquetionary….ah-mazing! Well.. I’m a young writer’ in fact, I’m on wattpad. And I am so inspired to write a new book, called GLU- Girls like us. Its about four girls who are complete strangers to each other. Until the meet and become attached, worlds will change, secrets will unfold ,hearts will be broken and promises will be made.
    What you think? Like my idea? Any advice? Follow me on wattpad at :BriChanoyaRobinson … Thanks!

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