EhMaFraud.

Have you ever heard the term “Fraud Complex?” Nine out of eight writers are born with it every day. Symptoms include self-doubt, envying ‘real writers,’ and internal voices screaming, “You are a fake. You don’t know how to punctuate. Stop trying to fool people with your trite musings. And please stop kidding yourself!”

It’s painful. And what’s worse? Mine is spreading. I am about to address your questions, none of which have anything to do with writing. I will give my opinion and dole out advice. All while silencing the voices that keep telling me I have no idea what I’m talking about. Although these ones might be right.

Dreamerhogwartsbeliever on Tumblr asked: If you could cast any young stars on the Hollywood scene at the moment for the second Clique movie, who would you pick? (Not including the girls from the first movie).

Emma RobertsEmma Roberts as Massie

 

 

 

 

Karley Scott Collins Karley Scott Collins as Claire.

 

 

 

 

selena gomezSelena Gomez as Alicia.

 

 

 

bella thorne   Bella Thorne as Dylan.

 

 

 

HELP!!!!!! I have spent the last HOUR trying to cast Kristen. ANY IDEAS???
A young Blake Livley is where my heads at.

Noah CyrusNoah Cyrus as Layne. (LOVE THIS ONE!)

 

 

 

2. Lauren Hass on Twitter asks: What was the dream career that you wanted when you were a little kid?!

EhMaFraud: You’re looking at it. (When you’re reading one of my novels.)

 

3. Julia from my Blah-g comments asks: You and Kevy and married, correct? Or do you just live together and are in looovvee?

EhMaFraud: Yes we are married. But I prefer to call him my life-crush. It sounds more exciting.

 

4.  From Kathy off my blah-g comments:

On Sunday my grade went on a field trip for a couple days with kids from another campus my school is associated with. I know the kids from there, we were together in primary. One of the girls there (code name Anabelle) was one of my friends from the school. But during the trip she did something really mean to me and I have no idea why.
Here’ what happened. She was talking to all my guy friends and keeping them away from me just to piss me off and make me jealous (excuse my language in this comment, I’m just really mad at the girl). I don’t know what I’ve ever done to make her want to hurt me, but for some reason she did. We went out to dinner one night, and there was just one friend of mine who was making our table the best one to be at, it was soooo much fun!! But than Anabelle was like, “oh can I talk to you?” so he went over to her table. She kept him there for a really long time. Then when he left, she said “what else can I do to make Kathy jealous?” A friend of mine that was at her table told me about it.
I’ve never done anything to hurt her and it really pisses me off that she’d do something like that to me. I felt like walking up to her and telling her she was a b!tch, but I didn’t. I thought I’d tell her over e-mail but I decided no to. I want to get revenge over her but I know it would be wrong. I don’t know what to do. I know I’m mad and that she shouldn’t be able to get away with it that easily, but I don’t know how I can get back at her with out acting like a total b!tch myself. I don’t wanna sink to her level.

This is a REALLY long comment and it means the world to me if you read it.
Any advice? I’d love to hear your say in the matter!!”

EhMaFraud: Kathy, few things hurt more than a friend turning on you, especially when you don’t know why. I understand the urge to fight back and hurt her the way she hurt you. Believe me, I do. But even a fake advice giver like myself can see that she’s trying to get a reaction out of you. So the best way to get her back is to ignore her. Imagine an invisible bubble around yourself and don’t let her in. The more she tries to penetrate the thicker your bubble gets. It may seem like you’re taking the easy way out but ignoring takes more strength than calling someone names. And please do NOT email anything to her. Emails can be changed, forwarded, posted, and used for evil. Write everything you WANT to say to her in a private journal, then say nothing. And remember, bubble up for safety!

Please label all future inquiries to Ask EhMaFraud and I will do my best to answer them.

TTYW,

Lisi

Proud Fraud Complex survivor since 2001.

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  • Emma says:

    What about the casting for Kristen Gregory? I love this clique series. I read one of these books in literally 2-3 days! I am obsessed with these books and the movie, an I was devastated when I heard #14 was going to be the last book. I am reading “Dial L For Loser” but I already know that in the last book Massie’s dad loses his job and therfore, they have to move to England. I really wish the author would write a book about what happens when Massie moves to England and the Pretty Committee goes on about their ways. I am always looking for fashion and beauty advice from these books to help me inn real life. I love these books and please take my suggestion Lisi Harrison!!!!!!!!!!

  • susan says:

    HELP!!!!!! I have spent the last HOUR trying to cast Kristen. ANY IDEAS???
    A young Blake Livley is where my heads at.

    How about Elle Fanning….or Bridgit Mendler?

  • Bree War says:

    I also prefer the original cast and not up it with the celebs.

  • Bree War says:

    Please make a second clique movie or a new series with the same clique characters. They were my childhood and they left on such a sad note….Please bring them back.

  • Jenn says:

    could u please tell me just the year u graduated 🙂

  • Haylee says:

    Enjoyed this blah-g Lisi. 🙂 And I agree with you, it’s best not to say bad names to people’s faces and just be quiet. I really don’t like inviting drama. And I really don’t like the usage of the word “bitch”. It’s an offensive slur and I really wish people in our society didn’t say things like that. And I really disagree with your casting choices as mine are:
    Massie Block: Willa Holland (After seeing her as Kaitlin Cooper, she could definitely be my massie in my mind!)
    Alicia Rivera: IDK
    Dylan Marvil: A younger Liliana Mumy perhaps? Or even Lily Collins (I’m excited to see her as Clary in TMI!)
    Kristen Gregory: Totally agree about a younger Blake Lively. 🙂
    Claire: Elle Fanning or Chloe Moretz
    Layne: Kaya Scodelario

  • Brittney says:

    Lisi,
    I don’t know how i never thought about this until right now but do you and your life crush have kids? 🙂

  • Cata says:

    Hey EhMaFraud (or anyone else willing to give advice),

    I have a few things I wanted to write about, so sorry in advance. Anyway, not to sound cocky or anything, but I have a lot of friends, and they are great. The problem is, I have this one friend (I’ll call her…Skye. She blue eyes and curly blond hair) who is EXTREMELY insecure, and she ALWAYS feels the need to top EVERYTHING! It feels like she can never let us be happy. For example, one of my figure skating friends at lunch was like, “I’ve almost landed my axle!” and while we were all congratulating her, Skye was like “I would’ve landed my axle before you, but I quit skating.” (she took skating lessons in 2nd grade) Little jabs like that that take the joy out of our personal accomplishments happen A LOT.
    Also, I’m 12 and not allowed to wear bikinis, which I’ve gotten over. This is also my first summer that I can wear short shorts and do things like go to the movies by myself. Skye’s been doing this for a while, and she is constantly reminding me, or making comments about my tankinis. She takes offense REALLY easily, and then doesn’t talk to us for a while. If she isn’t included in something, she will purposely do something to make us feel awkward, or won’t let us forget.

    I know that this is probably a phase, and I’m 100% positive it’s because of her insecurities. Also, now I kinda feel bad because she’s also a super sweet, loyal, funny person when she isn’t feeling insecure. We’ve been friends for a while and I don’t want to lose her. How do I make these comments stop? Do I say something, or do I just wait for it to be over. If you have advice, or questions about my problem, please please please respond. Thank you!

    • Kathy says:

      Hi!!

      I have a friend that’s sort of the same. Let’s call her Rose. So, the field trip I mentioned in the comment was to Amsterdam. I know. Pretty cool. Rose and I used to go to the same school, but then she transfered to a different one. She knew that we were going on the trip. About a month bofore we left, I told her ” I really can’t wait til Amsterdam!!” and instead of being happy for me and saying something like ” Oh I’m so happy for you” or “I wish I was going, it sounds like so much fun” she said “Well with my school we get to go to England and Ireland. And my grandma said she would bring me and my cousin to Italy.” I thought, gosh Rose, can’t you just be happy for me? And she used to do that all the time.
      Then one day, we were IMing. We talked about this friend of mine, and I said (well, wrote) “She thinks you always try to be better than every one. But I can’t really blame her.” I told her she always tried to one-up me and it was really annoying. She told me she’d never noticed, and she felt really bad. She also told me that whenever she does it again, I should tell her and she’d try to stop.
      I think you should try to tell her, if you have a hard time face to face, tell her over IM or text or something. You need to take a leap of faith, because maybe she doesn’t notice.

      I hope this helped 🙂
      Good luck!!

      Kathy

      • Cata says:

        Dear Kathy,
        Thank you sooooo much for the quick response! I will try it and I will keep you posted.
        Not to push the envelope, but…..could you give me some more advice? You gave such great advice on the last problem. Anyway, what should I say if anybody makes a comment about my tankini. I know it may not be a big deal but any ideas? Thanks! And thanks again. My friend has been doing this for a reaaaaly long time and it’s time it stops. Hope you had a great time in Amsterdam!
        Cata

      • Kathy says:

        Hi Cata!!

        You know, wearing a tankini is really nothing to be ashamed about. I usually wear them instead of bikini’s because I think they look better on me. I think they also can hide little imperfections, I don’t know how to explain.
        I guess just don’t let it get to you. If they say something sarcastic like “Nice tankini” and laugh, just reply “Thanks, I got it at _________” It’ll show them you don’t really care what they think.

        I hope this helped 🙂
        Kathy

    • Tara says:

      Don’t you worry one bit about having to wear a tankini. Just buy really cute ones and no will care. Not everyone has to wear bikinis. Tankinis can be really cute, just like bikinis can be very ugly. Just buy tankinis that you feel extra comfortable and cute in and let your confidence soar.

  • lilly says:

    Dear EhMaFraud,
    Hey Lisi (aka EhMaFraud) I have one question that are swirling though my mind right now, and I need to ask you what to do about them.
    What do you think of people writing fan fictions on your books? did you know that on the website http://www.fanfiction.net there are 3,688 fan fictions on the clique series? and more every day. I have written 1 of the 3,688 clique fan fictions on that website. And also, do you like (if you ever have) reading fans of the clique books’ fan fictions? do you like them?
    P.S. I would also DIE (in a good way) if YOU wrote a series about the ‘second generation’ of the clique, or even better maybe one about massie in England!

  • E.V. says:

    Hey can I have some advice…?
    So im writing a book. A girl moves somewhere but I have no idea where. I’m thinking between a made-up town in New York, kind of like Westchester but not. I want it to be beachy because I love the beach. And I guess a rich preppy town (no Cape Cod though, sorry haha).
    I’m also thinking Palm Beach, Florida. I love Florida, much more than New York. And I like the beachy town and warm weather but thinking in book-tense, I need a city nearby for my book (in it a girl goes to a concert and meets a singer blah blah he likes her he stays near the city because he lives/lived there).
    So, I just need some advice. Palm Beach, Florida or Made-Up Town/Rich Place/Westchester Clone, New York??

  • Emily says:

    Dear EhMaFraud,
    I’ve always dreamed about becoming a nurse, and I always wanted to volunteer at a hospital to get experience. I’ve gone LITERALLY from hospital to hospital to hospital and i’ve been rejected so far from each! I have no idea what to do next…I keep losing confidence and confidence after each rejection. Even though i’m only a sophmore, I feel like I’ve tried so hard to get into something that i was soooo close, yet didn’t make it in the final run. I’m not sure what to do next. Each rejection leads to tears and I’m not sure if I can handle another rejection. Even though rejections are part of life, it’s hard dealing with it especially at such a young age. What should i do?

    • Cata says:

      Dear Emily,
      Good for you for wanting to be a nurse! There isn’t much I could say on this topic but I just wanted to tell you don’t give up! You are doing a great thing and someone is BOUND to take you. Until then, try and find another place where you can volunteer like a boy-girls club or at a food pantry. It’ll look good on your resume and you will be doing something good. Just keep trying. Good Luck!
      Cata

  • Laila N says:

    Gosh, the feeling when dishing out advice, of not knowing what you’re saying. I geddit :/
    Also, I know (I think?) that there won’t be a second movie, but I remember EONS ago you mentioned something along the lines of a webseries or something? Is that… happening?

  • Brittany says:

    I always thought the original book cover models they used off of the first four books; the Massie, Dylan, Kristen, and Alicia should be used as the movie actors they would just need to find a Claire but it wouldn’t be that hard. If I had a chance to cast the Clique characters this would be mine:

    Massie – Miley Cyrus (With her brown hair of course) or Jamie Lynn Spears. or Emma Watson or Lily Collins
    Alicia – Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Justice
    Claire – Jenna Boyd or Chloe Grace Moretz
    Kristen – Emily Osment, Blake Lively is a wonderful choice but too old imo. I had other options in the past but cannot think of them now. I was gonna say Shay Mitchell but i know Kristen has dirty blonde hair and not black.
    Dylan – Me or Bonnie Wright

  • kenleykent98 says:

    So I’m dying to know will there ever be a second movie?

  • Brittney says:

    So i have been really wanting to tell someone this and i thought why not the awesome people on here? 🙂 so i would like your advice if you decide to read this really long post. you dont have to if you dont want to. i just really needed to tell someone and couldnt keep overthinking about it and not tell anyone…
    Okay so throughout my life, i have never really had a crush on anyone until highschool and even then it would only last for like a month or so which in my opinion doesn’t count. So anyways, i am now toward the end of my sophmore year and last semester was when i first started to have a big crush on a guy. So it was around the middle of the semester and in one of my classes i started to notice this guy always looking in my direction and whenever i caught him staring over here he would automatically look away. well knowing that i am not the most prettiest girl ever and boys never even know i exist i just assumed he was looking at the pretty senior that sat in front of me. well anyways later on in the semester our teacher rearranged people and so i got moved to the other side of the room. well then he started staring in my area were i was moved instead of where the other girl. so anyways i start to get a big crush on him and everyday we would go back and forth looking at eachother but we never did talk to each other.
    So the semester ends, we have winter break and so on and its now into the new semester. well me and this guy dont have any classes together anymore so i didnt really see him during school. well around the first month or so back guess what? he got a girlfriend… and (inserting sarcasm) the best part is that a lot of mystery girl’s (that is my nickname for her because i dont know who she is) classes are right next to or near mine so i get to see them all the time together and her locker is not far mine either…yay. so now what he does after 1st block is he waits for her at this one hallway and i have to go past him to go to my next class everyday. well whenever his girlfriend is not there yet, i catch him in the corner of my eye that he is looking at me whenever i pass him,but whenever she is there he acts like he doesnt know i am there. Now back to the present: i have been trying to get over him ever since they started dating because they look happy together and i dont want to ruin that no matter how much i like him. but no matter what i do i cant stop liking him. whenever i am like almost over him he just does something to make me start second guessing myself on wether or not he has a crush on me too or if he just wants me to get over him. i am so confused!!! we have never spoken a single word to each other and yet i like him so much and i dont know why! all i know for sure is that there is something between us. i dont know if its a good thing or a bad thing, i just know it is something and i know he knows too. so do yall think he still likes me or never did in the first place and what should i do?!
    Sorry for this really long post but i just couldnt keep it inside me anymore. 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      maybe he’s trying to make u jealous. just a thought. i think he likes you tho.

    • Julia says:

      Seems bad. Could you maybe just talk to him? If not, then maybe just get to know the guy. That sounds scary, I know. But maybe he has a horrible personality, or you do, so then you’ll fall out or he’ll fall more!
      This was porbably not helpful, but it’s just a suggestion.
      😀

    • Brittney says:

      thanks you guys for yalls advice. i just dont know how i can talk to him. i can be very shy at times. and he makes me so confused on wether or not he likes me, like this past friday when school got out i was the last one leaving my classroom and right when i was leaving he was going past it (also his girlfriend wasnt there that day so he was walking by himself today) and he knows thats my classroom because he has seen me leave many times. so anyways right when he was passing it he starting looking toward my classroom door and right when he saw me he turned his head back so fast i thought his neck was going to break and he just kept walking. well since i was leaving at the same time he was passing the classroom we were walking pretty much side by side and since it would be weird if one of us started walking slower or faster we just stayed at the same pace and it felt like the end of the hallway was endless! From anyone elses point of view it would have looked like just two students just walking down a hallway like normal but on the inside it definitly did not. I had like butterflies all in my stomach and my heart was pounding so much and at the same time it felt like my heart was breaking because i knew i cant have him and i cant hug him or just hold his hand. also i was trying so hard not to glance at him, i was looking straight ahead as normaly as possible and i could tell he wasnt really acting like himself either, he looked normal on the outside and i could tell he was trying hard not to look in my direction too. like everytime he started to look over he would go straight back to looking down or looking forward. This is just so confusing! do any of you gals know what this might mean?

      • tripleemix says:

        You should know one thing, you can’t just say you’re not going to have a crush on a guy and it’ll just happen. Don’t say bad things about the girl or anything, but if you want to do something just do it. I think he likes you too. And in terms of talking to him and everything, you don’t have to have some awkward, long winded conversation. Just, next time you see him and the mystery girl isn’t there, and he’s not ignoring your very existence, give him a quick wave and say hey. And what it prob means is that he likes you but he has a girlfriend and doesn’t want to hurt her feelings. Wow, it’s a lot easier to give people advice about this stuff than it is to give yourself. Good luck!!!!!

      • tripleemix says:

        Thank you! By the way Lisi, you’re one of my heroes. I totally love you!

  • Madisen says:

    I just finished reading your last book and this clique series was amazing. I’m so sad that it ended though and I keep asking my librarian a book that’s like it. Do you have any like it? If you don’t I understand I ah-dored it:)

  • emily* says:

    great blah-g lisi! I love when u give advice

  • Julia says:

    Yay! You changed it! Can I just say you are the BEST?!!?

  • Rebecca says:

    All good except the one who u want 2 play Claire. Too pretty. Srry. I just don’t pictr C that pretty. Altho, Emma needs 2 dye her hair brown.

    Sent from my iDevice

  • Ritchell says:

    Ok, This is a tres interesting topic. I read most of the books, im still trying to finish the series but personally i think that
    Massie- Mila Kunis

    Claire- Amanda Seyfried or Hayden Pentierre or Elle Fanning or Dakota Fanning ( So many choices, lol)

    Alicia- Kristen Stewart? or Katy Perry, or Lindsey Lohan? But Selena Gomes is gorg

    Dylan- Ariana Grande or Emma Stone or Michelle Trachtenburg, or Rachel Mcadams or Christa B Allen

    Layne- I agree Noah Cyrus

    • Ritchell says:

      oh yah I forgot maybe layne or claire can be Emily Osment

    • Brittany says:

      You have good choices but keep in mind the actresses have to play middle school/high school girl and most of the actresses you chose are too old to portray that role. and keep in mind of the description for the look of the characters. all the choices you chose for Alicia none of them are hispanic. Alicia is hispanic. I find it important that she keeps the actresses close described to the book character’s appearances like she did in the first movie.

  • Mehreen says:

    I love the cast:D

  • Rose says:

    Dear EhMaFraud, I’ve got a huge problem. For the past few months a guy that I’ve had a crush on for a long time. has been staring at me all the time and always is sneaking glances at me from time to time. A month ago after I thought he was deep in like with me he unexpectadly started going out with the most popular giirl in school. They never even talk and he always is staring at me in class or glancing at me in the hallway.Please help I don’t know what to think or do!

  • Tara says:

    One simple question.. WHY DID YOU BREAK UP MASSIE AND DERRICK? haha I recently gave my Clique series to my younger sister to start reading because I thought she was ready. So now my house is full of the books flying around which has gotten me and my older sister to re-read the series and even though it has been YEARS since we’ve ever discussed the books or since she had picked one of them up (I would ocassionaly read them during shabbat- jewish day of rest) and we went to a whole debate on the Massington relationship. And it was too darn cute to break. Will never get over that breakup.

  • Laura says:

    Awesome post Lisi, you definitely had some interesting choices for actors. I would have never thought of Noah Cyrus, but the more I think about it… just, yes, ah, I see it. 😉
    I’ll make sure to remember to come to you if I have any problems. Wait. Actually I do have one:
    Dear EhMahFraud,
    I spend way to much time online. I’m always on my laptop, desktop, cell phone, etc. It’s getting really bad. I wake up and check my phone. Check it before I go to bed. In the middle of the day, during school. On the computer 24/7, whether its writing, YouTube, or whatever. I literally cannot seem to separate myself. Also TV is a problem too, staying up super late. I’ve been saving homework for the morning and during class. It’s affecting my homework, eating, studying, social, and reading habits. It’s just getting really bad, and I can’t figure out how to separate myself. I don’t like to write on paper, and all of my music is digital, and I’ve tried deleting apps and links to websites. Nothing seems to be working. Any advice would be seriously appreciated! Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Maggie says:

    Loved the blah-g this week Lisi! You’re epic! Thank you so much for the shout out! I’m so glad you liked my fan art ^u^

  • Danielle says:

    ok so my friend wont talk to me anymore whenever i try to talk to her she says shes on “mute” like wtff?? and now shes hanging out with these two girls she hates plus before she stexted me and told me that she feels jealous around me and my best friend and she was just trying to like everything i like and i found it really annoying. She wasnt the nicest person or anything but she was ok at times and even though shes really odd i kinda miss her. So she wont even talk to me anymore and she always gives me the death stare. My other friends think shes just trying to get attention but i think theres more to the story but she just wont tell me cuz shes on her stupid mute thing. I really need an opioin cuz shes being really stupid. And if you think im being stupid please tell me cuz i can take it i need to know if you guys think shes just being stupd or if she really doesnt like me or anything. So please help me because i dont know what to think

    PLEASE HELP!!!

  • Sarah says:

    Dear EhMahFraud,
    I’m a freshman in high school, and have been working really hard all year to do well in school. It’s been working, I’m a strait A student, but I’m finding I have no time for anything else. When I do get the chance to go out and DO stuff, I just worry about not getting my homework done and stay home instead. I feel like I’m missing out on everything. My friends have gotten distant, and its almost like I forget how to interact with people. (I know, I sound like such a nerd living in my basement.) I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I don’t know how to balance a social life with school! Help!

    • Julia says:

      Just learn how to balance. Do you homework before you go out on Saturday or Sunday or any weekday and just let go, knowing you’ve already done your homework. Don’t worry, summer is coming up. Then you will be able to have fun! 😀

  • Dear EhMaFraud,
    My name is Sylvia and I am in the seventh grade. I’m not the most popular girl in school-instead of socializing, I’d rather curl up with a good book like your clique series. 🙂
    Recently, my habit of trying to be invisible has gotten better and i am making more friends. However, there is one girl in particular that I am having trouble with.
    Last year in grade six, this girl (let’s call her Roxanne) came to our school. my teacher appointed me and my friend to help her around, and we became friends. At least my friend did. since my friend and Roxanne live on the same street, they get to spend more time together than i do. I have a group of friends who are all lovely people, but sometimes, i just don’t feel like i belong. If any one of them is arranged to a seating plan right next to me, they’ll sigh and act upset, and go sit with their other friends. It makes me feel ashamed because I’m the loner sitting by myself with no friends. Roxanne is nice to all my other friends, but she acts cold to me. She’ll give me insulting remarks that I don’t know whether it is meant to be a ‘close friend’ joke or just a plain insult. For instance, one day, my friends were talking to one another, and one my closer friends said that a human can have over 600 facial expressions. she asked one of our other friends (let’s call her Kassia) to show us her expression of ‘constipation’ since she has really funny facial expressions. She obeyed and everyone laughed. Good thing was, they laughed with her, and Kassia was laughing too, so no one was hurt. I asked if she could show us again and Kassia said ‘no, show me yours’ in a joking way. No one expected me to do so and we all starting to laugh again. I didn’t show them my expression, but Roxanne said, ‘oh look, there it is!” When i was laughing, and i felt crushed. Kassia said ‘you know she just insulted you’. i have no idea if she meant it as a joke or not because she was being really cold towards me every time. I have to say that i didn’t do anything to her that would make her be so mean to me. She ignores me and doesn’t like to talk to me. Long story short: she doesn’t like me. I understand that not everyone has to like me, and I’m dealing with it, but i feel so alone. I told my best friend that i didn’t think she liked me, and she didn’t even say anything to me. I don’t know what to do. I admire Roxanne, but she and our other friends make me feel like some hopeless loser. It happens everyday and i feel scared to go to school.
    I’m really sorry for the long comment-i write a lot in school and i just want to get this all out.
    I really don’t know what to do. I want to do something, but i can’t make her like me.
    Sylvia

    • Mil says:

      Aw, Sylvia, i feel your pain, i really do! You honestly sound like such a sweet and good person, and of course nobody is perfect, and nOBODY EXPECTs YOU TO BE. But if they make you feel like a hopeless loser,which you are NOT, they arent your friends. you cant MAKE someone like you, and it sounds like you already tried. You know what I think? I think she isnt worth it. i mean sure, she might be admirable and shes probably a good person, but so are you, and its not worth the trouble. brush it off, smile, because you’re better than someone who has to go around pleasing everybody. It’s okay to feel alone because it won’t last forever. promise. i went through the exact same thing. LITERALLY. The school year is almost over. And remember, just because it doesn’t SEEM like other people are going through the same thing, chances are they are too. It’s hard to see it. They might look at you and not think that you feel alone. Your best friend probably didn’t say anything because she doesn’t know WHAT to say, but if she’s your best friend then she cares. to be honest, in the seventh grade, i wouldn’t know what to say either! but I would still sympathize with you. Its good that you’re letting it out. do you have a family member you can talk to sometimes? Your mom? Siblings? Brother? sister? Older? Younger? You should talk to them! anyway, best of luck to you, Sylvia!

      • Thank you so much for replying! I didn’t expect anyone to reply after such a long comment but it means a lot to me that such a sweet and admirable person like you took the time to help me out. 🙂
        It’s hard to believe such a great person like you went through the same thing as i did, and i’m glad its all over for you.
        Thank you for the awesome advice-i’m sure to follow it. I do have an older sister to talk to.
        Thank you again for your time! I really appreciate it.
        Sylvia

    • Julia says:

      I agree with Mil. If they are mean to you like that, you should totally find a new group of friends! They obviously aren’t they nicest or they would be nice to you!! Don’t let them get you down and just try to find people who fit you! Like a sock! Just kidding. 😀

  • Lillie says:

    Hey Lisi!

    What about Hayden Panetierre for Kristen? She’s a smart, pretty and athletic girl, isn’t she?
    I personally think the casting directors did an excellent job at casting the six girls in The Clique. They were all greatly portrayed by the young actresses who played them.

  • Caitlin says:

    EhMahFraud

    I hate guys and they are so stupid!!! Grrrrrrrrakfjkfkfkdkidofoso. Sorry random abger expression. So anyway there is a guy ( i call him beef JERK-y) that my bff like but i dont have the heart to tell her ny opinion. He likes this one girl, but she dosnt like him back and he cant accept that. Its really sad watching my friend go mentally insane over this guy and i want to help buttt i dont know how!!! CALL 9-1-1 i need your help!!!!!

    -AHHHHHH

  • It was so sweet of you to give advice, Lisi!

  • Lisa says:

    Dear EhMaFraud,

    There is this guy I like and I text him a lot and once he even said he liked me and he wasn’t kidding. But that was a few months ago and I told him I liked him a few weeks ago because he was asking who I liked. But everyone says he likes this other girl who is a really good friend of mine and she is really pretty and super smart. He has known her for way longer than he’s known me (they met in kindergarten). And he talks to her all the time. I have asked him like a million times whether he likes her and he always says no. Everyone thinks he likes her because he talks to her but I don’t think so and lots of people know I like him so they are like “Awwww poor you, (my crush’s name) doesn’t like you. He likes (my friend’s name). I also asked my friend whether she likes him but she said no and after weeks of asking, she finally told me that she has only liked one guy and it was not (my crush’s name). Sooooo I don’t know what to think. I REALLY REALLY REALLY LIKE HIM. It’s like my first real crush. He also talks to a lot of other girls so he might not like her. He has a lot of friends that are girls.

    Thank you so much. It would mean so much to me if you replied because all my friends hate this guy and they don’t like to talk about him.

    Love,
    Lisa

    • Julia says:

      I know how you feel. I would say stop pressuring the guy and everyone and actually start talking to him and getting to know him. Then he will get to know you, and he will fall in love (if you have a good one) personality! Just remember: you can flirt, but not too much or weirdly because I find that kinda scary! 😀

  • Do you ever base your stories off of real-life events or characters, and how do you keep them separated without hurting anyone’s feelings? For instance, I have a few characters that are very simliar to my family/friends and whose bad habits are exaggerated, but my friends/family in real life also want to read my work. What do I tell them?

  • Julia says:

    Hehe you spelled my name wrong- Its like Jewl-a but its pronounces Jew-lee-aa!
    I luh-v the phrase “life crush,” too! It sounds cute and young!
    😀

  • Mei moerder says:

    Or Jenette McCurdy should play Kristen!

  • Mei moerder says:

    Hi Lisi! I was thinking… For Claire OR Layne, it should be Jenette McCurdy!

  • Lara says:

    does this mean there will be a second Clique movie??? Please say there will!!!!

  • Kathy says:

    Lisi thank you SOOOOOOO much!! When I saw my name on the Blah-g I was lime EH MA GAWWWDDDD!!!!!!!!
    That’s exactly what I needed to hear, thank you thank you thank you!
    For Kristen, I think I’d pick Lexi Ainsworth (sorry, I tried but I can’t add the picture). Now I really want to make my own cast list, so here goes:
    Kirsten: Sara Paxton or Taylçor Momsen
    Dylan: Molly Quinn
    Massie: Willa Holland
    Claire: Hilary Duff?
    Alicia: I agree, Selena Gomez
    Layne: I don’t know…

    Also, I’ve started a website, I might add a blog to it at some point too. It’s still a work in progress, so I’d love to hear any suggestions you have to make it better 🙂 Here’s the link:
    http://glamour-geek.weebly.com/

    Thanks!!
    — Kathy

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