Alphas

Book review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 31 reviews

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age 10+

Engaging and well-written Clique series spinoff is a winner.

In the popular new Clique series spinoff Alphas, wonderful writer Lisi Harrison pours out a new tale, starring talented girls in a futuristic academy. The girls are smart and resourceful, and kids will enjoy it. The book is full of good, positive messages. A+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 11+

Perfect for tweens and teens alike :)

I read this book along with the whole Clique series but this has a big diffrence: THE GIRLS ARE SMART!!! They all are competing to win a competition at an academy created by a smart, beautiful, acomplished woman. I would recomend this book to any tween or teen girl who loves Lisi Harrison and the Clique books.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
Educational value
Great role models

Book Details

  • Author: Lisi Harrison
  • Genre: School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Poppy
  • Publication date: August 25, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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