what comes." The vocalist, Lauren Evans, is superb and some songs are quite enjoyable. The problem remains, however, that the Bratz are first and foremost products with an embedded message: Be cool and be fashionable. This may not be for every family. Families can talk about the Bratz credos of always being fashionable as well as their positive message of self-empowerment. Can a girl look amazing and fit in with the crowd while also maintaining meaningful friendships and a healthy sense of self-esteem? Or are these mixed messages?