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Clash by Kayla Miller is the fourth book in the Click series. A new girl joins the school, Natasha, and from the very first day she seems hell bent on making Olive's life miserable. What's she going to do to keep her friends and her mental health?
After three books, I'd expect Olive to have more of a backbone. I found myself siding with her aunt in this volume. She had the best advice — basically telling her to stand up to Natasha and tell her no the next time she makes an unreasonable demand.
Meanwhile, Olive's mother continues to insist that Olive should be nice to everyone regardless of her own daughter's mental and emotional well being. It really distressed me seeing how completely clueless and lacking in empathy the mother was.
Thankfully for Olive, Natasha shows her true colors and even her friends notice. Ultimately the moral seems to e that it takes a village to defeat a bully. Of course in the end, after she eggs Olive's house, Natasha is shown to be a sympathetic character with her own troubles at home. That gives Olive the opening to swoop in and do her thing, thus turning a frenemy into a full fledged friend.
There's a fifth book in the works, Crunch with a release date of August 30, 2022.