About the Book

When nine-year-old Allie Finkle’s parents announce that they are moving her and her brothers from their suburban split-level into an ancient Victorian in town, Allie’s sure her life is over. With a room she’s half-scared to go into, the burden of being “the new girl,” and her old friends all a half-hour car ride away, how will Allie ever learn to fit in?

"Cabot's endearing, funny, and clever protagonist will have readers simultaneously chuckling and commiserating...a humorous and heartwarming story. Allie's first-person voice is completely believable with just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek wit�.readers will eagerly await Allie's next installment in her new home, school, and neighborhood." — Kirkus Reviews

"This novel proves that the master of young adult popular fare is able to adapt her breezy style for a younger audience." — School Library Journal

"Lively Allie is an appealing heroine who has an uncanny knack for getting into (and out of) scrapes with friends and family. The talented Cabot, popular with both teen and adult readers, will attract a new, younger audience with this novel, which will surely leave readers looking forward to future installments." — Booklist

Hardcover � 0-545-03947-5 �
Paperback � 0-545-04041-9 �

Praise for Meg Cabot's new Allie Finkle Rules for Girl's series:

"Meg Cabot [is the] reigning grande dame of teenage chick lit..." — The New York Times Book Review, review for Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day

"Her trademark frank humor makes for compulsive reading..." — Publishers Weekly, starred review for Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day

"Meg brings her signature ear for dialogue, and she gets the fourth grade right." — Chicago Tribune, review for Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day

"Meet the most likable young heroine since Pippi Longstocking." — Copley News Service


  • 5-week run on the New York Times Children�s Chapter Books Best Sellers List
  • The #2 selection on the BookSense Spring 2008 Children's Picks List

Publication Information

  • Scholastic, Inc. (US), published in hardcover March 2008
    (Trade paperback edition published March 2009)
  • Brazil: Distribuidora Record
  • Czech Republic: Euromedia Group/Bertelsmann
  • Denmark: Carlsen
  • Finland: WSOY
  • France: Hachette Jeunesse
  • Germany: Bertelsmann
  • Hebrew: Dani Books Ltd.
  • Hungary: Cicero
  • Japan: Kawade Shobo Shinsha
  • Poland: Amber Publishing
  • Russia: AST
  • Sweden: Tiden
  • United Kingdom: Macmillan