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Finally! A heroine you can share with your little sister! Allie is nine years old and trying to learn the rules of friendship…which isn’t easy when you’ve got two annoying little brothers, are starting a whole new school, and just got a brand new kitten.

Available: February 1, 2009

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Moving Day

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?

Available: September 1, 2008

The New Girl

Allie Finkle is the new girl at Pine Heights Elementary, and she’s very excited. She already knows she likes her new fourth grade teacher Mrs. Hunter, and she’s already friends with classmates Erica, Caroline, and Sophie. There is only one fly in the ointment of Allie’s perfect new life: one of the girls in Allie’s new class, Rosemary, doesn’t like her. In fact, Rosemary says she’s going to beat Allie up after school.

Everybody around Allie tells her their rules for dealing with bullies. But which are the right ones to follow?

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Best Friends and Drama Queens

Allie Finkle is excited when a new girl, who comes all the way from Canada, joins her class at Pine Heights Elementary. Now Allie won’t be the new girl anymore!

But her excitement turns to dismay when this new girl, Cheyenne, starts telling everyone in the fourth grade what to do! Soon Cheyenne has everyone, including Allie’s best friends, Caroline, Sophie, and Erica, believing that if they don’t do what she says, they’ll be what Cheyenne accuses them of being big babies!

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Available: September 15, 2009

Stage Fright

Room 209 is putting on a play for the Pine Heights Elementary School Spring Open House, and almost all the girls in Allie’s class want the lead role, Princess Penelope…including Allie. Allie just knows her life is going to be ruined if she doesn’t win the part…and it’s especially going to be ruined if prissy Cheyenne gets it instead of her!

Fortunately Allie has a few tricks up her sleeve to guarantee her winning the role, including her mom’s new job as film critic on the local cable show GOOD NEWS! (Mrs. Finkle is a Hollywood insider…well, practically), and Uncle Jay’s secret past as a theater major (he’s turned into Allie’s drama coach). Both facts should help rocket Allie to instant stardom.

But what happens when Allie finds out one of her best friends, Sophie, wants the part of Princess Penelope even more than she does? And that everyone thinks Sophie would make a better princess than Allie? How can Allie stay friends with Sophie and still go after her dream?

Allie’s going to need to make up a lot of rules if she’s going to make it through this one!

Available: February 1, 2011

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Glitter Girls and The Great Fake Out

Allie plans on having the best weekend ever when she finds out her best friend Erica’s sister Missy is in the regional Twirltacular baton competition. She’s going with all her friends…

…until Allie’s mom announces that Allie has to go to Brittany Hauser’s birthday party instead!

But Allie doesn’t even like Brittany Hauser, and she doesn’t want to go to a party with Brittany and all her snobby friends…

But when Allie finds out Brittany’s party includes taking a stretch limo to Glitterati—the store where you get to dress up like a superstar, model, or teen vampire, and get your photo taken on a real live runway!—as well as spend the night at a deluxe hotel suite in the city, Allie decides maybe Brittany’s not so bad after all.

Allie doesn’t want to miss Missy’s grand performance at the Twirltacular.

But she’s always wanted to ride in a limo!

How can Allie explain to her best friends that she’s decided to go to Brittany’s party instead of Missy’s competition? Will her little white lie blow up in her face?

And when everything about Brittany’s party goes wrong, will Allie break all the rules to do what she knows is right?

Available: September 1, 2010

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Blast From The Past

Allie’s excited about her class field trip. Sure, it’s to a historic one-room schoolhouse, built back before there was the Internet or even cell phones, and Allie’s teacher is encouraging everyone to dress up in old timey costumes, which some of Allie’s friends are actually doing. GAH! But at least she gets to ride on a bus, which she never gets to do, living so close to school that she actually has to walk there every day!

But then Mrs. Hunter announces that every student in Room 209 has been assigned a “buddy” for the day—from Allie’s old 4th grade class at Walnut Knolls Elementary School, with whom Pine Heights Elementary is pairing up for the trip. And Allie’s buddy just happens to be her ex-best friend Mary Kay, who betrayed Allie right before she moved! Allie is going to have to spend a whole day sharing an old-timey desk with a big crybaby! Not to mention keeping Joey Fields—whom everyone on the bus keeps calling her boyfriend—from being beaten up by the boy who used to call her Stinkle Finkle, Scott Stamphley.

As if things aren’t bad enough, with renovations going on at Allie’s house—there’s a hole in the wall that her kitten, Mewsie, keeps disappearing into. What if Allie’s mom and dad and Uncle Jay make a mistake, and Mewsie gets trapped inside the wall forever?—and with Cheyenne O’Malley and Brittany Hauser getting assigned to be “buddies” together, it looks like this is one blast from the past Allie may not survive. In fact, she’s had enough with old-timey things. It might be time to employ some new rules!

Press

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

French Editions


Le Carnet d’Allie 1 – Le Déménagement

Le Carnet d’Allie 2 – La Nouvelle École

Le Carnet d’Allie 3 – Les vraies amies

Le carnet d’Allie 4 – La pièce de théâtre

Le carnet d’Allie 5 – L’anniversaire

Le carnet d’Allie 6 – La sortie

Le carnet d’Allie 7 – Vacances à Paris

Le carnet d’Allie 8 – Le camp d’été
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