The Compulsive Reader: Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day by Meg Cabot

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day by Meg Cabot

I know that this book is a little young compared to what is normally reviewed on this site, but it was such a cute read, I couldn't exclude it!

Allie Finkle, a precocious, adventurous, and outspoken nine-year-old, is on a mission. A mission to keep her parents from making the worst decision of their lives and move her and her brothers out of their perfectly fine suburban home and into a creaky, dark, and gloomy Victorian house. Even such incentives as a new best friend, a new school, and a kitten all her own aren't enough to convince Allie that moving may actually be fun. Because Allie has a rule for everything...and one of them is: You can't let your family move into a haunted house!

For any Meg Cabot fan in training, Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls is a must read. Working the charm that won over the teenage set, Cabot expertly brings Allie to life in this laugh out loud book. A lively narrator, Allie will keep you entertained with her many exploits and her stark honesty. This is a book that Cabot readers new and old, young and not so young will all enjoy. Meg Cabot is on the fast track to the top of kids lit, with the promise of many more to come.

For more things Allie, visit megcabot.com or scholastic.com/alliefinkle

Also reviewed for TRT.


Anonymous said...

I've been hearing about this book and, as a Meg Cabot fan, I can't wait to read it. I wasn't sure at first since it's aimed at the younger readers but you're review convinced me. Good job!

Chelsea said...

This book sounds cute! I might read it, although I'm always wary about reading books geared towards young kids; a lot of them bore me. But, since it's Meg Cabot, I'll probably give it a shot.