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Sands, known to audiobook aficionados as the teen gumshoe in Wendelin Van Draanen's Sammy Keyes series, brings all the angst of a powerless tween to bear in voicing this novel, first in a series. Nine-year-old Allie is unhappy that her parents are moving to a Victorian fixer-upper across town. Sands excels at conveying Allie's righteous indignation at the tumult her parents have caused, while also finding a conspiratorial tone to deliver Allie's plan for thwarting the sale of her current home. She also has fun squeaking out the dopey ideas of Allie's little brothers (one requests velvet pirate wallpaper for his new bedroom), although they sound a bit alike. Allie's mother is voiced in a syrupy parody of a sitcom mother-knows-best, which works, but emphasizes the material as better suited for tweens with headsets than the whole family on the car speakers. Ages 8–12.
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Grade 3–5—At first, nine-year-old Allie Finkle seems rather unlikable. She's hard on her best friend (who is very quick to tears) and acts bratty when her parents tell her the family will be moving. And even though she's promised a kitten, and prefers her new school and the more engaging friend she'll have next door once they move, she's determined to sabotage the event. However, the girl's worries are nuanced and age-appropriate. By the book's end Allie does show a more caring side, even though her methods are not always appreciated by the adults around her. Chapters all begin with one of Allie's rules ("Don't Stick a Spatula Down Your Best Friend's Throat," or "When You Finally Figure Out What the Right Thing to Do Is, You Have to Do It, Even If You Don't Want To") that, while amusing, may quickly become tiresome for some readers. With good intentions and reckless results, Allie will appeal to children who enjoyed reading about Ramona, Amber Brown, Junie B., and the other feisty girls found in beginning chapter books. This novel proves that the master of young adult popular fare is able to adapt her breezy style for a younger audience.—Tina Zubak, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 850L (What's this?)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Reissue edition (February 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545040418
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545040419
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens. There have been over 25 million copies of Meg's nearly 80 published books sold in 38 countries. Her last name rhymes with habit, as in "her books can be habit forming." She currently lives in Key West, Florida with her husband and various cats.

Meg's first ever adult book in the Princess Diaries series, "Royal Wedding", will be available in Summer 2015, along with an installment of the series for younger readers, "From the Notebook of a Middle School Princess". "Remembrance", a new book in the Mediator series will be available in February of 2016.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Never be a catcher when Brittany Hauser is up to bat, you can't let your guests starve, and don't stick a spatula down you best friend's throat are three out of the many rules from the book Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls.
Allie Finkle is a spunky nine-year old girl who collects geodes, writes rules, and loves animals. Her life is going pretty well until her parents drop the big news on her. She's moving! Even with the promise from her parents to get a new kitten and there is neighbors with a nice girl her age she is still not convinced. But one thing she is convinced about is that there is a zombie hand living in her new houses attic. Once her parents tell her she is moving her life starts going down hill. Her so called "best friend" Mary Kay is no longer her best friend and when Brittany Hauser tries to get them to be friends again she ends up making it even worse then it already is. Will Allie ever be happy? Will she actually move into the "haunted house" ?
My favorite part of the book is when Allie saves a turtle at the Lung Chung restaurant from being made into turtle soup. Allie hides in the back of a car while people including the staff at the Lung Chung restaurant and her own family runs around looking for her.
I like that part the best because I love animals and if I were Allie I would probably do the same thing. Also because it was really funny.
There is only one part in the book that I didn't like. It was when Brittany played lady business executive and shoved her mother's fancy show cat into a suitcase and ran around while swinging it.
Some of the characters from this book are:

Brittany Hauser- a spoiled brat that abuses animals and throws bats.

Mary Kay Shiner- Allie's "best friend" that cries when things don't go her way.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on February 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
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 moving 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, MOVING DAY, the first installment in the ALLIE FINKLE'S RULES FOR GIRLS series, is a must read. Working the charm that won over the teenage set, Cabot expertly brings Allie to life in this laugh-out-loud story.

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 stories to come.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Don't stick a spatula down your best friend's throat. You also can't let your guests starve. Those are two of the rules featured in Meg Cabot's wonderful book, Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day.
This book is about a forth grade girl named Allie Finkle, who just found out she might be moving into a creepy looking, old fashioned, Victorian house that could be haunted. Who would want to live in a haunted house? Allie is positive that her parents are making the biggest mistake of their lives. Just to move into a house like that is enough. Allie also has to give up her geode collection and be a new kid at a school that looks as old as the house. But is moving worth getting an adorable kitten, living right across the street from Dairy Queen, and possibly getting a non- crying best friend? Will Allie Finkle make the move?
I enjoyed every part of this book, but my favorite part was when Allie "accidentally" started a food fight. How Allie made this huge mess, was by shoving a cupcake in bat thrower, Brittany Hauser's, face. But the class took this the wrong way and everybody started throwing cupcakes. I really liked this part because it was unexpected and it was one of the many laugh out loud parts in this book.
From secret telling Scott Stamphley all the way to cry baby Mary Kay, all the characters in Meg Cabot's book came alive. For example, the main character Allie Finkle is outgoing, loves animals, is funny, and ALWAYS keeps the book interesting. She also makes hilarious schemes throughout the book to do stuff like rescue turtles. She makes the book so much fun to read. One part of the book that made me laugh was when Allie rescued the turtle at the Lung Chung restaurant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Grambo on December 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The first in a series of Allie Finkle's Rules for 8- to 10-year-old girls. Allie has to move, and she is NOT happy about it. She will have to leave her friends and become the New Girl, which is a scary idea. But even scarier is the 100-year-old falling-down Victorian house that her parents have bought. Allie's mom promises she can have a kitten when they move, which is the most awesome idea -- until Allie thinks about her creaky new bedroom on the 3rd floor, and the zombie hand which she is sure lives in the attic just above her bedroom. She can't move in there!

In order to deal with life as a 9-year-old, Allie keeps a journal in which she writes down rules to help her navigate the uncertain waters of 4th grade. About half are conventional: Don't scare your little brothers, and you should only say nice things to your friends. But Allie also has her eye out for those important rules that the average 4th grader might not have learned yet, such as don't get a pet that poops in your hand, or don't put your cat in a suitcase.

Great fun for 3rd and 4th grade girls, but becomes juvenile very quickly after that.
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