Julia and I both love to read, so we were excited to be introduced to the fun series of books for tween girls called Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls, by Meg Cabot (of The Princess Diaries fame). Allie is just a 9-year-old girl who’s just trying to make sense out of the 4th grade, so she jots down rules to help herself remember how to be a good sister, student and friend. My favorite rule, of course, is treat your friends the way you’d want them to treat you. But, Allie is not opposed to making up rules of her own, like do not eat anything red. Yes, that’s an actual rule!
In Book 1: Moving Day, when Allie Finkle’s parents announce that the family is moving from their suburban split-level into an ancient Victorian house in town, Allie’s sure her life is over. With a new 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?
With Meg Cabot’s signature wit and amazing ability to channel girls, Allie is a winning character with real problems, lots of spunk, and is bound to be everyone’s favorite fourth grader.
Does your daughter love to read, as much as mine does? Why not enter to win an Allie Finkle party package, including a $100 VISA card and 10 copies of Allie Finkle Book 1: Moving Day, so you and your daughter can host a book club party!? Just leave me a comment, before 9pm (pst) on December 29th, telling me about your daughter’s favorite passtime. A winner will be chosen, at random, and notified by email.