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Best Friends and Drama Queens (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Series #3)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot's first middle-grade series!

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 the 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, ...

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Overview


#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot's first middle-grade series!

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 the 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 - babies!

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Editorial Reviews

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Pine Heights Elementary School has a new student, and nobody is happier than Allie Finkle. In her mind, the arrival of Cheyenne from Canada means that she will no longer be the fourth-grade class dolt. That bright prospect fades, however, when Cheyenne suddenly becomes the dismissive standard setter for Allie's closest friend. What is a girl to do? A solid series about real-world problems.
School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Allie Finkle is anxious to return to school after a rather boring winter break. Her spirits perk up when she hears about a new girl from Canada who will be joining their fourth grade class. However, Cheyenne is not what Allie and her best friends expected: she's a bully and thinks all the girls are immature. Cheyenne forms a new clique and institutes a new game which involves chasing boys on the playground and kissing them when caught. She orders all girls to "go with" a boy, even though most of Allie's classmates don't have a clue what they means. In this third book (Scholastic, 2009) in Meg Cabot's series, Allie decides she's not quite ready to be a grown-up and wants to enjoy life as a kid, no matter what Cheyenne tells her. Narrator Tara Sands perfectly voices the naïve but charming nine-year-old, expressing Allie's rollercoaster of emotions. She easily transitions from incredulous Allie and strong willed Cheyenne to sweet but authoritative Miss Hunter. The pacing is faultless and the production quality is first-rate. An excellent choice for individual or classroom listening.—Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN
Kirkus Reviews
Friendship and loyalty carry the day in this spirited third title of Cabot's Rules-for-Girls series (The New Girl, 2008, etc.). Nine-year-old Allie Finkle and her troupe of four best friends (all with nicely distinctive personalities) at Pine Heights Elementary are appalled by the bossiness of a new girl from Toronto, Canada, who arrives after the winter break in much-coveted high-heeled suede boots and a T-shirt that declares "TNT: Talent Not Talk." Cheyenne O'Malley doesn't have time for the recess games that Allie and her pals delight in playing, but instead engineers a class-wide kissing game that demonstrates her superior maturity and throws Allie for a loop. Why would anyone want to kiss the back-of-the-class boys they all know are creepy, or even "go" with them somewhere? The irony is hilarious and touching, and the author addresses preteen agony by rendering boys and girls alike in a three-dimensional light, even Allie's pesky younger brothers and her quirky young Uncle Jay, who suffers from a broken heart. A pleaser. (Fiction. 8-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545040440
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 86,724
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.58 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author


MEG CABOT'S many series and books for adults, teens, and tweens have included multiple #1 New York Times bestsellers and have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than thirty-eight countries and was made into two hit films by Disney. Meg also wrote the New York Times bestselling Mediator, Airhead, Insatiable, and Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series, as well as the award-winning novels All-American Girl and Avalon High. Meg lives in Key West with her husband and two cats. Visit Meg online at www.megcabot.com.

Biography

Meg Cabot knows that one of the best cures for feeling gawky and conspicuous is reading about someone who sticks out even more than you do. Her books for young adults invariably feature girls who have extraordinary powers that carry extraordinary burdens. Cabot's Princess Diaries series offers up the secret thoughts of Mia Thermopolis, who discovers at age 14 that she is actually the princess of a small European country. This revelation adds significantly to her extant concerns about crushes, friendships, school, and other matters falling under adolescent scrutiny.

Cabot, a native of Indiana weaned on Judy Blume and Barbara Cartland, was already a successful romance novelist (as Patricia Cabot) before she began writing for young adults; her alter-alter ego, Jenny Carroll, began a new series shortly after The Princess Diaries debuted. The Carroll books are divided between the Mediator series, starring a girl who can communicate with restless ghosts; and the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU books, in which a girl struck by lightning acquires the ability to locate missing people.

Cabot writes her books in a conspiratorial, first-person style that resonates with her readers. She has obviously kept a grip on the vernacular and the key issues of adolescence; but what makes her books so irresistible is the mixing of the mundane with the fantastic. After all, who wouldn't like to wake up and be a princess all of a sudden, or a seer? Cabot takes such offhand notions and roots them firmly in the details of average, middle-class American life. She has also tiptoed into mystery and paranormal suspense with other YA novels and series installments.

Cabot continues to write adult novels under various permutations of her given name (Meggin Patricia Cabot): from 19th-century historical romances to contemporary chick lit. And, as with her books for teens, these romances have earned praise for their lighthearted humor and well drawn characters.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Cabot:

"I am left handed."

"I hate tomatoes of any kind."

"I really wanted to be veterinarian, but I got a 410 on my math SATs."

"Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby -- except watching TV and laying around the pool reading US Weekly. I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken. So I guess I'm stuck with no hobby.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Meggin Patricia Cabot (full name); Patricia Cabot, Jenny Caroll
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

    My 10 year old daughter loves this series of books.

    My daughter loves Meg Cabot and so do I. Her books are light and funny and deal with great topics that face young girls today. My daughters book club read the previous book and the reviews were mixed. My daughter loved it and we have already bought the next book in the series and she can't put it down.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Cool

    I am saying this rules and i am a 10 year old!

    10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Loved it!

    I read this book in a few days because I couldn't put it down. I love the Allie Finkle series of books and will continue to buy them as they come out. I highly recommend this to all girls.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    allie finkles rules for girls stage fright

    Amazing it was full of suprises that you did not expect

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    AWESOME!!!!

    It was awesome for all of the books:)

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Wow!

    The whole series ROCKS! :)

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    I would die for this book

    This book is the best boook i have ever read!! It is so intresting ive read the 1,2,3 im about to start the 4 book

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    This book is awsome

    The book is really fun and entertaining. This is about girl whose friend go with other new girl. Very cute i recomended

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Great book

    This book is great!You will love it!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Outstanding

    This is the best series in the US

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    One of the best books i have ever read!!!

    I recommend this to everyone.......

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Awesome

    It is the best!!!!!!!!!! You have to read it

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Boo cheyenne

    Great book but cheyenne is so mean and annoying

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Love it

    This book is awesome! It has such good advice for girls!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Besg book every

    I love this book this is prob one of the best books that i have ever read and i think that the author should write more books in this series!!!!!!!!!!!Love It Love It Love it !!!!!!!! LOL

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2011

    GREAT BOOK!

    I only read the sample and fell in love with this book. I would recomend this book to anyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    Best Allie Finkle Book Out Of All Of Them:)

    Allie Finkel always has a adventure in every book if your a adventure purson then this is your book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    Good bool

    Loved these books

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    COOL BOOKS

    This book rules!:)

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    I love it!

    This one is my favorite

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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