Blast from the Past (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Series #6)

Blast from the Past (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Series #6)

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by Meg Cabot
     
 

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Allie returns with new rules in the sixth book of the acclaimed series!

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

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Allie returns with new rules in the sixth book of the acclaimed series!

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's 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!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Allie is now in fourth grade at a new school and trying to prove herself responsible enough to own a cell phone—after all she's saved a total $36 from doing chores and helping her neighbors. Her parents say the rule is she could have her own cell phone in sixth grade, if she'd proved herself responsible by not losing things or not leaving her coat and book bag on the floor. Two whole years away! Plus she has other things to worry about: her cat, Mewsie, is hiding in a hole in the wall of her brother's room; her wonderful teacher is probably getting married and moving away; and she has to go on a boring field trip and share the bus with the kids from her old school—including her ex-best friend, Mary Kate, who is now hanging out with the snobby "cool" girls. Turns out the field trip is not as boring as Allie thought; her teacher is getting married, but not moving; Mary Kate is now her friend again, sort of; Mewsie leaves the hole on his own; and Mom says Allie may have cell phone in fifth grade. Allie is a spunky girl and her antics are amusing, but she sure is repetitive. Readers should not have to be reminded in each chapter of how obnoxious Mary Kate has been, or that Allie's teacher's boyfriend threw rocks at the school window, or that Allie missed going on the last field trip because of Mary Kate. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
From the Publisher

Praise for Allie Finkle:

“Allie's rules offer wisdom and a touch of hilarity.” –BookPage

“The irony is hilarious and touching, and [Meg Cabot] addresses preteen agony by rendering boys and girls alike in a three-dimensional light.” –Kirkus Reviews

“In the character Allie Finkle, Cabot captures this moment of transition and makes it feel not just real, but also fun, and funny.” –Publisher's Weekly

“Nine-year-old Allie faces her world with humor and common sense.” –Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545040488
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls Series, #6
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
327,295
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
Bloomington, Indiana
Education:
B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
Website:
http://www.megcabot.com

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Blast from the Past (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 135 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Allie Finkle's class is going on a field trip. She's never been on a field trip before - she either gets sick or something happens to prevent her from going. She's so excited to ride a bus for the first time, since she lives close enough to school to walk. Then she finds out they're going to Honeypot Prairie, a one-room school house. Allie doesn't think it sounds amazing, but she's still excited about the trip until she realizes that their class will be joined by Ms. Myers's fourth grade class. Allie can't believe her ears - that's the class she would have been in if her parents didn't move. It's also the class with all the girls from the horrible birthday party she just attended. Now, Allie's dreading her field trip. When her two worlds come together, things spiral out of control. Allie desperately wants to make things right, but she also must make some tough choices. Can Allie be as responsible as she'd like to be, or will she just go with the crowd? This is the sixth book in the ALLIE FINKLE'S RULES FOR GIRLS series, and I loved watching Allie's worlds collide as she scrambled to fit them together. Allie's fresh, fun, sweet, and the perfect read for younger girls.
Guest More than 1 year ago
funny and light hearted. Meg Cabot really knows how girls think. My 10 year old has the whole set and rereads them often.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! And great for girls 9-13/14! Your girl will love this book! :) ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good. I mean this is the best book yet. Get the book cause it is the best. I think this book diserve more than 5 stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like how Allie uses the rules to help her in any situation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ally finkle books are amazing meg cabot is an amazing author she knows how girls think. -amanda
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the series of allie finkal she is such a nice person im on the 2nd bookcan not what untill done
Mady Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
Love allie finkles books, meg cabot is an amazing author! Hope the price goes down like the other books!q
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe the series is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to find another great book :(!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire series once you read this one you would wish there was more books and i am a teenager meaning no matter what age u r you would love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I love this series. We are seeing who can read them the fastest. It is a race!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book. U must read it. U is you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great way to learn RULES for things ~Riley Korengel :-]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this its about rules
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is a really good book and she sould make more!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these allie finkle books
N_butterfly-faye More than 1 year ago
Allie finkle is a funny girl she writes down rules. I write down all the rules shes wrote down im on the second book now. Im not just writing down the rules im reading it. you shold read it and write down all the rules their also in the back of the book.
Lama Obeidat More than 1 year ago
im on chapter 5 and i just cant put the book down
Ana Schaffer More than 1 year ago
I've read many of the books from this series, and so far i have loved all of them! I'm so looking forward to this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Listen haters of this book u dont need to be mean about the book the author tried so dont tell ppl to read u or not to read it everyone has a different style on books they may like it or not even if u dont like others may u are crushing others who u are saying u hate it it could be their only book they have because they are poor there is no reason to be rude life is not fair u are just trying to make others not to read any books by this author she might stop making books or money because the publisher is getting calls that no one is reading their books so stop the hatetrest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves all of these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
allie helps girls with everday problems its funny cute it just may make a childs day. At first i thought she was for olderkids but when i read the book i knew it was a great choice. Alllie is like me when i was llttle fun funny just a great series.
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