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

Overview

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

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Overview

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!
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Editorial Reviews

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

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545328876
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Series , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 140,432
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 362 KB

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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  • Posted October 14, 2010

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for Teens Read Too

    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.

    18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Terrific series for "tweens"

    funny and light hearted. Meg Cabot really knows how girls think. My 10 year old has the whole set and rereads them often.

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    I love these allie finkle books

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Terrific book!

    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

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Lots of Fun

    I like how Allie uses the rules to help her in any situation.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    i'm gunna read it!

    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!

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2011

    its ok

    i am gonna read it on my nook color!!!!!

    7 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Book

    I think this book is a really good book and she sould make more!!!!!!!

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2011

    good book

    im on chapter 5 and i just cant put the book down

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Bre ro

    I love the series of allie finkal she is such a nice person im on the 2nd bookcan not what untill done

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    AWESOME

    This book is awesome! And great for girls 9-13/14! Your girl will love this book! :) ;)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    awesome

    i'm gonna read it... i bet it'll be the best!

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    the best

    please read it

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Get it

    I LUV LUV LUV IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Terrible

    Ugh just terrible

    3 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Omg

    Love allie finkles books, meg cabot is an amazing author! Hope the price goes down like the other books!q

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Highly Recommended- you really sould check it out

    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.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    Worst book in the series

    I love Allie Finkle and read all of the books. Allie Finkle is a good series but this book is the worst! It lacks a good opening and does not grab your attention. Honestly it is boring and I litterally fell asleep reading it. I reccomend that you dont read it.

    3 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Amazing

    Ally finkle books are amazing meg cabot is an amazing author she knows how girls think.
    -amanda

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    More

    Please make more this book is awesome!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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