August 16, 2009
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day - by Meg Cabot
Allie Finkle is a spunky fifth grader who makes sense of life by keeping a list of her own rules (for girls only). She has to deal with two annoying little brothers, and the author does a great job of showing us what it's like to be a young girl (I think). The voice of the main character in this series is wonderful, and I imagine this will become the new favorite series of fourth and fifth grade girls as soon as they read the first book. Guys, you could try it too, I'm just guessing it's going to be a bigger hit with the young ladies.
In this first book of the series, Allie is dealing with her family's decision to move to a new house (that she is sure is haunted), and she needs to figure out how to make new friends and keep the old. Read this if you like great realistic fiction, girl stories, and series with funny characters.