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Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher/Release Date: Scholastic Press; 1 edition/March 16, 2010
Number of Pages: 240
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out by Meg Cabot is a fun and enjoyable book that all girls can relate to. This book is filled with drama on every page—you won’t want to stop reading it.
Allie and her friends are back in the fifth book in the series on a new adventure that takes Allie on a journey to find who her true friends are.
Allie’s mom is the movie reviewer on a local news show called Good News! The mother of Allie’s ex-friend Brittney calls her mom to talk about the show. She also invites Allie to Brittney’s birthday and Allie wants to go. The problem is, her friend Erica’s sister is in a baton twirling competition on the same day at the same time and it is important for her to be there.
Allie has a big decision to make: she could either tell Brittney she can't make it or come up with a big lie to tell her friends about why she couldn’t come to the baton twirling competition.
I really enjoyed this part because it made me think about what I would do if I were in Allie’s situation. Her mom told her a little about what the party was going to be like—they were going to ride in a limo! Allie didn’t want to miss out on the fun, but she didn’t want to lie to her friends either.
I really enjoyed all of the different personalities in this book. Along with Allie (who tries to stick to her book of rules), you’ll meet her friend, Erica (who is always trying to look at the positive side of things), and Brittney (who is always bossy), and many more!
I wanted to read this book because I’ve read the other books in series and really enjoyed them. I can always relate to Allie and her situations. When I read any book in the series, I feel like I’m Allie’s best friend. I can relate her relationships with her friends to my relationships with my friends.
As I came closer to the end of the book, I wished I hadn’t been reading so fast. I would recommend Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out as a great book for anyone who loves a fun book and a relatable story.
PHOTOS: (TOP) Cover Courtesy Scholastic (BOTTOM) Kid Reporter Alexis Wiseman in her favorite reading chair. (Photo Courtesy Alexis Wiseman)