Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day

Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day by Meg Cabot
I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Allie Finkle is a happy fourth grader who lives with her parents and her two younger brothers. She has a best friend named Mary Kay who cries a lot. Sometimes Allie doesn't even know why she's friends with Mary Kay.

The day before Mary Kay's birthday Allie's parents tell Allie that they will be moving. And that once they move Allie will have to go to a different school because they'll be in a different school district. A few days later Allie's family goes to see the house and Allie immediately doesn't like it. It's big, dirty, creepy, and old. All the stairs creak and there are spiders everywhere. But then Allie sees a girl next door and ends up going over to talk with her. The girl's name is Erica and she's in the same grade as Allie. While over at Erica's house her brother comes over to talk to them and tells Allie that there is a zombie hand living in the attic. At this point Allie has had enough and flat out refuses to move into this house with her family. She just knows something awful will happen to all of them. So she comes up with a plan to get her parents to stay in their old house. But will her plan work, or just backfire?

This was such a cute book. I bought it to give to my cousin's daughter for her birthday this year but I wanted to read it before I gave it to her. I loved it. It was so funny and just plain cute. I think pretty much every young girl would love to get their hands on a copy of this book.