Best Friends and Drama Queens (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #3)
But her excitement turns to dismay when the new girl, Cheyenne, starts telling everyone in the fourth grade what to do! Soon Cheyenne has everyone, including Allie's best friends, Caroline, Sophie, and Erica, belie
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Allie Finkle loves her new school, new friends and most of all her fourth grade teacher Mrs.Hunter. (Mrs. Hunter even told Allie’s grandmother that she’s a joy to have in class!) So after winter break, Allie is really excited to return to school. Her excitement builds when she learns a new girl from Canada will be in her class. To assist the new student with adjusting to a new school, Miss Hunter asks Allie to give up her desk, which is next to her best friend Erica, for a desk that’s i ...more
Mean girls. I commend Cabot for having an accurate eye for the workings of elementary school. Throwing in the Webkinz grounds her story in time, but this business of who to tell when there are problems (parents? teachers?) is most realistic.
Well concluded. I'm particularly impressed by the way Cabot balances the storytelling need for the children to solve their problems, with the real world need for adult involvement. Really, she's amazi ...more
First of all, she is so whiny. Especially if she does not get what she wants.
Next, she is literally forcing a lot of girls to date boys. They are too young. Hello?! This is the fourth grade. Seriously, cheyenne!
Finally, she is such a bully to Allie. Just because it first started as Allie kindly inviting Cheyenne to play 'queens', their favorite game, because she looked lonely.
I do not know why some fourth graders try to ...more
Allie thought her life was going pretty good during holiday vacation. Her family got a new game system and she was anxious to share it with her friends when they came home from vacation.
Right before school starts up, one of her friends tells her that their teacher said they are going to have a new student when they come back. At first, Allie isn't too excited about this. But once she finds out that the new student is a girl and from Canada, the exciteme ...more
Although it is something of a relief at first not to be the New Girl, Allie is unsettled by Cheyenne and her high-heeled boots and exotic Canadian origins. Not only that, but Cheyenne disses Allie and her friends the very first day by telling them their favorite game of pre ...more
I love when my favorite authors write a series that my middle grader can read. Normally, I try to review the first book in the series but MundieTween got so far ahead of me that she demanded, begged, pleaded asked politely if I could drive to the library in a cold, winter rain storm to pick up book four in the series. Because the series gets better and better with each volume, she and I decided to review the one she just finished, book three -- Best ...more
Review for Best Friends and Drama Queens
This wasn't my favorite book in the world. I felt like the relationship between Sophie, Caroline, Allie, Rosemary, and Erica was EXTREMELY unrealistic. I mean, I know perfect friends are nice in books, but in real life, theres only about a 10% chance that friends will be like that. Also, in most schools nowadays, bullies like Cheyenne whang people emotionally. Like, they have no reason to live, or something. NOT about what kin ...more
Cabot has captured *perfectly* what it is to be a 9 year old girl in this day and age. I have two daughters who are just like Allie- on the cusp of tweenhood, wanting to grow up, but still loving rainbows and unicorns and American Girl dolls and playing make believe.
It's a s ...more
My mother and I are big fans of the Princess Diaries series, so we had to check out more by Meg Cabot. I met her in June 2004 at a book signing in Bloomington, IN. She was awesome. I also have a signed copy of Teen Idol.
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Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun ...more
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