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Best Friends and Drama Queens (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #3)

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Allie Finkle is excited when a new girl, who comes all the way from Canada, joins her class at Pine Heights Elementary. Now Allie won't be the new girl anymore!

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

Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Scholastic Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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May 09, 2013 Oumiie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: I would recommend this book to girls
Allie gets excited when she learns that that they are getting a new student from Canada! Mostly because that means she won’t be the new girl anymore. But when she meets Cheyenne ( the new girl ) who fins them immature and that they act like babies , Allie was even depressed of having a new girl . She bossed them around and even insulted their game called " Queens " . A game where they had to act like queens and fight. I loved the way Allie wasn't influenced by Cheyenne . She kept strong and said ...more
Aug 06, 2012 Phoebe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a girl named Allie Finkle who has three friends: Caroline, Sophie and Erica. When they all come back to school from winter break, a new girl named Cheyenne joins their class. Allie can relate to Cheyenne because she had just moved to this school at the beginning of the year. Later in the day, at recess, Allie, Caroline, Sophie and Erica see Cheyenne sitting alone on the cold swings and they ask if she'd like to play queens with them (queens was a made-up game that Allie and h ...more
Sep 12, 2012 Adama rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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the book is called best friends and drama queens (allie finkle's rules for girls,#3 and the book is by meg cobot i chose this book because its about drama and new people and its about boys and how they sometimes could mess up your friendship in the beginning allie finds out that there's this new girl and that she was the new girl till the new came from canada and in the middle the new girl starts to make friends and that allie still misses being the new girl at the end the new girl has friends a ...more
Nov 06, 2010 Shonda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
3.5 Stars

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
We decided to put Flora Segunda on hold to read this.


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
BlueTitan(what's 1000-7?)
I am loving this book, but why does Cheyenne have to be such a drama queen?!
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
Jennifer Wardrip
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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
Robin J.
Nov 27, 2012 Robin J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am currently reading the book Allie Finkle by Meg Cabot. I finished the book a few days ago. I would recommend this book to you if you like realistic fiction. In this book there is a girl named Allie and there is a new girl joining her school and she is super excited. On the last day of summer vacation in 3rd grade I was so excited about seeing my new classmates and new teacher that I stayed up all night and then in the morning I was so tired. Also on the first day of kindergarten me and Nicol ...more
Eva Mitnick
In the third installment of this light and fun series, Allie has fully settled in to life in her new school, and so it comes as a shock when a new girl arrives in her 4th grade classroom and thoroughly upsets the social order.

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
Bobbi Smith
Sep 25, 2012 Bobbi Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any girl
Recommended to Bobbi by: No one but i love this book alot
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Sophie Riggsby
Nov 18, 2012 Sophie Riggsby rated it it was amazing
* Review posted on Mundie Kids on 11/27/2012*

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
IndyPL Kids Book Blog
Mar 06, 2012 IndyPL Kids Book Blog rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-life
4th grader Allie is excited when she finds out there is a new girl in her class. The new girl’s name is Cheyenne and she’s from Canada - which makes her sound kind of exotic and interesting. She’s interesting all right. And bossy. And mean. Cheyenne immediately collects a group of friends - her clique - and labels anyone she hasn’t chosen “immature”. Then she starts a kissing game at recess and begins insisting that the boys and girls pair up and start “going with” each other. Allie wants to kno ...more
Dec 05, 2009 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book in the series of Allie Finkle's Rules for 7- to 10-year-old girls. Allie's rules have helped her adapt to a new home and a new school, but she has to come up with a whole new set of rules when Cheyenne comes to town. Cheyenne is the New Girl who moved to town, creating drama and telling everyone what to do. Allie is delighted not to be the new girl any more, but Cheyenne quickly gathers a tight group of friends. Allie and her best friends are shocked at Cheyenne's chase-and- ...more
When a new girl joins her class, Allie is excited. Not only does this mean that she will no longer be the newest student in the class, but Cheyenne hails from Canada. But it becomes very quickly that this new addition is more good news then bad. First Mrs. Hunter movies Allie to the back to sit with the boys. Then, Cheyenne rebuffs the Queens overtures of friendship. The worst of it all is when Cheyenne slowly, but surely takes over the grade four class with her kissing games and going with boys ...more
This was an interesting book. I didn't read the other two books, but there was nothing I didn't understand. I liked all of the characters, except for Cheyenne. She was really annoying! Cheyenne was kind of a hypocrite telling some people (like Allie and her friends) that they were immature when she was the one being immature. But that made Cheyenne a good antagonist, I guess. This book is probably better for younger kids (like ages 9-11), because I was 10 when I first read this and now I recentl ...more
Jessica Mitchell
Oct 31, 2012 Jessica Mitchell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls who want a good story, not a realistic one
Recommended to Jessica by: Aisha
Jessica Mitchell, 10
Review for Best Friends and Drama Queens
Meg Cabot

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
Jan 23, 2012 Brett rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile-series
Allie Finkle's world could not possibly be more true-to-life: I feel like Meg Cabot must have a fourth-grade girl advising her. The four friends playing an ongoing make-believe game called "Queens" behind some bushes on the playground during recess? That absolutely gave me flashbacks. It's all that dead-on, too: their ways of interacting with each other, their interests & concerns. Allie deals with a bossy new girl who is trying to make everyone in their class "go with" boys to prove how mat ...more
Scout Collins
Aug 10, 2015 Scout Collins rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was horrible. It made no sense. A new popular girl who liked boys tried to force other girls to 'go with' (who even uses that term anymore) boys in their class. The girl, Cheyenne, acted in a completely unrealistic way, along with Allie and her friends. Majority of the kids were all at the exact same maturity level (not liking boys yet) and Cheyenne was the only one who did. In reality kids are all over the place, some will like boys early and some won't. In this book, anyone who liked ...more
Sherlock Holmes
Jun 01, 2015 Sherlock Holmes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls book 3:Best friend and drama Queens

I think this was the best book ever written. I loved it. I could get all my reading minutes in. It was also a good amount of pages.
Aug 11, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Meg Cabot is GETTING IT RIGHT with the Allie Finkle series, and this is the best book so far. Cabot gets it so right that I can *almost* forgive her for her dreadful attempt at bodice ripping "historical" "romance". Almost.

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
Andd Becker
Mar 12, 2015 Andd Becker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fourth grade girls will love to read this Reading Level 5 book about a new girl in class.
The author references the books The Boxcar Children and The Silver Chair.
Jenn Estepp
As I recall, I was pretty lukewarm on Allie Finkle when this series began. I don't know if it's actually gotten better, or if it's pretty consistent and I was just in a different mood when I read the second and third book. Whatever the case, I really enjoyed them and thought they were super fun and had great appeal for the audience. They're pretty much perfect for readers who are moving from Clementine and Ivy and Bean, on to longer chapter books. I love the supporting characters and found Allie ...more
Jun 29, 2016 Caroline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is one of my most favorite books out of this whole series? Sure I love this series, but this one is my favorite. So much drama stirring up between the new girl Cheyenne and Allie. I would really recommend reading this whole series if you're looking for something good.
Aug 04, 2015 Helen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: older-children
Another hilarious adventure for Allie Finkle. We thoroughly enjoy this series.
Aug 14, 2014 Clovee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was my favorite also tied with the 5th and 6th
Apr 14, 2009 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
My 9 year-old daughter liked this book, but not as much as the first two Allie Finkle books because all the boy/girl stuff in this one didn't appeal to her. I liked the message of the story: it's okay to like what you like, you don't have to be like everyone else, and just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good. I don't know if Meg Cabot has created an every-girl in Allie, or if she has channeled my daughter, but Allie IS my daughter in many ways. The model for the cover art even lo ...more
Reetta Saine
Feb 14, 2012 Reetta Saine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kk, 2012
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Jennifer Warf
Sep 15, 2013 Jennifer Warf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I originally started reading this series to provide my 1st grader with some chapter book experience while also staying somewhat G-rated with the content. We loved these books... we still joke about the rule about never having a pet that can poop in your hand. LOL.
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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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

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
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Other Books in the Series

Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls (6 books)
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  • The New Girl (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls, #2)
  • Stage Fright (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls, #4)
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“Rule #5 Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's good.” 8 likes
“Stuart Maxwell told me in a shaky voice that the first time Cheyenne picked him out as her victim for the kissing game, it had been like a nightmare as he'd found himself cornered by the circle of girls, only to see Cheyenne's lips coming closer and closer, until finally the smell of cranberry Kiehl's lip balm had overwhelmed him.
'And that's when,' Stuart told me in a horrified voice, 'I knew it was all over.”
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