Thursday, July 9, 2009


I’ve been wanting to read this series for a while now. I’m so glad I did. As I’ve said before, Meg Cabot is one prolific writer! It’s amazing how many books she’s written. But even more amazing is the amount of audiences she writes for. She really does write memorable and interesting stories for adults, teens and children! This series is something I would’ve eaten up as a young girl! (I love it now too!)

Allie Finkle is a quirky girl who likes to make sense of the world by keeping a running list of rules in a book that she hides under her bed. She’d been learning a lot of important stuff and felt that writing it down would help her remember it all. Here are some of my favorites:

“Listen politely when a grown-up is telling you something, even if you already know it.”

“If someone is yelling from excitement, the polite thing to do is yell back.”

“Don’t get a pet that poops in your hand.”

Allie has a best friend that she’s known since kindergarten and pretty much likes her life the way it is. (Except the fact that her best friend cries at the drop of a hat.) So, when her mom announces that the family is moving, Allie is thrown into a tailspin. Especially when she finds out more about their new house. Allie’s not sure if her rules will help her out with this situation.

Adorable! I loved Allie and her way of thinking. She’s quite a fun 9 year-old. I look forward to reading more about her in books 2, 3 & 4.

Here’s the author’s website, where you can learn more about Allie and even play some games!