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!