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Meg Cabot. Moving Day (Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls, Book 1)
Scholastic  $15.99  ISBN 978-0-545-03947-5  228 pg.
Reviewed by Victoria, Age 10

I like rules. The reason why is, rules help make our lives easier. For instance, the rule about not killing people. Obviously, this is a good rule.

Another good rule is Everything that goes up must come down. This includes helium balloons. People donít know this, but you shouldnít let helium balloons loose outside, like at weddings or the Olympics or whatever, because what happens is eventually all the helium comes out and the balloons fall down, possibly in the ocean, and sea turtles eat them.

Then they choke to death.

So really that is two rules: Everything that goes up must come down and Donít let go of helium balloons outside.

Nine-year-old Allie Finkle isnít exactly pleased with her parents announcement of moving out of their modern townhouse, and into a creepy old mansion. Also she has to give up her precious geodes, and on top of that, she has to switch to a run down old school and be the new girl on the block.  But her two little brothers, Mark and Kevin, donít seem to care. All they seem to care about is having their own rooms and purple velvet wallpaper.

I really like this book! The cover is just so attractive, with the fold- out poster serving as a book cover! Allie has a lot to worry about in this book, and that makes it just a whole more exciting! You can feel how a nine-year-old girl feels with moving day, new friends, new house, and having to give up her precious geodes!   I loved it! Moving Day is for kids 9-12!

Meg Cabot was born on February 1st, 1967, in the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a very unlucky sign. She has a one-eyed cat named Henrietta. She has written about 50 books, for teens and adults, and is now working on this series, Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls. For more on Meg Cabot, visit her on her website:

Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls Moving Day deserves 4 and one-half ruling stars!!!!


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