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Meg Cabot. The New Girl (Rules for Girls, Book 2) 
Scholastic P$17.99  ISBN 978-0-545-04049-5  227 pg.
Reviewed by Victoria, Age 12

“Rosemary Dawkins!”

Everyone’s head, including Rosemary’s, whipped around to see Mrs. Hunter standing in the doorway. Only Mrs. Hunter didn't look pretty and cool and fresh like she usually did. Mrs. Hunter looked as mad as I felt. Her cheeks were red, too, and her eyes were as bright as the silver stars she'd used to decorate her classroom with. She was staring at Rosemary so hard I wouldn't have been surprised if Rosemary’s head exploded right in front of us and her brains splattered all around the classroom.

Allie Finkle has made the big move to her new neighbourhood, and now she’s worrying about being the new girl. She thinks that her brothers are terribly embarrassing; her leggings are in a box they can’t find, so she decides to wear jeans under her skirt. But that’s not her biggest problem. Rosemary Dawkins. The biggest bully in the school, bigger that most of the boys, and everyone is scared of her. But there’s a lot they don’t know about her.

The New Girl really kept me going. It started from where we left off in Allie Finkles Rules For Girls, Moving Day, then jumped straight into Book Two. This book covered all of the things that could possibly go wrong in a fourth grader’s day. Well, everything but having your pants fall down in the middle of gym class. But, ya, I really enjoyed this book. I think many people would agree, that no boy would be interested in this kind of book. I do recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read, especially ages 8 to 12.

Meg Cabot has sold many, many books. She grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. Meg Cabot was born on February 1st, 1967, in the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a very unlucky sign. For pets 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 Finkles Rules for Girls. For more on Meg Cabot, visit her website

I give The New Girl four shooting stars!!!!!!     


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