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Monthly book review for March March 6, 2010

Filed under: Monthly Book Reviews — Madeline@AGDC @ 10:19 AM


I read about a girl named Hannah from Hannah’s Hangout who does monthly book reviews (the link to her wonderful blog is on the little box thingy) !!! I think it will be nice to put them here, for fun and to help you if you don’t know what to read. I will do them at the start of each month to review books I read in the previous month. I’ve decided to only do one to start off with, then to show the one I’m currently reading.  Ok so starting…..

Title: Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls:The New Girl
Author: Meg Cabot
Things to know about these books: Allie Finkle is a 9-year-old girl in the fourth grade who believes the world revolves around rules. Not horrid rules like your parents or teachers might plan up, but ones that you’d believe from this lively little girl. Some of her rules are: Never eat anything red; Tacos make everything better (well, almost everything); It is impolite not to high-five someone if they are high-fiveing you; Little brothers can be such phonies sometimes; It’s never funny if someone’s feelings are being hurt; All you need is friends; When the mother of your soon-to-be kitten is at the veterinary hospital  in premature labor, and you don’t know if you are getting a cat or not, and a girl in your class says she is gonna beat you up, and you know if you mess up, she’s going to do it for sure, it’s hard to concentrate on spelling, and more. Each chapter in the book is a rule, usually relating to something happening in the chapter.
What I thought of the book: Very good book!!!! I love these books and how they are planned out. Allie has just moved (see in book 1 of the Allie series) and now she is starting a new school at Pine Heights Elementary with nobody but her friend Erica and some other nice girls. The worst part is, a girl named Rosemary wants to beat her up (very awkward, so read the book to find out why!) and when I was in the middle was sort of amazed to see how both Allie’s dad and uncle encouraged her to do things (that in my case, aren’t good at all and I couldn’t see why the author put it in the book) like punch Rosemary in the nose or say “Actually, Rosemary, I’m going to beat you up” or something like that. But Allie had already thought both plans were bad. At the closer to the end, a janitor talks to Allie about true friendship and what the story is behind why Rosemary wants to beat her up and what she should do about it. I liked what the janitor said, and it wrapped up the story a whole lot better than I thought, and then I realized how the author put all the bad encouragement from her dad and uncle as a bad thing to do about the situation. Plus, there are other adventures Allie must face. I really like the book so 5 stars!!!!!! You should read it, too. But, read them in order because if yuo don’t (like I didn’t) you won’t understand it and have to read some over (like I had to)!!!! LOL!

The book I am reading now is Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield. I wanted to first read it when me, my mom, friend, and her mom had a little movie night and watched the movie. Tune in next time on Monthly Book Reviews!

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5 Responses to “Monthly book review for March”

  1. hannie96 Says:

    I do these too on my blog! I’ve done January and Febuary so far. I liked your review! What other books do you like??? I wonder if we like some of the same books 😀

    Hannah ❤

    • americangirldcentral Says:

      Thanks, Hannah! I like American Girl doll books, A Life of Faith, Allie Finkle’s rules for girls, Ramona Quimby, The Peabody Adventure Series (which is by the way Christian) and more. I see you like Sisters In Time books. I like them too. “Rosa Takes a Chance” is my favorite.

  2. hannah Says:

    oh i love those books i have read all of the allie finkle books they are really good!!!!


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