ALLIE FINKLE’S RULES FOR GIRLS: BOOK FIVE

Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out

Meg Cabot

Allie has to make a decision: spend the day with her best friends at the amazing Twirltacular baton competition or go to snobby Brittany’s birthday party at Glitterati, the best, glitteriest place ever! How will she choose?

Allie has to make a decision: spend the day with her best friends at the amazing Twirltacular baton competition or go to snobby Brittany’s birthday party at Glitterati, the best, glitteriest place ever! How will she choose?

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  • Scholastic
  • Hardcover
  • March 2010
  • 240 Pages
  • 9780545040471

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About Meg Cabot

 Meg Cabot is the author of Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls as well as the New York Times bestselling Princess Diaries series, All-American Girl, Ready or Not, Teen Idol, Avalon High, How to Be Popular, Pants on Fire, Jinx, Airhead, The Mediator series, and the 1-800-Where-R-You series. Meg lives in both Key West, Florida, and New York City.

Discussion Questions

Even though Allie’s mom is an adult, do you think it was right for her to say Allie would go to Brittany’s birthday without first asking Allie if she wanted to go? Would it bother you if your mom or dad did that?

At the beginning of the book, Allie’s faced with a dilemma. Should she go to Missy’s Little Miss Majorette Baton Twirling Twirltacular with her best friends? Or should she risk hurting her friend’s feelings and go to Brittany Hauser’s birthday extravaganza because it will probably be more glamorous? She chooses Brittany’s. What would you have done?

Do you think it’s OK to lie if no one finds out about it? Have you ever gotten away with a lie? How did it make you feel inside?

Brittany’s birthday party is certainly packed with excitement. A stretch limo stocked with neverending treats, a fashion shoot at Glitterati, room service in a fancy hotel . . . What more could you ask for? If you could have the perfect party for your next birthday, how would you choose to celebrate?

Even though Allie lied about “being forced” to go to Brittany’s party, she still tries to make the best of it. But then Brittany and her friends start being mean to her. Do you think Allie deserves this treatment? Maybe it’s karmic retribution for lying to her real best friends?

There’s a lot of bullying at Brittany’s birthday party—forcing Allie to wear a pirate costume when she doesn’t want to, making fun of her distaste for tomatoes, bad mouthing her birthday gift. Eventually, Allie solves the problem by removing herself from the situation. Have you ever been bullied? If so, how did you handle it?

When Harmony comes to rescue Allie from Brittany’s birthday disaster, she’s pretty mad. Instead of comforting Allie and acting understanding, Harmony tells Allie that she “made some very bad choices.” Do you think Harmony should’ve been so authoritative? Do you think what she said was right?

What lesson do you think Allie learns in the end?