ALLIE FINKLE’S RULES FOR GIRLS: BOOK ONE

Moving Day

Meg Cabot

When nine-year-old Allie Finkle finds out she’s moving, she is convinced her life is over! She must leave behind her pink room, precious geode collection, and best friend. But with the help of Allie’s unique set of rules, she handles it all in her own hilarious and spunky way.

When nine-year-old Allie Finkle finds out she’s moving, she is convinced her life is over! She must leave behind her pink room, precious geode collection, and best friend. But with the help of Allie’s unique set of rules, she handles it all in her own hilarious and spunky way.

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  • Scholastic
  • Paperback
  • February 2009
  • 256 Pages
  • 9780545040419

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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

Allie Finkle likes rules. That’s why she likes math and science so much, because “you know where you stand with them rulewise.” Do you and Allie share some of the same rules?

What is your relationship with your best friend? If you found out you had to move away from each other, how would you keep in touch?

One of Allie’s rules of friendship is: “You should only say nice things to your friends, even if they’re not true. This makes them feel better, and then they like you more.” Do you think this makes for an honest friendship?

What changes do you see in Allie after she meets her new neighbor Erica and sees her room fixed up? Do you think Allie will adjust to her new school in the same way?

Allie is an animal lover. Do you love animals too? What responsibilities are involved in taking care of a pet?

Allie loves to play pretend with her new friends at Pine Heights Elementary. What games do you play with your friends?

Do you think you should pretend to be okay with something even if it is upsetting you? For example, Allie promises Uncle Jay she’ll pretend she is happy about the move if he keeps the turtle from the Lung Chung Restaurant. Do you think Uncle Jay is being a responsible adult?

Allie is not happy when she is told she cannot take her geode collection with her when she moves. What is something you would be upset to leave behind?

Mary Kay and Brittany suddenly want to be friends with Allie again after she is featured in the local paper. What do you think of the way Allie handled their attempt at friendship? What would you have done?