About the Books

I'm just a 9-year-old girl who's just trying to make sense out of the 4th grade, so I jot down rules to help myself remember how to be a good sister, student, and friend — and also not to eat anything red. That's a rule!

Want to know more of my rules? Then read these books, all about moi!

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Book #1: Moving Day

When Allie's parents announce that the family is moving, Allie's sure her life is over. She's not at all happy about having to give up her pretty pink wall-to-wall carpeting for creaky floorboards and creepy secret passageways . . . not to mention leaving her modern, state-of-the-art suburban school for a rundown, old-fashioned school just two blocks from her new house.

With a room she's half-scared to go into, the burden of being "the new girl", and her old friends all a half-hour car ride away, how will Allie ever learn to fit in?

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Coming in August 2008

Book #2: The New Girl

Allie is very excited for her first day of school at Pine Heights Elementary. She is going to be in the same class as her new friends Erica, Caroline, and Sophie, and she loves her new teacher, pretty and stylish Mrs. Hunter. Plus, she’s getting a new kitten — the first pick of showcat Lady Serena Archibald’s litter!

There is only one problem in Allie’s perfect new life: one of the girls in Allie’s new class, Rosemary, doesn’t like her. In fact, Rosemary says she’s going to beat Allie up after school!

Everyone has an opinion on how Allie should handle the situation: Erica thinks she should tell Mrs. Hunter. Caroline thinks Allie should handle it with nonviolent conflict resolution. Dad teaches Allie how to fight, while Uncle Jay says you have to psych out your opponent. How can Allie tell who’s right?

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About the Author

Meg Cabot is the author of more than 50 books for both adults and teens. Her books have sold over 15 million copies worldwide, many of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers.

The most notable of these is The Princess Diaries series, which is currently being published in over 38 countries and was made into two hit movies by Disney.

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