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Author: Meg Cabot Narrator: Tara Sands Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545284981
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Allie returns with new rules in the sixth book of the acclaimed series!

Format: 4 CDs, Unabridged
Narrator: Tara Sands

Allie's excited about her class field trip. She gets to ride on a bus, which she never gets to do, living so close to school that she actually has to walk there every day!

But then Mrs. Hunter announces that every student in Room 209 has been assigned a "buddy" for the day--from Allie's old 4th grade class at Pine Heights Elementary--and her buddy just happens to be her ex-best friend Mary Kay, who betrayed Allie right before she moved! This is one field trip Allie's definitely going to need to need to write some major rules for.
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  • “Wryly amusing, this first-person chapter book from the Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls series captures the day-to-day thoughts of this well-intentioned narrator, from the low points of self-deluded reflection to the high points of selfless action.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alanna | 2/19/2014

    " It was really good. I liked how it went back to talking about her old friends from her old school "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennedy | 2/15/2014

    " This was a really good one. It was more humor/sad than anything though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 2/10/2014

    " it was pretty good ;) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rabia | 2/10/2014

    " The book was ok. The ending was my favorite out of all of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine. | 2/6/2014

    " OMG I HAVE TO FIND THIS AND I GAVE IT FIVE STARS BCUZ I LOVE THE OTHER SERIES~! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JennLynn | 1/23/2014

    " An unwelcome visit to a pioneer village with another school gives a girl and her former best friend turned enemy the chance to become reacquainted with each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ally | 1/22/2014

    " I LOVE the Allie Finkle books. I have read every single one and wish there were many more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimber~!! | 1/21/2014

    " Really liked it! Allie Finkles are always great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joenna | 1/20/2014

    " Fourth-grader Allie establishes a new set of rules after she is forced to pair up with ex-best friend Mary Kay on a class trip to a historic one-room schoolhouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justine | 1/16/2014

    " This was a good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mas5thgrade2012 | 11/1/2013

    " It's a really good book! You should try it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/23/2013

    " Great series for children. My daughter has loved reading all the Allie Finkle books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 7/29/2013

    " Im reading this book right now and i really like it so far :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 7/2/2013

    " THE ALLIE FINKLE SEIRES WAS THE BEST! FOR ALL OF YOU PEOPLE THAT DONT LIKE TO READ, AFTER YOU READ THIS YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH READING! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 5/17/2013

    " It's a little adventure: Allie's first ever field trip, and first ever ride on a bus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 5/7/2013

    " I started with this book, it was confusing for me because i didnt know they came in order! So, before reading this one, look up the first book! But either way, it was awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madison | 4/16/2013

    " I hope Meg Cabot makes more books in these series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sunaina | 1/21/2013

    " Th book was okay. It was pretty interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/9/2013

    " Meg Cabot certainly understands 4th graders and their dramas. This was an excellent book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryanne/MA | 1/8/2013

    " Cute book for the late elementary/middle school crowd. Some LOL funny lines. A little bit of a moral, but not too preachy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lebraya | 12/25/2012

    " i love this boook espiccely i like the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/10/2012

    " mary kay is bad+mean even when allie is nice to her.cheyenne and brittany are mean to allie at the beginning of the field trip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie | 10/10/2012

    " This the last book in this series,I think, and I absolutely loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dulce | 9/7/2012

    " i liked this book its like a book of rules on every chapter it tells you a rule "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bella | 6/11/2012

    " This book was stupid. But kinda funny...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/28/2012

    " I love these stories on their own, but Tara Sands is an EXCELLENT narrator. She's pitch perfect in all of the voices. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penguin | 2/23/2012

    " i loved this book to peices. i love to read and this book certainly was wonderful.i would read it over and over and over! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yumna | 12/9/2011

    " now that I've found WAY better books, this book was actually kinda stupid.its been outdone, so who cares? lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 10/27/2011

    " Allie's ex best friend Mary Kay and her class go on a field trip with Allie's class. Cheyenne is just as annoying as in Best Friends and Drama Qyeens. Allie deals with some nasty girl issues for 4th grade. A great continuation of the Allie Finkle series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 8/20/2011

    " I still like Allie Finkle, and I still get the appeal, but it's starting to make me rethink as to whether I want a daughter. This book was so drama-licious, I could barely handle it. Probably the worst of the series so far, but that's still better than a lot of what's out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennedy | 5/17/2011

    " This was a really good one. It was more humor/sad than anything though... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rabia | 5/10/2011

    " The book was ok. The ending was my favorite out of all of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breanna | 12/30/2010

    " I Liked this book. It wasn't as good as the other Allie Finkles. I thought it would be MUCH better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/27/2010

    " Allie's ex best friend Mary Kay and her class go on a field trip with Allie's class. Cheyenne is just as annoying as in Best Friends and Drama Qyeens. Allie deals with some nasty girl issues for 4th grade. A great continuation of the Allie Finkle series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellee | 11/28/2010

    " i kinda think this book is girly, but i like it. i read the other one like this and it was girly too. i wander if the author was a girly girl "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/7/2010

    " Allie's character has gone from charming and endearing and realistic to super saccarine and whiny and annoying. Both of my daughters (who has previously loved the series) said they didn't like this book that much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alanna | 10/24/2010

    " It was really good. I liked how it went back to talking about her old friends from her old school "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 10/24/2010

    " This was a good book! i liked it, including the whole seires.
    (NEW NOTE) 2-22-11
    I'm now thinking I'm getting to old for the series now. In fact I'm giving away the copies I own. hehe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ninja | 9/28/2010

    " OMG I HAVE TO FIND THIS AND I GAVE IT FIVE STARS BCUZ I LOVE THE OTHER SERIES~! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joenna | 9/24/2010

    " Fourth-grader Allie establishes a new set of rules after she is forced to pair up with ex-best friend Mary Kay on a class trip to a historic one-room schoolhouse.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 9/1/2010

    " I still like Allie Finkle, and I still get the appeal, but it's starting to make me rethink as to whether I want a daughter. This book was so drama-licious, I could barely handle it. Probably the worst of the series so far, but that's still better than a lot of what's out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryanne/MA | 8/24/2010

    " Cute book for the late elementary/middle school crowd. Some LOL funny lines. A little bit of a moral, but not too preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 8/13/2010

    " It's a little adventure: Allie's first ever field trip, and first ever ride on a bus. "

About the Author

Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and teens. She received her BA from Indiana University and worked as an assistant residence hall director at New York University. Her Princess Diaries series has sold over sixteen million copies and was made into two hit movies by Disney. A number of her books have also been made into movies for television, including Avalon High and Vanished, which was the basis for a Lifetime series called Missing. Her numerous other works include the Mediator series, the Heather Wells mysteries, Queen of Babble series, Boy Series, All-American Girl Series, Insatiable series, and Abandon trilogy, as well as stand-alone novels.

About the Narrator

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is former cohost of Fridays on the Cartoon Network. In addition to performing in plays and musicals, her voice can be heard on numerous commercials, audiobooks, cartoons, and video games.