MEG CABOT FANS MAKE THEIR OWN RULES AT NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY SITE FROM SCHOLASTIC


The Princess Diaries Author Invites Fans to New Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls Web site Where GIRLS Make the RULES


New York, NY (April 28, 2008) -- The Princess Diaries bestselling author Meg Cabot has wowed girls yet again with the first book in her critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling tween series, Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls.  Allie readers have now taken over the rule-making themselves on Scholastic’s new interactive online community at www.scholastic.com/alliefinkle where GIRLS make the RULES.  In just two months since the site launched, Allie fans have added more than 18,000 peer-written rules to their Rule Notebooks and are submitting over 100 new rules to the site every day.
 
Rule #1: Make new friends, and keep the old. One is Silver and the other is Gold!
Allie Finkle is always looking for friends and as the host of her own online community, she is inviting fans to join her friendship network. Allie Finkle fans join for free, create their own avatar and profile page, and are welcomed by their first friend, Allie!  Once members, girls create and decorate their own Rules Notebooks, fill them with personal rules to live by and share them with friends. Want new rules? Check out other profiles on the “News and Moves Board” or vote for your faves in the “Rules of the Month” contest. With rule sharing, news feeds, friends and faves Allie’s friends will never get bored.  To date, more than 13,000 friends have been connected and more than 10,000 girls have sent “waves” to each other!
 
Rule #2: No matter where you go in life, NEVER lose touch with close friends!
Allie loves talking to her friends and makes it easy through the “The Blab Boards,” where girls share their thoughts about the Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls book, author Meg Cabot, and their favorite rules.  Whether it is chatting, sharing rules or waving at friends, Allie’s site is a safe, moderated online community that is all about building friendships.  This month’s most popular “rule” categories that girls are creating include:  “Friendship,” “Boys” and “Life in General”!
 
Rule #3: Always wear your BEST clothes to a party!
Every girl knows how important fashion is, and so does Allie, but she really relies on her friends to help pick out outfits for special occasions.  Allie’s friends play the “Dress Allie” game where they create new outfits for Allie to wear.  Allie fans can also have fun taking a personality quiz and decorating their own cupcake e-card to send to favorite friends.
 
Visit www.scholastic.com/alliefinkle to join Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls online community and visit www.megcabot.com to learn more about Meg.
 
Visit www.scholastic.com to learn more about Scholastic.

Contacts:
Scholastic
Sara Sinek
212-343-6899
 
Scholastic
Charisse Meloto
212-389-3785