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Allie takes a trip to the past with her old school

  • Grades: 3–5, 6–8

Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Blast From the Past
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher/Release Date: Scholastic Press, 1 edition/September 1, 2010
Length: 240 Pages
Recommended Ages: 9-12 years


In Book Six, Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Blast from the Past, the class in Allie's new school pairs up with a class from Allie's old school for a field trip. Allie freaks when she discovers that she is being paired with her former best friend AND they are all expected to dress in historic costume.

She has a bad past with her old school. Some of the girls were mean to her and they made fun of her book of rules, especially a girl named Mary Kay, her former best friend who betrayed her!

As the day gets closer, Allie starts to worry. Will the girls from Allie's old school make fun of her? Will Allie's ex-best friend Mary Kay sit next to her on the bus? Will Cheyenne (mean girl from Allie's new school) become friends with the mean girls from Allie's old class? Will they gang up on her?

I really liked the part of the story before the field trip best. That's when Allie and her friends are preparing for the big day, deciding what to wear and who should sit next to Allie on the bus. They wanted to make sure everything would go well for Allie! I liked this part a lot because it shows that her friends are supportive. I could really relate to that.

The bus ride offers only half the drama of the day. Things start to get really crazy when the classes get to the school to relive the past—in more ways than one!

Allie is a brave and curious girl. Readers can really relate to Allie's stories and rules, especially when it comes to friendships. I really liked reading about all of the drama and action. I felt like I was in the story with Allie, watching her keep her class together.

I would recommend Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Blast From the Past to anyone who likes a lot of drama and experiences you can learn from.

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