Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Stage Fright Meg Cabot
Short Version: Allie Finkle is totally awesome and this latest installment doesn't disappoint in any way. Go read it. NOW.
Long Version: For Parents Night, Allie's class is doing a play. Allie really wants to be Princess Penelope, the lead. Unfortunately, so does Sophie. How can Allie be a good friend and still be the star? Then, after all the casting drama, there is lots of wonderful diva-fighting. No one does diva better than a fifth grader (and that's a rule.)
Allie continues to be strong and hilarious while still being 100% real and staying away from ever turning into a completely comic figure. She remains my favorite Meg Cabot character (and regular readers know how much I love Meg Cabot.)
Allie learns many new rules about being an actor (May the best man--or woman--win, There are no small parts only small actors, Practice makes perfect) and about being friends (If you know the right thing to do you have to do it, Best friends rescue each other when someone's evil sister has them trapped, Treat people the way you yourself would like to be treated) all while never coming across as didactic or heavy-handed.
Allie remains a favorite who's still going strong!
Book Provided by... my local library
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