Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: The New Girl is the second book in the Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series
|Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: The New Girl|
| Preceded by|
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day
| Followed by|
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Best Friends and Drama Queens
Allie Finkle, nine-years-old and a "new girl" starting her first day of Pine Heights Elementary school feeling excited and nervous, is anxious to start off her school day well and, although her mother is unimpressed, wears a skirt with jeans on the first day at school because she cannot find her tights or leggings (the Finkles had only moved in a few days before). Her friend and neighbor, Erica Harrington, assures her that nothing bad will happen. Allie's parents suggest they walk to school with her, which she does not allow them to do. Mr. and Mrs. Finkle then decide to follow in the background while Allie and Erica walk Allie's little brother Kevin to school. Along the way they meet up with Sophie Abramowitz and Caroline Wu and the five take the journey to Pine Heights together.
At first, Allie enjoys Pine Heights Elementary school. Then Rosemary Dawkins teases her and bullies her, even going as far as to tell her that she's going to beat Allie up! Scared, Allie Finkle decides to go to somebody for help - but she doesn't want to beat her up, like her father advises, or psych her out, like her uncle Jay suggests. Does anybody have some useful information?