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
Author Meg Cabot
Publication Order
Preceded by
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day
Followed by
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Best Friends and Drama Queens

about nine-year-old Allie Finkle. It tells the story about Allie's starting a new school, Pine Heights Elementary, making friends with Erica Harrington, Sophie Abramowitz and Caroline Wu, getting her new kitten Mewsie, going through the Pine Heights Spelling Bee and, most importantly, trying to find advice on how to deal with - and possibly befriend - Rosemary Dawkins, who threatens to beat her up one day after school due to her own reasons that Allie doesn't know or understand very well. While Allie does this, she still manages to make her "Rules for Girls" in her special rules notebook. AllieFinklebook2.jpg

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Laura James, featured on the 2008 cover



Plot introduction

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.

Plot summary

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?

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