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Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out

Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out is Meg Cabot’s fifth outing in the Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls series and perhaps the best yet.

This time, Allie is mesmerized by Erica’s older sister Missy’s coming-up regional Twirltacular baton competition. She and her best friends are desperate to attend and support Missy and her low self-esteem (at least they think that’s why she’s so mean).

But Allie finds out her Mom has already agreed to have Allie attend the horrible Brittany Hauser’s birthday party. She nearly throws up at the idea… until she finds out that the birthday party includes a trip to the legendary dream store Glitterati, where the girls’ can get dressed up and fashion pics taken of them. Allie’s always dreamed of going.

So… what does she do?

That’s what the reading part is for – so don’t look to me to tell you how it turns out! But I’ll admit this… it’s awesome! ;)

How does Meg Cabot make every book so insanely funny? The 4th grade voice of Allie just seems to give her even more room to spread her hilarious wings, I tell you.

The premise is unbelievably entertaining! For a book that has no action, no romance, and no fantasy element of any kind – the Allie Finkle books are surprisingly page turning! I always want to know what Allie is going to say next, what’s in store for her around the next corner.

Yet again, Allie’s character is true-to-life in portrayal of the modern-day elementary girl, and she has been consistent from book one to, now, book 5.

I find Allie Finkle’s personality addictively engaging and personally think she’s be an awesome friend – and I’m dying for Meg Cabot to let us read all about Allie Finkle as a teenager – because Allie is just that awesome.

Oops, am I saying awesome too much? Oh well. It’s true!

For someone who is far away from the “target audience”, I was thoroughly charmed and entertained (obviously). I think you will be too!

Come on Meg, tell me you’ll have an Allie Finkle: The Older Years series!!!


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