If you are Allie's age, life is full of rules - some of them you are made to follow by your parents, or your grandparents, or your friends, or your school. But some of them are the ones you make up for yourself and try to follow for yourself. And, course, the best rule of all is that 'if you say it enough times in your head it will COME TRUE (sometimes)'.
For Allie, everything is new - new house, new school, new friends, new kitten (maybe!). And new rules too! Like, 'the less your little brother knows about your business the better off you are'. Especially when your little brother decides to go to your brand new school, walking in with you ... wearing HIS PIRATE COSTUME!
Life can be tough for a new girl. But sometimes everything isn't what is seems to be at first. And sometimes not everyone is what they seem to be at first. So, another rule is, not to make up your mind until you have had time to make up you mind.
I thought you'd get it.
Meg Cabot is a genius, and so is Teresa Gallagher. And if this doesn't keep your daughter quiet for a few hours, then nothing will.
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