Voice actor Tara Sands performs Meg Cabot’s Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls #2: The New Girl with aplomb, bringing a fresh, vibrant voice to main character Allie, whose first year at a new elementary school has brought with it challenges she doesn’t feel wholly prepared to handle. For example, what are you supposed to do when a bully threatens to punch your lights out? And why is everybody giving her so much conflicting advice?
Sands does a wonderful job of deepening Allie’s characterization through skillful acting, while simultaneously maintaining a brisk, consistent pacing, making it easy for listeners to follow Allie through her various trials and tribulations, rooting for her the whole way.
But being the New Girl is turning out to be scary, too, especially since one of the girls in Allie's new class - Rosemary - doesn't like her. In fact, Roesmary says she's going to beat Allie up after school.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on how Allie should handle the situation. How can Allie tell who's right? Who knew it was going to be so hard being the New Girl?
©2008 Meg Cabot, LLC; (P)2008 Scholastic Inc.
This book has gone beyond my expectations it says to children to always ignore bullies and to try to become friends with'em sirously, I met my best friend that used to bully me
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