Bestselling author Meg Cabot had a number of jobs before turning to writing young-adult and adult novels full-time, the longest-lasting one as assistant manager of an enormous New York University freshman dorm. Best known for her young adult series The Princess Diaries, two books of which have been made into films, Cabot is also the author of a supernatural series (the Mediator) and numerous chick-lit adult titles.
"Told from the distinct perspective of a good-hearted, impulsive, morally centered kid, this is a story that captures the conflicted feelings with which so many seemingly strong nine-year-olds struggle."
From the Publisher
The emotionally charged issues of best friendship, moving, and growing up are treated with humor and sensitivity by bestselling author Meg Cabot. Nine-year-old Allie enjoys rules and routine, and even has a special notebook filled with helpful rules so that she doesn't upset her extremely sensitive best friend, Mary Kay. When a horrified Allie learns that her family is moving across town to a creepy old house, she decides she needs to do everything possible to stop it. How can she leave everything she knows best behind? This is the first book in the middle grade series, Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls.