Reviews for Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out


Booklist Reviews 2010 March #2
Tempted by the allure of attending a glamorous birthday party (limo ride, sleepover in a fancy hotel) in honor of a girl she detests, Allie disappoints her friends, who expect her to join them at the local Little Miss Majorette Baton Twirling Twirltacular. And worse, she lies to them about it. Fine-tuned to the nuances of human relations and self-justification, Cabot creates another eminently readable, first-person narrative in the lively Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series. Readers will feel Allie's strong, if mixed, emotions right up to the satisfying ending. The latest helpful list of "Rules for Girls," is appended.

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Booklist Reviews 2010 April #1
Tempted by the allure of attending a glamorous birthday party (limo ride, sleepover in a fancy hotel) in honor of a girl she detests, Allie disappoints her friends, who expect her to join them at the local Little Miss Majorette Baton Twirling Twirltacular. And worse, she lies to them about it. Fine-tuned to the nuances of human relations and self-justification, Cabot creates another eminently readable, first-person narrative in the lively Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series. Readers will feel Allie's strong, if mixed, emotions right up to the satisfying ending. The latest helpful list of "Rules for Girls," is appended. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall
Allie is thrilled to attend a twirling competition with her best friends--until she finds out that "frenemy" Brittany is having a glamorous birthday party the same day. Cabot provides a gentle way to learn that you should "always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself" in this typically funny and age-appropriate series entry. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2010 #3
In this typically funny and age-appropriate entry in the series, Allie is thrilled about her plan to attend a twirling competition with her best friends. That is, until she finds out that "frenemy" Brittany is having a glamorous birthday party the same day. Allie has the chance to ride in a limo to the city, have her photo taken at a famous kids'-party venue, and stay overnight at a fancy hotel. Who wouldn't pass that up? So she pretends her mom is making her go to the party. Unfortunately, Brittany is spoiled and bossy -- forcing Allie to dress up like a pirate at Glitterati even though all the other girls choose their own outfits. Brittany also fails to appreciate Allie's gift: a copy of her favorite book. Though she tries to make the best of it, Allie realizes that having her true friends by her side is what's most important. She escapes the disastrous party with aplomb, a little mischief (in a cheer-worthy moment, she steals her gift back), and the help of some weary but sympathetic adults. It's a gentle way to learn that you should "always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself." Unlike some of Allie's more restrictive rules, such as "never eat anything red," that's a rule to live by. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

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