Parents' Guide to

All-American Girl

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.

Book Meg Cabot Humor 2003
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

LOVVVVVEEE this book!!:)

Susan Boone says to keep your eyes open. You can see if you look.

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This novel has the same appeal as Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries: a winning teen girl thrust into the national spotlight, broad humor, and a sarcastic take on America's youth culture. Though marred by an absurdly pat ending (Samantha actually learns to like herself for who she is), it is an enjoyable romp. Cabot has the rare ability to write novels that appeal to young teens, written in first-person teenspeak no less, that don't cause adult readers to become irritated or nauseated, or parents to become panicky.

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