Reviews for Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 October

Gr 4-6--Allie Finkle can't wait to watch the middle-school Twirltactular baton competition with her new best friends. Unfortunately, Allie's mom promises "that horrible Brittany Hauser's" mom that Allie will attend her ex-friend's birthday sleepover the same weekend. Despite her dislike for Brittany, Allie agrees because she wants to ride in a limo and have glamorous pictures taken at a fancy store called Glitterati. The glitzy fun wears off when Allie argues with Brittany and the other girls, and the ever-resourceful Allie finds a way to go home early. Tara Sands narrates Meg Cabot's novel (Scholastic, 2010), brilliantly capturing Allie's emotional highs and lows. She reads in bubbly, chipper tones that speed up when Allie is excited, and emphasizes words to show Allie's strong feelings. Sands perfectly modulates her voice to portray the different characters. Highly recommended for all public libraries, especially where Cabot's books are popular.--Mary Landrum Lexington Public Library, KY

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