All-American Girl by Meg Cabot MAG

February 24, 2009
By Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Being a hero is hard work, especially when nothing is going your way. That’s exactly why Samantha Madison is in deep trouble. An intriguing and thrilling chick-lit novel, All-American Girl is great to cuddle up with on the couch. It’s about a coy young girl who in the blink of an eye gathers up enough courage to save the president; this is an adventure worth taking.

I love this book because I can really relate to the main character, Samantha. She is just an average teen who isn’t popular like her older sister or as smart as her little sister. She adores Gwen Stefani and is an adept artist. Author Meg Cabot turns Samantha’s life into an appealing adventure.

I also love this book because of the intriguing beginning: “She says she didn’t mean to. She says she found them in my room, and they were so good she couldn’t help showing them to Mom.” This spellbinding opening made me want to keep reading. I love the lists Samantha makes before each chapter on a broad range of topics. Her top-ten lists focus on things like why she hates her sister and reasons she wishes she was Gwen Stefani. In my opinion, these lists are the best part of the book.

This breathtaking book won numerous awards, including the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age Award and the Book Sense Pick Award. The idea for this book came to Cabot when she visited Washington, D.C. She began wondering what it would be like to grow up in a town where so many important people like the president lived, and so she began to write a story about it. Published in 2002, All-American Girl is just one of the many must-reads by Cabot.

All-American Girl has an important theme: heroes and celebrities are average people who lead normal lives. To get to know Samantha better and find out how she balances her wacky life, pick up a copy of this book and become a part of the adventure.


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on Dec. 14 2015 at 3:57 pm
AnoushehArif BRONZE, Lahore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Do you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?"

After reading this review, I'm tempted to read this book now!

on Mar. 19 2014 at 12:33 pm
EllyApolloRose GOLD, Washington, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"When you’re alone, you can make any choice you want. But when someone loves you, you lose that right."
-Alice Paul in Iron Jawed Angels

I loved this book! I think Meg Cabot is a really good author, even her princess diaries series (thanks disney, for the awful movie that didn't go by the book AT ALL) was awsome! I think this would make a really good movie, but I don't know how it could be pulled off. My favorite part of the book was that Samantha was an artist. Has anyone read the sequal to this book "Ready or Not?"

on Jan. 18 2011 at 7:43 pm
DVSTweak101 BRONZE, Sanford, Florida
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God, how I adored this book. It was simply something I found in my local bookstore that seemed interesting when nothing else did. I had no idea it would be so astounding and spontaneous. I am not afraid to admit I had tears in my eyes the farther I got into it. 

on Nov. 9 2010 at 11:22 am
You had wounderful word choice, but i didn't really understand what the book was about. Next time, you could use more details

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:42 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you. I agree, this is a wonderful book! =]

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:41 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you Garnet, I'm glad you enjoyed my review. =]

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:39 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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I hope you did, and I hope you enjoyed it! =]

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:39 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you! =]

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:38 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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I agree this is a great series. Thank you for the recommendation, I'll look in to it! =]

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:36 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Most definitely! Meg Cabot is a wonderful author and this series was great! =] 

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:35 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you! =]

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:34 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you for the advice. This actually started out as a class assignment, and I was advised to include what I found enjoyable about the book. I'll definitely consider what you said for future reviews I write. Thank you for reading my article, I appreciate it. =]

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:31 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you. I agree, she is a wonderful author. I just adore her books! =]

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:30 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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I never got into the Princess Diaries either, but I have read Airhead. Also a wonderful read, so go for it! =)

on Jul. 21 2010 at 7:28 pm
Writer2B3 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you. =)

on Jul. 21 2010 at 1:54 pm
S-Chique00 GOLD, Dundalk, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Rocky Balboa: You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done.

I'll give it a go, thanks for the tip! :)

Dobbiey said...
on Jul. 21 2010 at 1:36 pm
I LOVE this book. My mom brought it to me to read and I fell in LOVE. This book is amazing and you did a wonderful review. I started my own blog and was wondering if you could give me pointers. Once again. I LOVE this book. Thanks

ELM522 DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 21 2010 at 10:12 am
ELM522 DIAMOND, Selden, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"All those other girls, well they're beautiful, but would they write a song for you?"-"Hey Stephen" by Taylor Swift

You should try Airhead by Meg Cabot!

ELM522 DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 21 2010 at 10:10 am
ELM522 DIAMOND, Selden, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"All those other girls, well they're beautiful, but would they write a song for you?"-"Hey Stephen" by Taylor Swift

I love chic-lit! Can any readers read my reviews? I have 4 or 5? Thanks! This review's good, but you should use a thesaurus to enhance your .vocabuluary,

Izzzy BRONZE said...
on Jul. 19 2010 at 6:51 pm
Izzzy BRONZE, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.

- Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society

*examples

Sorry I stink at spelling :D



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