Book Reviews of All-American Girl (All-American Girl, Bk 1)

All-American Girl (All-American Girl, Bk 1)
All-American Girl - All-American Girl, Bk 1
Author: Meg Cabot
ISBN-13: 9780064472777
ISBN-10: 0064472779
Publication Date: 8/1/2003
Pages: 416
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 252 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
A very cute read

Ok that was my original review, but now that I know how to better write reviews.

This book deals with a girl who doesn't really know what she wants in life, everything she wants is taken, the guy of her dreams, and her own dreams as well. So one day when she decides to skip art class, she saves the president by mistake, and her life changes.

This book is interesting, but deals with some older teen subjects. Also that list that you see up above, she does that throughout the book as well, she makes lists. It's a good read, but the sequeal to the book is lacking. The sequeal to the book is called Ready or Not.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very funny; a light read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not a large departure for Cabot but still an interseting story about an unlikely situation that seems like it could happen. I read through it quickly and really enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun read. My daughter loved reading this book about a girl who felt lost in her family until she saves the life of the President of the United States quite by accident. Meg Cabot is the author of the Princess Diaries and this story is fun and easy to read like all of her stories.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a good book for a young adult, my daughter loved it. Kind of a teen romance.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book. Great story and I read it when I was in my 20s! Very easy read great for teens and anyone who wants a good clean story.
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i really loved this book! if anyone hasn't read this book, i highly recommend it.
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Absurdly far-fetched? Absolutely, but that's exactly why this is so much fun.
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Such a cute story! Quick read and not really for someone as old as me, but I really liked it.
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This book is so amazing. It's about this girl who ends up befriending the President's son. I don't want to spoil anything so this is probably really vague, but it was just... just read it. That's all I can really say.
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I'll admit - I'm a bit addicted to young adult chick lit, and by far my favorite author of this genre is Meg Cabot. With All American Girl, she's once again captured the essence of a young high school girl, who marches to the beat of her own drummer, and yet she's managed to avoid turning her into just another Mia Thermopolos, the lead character of Meg Cabot's extremely popular Princess Diaries series.
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This is a good book. I have read it at school in may.
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This book is hilarious, you won't be able to put it dow! :D
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Great book! I loved it and my teenager loved it!
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What a fun book! Though the plot is slightly outrageous, the characters are down to earth and easy to relate to. Perhaps Meg Cabot's best book ever.
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The story was cute, but I could hardly stand all of the "Oh my ___" in it. There were a few other things I didn't like. I did like the story. I enjoyed the lessons learned. Not my favorite by Meg Cabot, but still a fun read.
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Pretty quirky read; wasn't one of her best, but still relatively good.
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This book shows the life of a young girl who had a horrible life, but somehow it turns into a better one!
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A good book by a great author with an enthralling plot.
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Another wonderful book by one of the most amazing writers in teen ficton to date. Filled with consuming wit and intriguing characters, the plot goes smoothly throughout the entire book and fits suitable for anyone who has enjoyed any of the Princess Diaries books as well as anything dealing with a protagonist who has a smart mouth and attitude but ultimately is a good person. This book is an easy read but filled with characters who you will ultimately find yourself caring about what happens to them. Great read! :)
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i liked it
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San likes her sisters boy friend because he`s an artsist like her. Her parents make her take an art class where she meets the presidents son David. She falls in love with him and she saves the president from assassination.
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Great book
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Very good book. Ages 13-19 should like this, or anyone who is a fan of Meg Cabot.
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This was a great book. Loved the main character.
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i enjoyed reading this book as much as my daughter. When you read it you ca picutre it in your mind. It was real cute.
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Very funny, very entertaining...great, crazy meg cabot story.
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Another Cabot classic, right up there with 'The Princess Diaries' and the 'Mediatior' series. This 'All American Girl' isn't the most popular girl - she isn't her parents' favorite child. She's just the middle child who fell into fame. Amazing and captivating!
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Sophomore Samantha Madison is redheaded, a middle child, left-handed, and, in her opinion, one of the only teenage girls left who have not succumbed to the soul-sucking fashion trends of modern-day society. She's a wannabe radical: she dyed her wardrobe black, and she's in love with her popular older sister Lucy's boyfriend Jack, who's as "radical" as they get.

Sam thinks it's the end of her already lousy world when, as a punishment for bad grades, her parents send her to art lessons at Susan Boone's. Sam's a good artist, but she doesn't take well to criticism, and so when on the first day Susan Boone accuses her of not drawing what she knows, Sam decides not to come back. Ever.

Which turns out to be a good thing, because while she's hiding from Susan Boone at the following lesson, she manages to stop an assassination attempt on the president.

All of a sudden Sam is the "it" girl at her school, the US, and the whole world. The president awards her the position of teen ambassador to the UN, and his cute son David (who is also in Susan Boone's art class) thinks there's something special about Sam. Only Sam knows there's nothing very heroic about what she did. And she doesn't understand why David's being so nice to her, or why her heart skitters when he smiles at her, or why she feels so bad after David finds out she had used him to make Jack jealous at a party. Because she's totally in love with Jack.

Right?

What fun ALL-AMERICAN GIRL is! People of all ages will enjoy this book. Samantha is an amazing protagonist, and her narration will pull you along like nothing ever had. Highly recommended!
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GREAT book! My daughter and I both loved it :)
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I absolutely loved this book! I especially liked how the author shaped the character Sam (Samantha) into being so humble, after saving the President! I was not so fond of the constant coparison to Gwen Stephani, but I think it was a good finishing touch for the book. I'd like to find out what happened to the genuis little sister (rebecca), though! Read it and I'm sure you'll love the story about a more realistic hero!!!!
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I loved this book! Meg Cabot does such a good job of making things fresh and fun, and Samantha Madison is no exception. It's a quick, easy read that will suck you in from the get go, and the voice of her character is so strong you will immediately want to know her better.
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A light read, fun and very enjoyable. Very easy to get into. A great summer book with a tad of romance too.
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Read Multiple Times. Excellent Teen Read
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This book is very funny!
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Really Great!!
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from the back cover...
Top Ten Reasons Samatha Madison is in Deep Trouble

10 Her big sister is the most popular girl in school
9 Her little sister is a certified genius
8 She's in love with her big sisters boyfriend
7 She got caught selling celebrity portraits in school
6 And now she's being forced to take art classes
5 She's just saved the president of the United States from an assasination attempt
4 So the whole world thinks sh is a hero
3 Even though Sam knows she is far far from being a hero
2 And now she's bee appointed teen ambassador to the UK
And the number one reason Sam's life is over?
1 The president's son just might be in love with her
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alright but could be better
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This book was quite cute and funny, and a great read when i was 13.
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I did not enjoy this book too much. I got it planning to let my daughter read it but I felt it was too much for even teens. Not a book I would recommend for young teens.
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Sophomore Samantha Madison is redheaded, a middle child, left-handed, and, in her opinion, one of the only teenage girls left who have not succumbed to the soul-sucking fashion trends of modern-day society. She's a wannabe radical: she dyed her wardrobe black, and she's in love with her popular older sister Lucy's boyfriend Jack, who's as "radical" as they get.

Sam thinks it's the end of her already lousy world when, as a punishment for bad grades, her parents send her to art lessons at Susan Boone's. Sam's a good artist, but she doesn't take well to criticism, and so when on the first day Susan Boone accuses her of not drawing what she knows, Sam decides not to come back. Ever.

Which turns out to be a good thing, because while she's hiding from Susan Boone at the following lesson, she manages to stop an assassination attempt on the president.

All of a sudden Sam is the "it" girl at her school, the US, and the whole world. The president awards her the position of teen ambassador to the UN, and his cute son David (who is also in Susan Boone's art class) thinks there's something special about Sam. Only Sam knows there's nothing very heroic about what she did. And she doesn't understand why David's being so nice to her, or why her heart skitters when he smiles at her, or why she feels so bad after David finds out she had used him to make Jack jealous at a party. Because she's totally in love with Jack.

Right?

What fun ALL-AMERICAN GIRL is! People of all ages will enjoy this book. Samantha is an amazing protagonist, and her narration will pull you along like nothing ever had. Highly recommended!
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I never even got past the first chapter. I am very conservative and this had too much bad stuff in it. The writing seemed good...too bad.
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I thought this book was really interesting. Then again, everything Meg Cabot writes is. The book is in great condition and come highly recommended!
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Sophomore Samantha Madison is redheaded, a middle child, left-handed, and, in her opinion, one of the only teenage girls left who have not succumbed to the soul-sucking fashion trends of modern-day society. She's a wannabe radical: she dyed her wardrobe black, and she's in love with her popular older sister Lucy's boyfriend Jack, who's as "radical" as they get.

Sam thinks it's the end of her already lousy world when, as a punishment for bad grades, her parents send her to art lessons at Susan Boone's. Sam's a good artist, but she doesn't take well to criticism, and so when on the first day Susan Boone accuses her of not drawing what she knows, Sam decides not to come back. Ever.

Which turns out to be a good thing, because while she's hiding from Susan Boone at the following lesson, she manages to stop an assassination attempt on the president.

All of a sudden Sam is the "it" girl at her school, the US, and the whole world. The president awards her the position of teen ambassador to the UN, and his cute son David (who is also in Susan Boone's art class) thinks there's something special about Sam. Only Sam knows there's nothing very heroic about what she did. And she doesn't understand why David's being so nice to her, or why her heart skitters when he smiles at her, or why she feels so bad after David finds out she had used him to make Jack jealous at a party. Because she's totally in love with Jack.

Right?

What fun ALL-AMERICAN GIRL is! People of all ages will enjoy this book. Samantha is an amazing protagonist, and her narration will pull you along like nothing ever had. Highly recommended!
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cute easy read, predictable at the end.
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A cute teen story similar to her Princess books!
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Sophomore Samantha Madison is redheaded, a middle child, left-handed, and, in her opinion, one of the only teenage girls left who have not succumbed to the soul-sucking fashion trends of modern-day society. She's a wannabe radical: she dyed her wardrobe black, and she's in love with her popular older sister Lucy's boyfriend Jack, who's as "radical" as they get.

Sam thinks it's the end of her already lousy world when, as a punishment for bad grades, her parents send her to art lessons at Susan Boone's. Sam's a good artist, but she doesn't take well to criticism, and so when on the first day Susan Boone accuses her of not drawing what she knows, Sam decides not to come back. Ever.

Which turns out to be a good thing, because while she's hiding from Susan Boone at the following lesson, she manages to stop an assassination attempt on the president.

All of a sudden Sam is the "it" girl at her school, the US, and the whole world. The president awards her the position of teen ambassador to the UN, and his cute son David (who is also in Susan Boone's art class) thinks there's something special about Sam. Only Sam knows there's nothing very heroic about what she did. And she doesn't understand why David's being so nice to her, or why her heart skitters when he smiles at her, or why she feels so bad after David finds out she had used him to make Jack jealous at a party. Because she's totally in love with Jack.

Right?

What fun ALL-AMERICAN GIRL is! People of all ages will enjoy this book. Samantha is an amazing protagonist, and her narration will pull you along like nothing ever had. Highly recommended!
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a light, fun read
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Sophomore Samantha Madison is redheaded, a middle child, left-handed, and, in her opinion, one of the only teenage girls left who have not succumbed to the soul-sucking fashion trends of modern-day society. She's a wannabe radical: she dyed her wardrobe black, and she's in love with her popular older sister Lucy's boyfriend Jack, who's as "radical" as they get.

Sam thinks it's the end of her already lousy world when, as a punishment for bad grades, her parents send her to art lessons at Susan Boone's. Sam's a good artist, but she doesn't take well to criticism, and so when on the first day Susan Boone accuses her of not drawing what she knows, Sam decides not to come back. Ever.

Which turns out to be a good thing, because while she's hiding from Susan Boone at the following lesson, she manages to stop an assassination attempt on the president.

All of a sudden Sam is the "it" girl at her school, the US, and the whole world. The president awards her the position of teen ambassador to the UN, and his cute son David (who is also in Susan Boone's art class) thinks there's something special about Sam. Only Sam knows there's nothing very heroic about what she did. And she doesn't understand why David's being so nice to her, or why her heart skitters when he smiles at her, or why she feels so bad after David finds out she had used him to make Jack jealous at a party. Because she's totally in love with Jack.

Right?

What fun ALL-AMERICAN GIRL is! People of all ages will enjoy this book. Samantha is an amazing protagonist, and her narration will pull you along like nothing ever had. Highly recommended!
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Sophomore Samantha Madison is redheaded, a middle child, left-handed, and, in her opinion, one of the only teenage girls left who have not succumbed to the soul-sucking fashion trends of modern-day society. She's a wannabe radical: she dyed her wardrobe black, and she's in love with her popular older sister Lucy's boyfriend Jack, who's as "radical" as they get.

Sam thinks it's the end of her already lousy world when, as a punishment for bad grades, her parents send her to art lessons at Susan Boone's. Sam's a good artist, but she doesn't take well to criticism, and so when on the first day Susan Boone accuses her of not drawing what she knows, Sam decides not to come back. Ever.

Which turns out to be a good thing, because while she's hiding from Susan Boone at the following lesson, she manages to stop an assassination attempt on the president.

All of a sudden Sam is the "it" girl at her school, the US, and the whole world. The president awards her the position of teen ambassador to the UN, and his cute son David (who is also in Susan Boone's art class) thinks there's something special about Sam. Only Sam knows there's nothing very heroic about what she did. And she doesn't understand why David's being so nice to her, or why her heart skitters when he smiles at her, or why she feels so bad after David finds out she had used him to make Jack jealous at a party. Because she's totally in love with Jack.

Right?

What fun ALL-AMERICAN GIRL is! People of all ages will enjoy this book. Samantha is an amazing protagonist, and her narration will pull you along like nothing ever had. Highly recommended!
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Top Ten Reasons Samantha Madison Is in Deep Trouble.
10. Her big sister is the most popular girl in school.
9. Her little sister is a certified genius.
8. She's in love with her big sister's boyfried.
7.She got caught selling celebrity portraits in school.
6. And now she's being forced to take art classes.
5.She's just saved the president of the United States from an assassination attempt.
4.So the whole world thinks she is a hero.
3. Even though Sam knows she is far, far from being a hero.
2. And now she's been appointed teen ambassador to the UN
AND THE NUMBER ONE REASON SAM'S LIFE IS OVER:
1. The president's son just might be in love with her.

My 15 year old daughter really liked this book.