All-American Girl

All-American Girl

Book - 2002
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A sophomore girl stops a presidential assassination attempt, is appointed Teen Ambassador to the United Nations, and catches the eye of the very cute First Son
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Pub., c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060294694
Branch Call Number: YF Cabo
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 22 cm


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Dec 22, 2018

It's corny. A story about the girl who rescues the President of the United States is pretty simple, but this book is so much fun. When I was a teenager this book helped me understand some of my feelings and relate better to things I truly enjoyed it.

May 21, 2014

It was a pretty far-fetched and cheesy storyline, but the actual writing keeps your attention.

cali2010 Sep 23, 2013

All- American Girl by Meg Cabot is a great book for teens. It is funny and serious at all the right parts, and even has a bit of American history in it. It is a story of love and bravery. Sam finds out that she can change, and she realizes that there is more bravery in a simple act of kindness than there is saving the President. Sam struggles to chose between her rebel- love, Jack (who is also her sister's boyfriend) and her friend David (who is the President's son.) She also learns to get along with her sisters, and they in turn accept her for who she is. Sam finds that she doesn't always have to do things her way, and she learns to really see people for who they are, while making a statement in the world.

Jul 04, 2011

All-American Girl is a great book, vrey funny and with a good plot. The story evolves really well.
Meg Cabot is a great author, I think. Read all her books, especially Pants on Fire and How to Be Popular. There is also The Princess Diaries. This is one of her best books in my opinion.

Apr 27, 2011

Good Book

Jan 20, 2011

Great book! Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors!

Sep 29, 2009

this book is amazing. i love the top ten lists that sam makes. Don't know what i mean? read the book!!!


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Sep 23, 2015

"Sometimes what you want is right in front of you. All you have to do is open your eyes and see it."

Sep 23, 2015

"It is much harder to not see someone when that person is already standing on your front porch than when that person calls on the phone."

Sep 23, 2015

"Being brave is when you have to do something because you know it is right, but at the same time you are afraid to do it, because it might hurt or whatever. But you do it anyway."

Oct 29, 2013

Sorry i messed up on "beauty" and i don't know how to fix it. :(

Oct 29, 2013

"Press conference?" I really thought for a second I was going to pass out. "You're kidding me, right?"
"Of course not", Lucy said. "You're a national hero. Everyone is expecting you to give a press conference. But don't worry about it. Big sister Lucy has it all under control."
With that, she slung her gym bag into the sink. She had brought with her not only a complete set of clothes for me, but a small arsenal of beaty products that she seemed intent upon squirting at me as i stood trapped in the shower stall.
This is awapuhi," Lucy informed me, shooting something that smelled vaguely fruity at my head. "It's a special Hawaiian ginger extract. Use it to wash your hair. And this is an apricot body scrub---"
"Lucy!" I yelled as awapuhi got in my eyes. "What are you trying to do to me?"
"Saving you," Lucy explained. "You ought to be thinking me."


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Aug 19, 2017

pink_dolphin_1058 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 25

Jun 07, 2013

Violet_Dolphin_293 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jan 27, 2011

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Oct 29, 2013

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 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 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


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