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* [[Series/AllAmericanGirl A sitcom series]] starring MargaretCho

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A 2002 YoungAdult novel by MegCabot and its 2005 sequel, ''Ready or Not''.

Samantha Madison is just your average disenfranchised sophomore gal living in D.C. when, in an idle moment sandwiched between cookie-buying and CD-perusing, she puts a stop to an attempt on the life of the president. Before she can say "[=MTV2=]" she’s appointed Teen Ambassador to the U.N. and has caught the eye of the very cute First Son, David.

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!!Tropes in the All-American Girl Series include:

* AccidentalHero: Subverted. Sam believes she's this but she actually did do the thing she's being celebrated for.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Lucy teaches Sam all about it in ''Ready or Not''.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Initially, Lucy and Sam for Jack before they moved on to much kinder boys.
* AlphaBitch: Kris Parks
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Sam sometimes feels this way about Lucy but overcomes it after awhile.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Lucy and Rebecca annoy Sam to no end but it's clear they love each other and, at times, they are great sisters to one another.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Sam believes she's this with Jack, but realizes that she's actually this with David.
* BookDumb: Lucy. Sam occasionally falls into this.
* CharacterOverlap: Sam gets name dropped by [[Literature/ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]].
* TheCheerleader: Lucy
* CoolBigSis: Lucy, though it takes Sam awhile to realize this.
* DudeMagnet: Lucy
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep / NoNameGiven: Sam always refers to David's parents as either David's Dad and David's mom or as The President and The First Lady.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Sam and David. Even [[NoSocialSkills Rebecca]] can figure it out.
* TheFashionista: Lucy
* FieryRedhead: Sam, whether she likes it or not.
* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: Sam and Kris Parks
* GiveGeeksAChance: Lucy and Harold.
** Somewhat subverted: She found him attractive first with his brains, personality, and [[NerdsAreSexy body]] and it took a good while for him to warm up to her.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Sam and Lucy. Rebecca stays out of the fight.
* GreenEyes: David
* HeroesWantRedheads: David and Sam. Plus there's HelloNurse Lucy, who gets this reaction from various men.
* HiddenDepths: Lucy
* {{Hypocrite}}: Kris Parks, who slut shames others despite her own loose morals.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: ''Ready or Not'' mentions one of Cabot's romance novels, ''She Went All The Way''.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Lucy
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Samantha
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The President is heavily modeled on GeorgeWBush, who was the real life president when the books were written. The audio book even gives him a Texas drawl. However, she never gives the president a last name or a party (though it's hinted in Ready or Not that he is a conservative)
* NoPartyGiven: No one's political parties are stated, but it's pretty easy to guess that David's dad is a Republican while Sam is liberal.
* OneHeadTaller: David and Sam
* PickyEater: Sam
* PsychologistTeacher: Susan Boone
* RedheadedHero: Sam, until she dies her hair in ''Ready or Not''.
* SiblingTriangle: Sam likes Jack, who is dating her sister, Lucy.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: In the end, Sam and Lucy find love with nice guys David and Harold over "Bad Boy" Jack.
* SpoiledSweet: Lucy
* TallDarkAndSnarky: David
* TeenGenius: Rebecca
* TheirFirstTime: The main plot of ''Ready or Not''.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Sam and Lucy, Sam and Catherine.
* TomboyishName: Sam
* WrongGuyFirst: Jack is this to both Sam and Lucy.
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''All-American Girl'' may refer to:

* [[Literature/AllAmericanGirl
A 2002 YoungAdult novel by MegCabot and its 2005 sequel, ''Ready or Not''.

Samantha Madison is just your average disenfranchised sophomore gal living in D.C. when, in an idle moment sandwiched between cookie-buying and CD-perusing, she puts a stop to an attempt on the life of the president. Before she can say "[=MTV2=]" she’s appointed Teen Ambassador to the U.N. and has caught the eye of the very cute First Son, David.

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!!Tropes in the All-American Girl Series include:

Meg Cabot]]
* AccidentalHero: Subverted. Sam believes she's this but she actually did do the thing she's being celebrated for.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Lucy teaches Sam all about it in ''Ready or Not''.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Initially, Lucy and Sam for Jack before they moved on to much kinder boys.
* AlphaBitch: Kris Parks
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Sam sometimes feels this way about Lucy but overcomes it after awhile.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Lucy and Rebecca annoy Sam to no end but it's clear they love each other and, at times, they are great sisters to one another.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Sam believes she's this with Jack, but realizes that she's actually this with David.
* BookDumb: Lucy. Sam occasionally falls into this.
* CharacterOverlap: Sam gets name dropped by [[Literature/ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]].
* TheCheerleader: Lucy
* CoolBigSis: Lucy, though it takes Sam awhile to realize this.
* DudeMagnet: Lucy
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep / NoNameGiven: Sam always refers to David's parents as either David's Dad and David's mom or as
[[Fanfic/AllAmericanGirl The President and The First Lady.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Sam and David. Even [[NoSocialSkills Rebecca]] can figure it out.
* TheFashionista: Lucy
* FieryRedhead: Sam, whether she likes it or not.
* FormerFriendOfAlphaBitch: Sam and Kris Parks
* GiveGeeksAChance: Lucy and Harold.
** Somewhat subverted: She found him attractive first with his brains, personality, and [[NerdsAreSexy body]] and it took a good while for him to warm up to her.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Sam and Lucy. Rebecca stays out of the fight.
* GreenEyes: David
* HeroesWantRedheads: David and Sam. Plus there's HelloNurse Lucy, who gets this reaction from various men.
* HiddenDepths: Lucy
* {{Hypocrite}}: Kris Parks, who slut shames others despite her own loose morals.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: ''Ready or Not'' mentions one of Cabot's romance novels, ''She Went All The Way''.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Lucy
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Samantha
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The President is heavily modeled on GeorgeWBush, who was the real life president when the books were written. The audio book even gives him a Texas drawl. However, she never gives the president a last name or a party (though it's hinted in Ready or Not that he is a conservative)
* NoPartyGiven: No one's political parties are stated, but it's pretty easy to guess that David's dad is a Republican while Sam is liberal.
* OneHeadTaller: David and Sam
* PickyEater: Sam
* PsychologistTeacher: Susan Boone
* RedheadedHero: Sam, until she dies her hair in ''Ready or Not''.
* SiblingTriangle: Sam likes Jack, who is dating her sister, Lucy.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: In the end, Sam and Lucy find love with nice guys David and Harold over "Bad Boy" Jack.
* SpoiledSweet: Lucy
* TallDarkAndSnarky: David
* TeenGenius: Rebecca
* TheirFirstTime: The main plot of ''Ready or Not''.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Sam and Lucy, Sam and Catherine.
* TomboyishName: Sam
* WrongGuyFirst: Jack is this to both Sam and Lucy.
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* CharacterOverlap: Sam gets name dropped by [[ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]].

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* CharacterOverlap: Sam gets name dropped by [[ThePrincessDiaries [[Literature/ThePrincessDiaries Mia Thermopolis]].
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* WrongGuyFirst: Jack is this to both Sam and Lucy.

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* WrongGuyFirst: Jack is this to both Sam and Lucy.Lucy.
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9th Apr '13 9:22:32 PM toongrrl1990
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** Somewhat subverted: She found him attractive first with his brains, personality, and [[NerdsAreSexy body]] and it took a good while for him to warm up to her.
19th Dec '12 6:12:24 AM Oreochan
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* ShinyMidnightBlack: The color Sam dies her hair in ''Ready or Not''.
3rd Oct '12 11:36:23 PM capretty
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* HarsherInHindsight: All of the HeathLedger references. All of the BrittanyMurphy references in the sequel.
28th Sep '12 9:50:08 PM capretty
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* TomboyishName: Sam
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Kris Parks, who slut shames others despite not being a virgin herself.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Kris Parks, who slut shames others despite not being a virgin herself.her own loose morals.
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