Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

Paper over Board | June 2, 2009

byRachel Renée Russell, Rachel Renee RussellIllustratorRachel Renée Russell

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Meet Nikki Maxwell! She’s starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art in this SUPER SQUEE updated edition of Book One of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Nikki confesses all in her first diary ever: her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone, meeting her new soon-to-be BFFs Chloe and Zoey, falling for adorably sweet crush Brandon, dealing with her zany little sister Brianna’s antics—and the immediate clashes with mean girl Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition.

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Meet Nikki Maxwell! She’s starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art in this SUPER SQUEE updated edition of Book One of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!Nikki confesses all in her first diary ever: her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone, meeting her new ...

Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who also writes children's books.

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Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:June 2, 2009Publisher:AladdinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416980067

ISBN - 13:9781416980063

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from great great series. reccommended for grades 5-7
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just starting series my daughter has read the 1st one and is wanting to start the 2nd. She is loving them!!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dork Diaries 1 Nikki is such an amazing character! It's very funny to hear about all the weird things happening in her life! Even though you think it's funny you feel so bad for her. "Who woulda thunk" that?
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This book was great. It was realistic and funny. It is about a girl named Nikki getting through her Middle School life. Very funny!
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dork Diaries Very good series for kids. It was funny and more books of that series there is the 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. I have not read all of them. But it reminds me when i was little and i changed school.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dork Diaries 1 It's a funny book about a middle school girl who has friends called Chole and Zoey.Nikki has trobles in her middle school
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from :( I love all the dork diaries books, and it is very convenient that they have every book I want in here, but not everyone can BUY every book they want!! I don't think it is fair to ANYONE! I am. Not a rich person or anything but all i want are to these books to be free! I mean 16 pages, now is ANYONE supposed to understand the book unless you haven't read it?!? :'(
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dork diaries Meh... its ok...
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dork Dairies I love the book it is tallaoy awesome wow
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun! i'm in grade six and I loved this book! It was fun to read. I love diary themed books and I have to say this is one of my favourites. I would definately recommend this for young readers ages 9-12.
Date published: 2012-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing i love this book because it has so much drama ,comedy,and fun . even if you don't like reading you will ike reading this for sure i hope you like the book as much as i did.
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cool hi i luv this book it is so smart to right about but did this happen to the aurther or she saw this happen??????????
Date published: 2010-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful & Funny Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell is a delightful book for middle school kids, especially girls (9-13), but truth be told I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm a whole lot older! It's full of all kinds of great little sketches and doodles and is written in a diary format with entries by 14 year old, eighth grader, Nikki Maxwell. Nikki is attending a new private school courtesy of her father getting her a scholarship as he's the new exterminator for the school, a fact that causes Nikki never ending embarrassment and horror at being discovered. Now Nikki isn't exactly private school material and she knows it. She thinks to fit in she needs a new cell phone, new clothes and very likely a new family as hers certainly can't afford all those things. Above all, her parents or 'rents as she calls them just don't get it! She can't fit in at a private school-she's just not one of them so who are they kidding? Fast forward to the first day of school and of course, the always most popular girl who this time happens to be the rich, pretty and 'mean' Mackenzie. Nikki is torn between hating her and wanting to be like her and have her as a friend. After all, that would put her in line with the popular kids, the CCP-Cute, Cool & Popular. Even worse, Nikki's locker is right beside Mackenzie's so she has to tolerate Miss Perfect and her attitude every day. Then came the art competition which Nikki had been intimidated by Mackenzie not to enter. Nikki is a really talented artist already and deep down she knows she can do well. Finally, she throws caution to the wind and enters but that ends up being a whole other story too. I should also mention that Dork Diaries is downright funny. I found myself laughing out loud throughout. There's the cute little sayings like GGG-ing which is giggling, gossiping, & glossing. Also , throughout the book, Nikki screams or says things inside her head-always so one else hears but her. How many of us do that? I still do that. Added to that are the cartoons which really add so much to the telling of Nikki's story. What I loved most about this book is how real Nikki is-she's a normal 14 year old girl with all the worries and fears that come with it. I love how this book relates the fact that you don't have to be popular and belong to the in-crowd to have fun and have friends. You can carve out your own little space in the world. Yes, it's a struggle but it can be done. This is why young girls are going to love this book-because it's true to life and maybe even very close to what they're experiencing at that very time. There's maybe even a hint of first love which is really sweet. Perfect reading for a young girl or for a mother/daughter read. I found it really took me back to memories of being in grade school myself. Let's face it, for most of us it's a rough time. We're just learning about ourselves and really trying to find our place in it all while lacking the self confidence to achieve it. This books shows girls that it's ok not to be the popular one. You can be just as happy if not happier just by being yourself!
Date published: 2009-05-30