Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée RussellDork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell

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

byRachel Renée Russell, Rachel Renee RussellIllustratorRachel Renée Russell

Paper over Board | June 2, 2009

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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.

Nearly 30 million books in print worldwide!
Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who also writes children's books.
Title:Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous LifeFormat: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


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect book If your daughter likes/ loves chapter books. Hands down get these.
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Amazing! I knew from this book that the series would get better!
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read It's funny and relatable to lots of tween/teen girls. Lots of cute artwork that supports the text very well. Sometimes characters can be quite annoying as Nikki experiences a lot of drama, but it's interesting and engaging overall.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this series best series ever I took out this book a few months ago from the library and am so glad I did this is one of my favourite series and am currently waiting to get book 8 would recommend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this book is great can't wait to read the rest of the series read this book through the library wish i bought it instead
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really disliked I found the main character to be very annoying and unlikable, and I did not think that it had many positive messages for young readers.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool A great choice of tweens and a good story to build an interest in reading.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun & Engaging My daughter is just beginning to walk that fine and confusing line between child and tween, so I have had some difficulty finding books for her to really sink her teeth into. This series has definitely got her hooked and while she doesn't understand all of the trials and tribulations that Nikki is navigating, she likes the dialogue/writing style and finds the comics/drawings embedded throughout hilarious.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not good It is not the best book for small kids.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read A fun and hilarious middle school read. Recommended for all tween girls
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter loves this book A very good book for young reader, amazing series, will make them laugh.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining read I use to like this book when I was younger.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool This book is super funny and features a lot of illustrations. It was really addicting to read!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! my 8yr old daughter loves this series
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple & Funny Looking for a light-hearted book? This (series) is one of the books (series) I reccomend. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Kids! This is a great book for kids in grades I would say 3-5, but any grade above that is good too. It has a great story and is honestly pretty hilarious!
Date published: 2017-01-06
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