Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries #1)
It’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls in this hilarious novel!
Meet Nikki Maxwell! She's starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art in Book One of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!
New school. New mean girl. New crush. New diary so I can spill about all of it…
I put a lot of really personal stu
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The heroine of this YA story is eighth-grader Nikki Maxwell, a cute, cool and captivating girl you will fall in love with. Although the word cute is not a cool vocabulary choice for today's kids, I use it here because I love that word; it means much more than cool. To me it encompasses looks, personality and sincerity, while cool is...well "cool"...it can be a pose with some kids. So our NIkki is not only cool to her friends, she's also c ...more
Nikki Maxwell is just starting the year at a snobby, private middle school. Not only do ...more
Book Review: Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Dairies:Tales from a not-so fabulous life expresses the real life of a teenage girl. A 14-year-old girl has to experience romance,drama,parties, and balancing her friends.
Plot Summary:Nikki Maxwell is a 14-year-old is an example of your average teenager that is facing many different problems. She is in love with her crush, she only has two best friends, a click of girls that hate her for no reaso ...more
Nikki J. Maxwell is an eighth grader that recently changed schools and is now going Westchester Country Day, a private school, because her dad has an extermination contract with the school. She wants to become a part of the CCP girls, Cute, Cool and Popular girls, and she believes a new cell phone will help her do just that. She thought that her mom got her one but realizes is just a diary.
The Dork Diaries is painfully vapid and shallow, and our protagonist Nikki is not particularly likable. I'm really not a fan of how she blames popular Mean Girl Mac ...more
Either way, I got the book from my public library for my niece, who will be going to middle school next year (where has the time gone?) She went outside to play, so I started reading the book and really enjoyed it. It had me cracking up the whole time. I think many kids, especially in middle school can ...more
Let me first say that M really didn't like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. She read the first one, liked it well enough, but ...more
One morning Nikki woke up had an idea to convince her in buying her an iPhone so she made breakfast for her mom. Nikki walks in the kitchen and makes pancakes,orange juice and toast. She walks in her moms room and says,"Good morning mom" Nik ...more
Well, to start off, it's about a dorky teen in eighth grade named Nikki Maxwell. She has two friends named Chloe and Zoey, whom she both met while on the job as a library shelf assistant (putting books back into their proper places on the shelves). She has a crush on the school reporter, Brandon Roberts, but feels like she's too lame for him to like her. There's a mean girl at her school, apparently the most popular, named MacKenzie Hollister, and the two are, prett ...more
Well this book has all of it. Dork Diaries is a great book for tweens/teens girls. You should read this book because the art work is amazing and the story line has a great story to tell. This would be perfect for people who don't fit in that much with the crowd. *Spoiler Alert* There is a boy that Nikki (main character) likes and ends up with being boyfriend and girlfriend. *More Spoiler Alerts* Nikki has " friends" that ditch her because of going with th ...more
by Rachel R. Russell
Reading Response by Chynna
This book is the first in the Dork Diaries series that currently consists of Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life, Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl, and Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star.
This is Nikki's diary. Through sketches and diary entries, Nikki tells about her struggles being the new girl (/dork) at her brand-new private middle school (that she ...more
Nikki doesn't think she fits in at the school and has to deal with the popular girl at the school, who is pretty mean to her. How much worse can life get for Nikki?
I've read the first few books in The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and loved them. When I found out about this series, I decided to give it a try since I greatly enjoyed The D ...more
If you like books that are similar to "Diary of A Wimpy Kid" you will love this book! A girl named Nikki Maxwell recieves the oppurtunity to go to a private school, since her dad has an exterminator contract with the school. As if being new to a school and not having friends was bad enough, things get WAY worse. Tons of drama begins: the popular girls at her school, Mackenzie and her friends, try to destroy her by h ...more
Nikki Maxwell is going to a new private school. She wants to be accepted into the popular group but she believes that in order to do that she needs an expensive cell phone, a new wardrobe, and a new family.
She finds out the hard way who her real friends are and how her mad skillz in art can help her be accepted.
My fifth grade boys love DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, and this is a series I can introduce to my girls, which is written in the same style. Nikki i ...more
Reading level: Middle school 6-8th
Main Characters: Nikki Maxwell
POV: First person
This book was good because I could understand her life is going and there's some funny parts of her on the story. It was about this girl name Nikki Maxwell, that was starting 8th grade in a new school. She didn't want to move to a new school and a new home, she wanted her all friends back and her home. When you start reading this book, it will kinda ...more
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