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The Problem with Here Is That It's Where I'm From (Dear Dumb Diary #6)

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,309 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews
Everyone's favorite Mackerel Middle-Schooler, Jamie Kelly, is back with another hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice) diary!

There's a new girl in at Mackerel Middle School.

Colette is friendly, fabulous, smart, totally talented, and an all-around amazing individual. She is more brilliantly diabolical than Isabella, as blindly loyal as Stinker, and even harder-to-res
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published June 1st 2007)
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Feb 06, 2010 Liz rated it really liked it
Funny and quick! a good time waster!
Alexis Kloehn
Jan 09, 2013 Alexis Kloehn rated it really liked it
Oddly enough the book, “Dear Dumb Diary:The Problem with Here Is That It's Where I'm From” really was not bad. There were a lot of realistic things that happened in the story to Jamie, Isabella, Angeline and even Colette. The book went through some of the experiences Jamie was having as a middle schooler. They went through everything from boys to drama to homework being terrible. It teaches good lessons like being the prettiest girl in your school really isn’t the most important thing in the wor ...more
Jan 08, 2015 Sakara rated it liked it
The book "The Problem With Here Is That It’s Where I’m From", the sixth book of "Dear Dumb Diary", is the book I’m doing this review on. Jim Benton is the author. There is a series of these books. I only read this one out of all of the books.

In this book there are not many plots that occurs. It begins with the main character is Jamie Kelly talking about some of the things she finds weird. One of the big thing she finds weird is foreign languages. Throughout the book she makes her own foreign la
Apr 26, 2010 Tamra rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Tamra by: my 8-year-old daughter
My daughter handed me this book and said, "This one was stupid. I didn't like it," and then thought about it again and said, "No, wait. It was REALLY GOOD. You should read it." Umm, ...

Well, it's not REALLY GOOD. It's not even good. It's got some cute elements, but I'm done wasting my time reading it. 20 pages is enough, thank you.

(Not that this book doesn't have clever moments. Take this quote:
"Can you imagine how great school would be if you didn't have to get an education in it? Like, if all
Sadie Kaminske
Jan 16, 2013 Sadie Kaminske rated it liked it
The plot line of "Dear Dumb Diary" is happening all the time with kids of all ages. Isabelle the main character in the book goes to school everyday and has to put up with Angeline. Angeline is the smartest, prettiest, and nicest girl in the class. Everyone wants to be around her, except Isabelle because she is jealous. Until a new school joins with Isabelle's school and Colette the new girl is even prettier, smarter, and nicer than Angeline. "Dear Dumb Diary" is realistic and hilarious. I think ...more
Hailee Gorges
Dec 05, 2012 Hailee Gorges rated it liked it
This book has some good elements in it, but other times it didn't really keep me entertained. I have read some other books from the "Dear Dumb Diary" series and this is so far my least favorite out of the ones I have already read. Some of the entries that Jamie Kelly writes in her diary are funny and can relate to high school but then some of the entries are boring and don't draw you into the book. I would recommend this book to girls that have already read other books in this series or young te ...more
May 16, 2012 Jose rated it it was amazing
This book is really funny. It's like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, only a girl. The drawings also add-on to the story. In this story, she meets a new girl from another school. The reason they came to her school was because a gas leaked in their school, so now they have to got to thier school. I would recomend it to people who like chic fliks.
Edward Creter
Aug 05, 2014 Edward Creter rated it really liked it
Jamie Kelly returns for no. 6, which may be an unlucky number for our 13-something heroine. A new exchange student from France named Colette (which sounds oddly sensual, being, of course, she is middle-school-aged as well) arrives with raven black hair and a prettiness that ousts even The Reigning Blondishness Herself Angeline. HOW DARE SHE challenge the might of pure blondish gorgeousness? ...which automatically makes Colette a heroine (of sorts) to Jamie and her bff Isabella. But who the hell ...more
Cienna C
Nov 30, 2011 Cienna C rated it it was ok
Shelves: funny
This book is so funny. Its about a girl named Jamie Kelly and her friend Isabella are going to middle school, and the main character has a assignment to do with this girl she hates her name is Angeline. She hates when shes nice she hates everything about her. Now I hope you read this book.
Mar 28, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it
This book was funny. I do not remember this book, all I know is that I got this from a book order and I read it because it was a quick read. I liked it at the time but as with a lot of books I read it was not memerable so I do not remember the plot very well.
Aug 26, 2009 Kenken10 rated it it was amazing
really good recommended for girls in the ages of 10 to 13 so funny i LOVE the whole series
Jul 15, 2009 Nataytay rated it really liked it
This is a book that I read over and over and over again because it never gets old!
Apr 08, 2009 Kaila rated it it was amazing
It was hilarious! of course most of the series is hilarious.
Nov 21, 2008 Alyssa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: kids around11
Recommended to Alyssa by: myself
this book cracks me up it is so funny.
Jan 03, 2011 Kayla rated it it was amazing
This book is sooooo good!
Sep 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
The Problem With Here Is That It's Where I'm From (Dear Dumb Diary,No.6). The novel is written by Jim Benton. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. The main characters are Jamie Kelly, Isabella, Colette, and Angeline. The story takes place during school(Wodehouse Middle School) and Jamie's house. In general, the story is mainly about how something went stinkfully wrong with the ventilation system at Mackerel Middle School, and they were bussing kids to Wodehouse Middle School. In the beg ...more
Flying Sandals
Nov 06, 2012 Flying Sandals rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, own
The Dear Dumb Diary series always will have a special place in my heart. People say Harry Potter, I say Dear Dumb Diary. This, in my personal opinion, is my absolute favorite.

Each book has a simple formula: Jamie goes through school, starts suspecting something, and in the end Isabella came up with a awesomely brilliant/stupid plan.

It works. Don't ask me why, it just does. The characters are just so lovable because of their horrible/beautiful/ personalities. There are characters who are cardboar
Majohn Williams
This book was really good. I understood where she was coming from and i like the way she expressed herself. She wanted to have a French accent because she liked the way it sounded on television, so she tried it, and some people thought she was forreal. There was this one girl named Collete who was pretty and came from another school because she put spoiled cat food in their vent,so they had to go to another middle school for the time being. They didn't say the main character name, but she got cl ...more
Karen Huang
Nov 23, 2014 Karen Huang rated it really liked it
This book tells how the main character is having a hard time in school with popularity and stuff. She thinks that she sucks and yea. She categorizes people in a popularity pole. Although I don't remember some things that happened in this book, I know that I actually really liked this book! I believe this was the book that she finally became friends with Angeline. Angeline was actually pretty funny and nice, I like her.
Bristol Langley
Dec 01, 2014 Bristol Langley rated it it was amazing
I think the book was a great book to read because it seems so real. My favorite character is Jamie because she has one crazy friend. This is about a girl named Jamie and she is always fixing problems. This time she has to help Isabella, her crazy friend, do "best" ballets for her school. When another school has to join their school, Isabella and Jamie, start having ballot problems. Read to book to find out how Jamie and Isabella solve the problem.
Awilma Acosta
Dec 07, 2009 Awilma Acosta rated it it was amazing
From this book, I learned that not every one 'fits in' in this world. In the story, Jamie Kelly, the owner of the diary, talks about how her life is with her bestie Isabella and her sworn enemy Angeline, who becomes one of her best friends at the end. Many different things happen to Jamie in this diary. Now I feel guilty.=]

PS: You should know that I heard about this one girl, from another school or something, who read somebody's diary without permission. She felt so guilty that she could never s
Sep 22, 2013 Anjum rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood
So, I read the book that came after this one in the series a long time ago. Let's just say that this book cleared up a lot of things. I truly love this series, even if it is for elementary schoolers, it just never gets old. It's weird, though, how every book ends with Angeline, Jamie, and Isabella as best friends, and then the next book starts and Jamie and Isabella completely hate Angeline again. I know that it's just for effect, and I really don't mind it, but if they did that in any series ot ...more
Karina Almeroth
Mar 17, 2014 Karina Almeroth rated it it was amazing
Hilarious. Girls and I read this each day as part of homeschooling. So, so funny. Will read the whole series. Really looking forward to it.
Jyanna Galamgam
I remember this is one of the earliest books I've read back then when I have no idea reading was really fun and basically MY LIFE
Aug 04, 2011 Catherine rated it really liked it
I really <3 this book - it made me laugh out loud (literally, not like 'lol. lol lol. lol lol lol...')! A lot of unexpected things happened in this book... the most shocking one being... wait for it... Someone is prettier then Angeline! (not really though. You'll find out in the end) I would recommend reading this book whenever you are the least bit bored. I was didn't expect the book to end the way it did, but I guess it all makes sense when you piece it together!

Jamie + Isabella + Blonde-ha
beth reiter
Feb 24, 2014 beth reiter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Jan 12, 2016 Tessa added it
I thought it was a really entertaining book for someone to read.
Valeria Martinez
Mar 05, 2011 Valeria Martinez rated it it was amazing
I like all of the books he has written of Dear Dumb Diary. I havnt read all of them but i am going to! One thing i can tell you is that you can read these books over and over and you never get tired its like you barley read it that time. These books are super Hilarius! What i like about this story was how brilliant the auther can think about this kind of stuff to write about. Especially of all the exchanged student s coming in and how Collete is so much prettier than Angeline. I like how he can ...more
Feb 10, 2015 Andreea rated it liked it
More funny diaries from my little cousins.
Balters' 3rd Grade Class
Apr 25, 2016 Balters' 3rd Grade Class rated it it was amazing
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Benton began his career in a custom design t-shirt shop where he started designing his own characters. At the same time, Jim did illustrations and artwork for magazines and newspapers. People magazine named him "the most visible cartoonist in America" .

Benton also created greeting cards and worked in the magazine and publishing industry. In 1998, his SpyDogs characters became an animated series, T
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