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Dork Diaries: Drama Queen

(Dork Diaries #9)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  6,614 ratings  ·  458 reviews
TOTAL DISASTER!!! Mean girl MacKenzie has stolen Nikki's diary! What if she tells everyone Nikki's totally secret thoughts?! But reading Nikki's diary isn't the only thing MacKenzie's interested in. Get ready for Dork Diarieswith a twist as MacKenzie takes over and tells all about her GLAMFABULOUS life! What does the queen bee really think about Nikki and her dorky friends ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 24th 2016 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (first published June 1st 2015)
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[Shai] Bibliophage
Mackenzie's entry in Nikki's diary is a gateway for readers to have a glimpse on the life of a bully. Aside from the 8th book, I consider this as one of the best in this series. I hope that the subsequent books in Dork Diaries are much better or at par with this book.
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Dork Diaries is one of the series that I grew up with. I really loved this book because it was really different from the other books. This book was told through the perspective of the antagonist and it was really interesting to see what they were thinking. There are so many things that I liked about this book. I didn't have any problems with it and I never usually do.

The Dork Diaries is about a teenager named Nikki, who is going through all these different things while she is i
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
rated it 5 stars and rated to read
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE DORK DIARIES LIKE CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I was in the bookstore, searching the right book, when I saw copies of this book stacked. I took a copy, read the summary on the back, and then placed it back from where I took it. Okay, so now I have three books which I borrowed from the library before coming here, and I have to search an unknown book for myself along with a known book for my brother, at the same time, make it fast because Dad is getting impatient. These words ran in my mind. I sycophantically made my parents search my brother's book so that
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Nicci lost her diary and it is Macenzie the one who stole it.... Thank God nobody suffered a stroke and we - readers - have the unique opportunity to get inside Macenzie's head, since she is the one who writes in the diary for almost half of the book!

Another nightmare-in-high-school adventure from the series that I so much enjoy!!!
May 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The way the "mean girl" Mackenzie was portrayed made this book seem like a bad book for kids. She obviously had issues, but the moral of the story never came and the lesson seemed to be "hate the mean girl."
Karina Young
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently read the book 9th book in the Dork Diaries Series: Tales from a NOT-SO-Dorky Dorky Drama Queen. This book was very well written and I really enjoyed reading it. This book is by Rachel Renee Russell, who is my favorite author.
The story in this book takes place in WCD Middle School, which is the school Nikki Maxwell (The main character) attends on scholarship. Nikki writes all about her life in her diary including about her best friends Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and everythi
Sophie Crane
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-in-h-f
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Jaylean Carrillo
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Dork Diaries series is great!The series is so relatable.And what I like about this specific book is how the author was able to change the point of view in the middle of the book.I would recommend this book to anyone who is into realistic fiction & drama.
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Julija Zivanovic
I thought that this book was absolutely great because in the previous books in the series we only heard of Nikki the protagonist's side of the story but in this book we heard of Mackenzie the antagonist's side of the story. Both had strong feelings on why they thought thy were innocent and found out about how Mackenzie really feels about Nikki, and how she thinks that Nikki purposely got her in trouble and made her clean the showers. Overall, I think this was a great book and I recommend it to y ...more
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I grew up with this book! Started when I was younger (like eleven years old)than Nikki and now I'm in my senior year of high school! It's already been that long?!

Anyway, at first I was thinking that maybe id outgrown it, because a lot of the drama in the first few pages could be solved through just communication. But then things got CRAZY and... Yeah there's a lot going on in this installment. All the things Mackenzie did to others just made me CRINGE. Like when Brandon was waiting f
Carly G
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about an eighth grader named Nikki who is in love with her diary but loses it and it falls into her enemy, Mackenzie Hollister hands. While Nikki is looking for her diary, Mackenzie learns Nikki’s most deepest, darkest secrets and starts writing in it herself. One of them were that Nikki was Ms. Know it all. A website that kids in her school would write to her with their problems and she would give advice. But since Nikki writes her password in her diary, Mackenzie logs in her accou ...more
Maci Kaye
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels-read
This is a very sweet and awesome book that is filled with many cliffhangers. I would especially recommend for girls. I encourage anyone to read this book because it teaches readers to not judge someone until you know their personal, daily life. Somebody may look like a rose but in the inside their life could be like a garbage. Treat others not out of envy or revenge, but out of love. Treat others as you would want to be treated (Golden Rule).
Liv Herondale
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I honestly don't think that any young 9-15 girl wouldn't like this series. This book wasn't necessarily my fave in the series, but the way Renee Russell writes is fun, quirky, and true to every girl! I recommend this for just a quick read, I started it an hour ago and finished it! Nikki Maxwell (main character) is so "dorky" and a geek, but that's what makes her an awesome protagonist! Great series, GO BUY IT!!!! ;)
i love the book and the details
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is perfect for some light comedic reading. If you're looking for a profound children's book, try One Safe Place or something of the like. If, on the other hand, you have an 8 year old daughter that likes to both read and laugh, hand this to her. As someone obviously older than an 8 year old, I can't love it the same way.
When I read Mackenzie's portion of the book, I was a little disappointed. I thought when she read over Nikki's part, she would be surprised for the way she treated Nik
Jazmine Gomez
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Spoiler Alert*
Have you ever experienced losing something very special that meant everything to you? That is what happened to Nikki Maxwell. She lost her own diary full of secrets in her school! This book is fiction and the author is Rachel Renée Russell. This story mostly takes place in Nikki's school because that is where she is trying to find her diary. What mostly happened in the story was that Nikki was going to start writing in her diary about her enemy Mackenzie Hollster which was
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Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant Dork diaries book. With brilliant illustrations by Nikki and Erin Russell. A gorgeous front cover (can`t beat a bit of leopard print!). A nice effect of when you shine the book in the light it makes the front cover of the book turn lots of different colours such as green, blue, yellow and lots more of different colours.

I love this Dork diaries book. My favourite part is when Brianna gets to look after the class pet, Rover, lets say it does not end very well.
When Ma
Natalie Godinez
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Dork Diaries 9 by Rachel Renee Russell is about a girl that gets her diary took from her enemy. Nikki leaves her diary somewhere and her enemy Mackenzie steels it and writes stuff on it. I kinda liked the book because it is really realistics and it is kinda fun to read. I recommend this book to Stephani because she would like to read a book like this.
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely thought this book was terrific! Filled with page turning events you'll never want to stop. With heartache to backstabbing this series has it all. This story is written by the amazing Rachel Renee Russell. The book talks about how Nikki (a new transferred student) adapts to her new school, friends, rivals and the drama. From being locked in a gym closet to almost making everybody hate on her an almost getting expelled so far she has made it out alive.

In this particular book it was
For a book that breaks many stylistic rules (shouting in all caps happens EVERYWHERE) and annoys the heck out of me with totally false drama (really, a BUG in her hair as the inciting incident? I guess that makes this comedic) I can see why this series is so popular with girls, much like Diary of a Wimpy Kid or the Nate graphic novels series. If you can overlook and get past the errors no other writer can make (after ALL, it's in her VOICE) then this series becomes FUN COMEDY. I like the twist o ...more
Annmarie Hernandez
The Dork Diary series is a well known series of books that everyone seems to love. The new book ''Tales from a not so Dorky Drama Queen'' is a book about the one and only conflict between MacKenzie and Nikki but this time MacKenzie got a hold of Nikki's diary. Once you start reading Dork Diaries you will not want to stop reading the book because it is full of mischievious conficts between the characters.I recommend this book to people who like books about school problems and drama. I assure you ...more
Tiffany Acevedo
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so amazing! I never knew how Mackenzie Hollister's life would be, but now we finally have a glimpse of it! I was so excited that I couldn't stop reading! By the time I had gotten into the car and arrived home, I was already done with it. My parents had to even take it away from me a couple of times since it was so good. If you haven't started reading the rest of the series or haven't read the ones before it, definitely do since you're going to need it to know what some of the things are ...more
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was really excited to get this book. Most of the Dork Diaries books are decent, with amazing illustrations. This one, however, is mainly about MacKenzie. Let me just say, this girl is DYSFUNCTIONAL. She will do anything to sabotage Nikki's life. The normal popular girl will NOT bully that much, just pathetically act like she's the best. I felt like there was no story with this book. Just MacKenzie this and MacKenzie that. Also, it felt really whiny. Well, duh, she whines throughout like half t ...more
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I likes the book because of the excitement, and all the twists. The book was different than the others, because the story was being told by someone else. The characters in this story, are Nicky, Zoey Chloe, and Mackenzie. Mackenzie is the evil person in the story who takes Nicky's Diary and does mean things to sabotage her. I liked this book, because of the drama and excitement. I liked that the author also used an exciting remark at the end of each chapter, that made you want to keep reading. ...more
Brooklyn H
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I thought the book was very good, and can't wait to read the next one. in the story nikki and mackenzie get in big fights and mackenzie ruins nikkis friendship with brandon and later on her bff chole and zoey help her out the situation gets tough and life gets better for her but then... mackenzie takes over nikkis diary and ruins nikkis a dive website... i guess you have to read the book to find out.
Astrid Vidal
This book was really good. It has all of the tings that a normal dork has in thier life. They are always bullied. Its sad that people get bullyed
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Rachel Renee Russell is the #1 New York Times Best Selling author of the book series, DORK DIARIES, and the upcoming, THE MISADVENTURES OF MAX CRUMBLY to be released on June 7, 2016.

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Dork Diaries (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries, #3)
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  • Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All (Dork Diaries, #5)
  • Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries, #6)
  • Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star (Dork Diaries, #7)
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