Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

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Nikki is starting a new school and has problems just like every other eighth grade girl. She wants a cell phone, new friends, a boyfriend, to be popular and cool, and to beat her biggest enemy in the big art show. Her diary will tell you all about it!

Russell, Rachel Renee. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life. Aladdin, 2009. 282   pages. Hardcover. $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-0774-9

Fourteen year-old Nikki is having a rough start to eighth grade. She wants a cell phone but her parents won’t give her one, she is starting at a new school where she feels invisible, she has no friends (yet) and she is the target of abuse from the most popular girl at the school, MacKenzie Hollister. Dork Diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO – Fabulous Life is Nikki’s journal, in her own handwriting, complete with some pretty awesome drawings. Have you ever wanted to know what people are really thinking? Face it, how often do we say what we’re really thinking? Nikki is always saying some pretty bold stuff – “But I just say it inside my head, so no one really hears it except me.” If you want to find out what Nikki is thinking and see if she makes any friends, including maybe a boyfriend, and see if she can just be herself at Westchester Country Day, then read this book. You will laugh and cry right along with Nikki.

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2010 Children’s Choice Book of the Year Award for the 5th/6th grade division

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