Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell

This hilarious novel follows eighth-grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her thoughts on friendships, crushes, popularity, and family.

This book was HILARIOUS! Nikki Maxwell has the greatest imagination from turning a old hearing aid into a faux cell phone to making up stories about the tooth fairy to scare her little sister, Nikki is always right on the ball. I just love the author's sense of humor!

When I found out that Dork Diaries was a diary that also included illustrations and comic strips I was sold. There is no way you can go wrong with a diary format and comics. And it worked out so well. Some of my favorite drawings were an overview of the cafeteria and reading themed tattoos! The drawings definitely enhanced the story and made Nikki come to life that much more! It's definitely one of my favorite styles of storytelling!

So many of the situations that Nikki finds herself in are pretty easy to relate to. I really liked how well rounded the story was, there was friendship, art (I'm all about the art), crushes, family, humiliation, bullies, fitting in, it's all there. So while the book was laugh out loud funny at parts, I liked how it dealt with issues that young girls find themselves dealing with everyday, a great balance I think!

All in all, Dork Diaries is a fun, hilarious, and sweet book!

Dork Diaries is released on June 2nd!

4/5 Stars
ARC provided by author


  1. This looks a bit young, and reminds me of my little brother's book "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." But it does sound cute!

  2. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Looks like you might also like the Cathy trilogy - Cathy's Book, Cathy's Key, Cathy's Ring. The art in there is gorgeous.

  3. This looks young but it sounds really good :)

  4. I saw this, and thought it looked cute :) might be a tad too young for me :)

  5. Anonymous11:47 AM

    hi i hope she makes another copy of dork diaries cause i finished that book and i loved it she should make another book based on dork diaries

  6. Lara- I believe she is! Yay!

  7. Anonymous11:49 AM

    i am happy soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mush :)


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