Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life
Dork Diaries #1
by Rachel Renee Russell
Realistic Fiction

Review #1
* * Stars (Just ok)
Dork Diaries are about a girl named Nikki who writes a diary about her everyday life.  She just moved to a new school.  She really doesn’t fit in, but later she meets two new girls, Chloe and Zoey who later become her best friends.  I personally did not enjoy these books, they were much too boring for me.  I like a good mystery or adventure…

Review #2
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Middle schooler Nikki J. Maxwell writes in her diary every day!  She writes about her school, family, and MUCH more…  In this 1st book, Nikki makes 2 new friends at her new school (Chloe & Zoey).  She also meets the new mean girl, Mackenzie!  She also becomes an L.S.A. (library shelving assistant) with Chloe and Zoey!  But near the end she signs up for the Avant-garde art contest.  But when her painting gets smashed she feels terrible.  The next day she finds out she wins, but how?!?  Chloe, Zoey, and Brandon (her crush) put up 16 of her inked artworks and put it up by her name!!! (And she wins $500).