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Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

Dork diaries Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

Dork Diaries ;
Title:
Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-popular party girl
Publisher Info:
New York : Aladdin, [2010]
Physical Description:
279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series:
Dork Diaries ; [book 2]

Dork diaries ; 2.
Abstract:
Nikki's diary describes a frightful Halloween, on which she helps with her sister's ballet class party at the same time she is Brandon's date for their middle school Halloween dance, where she has promised to spend the evening with her two best friends.

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Rachel Renee Russell's sequel to Dork Diaries is packed with adorable art and tons of laughs.

Recipe for disaster:
4 parties.
Add 2 friends and 1 crush.
Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki.
Mix well, put fingers over eyes, and CRINGE!

Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner--a seriously awesome development. However, when Nikki overhears mean girl MacKenzie bragging that Brandon's taking her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki signs on to spend Halloween at a kids' party with her little sister, Brianna, instead. After she finds out Mackenzie was lying and her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality, Nikki has two events to juggle . . . plus plenty of other entertaining trials and tribulations along the way!


Author Notes

Rachel Renée Russell grew up in Saint Joseph, Michigan. She was born on December 11, 1965. She is an attorney who also writes children's books. She writes and illustrates the Dork Diaries series. Rachel wrote her first book in 6th grade as a birthday present for her younger twin brothers. Dork Diaries dramatically chronicles the daily life of the main character, Nikki Maxwell, as she struggles to fit in and survive middle school. The book series is written in a diary format and includes doodles, drawings and comic strips. According to the author's website, the Dork Diaries books are based on Rachel Renee Russell's experiences in middle school, as well as those of her two daughters, Erin and Nikki. Her older daughter, Erin, helps with writing and her younger daughter, Nikki, helps with illustrations. The main character, Nikki Maxwell, is named after her daughter.

Currently, there are over 10 million copies of the Dork Diaries books in print in the United States. Publishing rights have been sold in 36 countries with translation into 32 different languages. Dork Diaries was awarded the 2010 Children's Choice Book of the Year Award for the 5th/6th grade division. She made The New York Times Best Seller List iwith her title OMG!:All about Me Diary! and her title Dork Diaries. The latest in the series is book 11, Frenemies Forever.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-In this second entry in a female version of Wimpy Kid (though with more text), Nikki's humorous diary details the ups and downs of middle-school girl friendships from the point of view of an outsider. Though somewhat flat in tone, it won't disappoint fans of the illustrated notebook format. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

In this follow-up to her popular Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not So Fabulous Life, Russell offers a slight but amusing tale of a middle-school nerd who finds she is not so nerdy after all. The book is structured as the diary of Nikki Maxwell, with pages designed to look like handwritten, heavily illustrated entries. The story follows Nikki's trials and tribulations in the face of harassment from the most popular girl in class, a possibly requited crush on her lab partner, kooky plans from her boy-crazy best friends, and complications from her pesky little sister. Things spin out of control when Nikki finds herself with three commitments the night of the big dance. The most affecting, original parts of the book are Nikki's attempts to balance her excitement over her budding romance and her loyalty to her friends. The rest of the plot covers the well-trod territory of the lonely but lovable outsider. Filled with manga-inspired artwork, the story should amuse younger readers, but not challenge them. Ages 9-13. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved