Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life
Rachel Renee Russell
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
It’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls in this hilarious new novel!
Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school’s queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. Nikki writes about friendships, crushes, popularity, and family with a unique and fresh voice that still conveys a universal authenticity. Nikki’s sketches throughout her diary add humor and spunk to the book, a surefire hit with tween girl readers.
but me. We were up next, and I started getting butterflies in my stomach. Not because I was nervous. I just really hated humiliating myself in public. Chloe must have seen the look on my face because she whispered, “Don’t panic! Just follow my lead. I took ballet lessons for three weeks back in second grade!” I said, “Thanks for sharing that, Chloe. Now I feel SO much better!” Then Zoey whispered, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
have to do to get one?” Jason asked excitedly. “Donate a book or something? Do you have a sign-up sheet?” Zoey’s and Chloe’s faces lit up at the same time, and I could see the little lightbulb click on in their brains. I just sighed and rolled my eyes. First it was the tattoo thing, then Ballet of the Zombies, and then running away to live in the secret underground tunnels at the NYC public library. I didn’t know if I could put up with much more of this drama. Chloe fluttered her
and spotted the flicker of bright headlights. IT WAS MY DAD ! And he was leaving the house. I rushed around my room in a panic, trying to get dressed before he pulled out. I jumped into my jeans and slid on my jacket. When I couldn’t find one of my shoes, I decided to just change into my gym shoes once I got to school. I grabbed my backpack and my painting and dashed downstairs like a maniac. By the time I got out the front door, my dad was already pulling into the street. I ran down
by saying the outfit (1) looks totally fabulous, (2) brings out your natural skin tones, and (3) complements your eye color. They’ll tell you this EVEN if you’re trying on one of those huge green lawn-size HEFTY TRASH BAGS! I also HATE clothes that are “SNOBBY CHIC.” It’s when the exact same outfit looks TOTALLY different on two very similar girls. The more popular you are at school, the BETTER it looks on you, and the more unpopular you are, the WORSE it looks on you. I can’t tell you
Like WHAT is so exciting about shelving library books??!! But I just played along and pretended to be as thrilled about it as they were. I was like, “OMG! OMG! I can’t believe we’re going to be shelving books together. How COOL is that?!” We ended up eating lunch together at table 9, and it was really nice NOT having to eat alone for once. Chloe’s full name is Chloe Christina Garcia, and her family owns a software company. It was amazing because she has read like ALL of the latest