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The Compulsive Reader: Dork Diaries: Tales From a NOT-SO-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dork Diaries: Tales From a NOT-SO-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki Maxwell, a self-proclaimed dork, is just trying to get through her eighth grade year at her new private school, Westchester Country Day. A voracious writer and budding artist, she deals with all the normal things girls her age face: her parents not understanding her, an annoying sibling, friend troubles, and stuck up girls. But then a school art competition gives Nikki the chance to shine--if she can beat Mackenzie, the most stuck-up and snobbish girl in the school.

Dork Diaries is a hilarious and authentic portrayal of the ups and downs of middle school, finding friends who understand you, and finding yourself. Nikki is a witty, smart, and self-deprecating character that many young teens and preteens will be able to relate to, and her voice is especially compelling, despite her tendency to be a bit dramatic. The many drawings and the simple, straightforward writing style in Dork Diaries is certain to appeal to girls who don't normally read. Rachel Russell has created a fun, clever, and highly entertaining book that is sure to satisfy.

Cover Comments: I like the pink, and the sketch on the cover is just a sample of all the ones that can be found inside the book. The cover is similar to the popular series Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and I think they're trying to appeal to the females of that age. Cute cover!

And here is the cute trailer:




Also, Rachel Russel was kind enough to send me a piece of original Dork Diaries artwork! Check it out!


Thanks so much, Rachel!

ALSO--do you want to win a copy of Dork Diaries, as well as Nikki's purse--packed with things she can't live without? Just comment below then! Prize is pictured below:

Leave a comment, and you'll be entered to win! The contest closes next Wednesday at midnight!

18 comments:

May-Bedell Gurl said...

This book looks like it is a really great read! The cover is cute too and the title is something every girl would write in her diary in middle school. Thanks for the great review and telling us about this book!

Mariah said...

That sounds like such a cute book that would have helped me when i was in middle school! Great review!

Kate said...

This sounds like such a fun read :D
Awesome review :)

celi.a said...

Sounds cute and fun. Good review, and thanks for bringing this book to our attention!

Senfaye said...

I want to read this book soooo bad!!! It looks super cute and a lot of fun too read!

-Senfaye :)

tetewa said...

Looks cute, I'd like to be included!

Alyssa said...

Hmmm... I must be biased. I never was interested in the Wimpy Kid books at all, but I really want to read this one!

Amy said...

that looks so cool!
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GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I love the book trailer-so cute!

lisamm said...

OHHHHH!! My daughter going into 7th grade would LOVE this book!! Would love to win for her!

biblauragraphy said...

Oh, fun! I love your special cartoon.

Ande said...

My little sister would love this.

SarahChristine said...

looks like a cool book,your right it does look a lot like a diary of a wimpy kid(at first i thought it was like a spin off version of it or something)

mabelilly28 said...

This would be an awesome nostalgic read!...Thanks!

mabelilly28 at yahoo dot com

Twilighter said...

i need to know what tpe of genre is it

The Compulsive Reader said...

Middle grade contemporary fiction.

bernadine.joseph said...

I LOVVEEEEE THESE BOOKS YOU ARE A GENIUS DONT STOP MAKING THESES BOOKS YOUR NEVER TO OLD I WOULD LOVE TO WIN ITS ALWAYS BEEN MY WISH TO HAVE EVERYTHING DORK DIARIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))))))

nyeisha maxwell said...

i really want the book and purse and i really want to win thanks!!!!!!!!!! Nyeishamaxwell@aol.com or Nyeishamaxwell1@gmail.com