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Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker
Russell, Rachel Renée.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2013]

Physical Description:
3 audio discs (180 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Middle school heroine Nikki Maxwell returns, and this time she struggles with asking a boy to her school's ''sweetheart dance.''
General Note:

Compact discs.

Title from disc label.

Duration: 3:00:00.
Reading Level:
Ages 9-13.

HL 690 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.3 9 Quiz: 61160.
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Format :
Audiobook on CD


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Love--and crushes--are in the air for Nikki Maxwell in this sixth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.

It's the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn't ask her? Or worse...what if he asks Mackenzie?

In the sixth book in the blockbuster Dork Diaries series--now with more than 8 million copies in print--join Nikki, Chloe and Zoe as they tackle the topic of love, Dork Diaries style

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 5-8-Returning in this episode (Aladdin, 2013) to tell the world about her daily goings-on through her diary, Nikki has plans to ask Brandon to the Sweetheart Dance, the biggest event of the school year. Before that occurs, however, Nikki has to endure receiving a haircut from her little sister as well as passing her swimming test alongside classmate Mackenzie, who has informed Nikki that she will be attending the dance with Brandon, so for her to not bother asking him. Nikki maintains a positive attitude throughout, even when she receives less than complimentary text messages from Brandon. While some older listeners will find Nikki immature, those on the younger end of the age range will enjoy her views on life and will be able to identify with her feelings of embarrassment and see that, like Nikki, being a "dork" is a good thing. Narrator Jenni Barber effectively conveys the sometimes whiney tone of a middle school student, and moves from character to character and female to male voices with ease. Students who are already fans of the series will especially enjoy Nikki's further adventures.-Beth H. Green, Wappingers Junior High School, NY (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.