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Title:
Tales from a not-so-popular-party girl
Author:
Russell, Rachel Renée.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
New York : Audioworks, 2010.
Physical Description:
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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.
General Note:
Compact discs.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781442338999

9781442377554
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

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 iPho≠ 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.


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)


Reviews 2

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


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-This book continues in the same vein as the first, sharing many of its flaws. In this installment, Nikki volunteers to help with the Halloween dance but overextends herself by committing to multiple duties in different places on the same night. Presented in diary format, the lined-paper pages and manga-style illustrations provide levity, but too frequently Nikki's adventures slip from amusing into improbable farce. The simplistic and highly unrealistic story; flat characters; and predictable ending will not appeal to readers who can handle the fairly advanced vocabulary. Strictly for fans of the first book.-Natasha Forrester, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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