Dear Dumb Diary #9: That's What Friends Aren't For

Book 9 of 12 in the Dear Dumb Diary Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10V5.814345
Bestselling author Jamie Kelly is back with an all-new, all-funny diary! But she has no idea that anybody is reading it. So please, please, please don't tell her.

Dear Dumb Diary,

So now I'm friends with Angeline. This is automatic friendship, and I have to just accept it and make the best of things.

See, if I objected, then Aunt Carol might divorce Angeline's uncle, sending both of them tumbling into a deep pit of depression for the rest of their lives, and Angeline could wind up feeling so guilty that she would have to go be locked up in an old dirty insane asylum for years and years, and Stinker's puppies could grow up not knowing both their parents --- and I couldn't live with myself for doing something like that to a puppy.
Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published on January 1, 2010 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0545116120
ISBN-13: 9780545116121
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  • mynohyco-158048913874
    mynohyco-158048913874Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm44 stars
    This book’s genre is Folktale and it was written by Jamie Kelly. First, the main characters of this story are Jamie and Isabella and Angeline there are more because they want a 4th one it was Jamie’s idea and Isabella and Angeline said yes to it.Next, The two key events that happened in the story are when she got home and her dad was drooling on the couch ‘’On page. 39 he made me think of the list when he was taking a nap. Also, her dad likes to watch 3 Musketeers, and she got the book. Also she changed from the end is at first she wanted her friends to get out of her Dear Dumb Diary, but then at the end she thought it was not right to kick out her friends of there Diary that they made. Pg.126. First, they were friends together then she had a dream that they were flower’s and a bee came by and stings her. She had this dream in her sleep. One unanswered question I would like to ask is why did you not answer I focused on my mouth is it because you had expanders? No, I would not recommend this book because it just talks about her friends and the 3 musketeers and then she got the book. That just makes me annoyed when she got the book because she just wants her dad to be happy about what she did of getting this book.
    • laniyaFriday, July 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm
      i like one of the books because it was my first time reading a dear dumb diary book and i am starting to like how jim benton made these great books
      • perenelle1
        perenelle1Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm
        I have some book in the Dear Dumb Diary series, Jamie's diary is so amazingly illustrated and the things she wrote are so funny, too!
        • britneya
          britneyaTuesday, May 22, 2012 at 6:54 am
          this is my favorite book in the dear dumb diary series. i thought the best part was when jamie kelly found out what T.U.K.W.N.I.F's real name is. i love this book series! :)
          • katjune62
            katjune62Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm44 stars
            This book is pretty good at giving info on friends from middle-schooler Jamie Kelly's perspective. I like it because it explains that you can't just pick friends from how they answer a bunch of interview questions, and that friends arethe people that you do things for.
            • mai
              maiFriday, April 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm44 stars
              i don't like this book because i think its boring. It apperently just is. To ME. I mean she talks about her life and stuff but blah.