Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

Book 1 of 13 in the Dork Diaries Books Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 7n/a5.429745

Meet Nikki Maxwell! She’s starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art in this SUPER SQUEE updated edition of Book One of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Nikki confesses all in her first diary ever: her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone, meeting her new soon-to-be BFFs Chloe and Zoey, falling for adorably sweet crush Brandon, dealing with her zany little sister Brianna’s antics—and the immediate clashes with mean girl Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition.

Nearly 30 million books in print worldwide!

Hardcover, 928 pages
Published on October 4, 2011 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1442426624
ISBN-13: 9781442426627
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  • isabellagamerab
    isabellagamerabWednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:20 pm55 stars
    This book was awesome becouse niki has a secret crush brandon!!!!
    • Serena Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2:42 pm
      It was fantastic !
      • Zaineh Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 2:15 am
        It is amazing and a hoped it had a good experience in this world and it was a very rewarding experience for me as well the book continues on series and I like it
        • Zaineh Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:27 am
          I like how nikke hold the drama so I wish if nikke tells everyone how she feels and break up with Brandon. And she will hates boys from a youtube video
          • 3bears
            3bearsThursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:11 am33 stars
            Dork Diaries 1 tells the story of an awkward, dorky tween, Nikki Maxwell, who is not exactly popular. Middle school life is cruel, and her enemy, the popular girl Mackenzie, flirts with Nikki's crush, makes it even harder. And, to top it all off, the only reason why Nikki is going to this rich kid middle school is because her dad is the school exterminator. He drives a van with a big old roach on it!
            • savagegirl33
              savagegirl33Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:31 am55 stars
              I decided to want to read this book because I think ever dork diaries books is alsoms😍
              • pizzagirl1
                pizzagirl1Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:59 am55 stars
                I love dork diaries
              • elaine l am 12 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:51 pm
                • BobMonday, June 10, 2019 at 12:19 pm
                  I thought this book was ok. It wasn't really what I was expecting. I think girls would really like it though!
                  • sjsj
                    sjsjWednesday, June 5, 2019 at 9:59 am44 stars
                    This book is a really good novel to read. With characters like Nikki, Mackenzie, and Brandon all mixed in this book, it gets super exciting and super romantic for two characters.
                    • sgoiscool
                      sgoiscoolSunday, June 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm55 stars
                      Dork Diaries is a very good series! I love how she wants a phone but her mom inside got her a DIARY!! We meet the mean girl in the first girl and get to know her more as the series goes on.