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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  • 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.
    • lily9024
      lily9024Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 10:56 am55 stars
      I love love love love love love this book it is not like any other book and amazing stuff I will give it a 100 out of 100 amazing 🤩🤩🤩😀😀😀😀😀😀
      • lily9024
        lily9024Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 10:52 am55 stars
        this book is amazing I couldn't put it down 😄
        • ilikebunnies
          ilikebunniesThursday, May 30, 2019 at 8:22 am
          a girl named Nikki got a new diary for her birth day and writes all about her friends and bully Makenze. She enters a art competition and has had her painting destroyed so her friends help her.
          • sara1585944
            sara1585944Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 4:41 pm22 stars
            I did not particularly enjoy it. It was almost a rip-off of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, only for girls. It was kind of bland. So many Clichés! Not my first pick.
            • AbbygailSunday, May 26, 2019 at 1:28 pm
              I love it
              • choco1234
                choco1234Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:52 pm55 stars
                i read this book and it is awesome
                • awsome book!!!!Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:03 pm
                  cool book i don't care whatever
                  • watercolrwonder
                    watercolrwonderThursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:35 am33 stars
                    I'm probably too old for these books but I always love to pick one up for a quick read :) This book is very funny and dorky, and if you want something quick to read on a car trip or at the beach this summer, I'd recommend this book!
                    • inmemoryofcpr
                      inmemoryofcprTuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:38 pm22 stars
                      I didn't really like this book because it wasn't my type of genre even though I like the Diary of the Wimpy Kid Series. I found some parts of it very...cringy but the other parts were nice to read. This is more of a girlish book so I wouldn't recommend it to you if you are a boy.