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, 304 pages
Published on June 2, 2009 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1416980067
ISBN-13: 9781416980063
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  • 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.
                • 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.