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
1341 Book Reviews
  • kittylover111
    kittylover111Friday, February 12, 2021 at 9:47 am33 stars
    This is a pretty good book, although I prefer the other books better. I agree with the other people who reviewed low stars. Mackenzie is almost innocent! She is only making Nikki's life misarable, not doing things that are worse! Good book otherwise!
    • Lalany1328Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 6:08 pm
      I love this sires of dork diaries.😀😆
      • m9595w
        m9595wThursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:37 am11 star
        "I'm a Wimpy Kid"- Greg Heffley
        • tabbymaster
          tabbymasterSunday, January 24, 2021 at 5:04 am55 stars
          At my school library my friends and I checked out dork diaries everyday
          • captainkenzie
            captainkenzieThursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:06 am55 stars
            This book is an easy book to read but it is a really good book too. The book is about a girl named Nikki and she has no friends but there is this girl named Mackenzie who is super pretty and almost everyone at the school loves her but she is mean to a lot of people mostly Nikki. But then Mackenzie goes too far and does something bad but then Nikki meets some people that help her get back at Mackenzie finally and realizes she is herself and she is perfect with all the help of a diary and 2 friends.
            • unipug2
              unipug2Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 8:30 am55 stars
              I really like the book. It talks about fashion, my favorite subject. I only read the first book. Really Awesome!
              • shy princessMonday, January 11, 2021 at 2:40 pm
                if you ask me i think that nikki is my favorite she is kind sweet smart funny and sassy pkus she is right mackenzie is a mean lip gloss addicted diva but mostly brianna is very embarresing
                • summerprince
                  summerprinceThursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:17 am55 stars
                  I also think Nikki is cool too!
                • shy princessFriday, January 8, 2021 at 9:12 am
                  i love this book i read it all the time i even like reading max crumbly books😃😃🍗
                  • eeveelutiongurl
                    eeveelutiongurlSaturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:53 pm55 stars
                    Meh, max crumbly books are ok I guess
                  • shey_interest
                    shey_interestThursday, January 7, 2021 at 5:51 am55 stars
                    I thiink that this book is very important and i think that girls with upset promblems and it can be kinda tuff and alot of money bbut its ccool
                    • gemluvssoccer37
                      gemluvssoccer37Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm55 stars
                      I have read this book 3 times! It NEVER gets old!😍