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
1383 Book Reviews
  • nbb2011
    nbb20116 months55 stars
    Along with all the other books in it's series, it's pretty funny and is a great story. I highly recommend it for 6-12.
    • chihiroxhaku30
      chihiroxhaku306 months22 stars
      The illustrations are good, but the book isn't the best. It's really cringey, and it's almost all about crushes and phones and petty rivalries. It's SUPER cringy, and by 3rd grade I hated this book already. The whole series is just super outdated. It might of been good in 2009, but in 2022?
      • hewouwu
        hewouwu7 months44 stars
        I like it is a tiny bit cringe but I recommend it.
        • soft_princess
          soft_princess7 months55 stars
          OMG! I really like this book! Its funny, creative, and just the best!!!! I think that you should read this book!
        • crazykid1234
          crazykid12348 months55 stars
          my favorite book series
          • beautiful_day
            beautiful_day8 months44 stars
            This book was my childhood favorite, but now its a bit cringe. I would recommend for 12 or younger since it would be getting boring after then.
            • dynebaha-157660406799
              dynebaha-1576604067999 months44 stars
              Am in love with this book OMG
              • starburst114
                starburst1149 months55 stars
                great book highly reccomend for 8-12 yr olds ;) love all the dork diaries as well though, wonderful story telling
                • purplepearls
                  purplepearls10 months33 stars
                  A little bit too cringe, but overall okay
                  • moonlight2011
                    moonlight201110 months55 stars
                    i've read all the books in this series but i might as well read them again. please follow me:) i'll follow you as soon as possible thanks. :)