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
1386 Book Reviews
  • albert65
    albert6511 months55 stars
    This book is dramatic, and so funny! I totally recommend to other readers.
    • nbb2011
      nbb201112 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
        chihiroxhaku3012 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 The whole series is just super outdated.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
          hewouwuabout 1 year44 stars
          I like it is a tiny bit cringe but I recommend it.
          • soft_princess
            soft_princessabout 1 year55 stars
            OMG! I really like this book! Its funny, creative, and just the best!!!! I think that you should read this book!
          • crazykid1234
            crazykid1234about 1 year55 stars
            my favorite book series
            • beautiful_day
              beautiful_dayabout 1 year44 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-157660406799about 1 year44 stars
                Am in love with this book OMG
                • starburst114
                  starburst114about 1 year55 stars
                  great book highly reccomend for 8-12 yr olds ;) love all the dork diaries as well though, wonderful story telling
                  • purplepearls
                    purplepearlsover 1 year33 stars
                    A little bit too cringe, but overall okay