Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.124123

Rachel Renee Russell's sequel to Dork Diaries is packed with adorable art and tons of laughs.

Recipe for disaster:
4 parties.
Add 2 friends and 1 crush.
Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki.
Mix well, put fingers over eyes, and CRINGE!

Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner—a seriously awesome development. However, when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon’s taking her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki signs on to spend Halloween at a kids’ party with her little sister, Brianna, instead. After she finds out Mackenzie was lying and her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality, Nikki has two events to juggle . . . plus plenty of other entertaining trials and tribulations along the way!

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on June 8, 2010 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1416980083
ISBN-13: 9781416980087
270 Book Reviews
  • Alanna Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:45 am
    I love dork diares series!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ƒ
    • lolatheute
      lolatheuteMonday, June 8, 2020 at 7:58 am55 stars
      Nikki Maxwell is always stressing out and trying to do a billion things at once. In this book a big Halloween Dance is coming up. Girls ask guys. Nikki really wants to ask her crush Brandon Roberts but with MacKenzie drama she is not sure she really wants to go anymore. With MacKenzie as chairperson Nikki is kinda Freaking out. Read this book to see if Nikki asks Brandon or if MacKenzie asks Brandon first :o.
      • warriorsgirl11
        warriorsgirl11Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:29 pm55 stars
        Nikki Maxwell is having a bit of a breakdown. ... and Chloe's crushes, Jason and Ryan, who ask the two to dance with them. I loved this book!
        • girlpower4ever
          girlpower4everTuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:35 pm55 starsFeatured
          Nikki Maxwell's endearing dorkiness continues in the second book of the spectacularly successful "Dork Diaries" series by Rachel RenΓ©e Russel. In this novel, Nikki prepares to be The Socialite of all socialites when she's invited to popular girl/arch nemesis MacKenzie Hollister's legendary birthday bash. After pooling all her money on the perfect dress, though, Nikki attends MacKenzie's birthday party only to end up with tears in her eyes, a ruined dress, and a broken heart. Due to her inadequate performance at MacKenzie's event, Nikki signs up to host a kid's Halloween party instead of going to the school's Halloween dance, but of course, her life wouldn't be normal if something didn't go wrong. In a grand conglomeration of events, Nikki finds herself triple-booked on Halloween night and, fearful that she'd let people down, decides to go through with it. Can Nikki handle three jobs in two hours? This entertaining sequel perfectly captures the magic of the first and will leave readers vying for a third book.
          • cutedogo
            cutedogoTuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10:54 am55 stars
            I am a Dork Daries Nerd!
            • fornitelover302
              fornitelover302Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1:17 am55 stars
              I LOVE LOVE LOVE DORK DAIRIES! It helps me realise to not be a dork but still dont be like R-U-D-E Mackenzie, atleast dorks try thier best to get better. A message from me to everybody: Even tho ur clumsy,wierd or get over..reacted....quickly....SORRY!-you can still live a good life when ur having a bad day just remember the times didn't
              • visco girlTuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:40 am
                i love dork diaries
                • xeta
                  xetaMonday, August 12, 2019 at 9:37 am55 stars
                  Nikki gets herself into trouble in this one, but doesn't she always? xD It's been a while since I read this but I remember really enjoying it and laughing out loud, there's always a fun twist in Dork Diaries so they're fun to read. :) ~ Xeta <3
                  • yyySaturday, June 29, 2019 at 8:30 am
                    i loved it
                    • DorkDiariesFanMonday, June 24, 2019 at 2:08 pm
                      I really liked this book. The latest Dork Diaries book is called Not so best friends forever and its coming out in october 2019. On the cover nikki and Mackenzie are taking a selfie together. Apperently, Nikki is going on the boyz band tour, and mackenzie finds her way into it too. Nikki's upset about that, but she has a meltdown when she and mackenzie are room mates! CAN NOT wait!!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!