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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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  • heghog
    heghogWednesday, August 15, 2018 at 9:33 am55 stars
    this was a fun version of middle school, in a comic style. this was about nikky Maxwell and her life through her first year in middle school full of fun twists and turns i would reccomed this for anyone who enjoys a good laugh.
    • snicker9
      snicker9Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm33 stars
      Nikki Maxwell is starting eighth grade at a new school and this book is her personal diary of the funny and disastrous events that she continuously finds herself in. I would compare this book to the girl's version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I recommend this book to kids who enjoy reading easy-to-read books that are funny and authentic and highlight true coming-of-age experiences that a kid goes through. I rate this book 3 out of 5 books.
      • reading_machine
        reading_machineSunday, August 12, 2018 at 11:35 am55 starsFeatured
        This book was awesome! The author did a great job of portraying the real middle school experience in such a humorous way. There is drama, boys, and three best friends that stick together throughout Middle School. I loved it!
        • joker778
          joker778Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm55 stars
          I love, love, love this book!!!! Its got romance, its got drama, and its got humor!!!!! The next books in the book series are amazing too!!! full of drama and Romance!!!!!!
          • babyfox
            babyfoxFriday, August 10, 2018 at 7:59 am
            I wonder what this is about, oh wait, I think it is about a girl that has a hard life .
            • jwarne
              jwarneTuesday, August 7, 2018 at 8:59 am55 stars
              I thought the book was so funny! I liked the illustrations and how they weren't always illustrating the book but also adding more to the story and making funny comments.
              • jaden07
                jaden07Monday, August 6, 2018 at 5:49 am
                i dont like this book because its about girls. i think it has to much DRAMA. i like the other series for boys better. from jaden 07
                • jenny12345678
                  jenny12345678Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 9:49 am55 stars
                  I love this book! I like how Nikki, the main character has the same crush as Makensie, the popular kid at her school. It's also really realistic. Can't wait to read the next book!
                  • sjsj
                    sjsjFriday, August 3, 2018 at 7:27 am
                    I just love the book! Nikki, Mackenzie, and Brandon are so awesome I would like to be friends with them! I recommend this book to you!
                    • bunny66
                      bunny66Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:04 pm44 stars
                      I like this book because, I understand that Nikki has a stressing life.She came across these mean girls at school and especially MacKenzie is making fun of her about what she wears and everything. But she's lucky right on time she gets cool new friends and this book has so much DRAMA.The book is kinda fun. I read the second book before but not the first. I really like the second book, I'm so exited to read the 3rd book of the Dork diaries series but I would not recommend the 1st book its a little boring but mostly fun. And I would rate this book a four star. I liked it 99% of the time, so I gave it a four star. The other books of the series is interesting I believe because if the 2nd book is interesting the rest will be interesting too.
                         
                       
                       
                       
                       

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