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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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  • violet0323
    violet0323Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:57 am33 stars
    I liked the plot and the drawing in the book. However the girl just seemed a little too cliched. Obviously there is the popular girl and a self conscious girl likes him and stutters a lot when talking to him.
    • claire922
      claire922Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm
      This book is the first book of the Dork Diaries Series. This is only the start of the drama for Nikki Maxwell, a middle schooler who considers herself a dork.
      • unicorn992
        unicorn992Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:07 pm55 stars
        this is a really good book. if you are in middle school i recommend you read this. it is so retell able! it starres Nickky and her nonstop pain Mackenzie
        • claire922
          claire922Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm
          This book is great!👍
          • e06
            e06Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm44 stars
            so funny! definitly recommend if you are in middle school. Easy read! a relaxing joyful story with the adventures of Nikki, Chloe, Zoe, and Brandon!
            • applemango
              applemangoFriday, June 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm44 stars
              I'm not a really big fan of Dork diaries but this book was actually a pretty fun book...but, well I think you should read this book because it is pretty fun!!
              • eybook2018
                eybook2018Friday, June 15, 2018 at 4:04 pm
                Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life is a funny book that I sometimes think is a girl book which is true but is really really funny.
                • readytoread
                  readytoreadFriday, June 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm55 stars
                  I love this book! It's so funny and everyone in my class started reading it the summer before 2nd grade. I especially love the comic strips!
                  • billy12345
                    billy12345Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2:39 pm11 star
                    I'm a boy, so I didn't really like this book. It's about a girl named Nikki who is a dork. Instead of a phone, her mom gave her a diary. My sister has almost all the books, so it's a series.
                    • tybook2018
                      tybook2018Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm
                      Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life is a book that is really popular for girls but when I read it, it was ok I guess. But the best part is that it's really funny.