genre } humor | teens |
rating } 12 yo +
date released } February 04, 2010
edition } Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
ISBN } 1847387411 | 9781847387417
acquisition } bought @ Book Lane Brunei
available @ Book Depository
Dork Diaries (Dork Diaries #1)
by; Rachel R. Russell
Summary From GoodReads
Nikki Maxwell is not popular, in fact Nikki Maxwell is the opposite of popular; she's a total dork! But Nikki's hoping that by moving to a new school she might just stand a chance of making some friends and leaving her old lame-ways in the past. But life is never that simple! Follow Nikki's life through sketches, doodles and diary entries as she starts her new school, battles with her mum for an iPhone and meets her arch-nemisis, the school's queen bee, Mackenzie. Enter Nikki's world through her sketches, doodles and diary entries.
My 2 cents
The only reason why I pick this book up was that, I have enjoyed reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It’s a cute comic slash novel on for the pre and early teenagers who have trouble um.. resist reading…(???) um.. let’s rephrase that to reluctant readers. It is also excellent for a “between reads” for people like me who needs something light, funny and quick before picking up another “serious” fiction book. Hmm.. that just doesn’t pop up right loud out does it.
Ok.. ok.. fun fact is, I ‘ve avoided this book like a plague, before I actually picked it up just because it is “Pink” cover. Don’t give me that look. I ain’t a pink girl :P
Regressing to my book review… it is an absolutely cute book of a typical young teenage girl. Move to a new school (on scholarship – because her dad made a deal with the school board just because he exterminate the bugs for them), have a locker next to most popular girl in school who happens to be extremely superficial. Plus she has this crush with to her opinion, is the most I honestly adore the character Nikki Maxwell. It just tickle me when she keeps saying something and ended up with, she didn’t say it out loud, just in he head. She has aspiration to be one of the cute, cool and popular (CCP) and she has her own way to get to that.
This book is written as if it’s in a lined diary, most pages there’s always a Manga doodle of what’s going on in her head (her current respond to a situation or what, how to respond or see how the situation is). It’s a good laugh, refreshing and of course, it has finally popped up in my favorite list.
I know how some of us feel about series in our work place collection. This would be up to you. Pre-teens and reluctant readers would love to read this one. Catchy looking cover (unless your patrons are like me, not that keen with pink …o_o )