Children’s Review: Dork Diaries 8

Available now: Dork Diaries Book 8: Tales from a Note-So-Happily Ever After

****4/5 stars

Dork Diaries
Image courtesy of Simon and Schuster.

There’s nothing like jumping into the mind of teenager Nikki Maxwell – and taking a ride through her dorky, accident-prone life. With a dose of entertaining teenage melodramatics, it’s the the girl-version of Diary of a Wimpy  Kid.

Recommended readers:

  • Girls Ages 8-12, Grades 3-7
  • Did you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid but want a girl-version?
  • If you like diary-style reading plus cutesy emoticons and scribbles

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 5/5 for characters
  • 4/5 for plot
  • 4/5 overall


Who doesn’t love, love, love an accident prone and totally dramatic teenager girl? Well it’s a perfect book for a grade-schooler to giggle out loud to and dive into … much like adults laugh at Dumb and Dumber. I can like totally see preteens enjoying this book … from the annoying little sister who causes accidents to a  hunky guy, Nikki Maxwell may be a dork, but she’s totally likable and funny to read (as long as you’re like up with some pre-teen lingo).  With age-appropriate content and silly plots and stories, I would definitely recommend Dork Diaries if you’re looking for a gift for a pre-teen, grade-school girl. And an impressive note: The Dork Diaries are written and illustrated by author Rachel Renee Russell.

Here’s a fun video trailer: 

Available on Amazon: Dork Diaries


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