Dork Diaries


Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

Book No.


Release Date

June 2, 2009


Rachel Renee Russell

Dork Diaries, Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life, is the first book in the Dork Diaries series and was released on June 2, 2009. It was written by Rachel Renée Russell.


14-year-old Nikki Maxwell has just transfered to a new private school, Westchester Country Day. She doesn't fit in with the students at her new school because they are all very rich. Nikki attends this school on a scholarship because her dad, maxwell is their exterminator. In order to make friends, Nikki keeps this a secret to herself...but in book 2(Sorry, I'm not sure which Book). Makenzie gets to know that Mr.Maxwell is a Exterminator

The story begins when Nikki's mom Mrs. Maxwell, tells her that she has a gift for her that will help her get through the stress of being a new student. Nikki hopes that it's a new cell phone, but instead, her mother gives her a diary. At first, She's very disappointed. She writes about it and claims that she will never be using the diary again. Two days later, she writes again and says that at the time, she meant that she would never write in her diary again. She says that she isn't the "journal keeping type." Then, she explained that she was about to start off 8th grade at a new school. From here on, she writes in her diary frequently.

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