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Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

128 out of 165 people found this review helpful.

All my friends love it!!

I got this book and my friend picked it up,read a page and said "I need this book".This book was brilliant with some humor added in there.I reccoomend this to the girls who read dear dumb diary but need something more advanced now.

posted by pretty_reading_girl on August 15, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

15 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

Worst book ever

This book is copying diary of wimpy kid. In the beginning of diary of a wimpy kid, he talks about his mom getting him a journal and how he doesnt want it, and that is EXACTLY how this book starts. And the main character, Nikki, is super ungrateful, negative, shallow, a...
This book is copying diary of wimpy kid. In the beginning of diary of a wimpy kid, he talks about his mom getting him a journal and how he doesnt want it, and that is EXACTLY how this book starts. And the main character, Nikki, is super ungrateful, negative, shallow, and she only thinks about herself. This is your typical tween book- girl goes to new school, has no friends, has a crush, hates the popular girl. It was too much like other books and movies out there. The author was obviously trying very hard to sound like a teenage girl and she failed. And also everything was super exaggerated. At my junior high school, its true that some people are more popular than others, but there is no "queen bee" like Mackenzie-there isnt one person who everyone knows and who is mean to everybody. Most people have a lot of friends because they are nice. Nobody goes down the halls shouting insults about peoples clothes. I thought it was dumb that Nikki hated Mackenzie because she was mean but Nikki is really mean. The humor, if any, was dumb. (Im so broke, i have a milkshake at McDonalds on layaway!!!) If you want to read a funny diary about a girl, try the dear dumb diary books- they are hilarious!!!! :)

posted by Anonymous on February 5, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Almost... but not so close diary of awimpy kid is better haha

    I read the full sample of the book and overall I thought the writing was very pour and that whats-her-face was a whiney eighth grade baby-dork. (Fyi if the book is supposed to be like...that (ewwwww) then it was ok.)
    I highly suggest not wasting your time on this book or any of the dork diary books EVER! Read something that you will acually enjoy like the hunger games series or the harry potter series and don't forget the percy jackson series. All of those series are a hundred times better. Ps diary of a wimpy kid is ten times better! HAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Dork diray

    Gayest book ever in my life

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Aouther

    The book sukcs

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    I dont like it.

    Personaly I think the girl is really mean to other kids in her school even though she's trying to "fit in". I would suddegst Diary Of A Wimpy Kid or something by Rick Roidan.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Suks

    Coper of diary of a wimpy kid

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    The best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cool

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2011

    Lamo

    Sucks

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2011

    Book was so bad.

    Go Manchester United soccer team!

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Eww

    Not that great

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2011

    I+%2CWANT+to+read+it

    I+want+to+read+it+so++bad+it+seems+so+good%21%21%21%22%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%21%0A

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

    Hi

    This book is so wierd

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    this is like diary of a wimpy kid

    i think hey kind of got this idea from diary of. a woimpy kid

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    what i think about the book

    i don't care for this book at all! it was not my type!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Lame!

    You have faild boo hess you need to be fierd!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2015

    PRESS HERE ITS IMPORTANT!!!!

    Follow me on instagram @dandan.xo and @laughingfeed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2015

    This book sucks

    NO WONDER GIRLS LIKE IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2015

    Keira

    Hey guys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2015

    Keira

    Mhm..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2015

    I havent read it yet but I was tolled it is awsome!

    I haven't read it but you can tell me. I will be glad to rate it more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2014

    Bad stupid stupid

    Stupidstupid boys are smarter than girls anyway

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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