Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Jim Benton
     
 

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Read the hilarious, candid (& sometimes mean) diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be. In this book, Jamie contends with Angeline, the school's prettiest, most popular girl (who Jamie thinks is a goon!) and the impending visit of her troll-like little cousin. Will Jamie survive? Will she go mad?…  See more details below

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Read the hilarious, candid (& sometimes mean) diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be. In this book, Jamie contends with Angeline, the school's prettiest, most popular girl (who Jamie thinks is a goon!) and the impending visit of her troll-like little cousin. Will Jamie survive? Will she go mad? Will she send her mom's nasty casserole to starving children in Wheretheheckistan? You'll just have to read the first installment of Dear Dumb Diary to find out!

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The hilarious author of the Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist books zaps fans with another new series, this time about a girl braving the trials and tribulations of middle school. Told in knee-slapping diary entries, the first installment of Jamie Kelly's tales begins as "the worst thing that can happen to you in middle school" almost occurs: getting a nasty nickname (for all of you uneducated souls out there). From there, Jamie goes on to describe a schoolmate's misfortune of using ChocoMint lip smacker; her interest in almost-hunk boy Hudson Rivers; and most of all her unkind feelings toward Angeline, a pretty blonde girl who Jamie's sure is "scorpion-like" beneath her sweet exterior. But when a mysterious culprit smacks the school's cafeteria monitor in her "neck blubber" with meatloaf, Jamie takes the heat and winds up almost-pals with Angeline. Jim Benton delivers a wonderfully silly series that combines his knack for knowing what kids love to read with fun illustrations. Young audiences will eat up Jamie's diary descriptions of stealing Angeline's hair out of the wastebasket, her "glazed" cousin, and just about every other crazy event that happens, while parents are sure to see their kids beg for more Dumb Diary books. As the subtitle suggests, we can pretend this never happened, but in reality we're sure happy it did. Shana Taylor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781417630509
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Dear Dumb Diary Series, #1
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
95
Sales rank:
1,044,658
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x (h) x (d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
luv2read98 More than 1 year ago
I would definetly recommend this series to anyone who likes quick, fun reads. It's really funny and there are a lot of books in the series and they just keep coming and if you like this one, then you're sure to like the others!
Zoesbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I love dear dumb diary. It is so funny!!! I really like Isabella, she is so evil. Jamie is like anybody else in middle school... she hates it. How can it get any worse???? Angeline the prettiest girl in school steal her future boyfriend Hudson Rivers the 8th cutest guy in her grade and Isabella's favorite lip gloss flavor. That means war. Dear Dumb Diary is the funnest book you will ever read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it! I had a friend reccomend it to me and i figured it must be a great book considering it was the only book she read without being assigned by a teacher. Thruthfully i was impressed and if anyone asked me if the should read it i would definitly say read it!!!!!!!!!!!
BookFanatic112 More than 1 year ago
To the point: Funny and Hilarious. Highly Recommend! Get a copy now before I buy them all!
Paulntraci More than 1 year ago
Your little girls should read this book, for it is called Dear Dumb Diary, and it is this depressed girl's diary and she will wright in it to tell you what is happining in her world. I loved it because it was silly and really good. Once they read the first book they will want all the others for there are about 5 more after this book. The book is REALLY funny let me tell you that. I was reading it when ever I can. I was even trying to read it in the dark it was so good. It is easy to read, and it would be a good gift for a little girl and also a 15 year old. I showed it to my cuz who is 15 and she thoght it was so good. If a 15 year old likes it then any kid under 15 will like it too. Boys would not like it because it is a diary of a girl, so I don't think they would really care for it. I have started the second book called "MY PANTS ARE HAUNTED" and it is so good so get your girl this book and I gaurantee she will love it! Make them happy! IT'S SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was read by my 9 year old daughter. She liked the book so much that she finished it in one sitting. (approx 2 hours) The next day she went to the library to checkout the next book in the series. This was a great book for a kicked back fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. And this one is only two dollors!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My grand daughter, in second grade, couldn't put this book down. She had it finished in 2 days so I had to get her the next 2 in the series. The new words she came across were explained later in the book and she was just amazed at that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the next one in the series...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series! It is funny,cool and plus it has cool pictures and funny commentary stuff!if you are unsure wether or not to by this book or not,you should buy it!I'm not saying you have to, but it is a really good book for kids!I hope the author makes more dear dumb dairies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Halarious love it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a book for my 9 year old granddaughter, who is also now becoming a book worm !
TeacherMomCO More than 1 year ago
This was an easy read for my 8 year old, but she loved it and requested the second book right away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was really funny.i like the part where angeline threw the meat loaf and jamie took the blame for it. my favorite part was when jamie died her hair the color of angelinges hair and she said i know why they call it dy because that is what u will do when u see what it does do your hair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FLO: This book is tough. It is funny . I can relate to this in my own life. I think that people that like to know how some girls write in their diary if you never had one before would like to read this book.


RAE: To me this book is funny.If you never read this book before then get up and read it.

Love,
Flo*Rae
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was the best book. I tottly recommed it and all the others its one of the best serious I've ever read. Thank for listening
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the book that every middle-schooler needs. its a story in cartoons and diary entries1 this will not bore u 2 death. u would wanna read till the end. i read the 2,3,4, and 5 and cant wait to get the sixth
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a not put downer! Every night I read this book till I fell asleep reading this. I loved it!! I always keep on reading these books. There are funny books for any type of age. I love them!!! No matter what I say this book is AHH-mazing!! I love how she draws pictures to show what happened and just expands her mind in the books. For some reason I like books that are diarys! They are just so much better detail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't actually read this but I put the series on my Christmas List(my aunts an early shopper) and from what the reviews say this book is great! If you like books that are like journal's try reading theese books:
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it gives a smile on your face while reading it.This tells about Jamie Kelly's funny diary with some weird things she talks about.I recommend to every girl or boy who loves reading any kind of fiction or non fiction books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is so funny and great for kid the age of 10-100 this is a great book when your feeling sad or lonley
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and I recommend it to all girls who love to snoop around and love a good laugh!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great book! the series is just as good. it makes you want to laugh!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG. This is is like the only book that makes me laugh out loud! It is soo awesome! You can relate to it too. Jim Benton's such a cool author! I own the whole series and I cannot wait for the rest to come out!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book many times. And I Always,Always,Always Enjoy it. Jim Benton I mean 'Jamie Kelly' Is a great writer!