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Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl (Dork Diaries Series #2)

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Overview

Recipe for disaster:
4 parties.
Add 2 friends and 1 crush.
Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki.
Mix well, put fingers over eyes, and CRINGE!

Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner—a seriously...

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Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl (Dork Diaries Series #2)

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Overview

Recipe for disaster:
4 parties.
Add 2 friends and 1 crush.
Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki.
Mix well, put fingers over eyes, and CRINGE!

Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner—a seriously awesome development. However, when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon’s taking her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki signs on to spend Halloween at a kids’ party with her little sister, Brianna, instead. After she finds out Mackenzie was lying and her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality, Nikki has two events to juggle . . . plus plenty of other entertaining trials and tribulations along the way!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this follow-up to her popular Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not So Fabulous Life, Russell offers a slight but amusing tale of a middle-school nerd who finds she is not so nerdy after all. The book is structured as the diary of Nikki Maxwell, with pages designed to look like handwritten, heavily illustrated entries. The story follows Nikki’s trials and tribulations in the face of harassment from the most popular girl in class, a possibly requited crush on her lab partner, kooky plans from her boy-crazy best friends, and complications from her pesky little sister. Things spin out of control when Nikki finds herself with three commitments the night of the big dance. The most affecting, original parts of the book are Nikki’s attempts to balance her excitement over her budding romance and her loyalty to her friends. The rest of the plot covers the well-trod territory of the lonely but lovable outsider. Filled with manga-inspired artwork, the story should amuse younger readers, but not challenge them. Ages 9-13. (June)
Children's Literature - Naomi Butler
The extended title at the bottom of the book cover is Tales from a NOT-SO-Popular Party Girl. This almost graphic novel is filled with drawings and text as well as separated text paragraphs on each page. The reader can easily see what they want to read, browse, or skip over and still get the focus of the story. These features will work quite well with fast and capable readers as well as with those who need high-interest low-vocabulary material. It is a very "busy" book. It permits the early teen readers to choose what paragraphs to read or not to read or simply to browse through. It captures the teen who wants to peruse and not to read every word and/or sentence. There's nothing wrong with any level reader choosing this book, but books like this one are great to catch and hold reluctant readers. Reviewer: Naomi Butler
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—This book continues in the same vein as the first, sharing many of its flaws. In this installment, Nikki volunteers to help with the Halloween dance but overextends herself by committing to multiple duties in different places on the same night. Presented in diary format, the lined-paper pages and manga-style illustrations provide levity, but too frequently Nikki's adventures slip from amusing into improbable farce. The simplistic and highly unrealistic story; flat characters; and predictable ending will not appeal to readers who can handle the fairly advanced vocabulary. Strictly for fans of the first book.—Natasha Forrester, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416980087
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Series: Dork Diaries Series , #2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 927
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren’t allowed in court.) Rachel lives in Chantilly, Virginia.

Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren’t allowed in court.) Rachel lives in Chantilly, Virginia.

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  • Posted December 1, 2010

    Very good and funny

    I lOved this book! all ages from 6 to grownup!!! u will laugh all threw it!

    77 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Best book ever

    This book is awesome. I love it so much that almost laughed my pants off. You should really read this book.

    54 out of 67 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2010

    Diary of a wimpy kid Copycat?

    This book is charming and funny but has a storyline to make it seem it is a copycat, if you will, of the diary of a wimpy kid series. It is an OK book, overall.

    44 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    AMAZING

    This is an amazing book!!! All ages are good to read it. It has a good story-line to it and great use of words. I have the whole series ( just 3 books ) and i had read each one twice. Definitly get this book for a present or for you. Definitly, you will be laughing your head off with these amazing characters. Please read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT AND SO WILL YOU!!!!!!!!!!! TRUST ME! YOU WIL

    41 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    I got the whole colection of them

    WARNING:TO MUCH OF A AWSOME BOOK U SHOULD TOTALY GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    33 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    good

    this book is very good. enjoyed it a lot and will order the next one.

    31 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Rodriguez

    Lovely it is great for people 10+

    30 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2010

    yay

    i love this book

    30 out of 53 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    i think

    i havent really read this book but the sample was very good and my best friend loved this book

    30 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Can't wait for this book to publish!!

    I read the first one and can't wait for the second one to come out in june!!

    21 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Love it

    This book is like reading a story of something that would happen to me. It was like i read about my crush and i finnaly getting to go t o he dance of the year. All i wanted was to knw what happened when he started talking to her and i found out

    I would recomend reading this book.

    15 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Stacy January 18,2012

    The books are reat... I should know because i have them all! Enjoy!!!!

    12 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Anonymous

    Super cool!!

    12 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Great Book!!

    The book ¿Tales of a Not-so-Popular Part Girl¿ is about a teenage girl named Nikki Maxwell. The author of the book is Rachel Renee Russel. Rachel wrote this book to inspire young teens and preteens.
    Rachel is a lawyer that loves her spoiled yorkie and two daughters. The book is about Nikki¿s struggles towards making friends and fitting in at her new snobby school, West Chesterfield High. Though the main problem that is in the story, is that she is trying to go and dance with her prince charming, Brandon.
    The book was a very funny but also hectic book that is formatted in a school girl font and in a journal organization system. With this way of organization, it causes many minor problems leading up to the major problem that will make you not put the book down. With this I think Rachel did a great job of entertaining me, a four-teen year old male. I honestly couldn¿t imagine what a female preteen that loves drama and chick-flicks with all their heart would do.
    Like I said, Rachel did a very good job on writing an entertaining, and inspiring book that could fit for all females and most males. Though I have to say, in the story there was this one quote that I will honestly never forget. This quote was so predictable but so unwanted you laughed every time she said it. Even though you wanted to scream at Rachel when she put the quote there, the amazing quote was ¿I just said it in my head so no one could hear me.¿ This quote would come every time the mean girl Mackenzie Hollister or one of her cool clone would say a nasty remark to hear. With that I, as a male, would give the book an eight out of ten.
    In conclusion, I think every pre-teen should read this book so it can set a good example for them causing less bullying and fights between women. I also recommend this book to any mother of a daughter so they would know what not to do to you lovely little sweetheart. My last words I can say to Rachel are¿ Thank you.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Awsome

    I loved this book

    11 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Love it

    So funny so cool love it

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    !!WARNINGii

    !!WARNINGii this book contains total awesomeness and dorkiness so beware!!!!!!! (I luv this friggen book :-)

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Awsome book

    This book was so cool.but the bad girls in this were even meaner thsn at school.if u read the other ones this one is the best. Must read......

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    LOVE IT

    I love this book its very funny........I could reas it over and over





    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    DONT BUY THIS

    Dont waist ur money...not worth it.






    7 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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