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

4.6 1747
by Rachel Renée Russell
     
 

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Rachel Renee Russell's sequel to Dork Diaries is packed with adorable art and tons of laughs.

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

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Overview

Rachel Renee Russell's sequel to Dork Diaries is packed with adorable art and tons of laughs.

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:
06/08/2010
Series:
Dork Diaries Series, #2
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
338
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.97(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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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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Tales from a Not so popular Party Girl 4.6 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 1747 reviews.
Robin Hickman More than 1 year ago
I lOved this book! all ages from 6 to grownup!!! u will laugh all threw it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. I love it so much that almost laughed my pants off. You should really read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WARNING:TO MUCH OF A AWSOME BOOK U SHOULD TOTALY GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely it is great for people 10+
Balina More than 1 year ago
this book is very good. enjoyed it a lot and will order the next one.
Darletta Johnson More than 1 year ago
i havent really read this book but the sample was very good and my best friend loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Kaia Grobstok More than 1 year ago
i love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books are reat... I should know because i have them all! Enjoy!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So funny so cool love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is so funny i cant believe she had to do 3 things at once (spend time with brandon,go to the birthday party, and hang with chloe and zoe:))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great role model that says "You can only do one thing at a time. Do not lie to people just to do everything. You are only one person, do not say yes to things you can't do. Don't do it even for all the money in the world." I think this is a great motto to live by. If you think you are and people say you are a loser or a dork don't be efended by it, just pretend to not care, or you could just ignore it. This book talks about what I just said. To learn more about this and want to know what Nikki gets herself into this time read this book. To hear more of my reviews go on to Dork Diaries #3 and hear what I have to say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
!!WARNINGii this book contains total awesomeness and dorkiness so beware!!!!!!! (I luv this friggen book :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first one and can't wait for the second one to come out in june!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dork Diaries II is a great book to the series. It gives you tips and a great laugh on ridiculous things. It tells you what to do when you working as a rat at your littles sisters and her friends party without anyone knowing who you are on the same night as your school Halloween dance! Not wacky enough? How about a posion for fairy repelent! That is not even the half of it! To find out more read this book! -Young Mind Reporter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Dork Diaries 2 (written by Rachel Renee Rusell)is an exquisitely humorous book. I like that the book not only makesthe reader understand thenarator but relate to her as well. I especially liked the ending because it was touching and adorable. This book is a bowl of fabulously inconcievable mixed with stupendously spectacular. I recommend this book to people (pre-teen girls to be exact)who live a life somewhat like the narator's life. In other words, a girl going through drama, especially when the drama is coming from boys, cliques, and friendships. Some people asume that the Dork Diaries series is a duplicate or imitation of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. That is not the case in this situation. These "asumers" have to keep in mind that many books (sort of like the ones in this case)share their similarities as well as their differences. Just because they both include similar titles and witty drawings doesn't mean that they are based on each other. Based apon what's written here, people should get a fair understanding of how marvelously piquing this book truly is. People should also learn, based on this review, that this book is unique at the core, sort of like a lemon-lime lozenge, completed with a cherry core. Dont judge a book by it's cover, judge it apon what other people are saying about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are so happy that you created all of these wonderful books for me to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really great book the first sieres was with Nikki the main character of this story is in looovvvvveeee with a boy named brandon and beacomes best friends with Chloe and Zhoe and very worst enimies with a girl, mackenzie later on in her stories her live gets exiting and best recomended for teenagers beacause Nikki is a teenager so thisis a great book YAY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love these books!! I have read them more than 20 times and I'm really happy that my mom bought me, "OMG! ALL ABOUT ME DIARY!" And for the haters: "PEOPLE; DIARY OF A WIMPY KID IS FUN BUT DORK DIARIES DID NOT COPY IT!! YOUR PROBALLY JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE ITS BETTER!! Anyway I think this is a really good book with cool graphics. I recomend it for all ages! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wednsday July 3- My parents don't a brain. And I figured that out tonight. So im just sitting there finishig my steak and mashed potatoes while dad is talking to mom about something in the kitchen away from me and Brianna. Well, when they got back to the table mom said "Nikki, sweety me and your father have been thinking that your at that age where you can leave the house by yourself and stay home by yourself. So I was thinking just in case you get lost you can use this to help you." Well I thought maybe it was a g.p.s because mom and da said I don't need a phone....but it was a phone and it was just a crazy old FLIP PHONE!!!! Well Brianna thought it was unfair and that she deserved her own phone also and that I should share mines but mom said it was MY choice and so I told Brianna heck no and ran to my room. But then my MOM said maybe BRIANNA should have the phone so she could get the taste of the new life. Well I DONT ARE BECAUSE SHE IS A EIGHT YEAR OLD DRAMA QUEEN! I hate my life. Im just gonna write 2 Friday entry's because tomorrow im gonna sulk. IM SUCH A DORK...:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book i have the whole series. For ages 10 and up