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Never Do Anything, Ever ( Dear Dumb Diary Series #4)
     

Never Do Anything, Ever ( Dear Dumb Diary Series #4)

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by Jim Benton, Jamie Kelly
 

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Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be.

Her best friend's a backstabber. Her worst enemy is a sweetheart. And her dog is just waiting for the right moment to seek his revenge. Why should Jamie even bother going to school? Why not?

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Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be.

Her best friend's a backstabber. Her worst enemy is a sweetheart. And her dog is just waiting for the right moment to seek his revenge. Why should Jamie even bother going to school? Why not? After a run-in with Mega-Popular Angeline, aka Pure Evil, Jamie reforms her selfish ways & becomes the decent human being she never thought she could be. But she quickly realizes that helping others kind of stinks. Is someone trying to thwart her attempts at irresistible inner beauty? Or will Jamie finally achieve the "I'm an angel" glow she knows will make Hudson Rivers fall madly in love w/ her?

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What's new, what's cool: Dear Dumb Diary
By Jennifer Tobia
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An entertainment or product review -- anything from books and video games to
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Dear Dumb Diary, by Jim Benton (Scholastic, $4.99).
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Middle-schooler Jamie Kelly is mad. She's mad at Angeline, the most popular and prettiest girl in the world (or at least in Mackerel Middle School).
Jamie is mad at the fact that she has to go to middle school in the first place. She's mad at her disapproving parents, and mad at Hudson Rivers (the eighth cutest guy in her grade) for not noticing her. Her only hope is to console in her diary, the one place where she can spill her heart out and draw pictures of how things really look.

Dear Dumb Diary (Scholastic, $4.99) by Jim Benton is a look at Jamie's life in her own words. Her adventures include avoiding trouble (or getting into it) with her partner in crime, Isabella; rating people on a "Loser"
scale; dealing with crazy cafeteria monitor, Miss Bruntford; and observing and caring for her do,g Stinker.

You'll laugh out loud at what this girl has to say.

PRAISE FOR JIM BENTON AND DEAR DUMB DIARY:

PW calls Jamie a “feisty protagonist.”

“Told in knee-slapping diary entries…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…while parents are sure to see their kids beg for more Dumb Diary books.” -- The Barnes & Noble Review

"This book's witty and satiric sense of humor is sure to resonate with kids and make these books a must-have.” –BIG BLUE DOT Trend Update

From the Fans…

“omg u totally rule!!!! i luv happy bunny! and i read dear dumb diary... its so hillarious!…lol” --dani

“yo mr.benton, u r totally AWESOME!!! I'm totally trying to get my mom to buy me the 2nd dumb diary book!! they r hilarious!! (but true!!!) :)” -- sk8erbear

“dear dumb diary is an awesome book I did that for my book report.” –Keith

“I'm going to start collecting your books. I'll call it, My Collection of Books by Jim Benton.” -- Olivia L.

“Thanks for making reading so much fun!” --Jennifer L.

“My daughter recently purchased your first edition of your Dear Diary books at a school book fair. I must admit. . . I don't know who enjoyed the book more, my daughter or me. (I am 31 and my daughter is 9!!) I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard! It was hysterical! Congrats on a great new series!” --Marisa W.

“My 9-year-old daughter loved your book! She actually laughed out loud while reading it! It is quite an accomplishment to get my daughter to sit still long enough to read as she is constantly doing cartwheels and backflips!…I look forward to getting her more of your books (and having her sit still for a little while!)” ---Lourdes F.

Jamie is writing overtime in her diary because nothing makes sense. Her best friend turns into a backstabber. Her worst enemy, the impossibly gorgeous and popular Angeline, turns out to be just irresistible as her reputation suggestions. And the Brad Pitt-delicious Hudson Rivers still isn't interested in her! What can a girl do but scribble? An amusing story about the small traumas of growing up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439629089
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Dear Dumb Diary Series , #4
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
157,742
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Jim Benton is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of many licensed properties, including the hugely successful It's Happy Bunny. He's created a kids' TV series, designed clothing, and written books, such as the Franny K. Stein series and the bestselling Dear Dumb Diary series. Jim lives in Bloomfield, Michigan with his spectacular wife and kids. Visit him online at www.jimbenton.com and on Twitter at @JimBenton.

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Never Do Anything, Ever (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just love it!!!you have to buy and read to know if you like it!!!it can not be described by the human hands or a computer
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dear reader, The book I¿m going to recommend to you is from the series Dear Dumb Diary, and the book is called Never Do Anything, Ever. Something I enjoyed a lot in this books that it is really funny , and that I think the book is realistic fiction so it could really happen and live that embarrassment(I¿m not gonna tell you the embarrassment because the point is for you to read the book). I chose this book because when I read Dear Dumb Diary, I kind of figured out that it was about a diary, so I opened the book and saw.... Saturday 1 Dear Dumb Diary......... so on. I recommend this book to kids from second grade to fifth grade, and specially to kids who like to read other persons diary(like me!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its so cool Angeline, the beagle, Hudson. All of it is funny if you have not bought this I recomend you buy it NOW. You wil laugh your guts off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter. She loves this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
jamie is just a girl searching for poupularity in this epic novel she tries hard to beat her rival angeline a pretty a nice blond,but jamie is finding out being preety is isn't all that inner beaty is all you need!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book!I can really relate to this book!! i think anyone can! i really recommend this book. READ IT U WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!! my favorite book in the world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sooo funny. Everyone should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK. IT IS TOTALLY FUNNY AND YOUNG KIDS WOULD ENJOY IT. I HOPE TO READ MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS ONE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book and all of the other DDD is so good! If you interested in reading a funny book check out this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is so funny. I saw it while I was shopping at target and I begged my mom to get it for me.She actaully did and I read it all that night because I couldn't put the book down.Jim Benton writes awesome books and I have all four books and I've read all of them at least six times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg I could read and read
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