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The Dork Diaries Set

The Dork Diaries Set

Dork Diaries Books 1, 2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, and 5

(Part of Dork Diaries)
Illustrated by: Rachel Renée Russell
For Ages: 9 - 13
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Don’t miss this dorkalicious boxed set of the first six Dork Diaries books that comes with a special collectible poster!

Dork Diaries are funnier in numbers, which is why this complete collection of Nikki Maxwell’s entertaining adventures is a must-have for Dorks everywhere. This boxed set includes all five standalone Dork Diary titles—Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life, Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl, Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star, Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess, and Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-it-All—as well as the interactive How to Dork Your Diary. And the added bonus of a special collectible poster means fans can proudly proclaim their love of all things Dorky!
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 1936 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442464834 | 
  • October 2012 | 
  • Grades 4 - 8
List Price $96.99

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Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries Trailer – Meet Nikki Maxwell!

Nikki Maxwell has been writing in her diary since the start of the school year. She writes about her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her ANNOYING little sister Brianna, her crush Brandon (sighhh) and mean girl MacKenzie and the CCPs (cute, cool and popular g...

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Dork Diaries
By Rachel Renée Russell


Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

1. Nikki is starting at a new private school. How does she learn about the culture of the school and figure out who is trustworthy? Have you ever had to start over at a new school? If yes, how did it feel? If no, how do you think you would act the first few days?

2. When Nikki’s mom tells her she’s getting a back-to-school present that will help her “communicate her thoughts and feelings,” she is so excited because she thinks it will be a new cell phone. Instead, Nikki’s mom gives her a diary. Nikki is incredibly disappointed, not just because she didn’t get a cell phone, but also because she thinks a paper diary is outdated. Despite her initial resistance, Nikki ends up writing a lot in her diary. Do you think paper diaries are outdated? Would you rather share your thoughts and commentary about school life privately in a diary, or more publicly using an online forum such as a blog or social networking site like Facebook?

3. Nikki feels that her bedroom should be her own private space. At school, she, Chloe, and Zoey use the janitor’s closet for their meetings. Do you have your own bedroom or another special space that feels like it is all your own? If so, who makes up the rules for this special place? If you could have complete do see more

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Rachel Renée Russell
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Rachel Renée Russell

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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