I just had the most HORRIFIC nightmare!
The worst in my entire life!
I’m soooo FREAKED OUT I can barely write this.
I’m having cold sweats, my heart is pounding, and my brain is … numb with such intense … anguish it feels like it’s about to, um … EXPLODE!
I DREAMED I LOST MY DIARY AT SCHOOL !!!!!!
YES!! At SCHOOL!! Like, how CRAZY is THAT?!
The weird thing is that it seems like it actually happened. Because as soon as I woke up, all these detailed memories came flooding into my head, making me feel even more confused.
I can’t imagine NOT writing in my diary! It’s like I’m addicted or something.
In my dream I was so desperate that I found Brianna’s old doodle book at the bottom of her toy box and started writing in that instead.
But mostly I was FRANTIC that someone would find my diary and read all the SUPERpersonal, SUPERembarrassing, SUPERsecret stuff about
That was me screaming.
Because if I’m writing in BRIANNA’S DOODLE BOOK, that can mean only one thing.…
I LOST MY DIARY AT SCHOOL YESTERDAY !!
How to Dork Your Diary
Dork Diaries 3 1/2
How to Dork Your Diary
Nikki Maxwell is living her worst nightmare—her diary is missing! As she retraces her steps to find the lost book, Nikki offers a list of important tips and advice on how to keep a diary. Follow Nikki’s efforts to recover the missing diary—and deal with the usual funny, wacky antics of her best friends Chloe and Zoey, crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie. It’s crisis management…Dork Diaries style.
- Aladdin |
- 184 pages |
- ISBN 9781442422346 |
- October 2011 |
- Grades 4 - 8 |
- Lexile 710L
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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is incredibly disappointed, not just because she didn’t get a cell phone, but also because she thinks a paper diary is outdated.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 Do you think paper diaries are outdated?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