Dork Diaries 3 1/2

Dork Diaries 3 1/2

How to Dork Your Diary

(Part of Dork Diaries)
Illustrated by: Rachel Renée Russell
For Ages: 9 - 13
  • reading group guide
  • bestseller
Create your own Dork Diary! A special, interactive addition to the New York Times bestselling series.

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.
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 184 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442422346 | 
  • October 2011 | 
  • Grades 4 - 8
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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 FRIDAY, AT HOME, 6:05 A.M.
OMG!!

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!



WHY?!

I DREAMED I... see more

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Reading Group Guide

Discussion Questions for:

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is incredibly disappointed, not just because she didn’t get a cell phone, but also because she thinks a paper diary is outdated.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

About the Author

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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