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Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After

Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After

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Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After

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Sep 30, 2014


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A fairy tale twist on author Rachel Renee Russell's incredibly popular Dork Diaries series, the eighth book follows Nikki after hitting her head in gym class and has some fantastic dreams.

Her best friends, Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and even mean girl Mackenzie all take on classic fairy tale roles as Nikki navigates her way out of her weird dream. She does her best to handle the stories as they come at her, but it's hard when they've got a special Dork Diaries twist!

Nikki and her friends are all back in this wonderful addition to the Dork Diaries series. This book is perfect for young girls who enjoy fairy tales or just want to know what it would be like to suddenly become a princess.

Sep 30, 2014

Über den Autor

Rachel Renee Russell is a lawyer who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs (mainly because books are a lot more fun and pyjamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court). She has raised two daughters and lived to tell about it. Rachel lives in northern Virginia with a spoiled pet Yorkie who terrorises her daily by climing on top of her computer and pelting her with stuffed animals while she writes. And, yes, Rachel considers herself a total Dork.

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Dork Diaries 8 - Rachel Renee Russell


I’M LATE! I’M LATE!—7:22 a.m.


(That was me screaming in frustration!)

I can’t believe I overslept! AGAIN! Now I’m probably going to be late for school! WHY?!! Because my bratty little sister, Brianna, has been sneaking into my bedroom at night and stealing my alarm clock!

She’s been using it to get up extra early to make a peanut butter, jelly, and pickle sandwich to take to school for lunch. YES! She actually adds PICKLES!

I don’t know which is more NAUSEATING, Brianna or her disgusting sandwich!

Anyway, now I have less than three minutes to shower, shampoo, brush, dress, pack, eat, gloss, and GO!

This is how my very CRUDDY day began. . . .

OMG!! I got dressed for school in two minutes and nineteen seconds! Which is probably a NEW late-for-school world record!!

I decided to wear my brand-new sweater with the cool fringe on it. It took me TWO whole months to save up to buy it from SWEET 16, a trendy teen store in the mall.

Looking back on my morning, there was definitely GOOD NEWS and BAD NEWS.

The GOOD NEWS . . . ?

My day had gotten off to such a HORRIBLE start, I was absolutely SURE there was NO WAY things could get any WORSE !

The BAD NEWS . . . ?




OMG! I was so TICKED OFF at Brianna for swiping my alarm clock that smoke was practically spewing out of my EARS!! . . .

I wanted to stuff her in a big box and ship her off to Princess Sugar Plum Island to be the pooper-scooper for all those cute little baby unicorns she loves so much.

Brianna! Did you take my clock again?! I yelled. If I’M late for school, it’s all YOUR fault!

I didn’t take your clock. Miss Penelope did! She thinks you need all the BEAUTY SLEEP you can get! Have you looked in the mirror lately? Brianna said, sticking her tongue out at me.

Miss Penelope THINKS I need beauty sleep?! Sorry, Brianna, but Miss Penelope CAN’T think. She doesn’t have a BRAIN! She’s a hand puppet! I shot back.

She does TOO have a brain! Brianna shouted. "She says she can go to puppet school to get smarter, but YOU need to go on that TV show Ugly Face Intervention!"

I was like, Oh. No. She. DIDN’T !!! I could NOT believe Miss Penelope was talking TRASH about me like that. SHE was going to need an intervention!! After I took a pen and drew her a mustache. THEN we’d see whose FACE was the most messed up, MINE or HERS!

Anyway, Brianna was at the kitchen table, slopping together peanut butter, jelly, and pickles to make her very disgusting sandwich. . . .


Would you like me to make one for you, Nikki? It’s yummy! SEE? Brianna said, shoving her sandwich right in my face.

I cringed at the slimy, drippy mess. . . .

EWW! It SMELLED even worse than it looked. Kind of like peanut butter, jelly, and, um . . . rancid pickle juice !

Um . . . no thanks! I muttered, totally grossed out.

Come on. Just take one bite!! Brianna said, waving it under my nose. You’ll LOVE it!

No, Brianna! Actually, I’m not hungry anymore! I took one look at your sandwich and COMPLETELY lost my appetite!!

Are you SURE? It’s awesomely delicious! She giggled.

I just rolled my eyes at that girl.

What part of the word NO did she NOT understand?!

I wanted to scream, Sorry, Brianna, but . . .

I will not eat it with a DOG!

I will not eat it with a FROG!

I will not eat it with a CAT!

I will not eat it with a RAT!

I will not eat it in my ROOM.

On the BUS. Or on the MOON!

I will not eat it NORTH or SOUTH!

It made me throw up in my MOUTH!

Call me PICKY! Call me FICKLE!

I DON’T like PBJ and PICKLES !!!

Anyway, Brianna went to the fridge to get a juice box, and I gathered my stuff and was about to head out the door, when suddenly she came charging at me like an angry baby rhinoceros in pigtails.

SHE actually accused ME of taking her sandwich!

That’s when we started yelling at each other. . . .


My sandwich is missing, and YOU took it!

Brianna! I wouldn’t feed that nasty sandwich to my WORST ENEMY!

And by worst enemy, I meant people like . . . well, you know . . .


Although, now that I think about it, I probably WOULD feed that sandwich to my worst enemy.

I’d LOVE to just shove it right down her throat!

Just kidding !

NOT !!

Actually, I really am kidding !

I try to be friendly and get along with EVERYONE at my school. But for some reason, MacKenzie HATES MY GUTS!!

Anyway, by the time I finally left for school, Brianna was busy making another sandwich.

It’s like, the older she gets, the more BRATTY she becomes.

I think it’s time for me to have a very serious talk with my mom and dad about their parenting skills.


Because I’m really SICK and TIRED of Brianna . . .

1. taking my stuff without permission (like my clock!).

2. stealing my cell phone to play the Princess Sugar Plum games and running down my battery.

3. waking me up in the middle of the night to take her to the bathroom, by jumping up and down on my bed (while I’m still in it !!). . . .


It’s absolutely vital that my parents get professional help for Brianna before it’s too late.

They let her get away with EVERYTHING! But when I ask to do stuff, it’s always a big fat NO!

I was really looking forward to volunteering at the Fuzzy Friends Animal Rescue Center after school today with my crush, Brandon.

But my mom said I couldn’t!

WHY?!! Because I have to babysit BRIANNA!


It was kind of a big deal because this would have been my first time hanging out with Brandon since . . . well, you know!!

My very first KISS!!! SQUEEEEEEE!!! !!

OMG! I was SO shocked when it happened! I thought I was going to DIE!

It was SO romantic!

Even though my eyes were open the entire time and practically bulging out of my head.

And after it was over, I hyperventilated!


The only problem with the kiss is that it happened at a charity event to raise money for kids. So I don’t know if Brandon did it

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  • (4/5)
    When she starts snooty prep school Westchester Country Day, Nikki is determined to be a super star. Unfortunately some things get in the way, like having a locker next to queen bee Mackenzie and getting a diary instead of the posh cell phone she was hoping for. In her diary, Nikki chronicles her misadventures as she tries to make friends and avoid embarrassment. This is perfect for girls who can't get enough Wimpy Kid!
  • (3/5)
    i thought it was ok
  • (3/5)
    Wow, do I want to bash Nikki's head in. She is extremely self-centered and annoying. Really, REALLY annoying. I don't get how my kids can like this.
  • (5/5)
    Dork Diaries Tales from a NOT-SO-Fabulous Life is about a eighth grader who just transferred to a new school and she is trying to be a CCP (Cute,Cool, and Popular) girl,but,instead, she gets landed as the biggest dork in school. Nikki, the main character, has a locker right next to the biggest CCP diva in school, and she is struggling to find friendship, popularity, and courage. It is a bumpy road. I absolutely loved this book because a) I like graphic novels, and b) it is like a female version of Diary of a Wimpy kid, which I liked. Also, I kind of think a little bit like her.
  • (4/5)
    I really liked the book there was a great tale and had ups and downs from a teenaged girl at high school. Niki (the main character) calls herself a dork and keeps a diary. With a mean bully life is not great and has to face many different problems. However i sometimes found that Niki goes on a little bit and I would just want to find out what happen. Over all a great book which I would recommend to anyone.
  • (3/5)
    I thought this would be the girl version of Diary of a Wimpy Kids (which I loved). What I found instead was a snarky and shallow character. I feel this book lacks the substance of Wimpy Kid. The girl seems grumpy, unhappy, and kind of mean all of the time. Contrasted with Greg from Wimpy kid who is balanced with fun and mischief...there's not much to laugh about here. My 11-year-old daughter likes it though.
  • (4/5)
    Some interesting stuff re: writing on the body and the protag.'s role as narrator, but otherwise merely an ok novel. I was mostly out off by the artwork, which seemed too perfect, and suggested more that a computer had drawn it than a human hand. Should be included on a syllabus, but make sure other GNs are, too.
  • (3/5)
    "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" has a female counterpart. Nikki Maxwell attends a private middle school, thanks to the bug extermination work her father has done there. Nikki isn't CCP (cute, cool and popular) but she longs to be part of that crowd even though CCP-supreme Mackenzie treats her like dirt. After various failures and humiliations that Nikki hilariously and poignantly documents, she finds her niche with her art and some new friends much more suited to her personality. Young teenage girls will identify with Nikki's chatty, OMG! tone and her typical-teen insecurities.
  • (4/5)
    This graphic novel is the first in a series, told from a middle school girl's point of view. I'd recommend it to grades 8 and up, though, as it describes what sounds more like a high school (dissecting frogs in biology, for example). Some of the references are already dated, too (pubbed in 2009, and younger students won't get them all. However, the voice of a preteen/teen was completely realistic. Made me laugh and cry and I think students (in honesty, girls) will totally relate to the main character.
  • (5/5)
    I have heard this book for some many years now and never thought to read it. This book is really funny and their are so many puns in the book that I don't think I even found them all. The hand-drawn pictures in the book make this book that much better because it gives the author more time to develop the story than to describe a setting. I was shocked to find that this book does contain bullying, however, it's not that bad. After reading this book, I am stocked to read the other books in the series.
  • (5/5)

  • (5/5)
    a wacky version of a storybook love it. You have all of these amazing tall tales and Nikki all jammed up! this is an AMAZING book and you will L. O. V. E. it!!
  • (4/5)
    My rating may be unfair because I'm not the target audience, which, according to the back of the book, is ages 9-13. But the local elementary school librarian said her husband found the book to be laugh-out-loud. The main character starts attending a private school, where she feels like an outsider, but thanks to her artistic talent and genuineness and niceness she succeeds. I wondered what would have happened if she weren't good at drawing temporary tatoos on students and if the ink would make people ill. As I said, I'm not the target audience.
  • (5/5)
     In this story Nikki has a total Ms.Perfect enemy: Mackenzie. Nikki has a horrible life that gets worse and worse everyday when she is in school or where ever she is! Nikki enters into an art compatition but her painting gets smashed and Nikki thinks Mackenzie will win it so she doesn't go to school. At last her friends take photos of the tattoes that Nikki drew and enter it in the compatition. Guess what? Nikki wins.
  • (5/5)
    I knew I would have liked this book but I can't even read it!!
  • (5/5)
    funny and crazy so far
  • (3/5)
    Really, a 2 1/2. This series is quite popular with the middle grade girls at my school... Diary of a Wimpy Kid gone female. And it has plenty of funny moments, but it just kind of lost credibility for me when I discovered that Nikki is supposed to be 14 years old. I just couldn't buy it... her fixation on the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana would have been believable in an 11- or 12-year-old narrator, maybe, but not 14. The references to trendy pop stars who are trendy no longer have already dated the first title in the series, and Russell just seems to try too hard with WAY too many OMGs and other chatter that is supposed to sound like today's young teen but instead just sounds kind of exhausting. Eh.
  • (3/5)
    This book is ok and would recomend it to any girl who likes drama.
  • (5/5)
    I read this book at least five times and im still not tired of reading it! Nikki is a dork. McKenzie, a popular snob, is ruining her life. Nikki is trying to survive. Brandon, her love might be in love with McKenzie. Everythings a mess when Nikki trys out for the art compatition, but then McKenzie trys out and makes everything think she going to win. But Nikki ends up winning! She has a reward for winning, what is she going to spend it on?
  • (5/5)
    This book is great! I found myself laughing out loud at the entries that Nikki puts in her diary. I can remember having those same thoughts as a middle school girl. The content is approachable for kids because it is written in language they they will understand but also introduces new vocabulary. Perfect book for young adolescent girls.
  • (5/5)
    Picked it up because the pictures were cute. It reminded me of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. But, I kind of like this more. The story is about a girl in Middle school having to deal with the drama of the cool kids. The story was good. Loved the characters. The pictures reminded me a little of anime, loved that. Overall, it was really enjoyable.
  • (4/5)
    Dork Diaries earns my approval for middle –school readers. In this book, 14 year-old Nikki Maxwell conveys her daily problems of being the new kid at a rich, private school through her diary. The author narrates the story through the words and drawing of Nikki. I first grabbed this book because the main character and I share the same name (even the same spelling of it); however, at by the end of the book I realized how much I enjoyed the humor that the author uses to tell Nikki’s story. With that said, I am not sure if the language truly reflects how 14 year-olds talk. While I enjoyed having the story told through the literary talent of a young teenager, I thought the illustrations really made the whole really come together. Though I have not read any of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series yet (it is on my to-read list), this book seems like it would be comparable to that series. I will let you know. In general, I recommend this book; especially if readers enjoy series because this is only book one.
  • (5/5)
    This is a great book to read. Dork Diaries is a book about Nikki's new life in a private school in 8th grade. In the book there is a popular mean girl named Makenzie and her BFF Jessica. In the book she befriends with two girls named Chole and Zoey. She experiences lots of problems being the biggest dork in school. I really enjoy this book. You can always get great books to read in your local bookstore. :)
  • (5/5)
    I really liked this book! I tell my friends 'if you want a girl version of 'Diary of a wimpy kid', this is the book for you!'.
  • (3/5)
    Entertaining and very current. A girl's answer to the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series.
  • (5/5)
    I think this is a great book. I think that it's interesting
  • (4/5)
    Dork Diaries is a really good book. I would recomend it for people aged 9 and over.Rachel Renee Russell is quite a good author actually.
  • (1/5)
     Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.
  • (2/5)
    Seems like a Wimpy Kid for girls. Nikki is on scholarship to a snooty private day school because her dad has an extermination contract. His truck has a giant roach on the roof. Fairly predictable stuff, her locker is right next to the queen bee's, cute boy takes note of her, she's publicly humiliated. Some funny stuff, will likely be popular with the girls. I'm not a fan of these broadly broadly drawn characters and their often mean spirited behavior.
  • (5/5)
    Eighth grader Nikki Maxwell candidly shares with us the journaling of her no-so-fabulous days at her new private school Westchester Day School. Nikki's father, being the new exterminator, earned her a scholarship to a school where she doesn't fit in with the rich and snobby CCP (Cute, Cool & Popular) clique led by the snarky Mackenzie. Nikki knows that in order to dazzle the new crowd into accepting her she needs a new iPhone but her `rents stubbornly refuse to buy her one. Her Mom even goes so far as to tell her that if she really wants one she'll have to save up and buy it with her own money. Ugh! Just when everything seems to be doomed the school announces a school-wide art competition where the first prize is $500!! Nikki knows she's totally got this since she's an artist with plenty art camp experience. Nikki runs to the school office to sign up and who does she run into??? None other than Mackenzie. No way is she brave enough to compete against the queen bee of WDS. Can she turn one disaster after another into triumph? Dork Diaries is simply fabulous! I've been in Nikki's shoes a time or two as I changed schools 8 different times while growing up so I can totally sympathize with being new girl on the block. At least my Dad didn't drive me to school with a giant roach on top of his van. The entire book is Nikki's diary filled with hilarious stories and amazing drawings (also illustrated by Rachel Renee Russell). It's the perfect read for young girls who agonize over not being part of the in-crowd like I used to. Nikki goes from the zero to a hero and then finally settles nicely into her niche as a typical teen. I recommend this read for all YA lovers.