****Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel R Russell****
Recommend to read- 8/10
I'm only a freshman in High School but already it feels like my Middle School Years are so far away. Dork Diaries brought back a lot of those memories. The plot is pretty basic but it's the way it was presented through a diary that really reeled me in. When a story is written in diary form, for me, it seems much more personal. I get a deeper insight of the character. Nikki was such a fun character to read about. She had a lot of the same problems that we can all relate to. I loved how Nikki didn't write formally in her diary. She let her emotions burst onto the page. At times she would annoy me by being so quick to judge and over-reacting, but then I get a glimpse at her insecurities or a laugh at her parent's or sister's behavior and I'd be back to loving her. The whole theme of the book is really cute. I really like all of the fun drawing inside as well. Tweens and Teens alike will be able to relate Nikki in some way or another. Whether it be trying to fit in, or trouble making friends. Overall I think that Dork Diaries was a fun read that every young teen will enjoy.