Monday, June 22, 2009

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell and Contest!!


Summary:

Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle wither her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school's queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki's rival a school wide art competition. Nikki writes about friendships, crushes, popularity, and family with a unique and fresh voice that still conveys a universal authenticity. Nikki's sketches throughout her diary and add humor and spunk to the book, a surefire hit with tween girls.

Review:


Dork Diaries
is one of the cutest and most hilarious middle grade novels I have read in a while.

Nikki Maxwell was an extremely funny protagonist. Her takes on life always provided for laugh or two. Plus, Dork Diaries is told completely in diary entries and sketch drawings making me think that she could be the next Princess Mia, well with out being a princess. The other characters were nice additions, also. Though, they seemed a bit like cookie cuter cutouts because there was the typical mean girl, the two dweeby best friends, and the cool but nerdy guy that Nikki wanted to be with.

The plot was basic and a bit predictable, but with Nikki's humor it quickly became a fast read that I adored. I truly hope there is going to be a second book because it was sad to let Nikki and her posse go at the end.

Overall, Dork Diaries is the perfect read any girl looking for Meg Cabot like writer and a new series to become addicted to. I look forward to reading more by Rachel.

Grade: B+

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell is now out!


Also, check out the cute Dork Diaries artwork Rachel sent me!
Ha ha, I love it! :)

Okay, so now on to the supper awesome giveaway.


Do you want to win your own copy of Dork Diaries along with some very cool swag, well look no further because what is pictured above is what you shall win.

How To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post along with a email address if you don't have a blogger profile.

Extra Entries:

+4 for following/ subscribing to my blog
+2 for becoming a follower/ subscriber to my blog
+3 for posting a link to this contest somewhere on the Internet ( blog, Myspace, Twitter, ex.)
+1 for adding me to your blogroll

Ends:

June 30th at midnight Eastern time.

29 comments:

  1. thanks for this contest!!

    +4 for following
    +1 for adding to blogroll

    Amber
    Mustandlustforbooks@yahoo.com

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  2. +4 already a follower
    +3 posted on my contest side-bar: http://lilibethramos.blogspot.com
    +1 already on my blogroll

    lilibethramos@live.com

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  3. Wow, lovely. Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.
    linna.hsu(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. haha that's a great pic!

    +4 follower

    summersampson[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. I'll bet my 5th graders would like it, too. Thanks!

    Beth Fehlbaum, author
    Courage in Patience, a story of HOPE..
    http://courageinpatience.blogspot.com
    Ch. 1 is online!
    Seeking New Publisher!

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  6. great review!! This sounds like a totally good book!

    If this is international, I would like to enter.

    +1 I am a follower
    +3 I posted this on the sidebar of my blog
    +1 I've already added you on my blogroll


    p/s; Cute artwork :P

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  7. This looks soooo cute! I want to read it really bad!
    +4 for following your blog
    +3 for posting a link on twitter: http://twitter.com/Senfaye/status/2288750000
    +1 for having you on my blog roll!

    Thanks for the great contest!

    -Senfaye :)
    annieluvsmuffin{at}gmail{dot}com

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  8. That artwork is super cute-love it!

    I'm already a follower!

    greenbeanteenqueen at gmail dot com

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  9. +4 cause I'm a follower! Thanks for the fantastic contests!

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  10. What a cool contst!

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo.ca

    New follower

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  11. I would love to win this book for my daughter. Please enter my name. Thanks!

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  12. I started following this blog a few days ago (maybe two days ago). If this contest is open to the UK, I'd love to be entered.

    katiepinn@googlemail.com

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  13. I'd love to be entered:D
    +4 for following
    +3 posted about the contest on my blog
    +1 you're on my blogroll

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  14. If this is open to Canada...

    +4 I follow you already. :)
    +3 I linked here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/06/june-25th-2009.html
    +1 You're on my blogroll here: http://lainahastoomuchsparetime.blogspot.com/

    Laina1312@gmail.com

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  15. Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

    +2 For becoming a new follower of your blog.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  16. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  17. This looks like a really cute book!

    HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

    I follow you.
    I posted on my sidebar. harlequintwilightsbookblog.blogspot.com
    I added you to my blog roll.

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  18. I'm already following
    I posted this link http://reader-writer-lover.blogspot.com/2009/06/contests.html
    I'm already on your blogroll!

    Bianca

    infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

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  19. I heard this was a good one!
    Please enter me!

    +4 I am a follower

    -Liz

    liztapioka14 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  20. Enter me please!

    I'm already a follower.

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  21. Very cute:)
    Thanks for this contest!
    ettolrahc0124@yahoo.com

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  22. I read a little of the book at sams and I LOVED IT!

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  23. I love dork diaries I just finished reading DORK diaries POP star - Tales from a not - so - fabulous life and I absoulutely loved it read it for our schools reading challenge and I would love to read it over and over and over again and again and again.

    samsammysamantha101@gmail.com

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  24. OMG like I know that like the give-a-way is over butlet me just say this isan awsome book!!!!!! I luv it so much

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  25. Luub Diis Book !

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  26. I need it. It is sooooo cute. Dork Diaries is my favourite book.

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  27. i know Dork Diaries is my MOST FAVOURRITE BOOK EVER! i read all the books they made they are GREAT AND AWESOME nikki i rlly wanna see you in real life!

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  28. I LOVEE these books I'll enter!!
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    +1
    missjazmine2002@live.com

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