Dork Diaries: Tales From A Not-So-Fabulous Life takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the adventures of young middle-school student Nikki Maxwell, by giving readers an inside peek into a teenager?s diary. Summary Of The Book In this first book of the series, readers are introduced to Nikki Maxwell as she enters a new private school, Westchester Country Day. She soon realizes that her classmates are snobbish and extremely wealthy, who are decked in designer clothes every day. Nikki does not fit in with this crowd and keeps to herself, penning thoughts in her trusted diary. Much to her chagrin, her locker is right next to mean girl MacKenzie Hollister?s locker, who instantly brands Nikki as a dork. To make matters worse, she goes head-on and competes with Nikki in an art contest. Young readers will identify with Nikki as she pleads with her mother for a new iPhone to fit in with the cool crowd at school. Nikki also voices her opinions on her friends, crushes, school rivalries, and parents in her diary. Readers will root for Nikki when she finally makes two friends, Zoey and Chloe, who stand by her through thick and thin. This book is sure to make readers double over with laughter as Nikki makes her way through troubled middle school waters with her wit and sense of humour intact. Dork Diaries: Tales From A Not-So-Fabulous Life won the Children?s Choice Book of the Year Award in 2010 and also appeared on the bestselling charts. Nickelodeon Kid?s Choice Awards also nominated it as Book of the Year. About Rachel Renee Russell Rachel Renee Russell is an attorney and bestselling writer, who draws inspiration for her books, from her own life and her daughters? experiences at school. Her other works include Dork Diaries: How To Dork Your Diary, Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Popular Party Girl, Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess, and Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So Happy Heartbreaker. A resident of northern Virginia, her Dork Diaries series placed her on the New York Times Bestsellers list. In the United States alone, over 10 million copies of her books have been printed. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages across the globe.