Tuesday, June 2, 2015

First Look: Tales From a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen

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Tales From a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen
(Dork Diaries, book 9)
by Rachel Renee Russell
with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell
331 pages
ISBN: 9781442487697

                                                    Look What Was on My Doorstep!

The latest in the Nikki vs  MacKenzie saga opens with Nikki telling the story  ( in her diary),  but when her locker is accidentally left open, mean girl MacKenzie swoops in to grab it for "safe keeping" and making sure some nefarious person did not steal it and spill all of Nikki's secrets. Readers hear McKenzie for the first time. Poor little rich girl MacKenzie. Her daddy  is too busy making money and her mother is too busy being a socialite to devote any family time to MacKenzie. They rely on giving their little princess the world. MacKenzie claims to be fine with it and that seeing her therapist twice a week is all the friends she needs. Savvy readers will see that MacKenzie is a lonely girl bereft of friends and family. No matter how much money she has, no matter how beautiful she is, she is a timid mouse of a girl dying to be loved and accepted. She is devious to Nikki because she is actually jealous of Nikki's family and friends and her cute boyfriend, Brandon.

There is more drama between the Best Enemies Forever. MacKenzie and Nikki get into publishing. MacKenzie takes over Nikki's newspaper advice column and Nikki and BFFs Chloe and Zoey rush to stop parts of Nikki's diary from being published. Brandon is constantly on Nikki's mind even though they have a brief misunderstanding. Middle school love is so difficult, after all.

Fans of Dork Diaries will not be disappointed with the latest installment. The animal print cover is fierce and feisty. Who can resist an animal print?

Highly, highly recommended grades 5-up and for fans of the series. Squeeee! All I can say is keep them coming,  Rachel Renee Russell!

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