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Review: Dork Diaries TV Star


Dork Diaries TV Star by Rachel Renee Russell

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Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, is back in the seventh book of the blockbuster Dork Diaries series – now with over 13 million copies in print! Nikki and her friends are about to have their five minutes of fame! A reality TV crew is going to follow them for the whole month as they record their hit song together. But will the excitement also cause unexpected problems, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki and her friends go? Is life in the spotlight really going to be all they think it is or will it be a Dork Disaster? Full of Nikki’s doodles, diary entries and dorkish disasters, get ready to embrace your inner dork with his brand new novel from the hit series. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Jacqueline Wilson. Rachel Renee Russell has said that the Dork Diaries series was inspired by her own middle school experiences, as well as those of her two daughters, Erin and Nikki. Her older daughter, Erin, helps with writing the Dork Diaries series and her younger daughter, Nikki, helps with illustrations

Praise for Dork Diaries:

‘A brilliant read!’ Mizz

‘Dork Diaries is fast becoming my favourite series for younger readers … More please!’ Wondrous Reads

‘A tantalising series’ Waterstones Books Quarterly

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I really enjoyed this book from the Dork Diaries series. Its one of the first books i have read by the author and can not wait to read the next one.

I like the way the book is set out, It looks like a school book with the lines on the page and the pictures are FAB! (made me want to colour them in) and some of them very funny…. I think this adds to the reading of the book.


I like how each day has a diary entry from Nikki…..i sometimes felt like i had stolen her diary! I could imagine having her as a friend hehe i think she has a school life like any other kid (apart from the TV part) friend problems, embarrassing family and even boys!! (how gross is that!)


I liked that i could put this book down but easily get back into the story quickly when i started it again 🙂 Its a fun read and i think many of my friends would enjoy this.


I hope all of Rachel Renée Russell books are as easy to read as this one was and i hope to be able to read and review many more of hers in the future. I know my best friend would enjoy this so i will give this review copy to her 🙂

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Rachel Renee Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween 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. Her hobbies include growing purple flowers and doing totally useless crafts (like, for example, making a microwave oven out of Popsicle sticks, glue, and glitter). Rachel lives in northern Virginia with a spoiled pet Yorkie who terrorises her daily by climbing on top of a computer cabinet and pelting her with stuffed animals while she writes. And, yes, Rachel considers herself a total Dork. Dork Diaries site:

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Holly Smale is the author of Geek Girl, Model Misfit and Picture Perfect. She was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen and spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red and breaking things she couldn’t afford to replace. By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer.


Geek Girl (Geek Girl, Book 1)

by Holly Smale

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“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek.”

Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. She knows that bats always turn left when exiting a cave and that peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

But she doesn’t know why nobody at school seems to like her.

So when Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her best friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of impossibly handsome model Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.

Veering from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, Harriet begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did.

As her old life starts to fall apart, will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?

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Harriet is geek girl, bit clumsy but clever and doesn’t care about fashion  but has a fashion crazy best friend.

This was a  fantastic book about modelling and the life of a teenager girl trying to fit in. I enjoyed the humour in the book  and the story line was great.

I thought that this book was written very well and  I would recommend it to any one who  likes girly things. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series now.

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Note from Leah : I gave the other book I got to my best friend to read as I knew she had read all the other books, and it made her smile a lot to get it 🙂


All That Glitters (Geek Girl, Book 4)
by Holly Smale

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“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”

The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series.

Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she’s a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that’s not necessarily a good thing…

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Reviewed by Erin age 10

I found this book a very easy read which I loved reading. I liked the facts inside the text to make the reader really believe that Harriet Manners was a true geek. I also liked the style of the writing the author used,it was written as if the main character had written it herself. I think Holly Smale should carry on writing children’s books because i loved the whole series and would always recommend it to my friends. A great read!

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