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Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

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Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

ratings:
4.5/5 (59 ratings)
Length:
257 pages
1 hour
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 8, 2010
ISBN:
9781416986560
Format:
Book

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Nikki Maxwell is torn between two incredible parties in this second installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Recipe for disaster:
4 parties.
Add 2 friends and 1 crush.
Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki.
Mix well, put fingers over eyes, and CRINGE!

Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner—a seriously awesome development. However, when Nikki overhears mean girl MacKenzie bragging that Brandon’s taking her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki signs on to spend Halloween at a kids’ party with her little sister, Brianna, instead. After she finds out Mackenzie was lying and her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality, Nikki has two events to juggle...plus plenty of other entertaining trials and tribulations along the way!
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 8, 2010
ISBN:
9781416986560
Format:
Book

About the author

Rachel Renee Russell is a lawyer who prefers writing children's 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. Rachel lives in northern Virginia with a spoiled pet Yorkie who terrorises her daily by climing on top of her computer and pelting her with stuffed animals while she writes. And, yes, Rachel considers herself a total Dork.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

I can’t believe this is happening to me!

I’m in the girls’ bathroom FREAKING OUT!!

There’s NO WAY I’m going to survive middle school.

I’ve just made a complete FOOL of myself in front of my secret crush. AGAIN !!

And if that wasn’t bad enough, I’m still stuck with a locker right next to MacKenzie Hollister’s !

Who, BTW, is the most popular girl at Westchester Country Day Middle School and a total SNOB. Calling her a mean girl is an understatement.

She’s a KILLER SHARK in sparkly nail polish, designer jeans, and platform Skechers.

But for some reason, everyone ADORES her.

MacKenzie and I do NOT get along. I’m guessing it’s probably due to the fact that she

HATES MY GUTS !!

She is forever gossiping behind my back and saying supermean stuff like that I have no fashion sense whatsoever and that our school mascot, Larry the Lizard, wears cuter clothes than I do.

Which might actually be true. But STILL!

I do NOT appreciate that girl BLABBING about my personal business.

This morning she was even more vicious than usual.

I could NOT believe she actually said that to me!

I mean, how can a COLOR clash with a FLAVOR?! DUH!! They’re like two TOTALLY different, um . . . THINGS!

That’s when I lost it and yelled, Sorry, MacKenzie! But I’m REALLY busy right now. Can I IGNORE you some other time?!

But I just said it inside my head, so no one else heard it but me.

And if all of that isn’t enough TORTURE, the annual WCD Halloween dance is in three weeks!

It’s the biggest event of the fall, and everyone is already gossiping about who’s going with who.

I’d just totally DIE if my secret crush,

asked me to go!

Yesterday he actually asked ME to be his lab partner for biology class!

I was SO excited, I did my Snoopy happy dance.

And today I had a sneaking suspicion Brandon was going to pop the question about the Halloween dance.

The school day seemed to drag on FOREVER.

By the time I got to biology class, I was a nervous wreck.

Suddenly a very troubling question popped into my head and I started to panic: What if Brandon only thought of me as a lab partner and nothing more?!

That’s when I decided to try to impress him with my charm, wit, and intelligence.

I gave him a big smile and went right to work drawing all these teeny-tiny lint-looking thingies I saw under the microscope.

Out of the corner of my eye, I could see Brandon staring at me with this urgent yet very perplexed look on his face.

It was obvious he wanted to talk to me about something SUPERserious . . . !

Those thingies in the microscope really WERE just LINT! OMG!! I was SO EMBARRASSED!!

I knew right then and there I had pretty much blown any chance of Brandon asking me to the dance.

But the good news was, I had made a startling scientific discovery about the biogenetics of my intelligence and even reduced it to a working formula.

MY IQ ≤

Then things got even WORSE.

I was in the girls’ bathroom when I overheard MacKenzie bragging to her friends that she was practically almost 99.9% sure she and Brandon were going to the dance together as Edward and Bella from Twilight.

I was VERY disappointed, but not the least bit surprised. I mean, WHY would Brandon ask a total DORK like ME when he could go with a CCP (Cute, Cool & Popular) girl like MacKenzie?

And get this! As they were leaving, MacKenzie giggled and said she was buying a new lip gloss JUST for Brandon. I knew what THAT meant.

I was SO frustrated and angry at myself.

I waited until the bathroom was empty, and then I had a really good SCREAM.

Which, for some strange reason, always makes me feel a lot better .

Middle school can be very TRAUMATIZING, that’s for sure!!

But the most important thing to remember is this: Always remain CALM and try to handle your personal problems in a PRIVATE and MATURE manner.

ME, HAVING A PRIVATE SCREAM-FEST!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

Today has been the MOST exciting day EVER!

I still can’t believe I actually won first place and a $500 cash prize in our school’s avant-garde art competition !

Last week, without even telling me, Chloe, Zoey, and Brandon entered photos of the tattoo designs I had drawn for kids at school.

So I totally freaked out when I found out I had won! Who would have thunk I’d beat out MacKenzie’s awesome fashion illustrations?

And boy, was she ticked! Especially after bragging to everyone that she was going to win.

I can’t wait to get my hands on all that money.

I had originally planned to use it to buy a cell phone. But I decided it would be more prudent to save it for art camp next summer.

I’m investing in my dream of becoming an artist so I can spend all day curled up in bed in my fave pj’s, drawing in my sketchbook, and actually get paid for it. SWEET !

Although, it would be kinda cool to use the money to fix up my very drab locker.

Adding a little bling would guarantee me a spot in the CCP clique.

Anyway, practically the entire school was at the avant-garde art awards banquet today.

I was very shocked when MacKenzie came over and gave me a big hug.

I think she only did it to make a good impression, because what she said to me was not very sportsmanlike at all.

Nikki! Congratulations on winning first place, hon! If I had known the art show judges wanted talentless junk, I would have framed my poodle’s vomit stains and entered it as abstract art.

OMG! I couldn’t believe she said that right to my face.

She should have just scribbled I’M SO JEALOUS!! across her forehead with a black marker. That probably would have been LESS obvious.

I was like, Thanks, MacKenzie. You’re such a big BABY. So cry me a river, build yourself a bridge, and GET OVER IT!

But I just said it inside my head, so no one else heard it but me. Mainly because I’m basically a nice person and I don’t like negative vibes.

It had absolutely nothing to do with me being a little intimidated by her or anything.

Chloe and Zoey sat right next to me during dinner.

And as usual, we were acting really silly and having random giggle attacks.

When Brandon came over to take a picture of me for the school newspaper and yearbook, I thought I was going to DIE!

He suggested that we go to the atrium across the hall, where the lighting was better.

At first I was happy that Chloe and Zoey wanted to tag along because I was supernervous.

But the entire time he was snapping pictures, they were standing right behind him making kissy faces at me and acting all lovesick.

OMG! It was SO EMBARRASSING!!

I was so angry I wanted to grab them both by their necks and squeeze until their little heads exploded.

But instead, I just gritted my teeth and prayed Brandon didn’t notice them goofing around behind his back like that.

Chloe and Zoey are really nice and sweet friends, but sometimes I feel more like their babysitter than their BFF.

Lucky for me, when they heard that dessert was being served, they rushed back to the banquet to pig out some more.

Which meant Brandon and I were all alone!

Only it was kind of uncomfortable and a little embarrassing because instead of talking, we just stared

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  • (3/5)
    3.5 stars
  • (5/5)
    Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.comThis is the second installment of the DORK DIARIES, the girls version of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID books for boys.It is written in a diary form with drawings. When I told my fifth grade girls that I had the second book in the series, they got very excited, since most of them had already read the first installment.Nikki is the heroine of this series. She is in middle school and is a great artist. She has two BFFs, Chloe and Zoey, and a crush on a popular boy named Brandon. There is also a queen bee named MacKenzie. Nikki gets involved with the Halloween dance. She has to plan and organize it - and MacKenzie wants her to fail.The story is told in a very charming way and has a lot of good cultural references. You want to root for Nikki and boo MacKenzie. The story is a little unrealistic, but I still accepted it hook, line, and sinker.I enjoy this series and so do all the girls I have given it to. So curl up and enjoy this very funny story!
  • (4/5)
    A rather run-of-the-mill take on the sitcom standard "main character promises to be in too many places at once."
  • (5/5)
    I really loved this book! It is the funny story of an unpopular girl trying to get through middle school. I recommend that you read the first book in the series before you read this great sequel. If you like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series you will absolutely love this! It is written in diary form and includes many pictures. It is a very funny story that I am sure you will enjoy. Without a doubt, I give this book five stars!
  • (5/5)
    Dork Diaries 2 is an awsome book. It is the sequel to the first Dork Diaries book. It is about Nikki and 4 parties that she goes to that end up as disasters. :( Nikki is still in the 8th grade with Makenzie, the most popular girl in the 8th grade, and a snob, but everyone adores her. Nikki is still the biggest dork in school. I enjoyed this book just as much as the first book. I am going to read Dork Diaries 3 so I will make a review on that book. :)
  • (3/5)
    Nikki ends up getting tricked into organising the Halloween dance and, despite being double-booked as a rat at another party, manages to make the dance a success. She even gets together with her secret crush - Brandon.This is the second installment of the DORK DIARIES, the girls version of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID books for boys. It is written in a diary form with drawings.
  • (4/5)
    This book is the first one i have read of the series even if its the second book its is really a great read even for older reader because even if its a girl diary it really tell you what is going on in a girl's mind and its quite interesting. It says everything a not-so-popular party girl would think of. READ IT! :)
  • (5/5)
    I love this book it's so awesome I would give it 5 stars because it's interesting and I love party's and this book has a party going on inside the book so I read the book again and again and again! The cover of the book is so nice even Mackenzie thinks she is the best but Nikki is a dork well everyone thinks that she is a dork
  • (5/5)
    This book is about Nikki, who goes to the biggest diva's birthday party. It was a disaster. She also tries to go to the Halloween dance and be in three different places in costume at once. I love this book because I like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and this is a female version of it. Also, I like it because she tries to be fair and be a great friend and be in lots of places at once, and I like to be a great friend and do things for other people also. I would totally recommend this book for other people also.
  • (4/5)
    A great adventure with a shy teenaged girl.
  • (4/5)
    This book is about a girl named Nikki. Nikki wants to be popular and she finally has Brandon. Her rival mean girl named Makenzie has invited Nikki and her friends, Chloe and Zoey to her birthday party. All three of the girls, Nikki, Chloe, and Zoey are all excited to go. But they figure they need dates. Finally they all get dates and go. But as they get there, the figure out that it's just a scam from Makenzie.This book is surprisingly interesting. I never thought I would read a book like this. I was just bored on day and got hooked in. It was amazing. Many people should read this book. Most people would like it. Others can learn from it. Well that's what I think could happen. People should take my advice and see how good it is.
  • (5/5)
    I love that you can relate your life to the story. The story is also very interesting read the whole series of dork diaries to find out the problems and how they fix them.
  • (5/5)
    It made me so emotional and happy that it made me almost laugh and cry
  • (5/5)
    i liked how nikkis friends totallay stuck up to her
  • (5/5)
    so funny I posted a review on the first one it is kinda confusing in a good way. :D
  • (5/5)
    Very,very,very,very,very,very,very AWESOME book!!!!!I really enjoyed reading this book today!This was worth reading instead of watching T.V.!!!
  • (4/5)
    Every thing from the start to the end. Very good book ?
  • (5/5)
    I love these books sooooo much !!!! And I really love Nikki’s personality a lot!!!! ????
  • (5/5)
    itz SUPER FUNNY!!!I love it !all the pictures were amazing and SOOOOOOOOO funny
  • (5/5)
    i love them i want to meet theauthor
  • (5/5)
    This the best book I've read so far ??
  • (5/5)
    Need to be on audio but I love the book
  • (5/5)
    this is such an awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • (5/5)
    I think that it is an a-may-zing book.?
  • (5/5)
    App is horrible cant read and it said free stupid ness