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Product description

First in the bestselling series! Say hello to Nikki Maxwell: the loveable dork who’s taken over the world. Basically, she’s the female Wimpy Kid – super-funny, socially challenged and totally ruling the book charts. Nikki has always been a massive dork, but now she’s making a fresh start. She’s moving to a new school: a chance to (hopefully) leave her old lame ways in the past. Giggle at Nikki’s doodles and diary entries as she starts at her new school and instantly makes a bitter enemy. Oops! Will Nikki ever shake off her dorky ways? Don’t tell her we said this – but we totally hope not!

  • The first book in this worldwide bestselling series
  • Full of laugh-out-loud humour and fantastic cartoons
  • Great for fans of Tom Gates or Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • 13 million Dork Diaries books in print worldwide

Product Details






Simon & Schuster Children's

Date published

February 4th, 2010

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.4; Middle years; 5.0 points

Other details
  • 288 pages


UK edition


  1. lupita
    on 24 November 2011

    Dork Daieries

    I have to say the book is really good book

    1out of 5

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What kids think

  1. Default avatar 807810

    on 24 February 2016

    This book is super awesome!! When I first heard of dork diaries, I didn’t know they were so amazing, but after I read this one, I knew I just had to read all of them. I searched the whole of libraries trying to find these books, because I think they’re just…. SUPER!!!!

    4out of 5
  2. Storm 113293

    on 15 October 2015

    I LOOOVE it! It is soo good. DORK DIARIES ROCKS!

    5out of 5
  3. Evie 113313

    on 13 May 2015

    i think this is a great book i really like the part where she meets brandon and she gets the shivers its is really cute.

    i rate this…....................5stars

  4. Bellasara 113282

    on 23 January 2015

    hilarious! laughed loads !! I also liked it because unlike wimpy kids the ending was really happy- but it’s no wimpy story you face a lot to get to the happy ending!!!!! 9 or 10 plus because it’s easy to read but very teenage (i’m 12)

    5out of 5
  5. Pearl 113298

    on 7 January 2015

    I love It

    5out of 5
  6. Petula 113689

    on 10 November 2014

    Great book, I love art she reminds me of myself! :) :£ #rachelreneerussell

    5out of 5
  7. Abigail 113288

    on 20 May 2014


    5out of 5
  8. Bellasara 113282

    on 23 March 2014

    I have read all the series and none of them failed to impress.

  9. Fairy thumb 11

    on 9 March 2014

    I love this book because I love dork diarys if u like reading diary of wimpy kid then u might like these dork diarys books my fav part is when Nikki just started the new school and get a locker near Mackenzie’s it’s a brilliant book

  10. Avatar owl 761790

    on 6 March 2014

    anybody who has ever been a new kid at their school will love this.

  11. Jane blonde 113694

    on 5 March 2014


  12. Avatar owl 761790

    on 3 March 2014

    This is the first book in the seires and is a great way to introduce nikki and her life

  13. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 November 2013

    this book is amazing i love it the aurther has done a good job

    5out of 5
  14. Bellasara 113282

    on 21 July 2013

    I loved it was so cool I have read dork diaries part time as well it is so cool I am now readying dork diaries pop star

    5out of 5
  15. Goldie 113308

    on 19 June 2013

    Totally funny poor Nikki

    5out of 5
  16. Love stargirl 113412

    on 15 June 2013

    I realy like this book because Brianna is realy funny in it.

    Honey Robinson

    5out of 5
  17. Bellasara 113282

    on 28 April 2013

    this book is just fantastic!really really funny with lots of ups and downs and of course rattlesnake snake in plumping lipgloss and ankle boots…mackenzie hollister!EVIL!ha

    5out of 5
  18. Jane blonde 113694

    on 18 April 2013

    hahaha sooo funny its perfect for me and ive almost got the whole collection I just need how to dork your diary and the new one coming in june 6th! SQUEE

  19. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 10 April 2013

    This book is hilarious and very funny. I loved it. It is the very first of the Dork Diaries books.

    5out of 5
  20. Jane blonde 113694

    on 10 March 2013

    This book is really exciting to read, it is all about Nikki Maxwell’s life and how she gets through her problems at her new school. She does have an arch enemy as all of thesae books usually have, but i think this book is amazing to read and i would definetely reccommend it to anyone thinking about reading it.

    5out of 5
  21. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2013

    i love this book

    5out of 5
  22. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 7 March 2013

    the book was really good

  23. Jane blonde 113694

    on 6 March 2013

    this is a good book. recommend it

  24. Dora thumb 222

    on 4 March 2013

    Nikki is not popular she’s the opposite and now she’s starting a brand new school.

  25. Default avatar

    on 23 November 2012

    I loved this book it is AMAZING

    5out of 5
  26. Bellasara 113282

    on 9 November 2012

    LOL! Read this most amazing book! WOULD TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT!!!!!! xxx

    5out of 5
  27. Goldie 113308

    on 31 August 2012

    This is a lovely book:))

    5out of 5
  28. Evie 113313

    on 24 April 2012

    It’s so cool and I liked the bit about the phone

    5out of 5
  29. Fairy thumb 11

    on 19 April 2012


    5out of 5
  30. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 2 March 2012

    if you like diary of a wimpy kid you will defo love this 2

  31. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2012

    a good book

  32. Avatar owl 761790

    on 1 March 2012

    This book is amazing and funny a must read.

  33. Avatar bat 761713

    on 19 February 2012

    Terrible I only laughed once a total ripp of diary of a wimpy kid(except only girly)

    3out of 5
  34. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 5 December 2011

    I love reading this book so much.

    5out of 5
  35. Love stargirl 113412

    on 20 October 2011

    i SO wanted to buy this book but my dad didn’t buy it for me so bad!

  36. Avatar cat 761729

    on 31 August 2011

    I just love this book ! i have all three of them!

    5out of 5
  37. Jane blonde 113694

    on 22 August 2011

    I thought this book was great! Have been reading the whole series!

  38. Love stargirl 113412

    on 13 August 2011

    It’s really funny!

    5out of 5
  39. Avatar owl 761790

    on 11 August 2011

    Groovy like a girly Diary of A Wimpy Kid

  40. Bellasara 113282

    on 19 July 2011

    This book is good i love it is so brilliant

    5out of 5
  41. Default avatar

    on 21 May 2011

    this book is very intresting to me it like reading somebodys real diary

  42. Lion 113522

    on 4 March 2011

    First dork book I have read. Totally dorked up! :P I can’t wait for more.

    5out of 5
  43. Jane blonde 113694

    on 6 February 2011

    I Absoultly love this book

    5out of 5
  44. Hayley 113303

    on 28 January 2011

    i readit and its perfect then the diary of the wipy kid it suks

    5out of 5
  45. Jane blonde 113694

    on 25 September 2010

    Great book… i would reccomend.

    5out of 5
  46. Petula 113689

    on 25 September 2010

    i love this book

    5out of 5
  47. Love stargirl 113412

    on 19 July 2010

    This book was ok, but nothing particularly amazing. The plot was good, but it was just everyday life really, nothing really happened. It was good though, read it :) -Banana88

  48. Clarice thumb 136

    on 3 May 2010

    Im reading this at the moment and its so far the best book i have read and i cant wait until June when the next one comes out!!!

    5out of 5
  49. Clarice thumb 136

    on 29 March 2010

    I took Dork Diaries on my holiday to the USA (where it is set). To be honest, it sucks. It is so not as good as Diary of A Wimpy Kid and is not the girl version. In fact-girls do not read this! Read Diary of A Wimpy Kid, please! I cannot understand how this is a international bestseller. I will NOT be buying the sequel book.

    1out of 5
  50. Evie 113313

    on 30 January 2010

    it was good