Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life
NPR stories about Dork Diaries
Nikki J. Maxwell is the new girl at a fancy school (she has a scholarship because her dad is the school's exterminator). She's smart, but often feels like she has to decide whether she wants to be popular or embrace being a dork. Nikki navigates the challenges of teenage life with sass and a sense of humor. "I'd say probably about 80 percent of what we put in the book series is true or based on a true story," says author Rachel Renee Russell, whose daughters inspired her to write the
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