Books Dork Diaries Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell School And Library, 282 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $13.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleDork DiariesSubtitleTales from a Not-so-fabulous LifeAuthorRachel Renee Russell Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Eighth grader Nikki Maxwell chronicles the trials and tribulations of being the new kid in school. She tackles the conundrums of friends, flirting, family and more in her funny descriptions of her "not-so-fabulous life." Read an excerpt of this book Genres: Young Adult Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR Reviews, Interviews and More Read An Excerpt NPR stories about Dork Diaries NPR's Backseat Book Club 'Dork Diaries' Reveal Secrets Of 'Not-So-Fabulous' Teen Life August 8, 2013 Rachel Renee Russell's very popular series stars a not-so-popular protagonist. The Dork Diaries are written by Nikki Maxwell, a misfit at a new school. Russell was inspired to write the books after seeing her own daughters struggle with the "dork" label during their teenage years. 'Dork Diaries' Reveal Secrets Of 'Not-So-Fabulous' Teen Life Listen · 8:01 8:01 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/206658546/210285240" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Aladdin NPR's Backseat Book Club Read 'Dork Diaries' With NPR's Backseat Book Club July 23, 2013 Teenager Nikki Maxwell chronicles her "not-so-fabulous life" as the new girl at a fancy school in Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries series. Read along with NPR's book club for young readers, and send along your questions for the author. NPR's Backseat Book Club The Complete List: What NPR's Backseat Book Club Has Read So Far June 13, 2013 Looking for a great read for a kid age 9-14? Here are all the titles our kids' book club has read since we launched in 2011. We revisit classics like Black Beauty and The Phantom Tollbooth and explore new stories like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Graveyard Book. Note: Book excerpts are provided by the publisher and may contain language some find offensive. Excerpt: Dork Diaries Facebook Twitter Google+ Email July 23, 201310:31 AM ET Click here to see the page at its full size. Aladdin Click here to see the page at its full size. Aladdin Click here to see the page at its full size. Aladdin From Dork Diaries: Tales From A Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell. Copyright 2009 by Rachel Renee Russell. Excerpted by permission of Aladdin.