Nikki Maxwell authors an advice column for the school newspaper in this fifth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series!
Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism that may or may not (okay, definitely does) have to do with the fact that mean girl MacKenzie has started writing a gossip column. So Nikki joins the school newspaper staff—and ends up as an advice columnist! It’s fun at first, answering other kids’ letters. But when Miss Know-It-All’s inbox is suddenly overflowing with pleas for guidance, Nikki feels in need of some help herself!
- ASIN: 1442449616
- Publisher: Aladdin; Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All edition (October 2, 2012)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- ISBN-10: 9781442449619
- ISBN-13: 978-1442449619
- Reading age: 9 - 12 years, from customers
- Lexile measure: 750L
- Grade level: 4 - 8
- Item Weight: 1 pounds
- Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches
The Dork Diaries series continues with this installment, in which diarist Nikki takes action when her arch nemesis, the bratty Mackenzie Hollister, gets in her face several times too many. Encouraged by her BFFs, Nikki joins the school newspaper staff and carries out—with great flourish—the assignment to be its secret advice columnist. Russell continues to get a nuanced story across in the words of Nikki’s diary, while the illustrations lend even more substance to Nikki’s character. An easy place to enter—or continue—a sweet series featuring credible, although not traumatic, middle-school angst. Grades 4-6. --Francisca Goldsmith
About the Author
Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren’t allowed in court.) Rachel lives in Chantilly, Virginia.