Squeee! This summer celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Rachel Renée Russell’s internationally bestselling Dork Diaries series. With over 45 million copies in print worldwide and an ever-growing fanbase of tween readers, we started wondering what exactly is it about Nikki Maxwell’s not-so-popular life that has taken the world by storm. Just why is this total dork so easy to identify with?
We asked our Toppsta reviewers and here’s what they had to say:
‘I admire the way Nikki handles all the set-backs in her life; she never loses her temper, attacking MacKenzie as many girls would. Instead she remains calm and works things out in her own way. That girl has more self-confidence than she knows.’ Sindy, age 10
‘I found this inspirational and have enjoyed reading the whole series.’ books4abi, age 9
‘These books are so interesting and funny. I love the stories and as soon as I read the first book I knew that I was going to enjoy the other books in this series of Dork Diaries.’ Rachy, age 8
‘I love, I mean LOVE the Dork Diaries series. I was very reluctant to start reading them as they weren't my usual cup of tea but the diary style of books came up in my monthly book club and we all had to read books in a diary format. As soon as I started reading about Nikki and her life I absolutely fell in love with the story and writer, Rachel Renée Russell…I found the characters engaging, the story was well paced and I love the doodles in Nikki's diary, I feel they really help the story along.’ MunchkinMegan, age 8
‘The adventures that Nikki gets up to are very interesting to read. Her friends are very supportive of her which is very heart warming. Also Nikki's hopeless crush on her beloved Brandon gives readers a squirmy feeling at how cute they are together.’ ChloeB, age 12
‘I have to admit that I am obsessed with these books! They are funny, light-hearted and they always make me laugh.’ Suzanne, age 9
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, Simon & Schuster is reissuing the first book in the series with a glitzy new cover – ooh!