Dork Diaries: Drama Queen by Rachel Renee Russell

Dork Diaries: Drama Queen

Written by Rachel Renee Russell
Part of the Dork Diaries Series

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Something truly terrible happens in the latest episode of the hugely popular series: Mackenzie, the awful arch nemesis of self-confessed dork Nikki, steals her diary and takes it over – just as Nikki felt some sympathy for her too. It’s two weeks before Nikki gets the diary back, ample time for Mackenzie to cause all sorts of trouble, and to upset a lot of people. Readers will be shocked – and engrossed – by Mackenzie’s nasty behaviour, and it puts Nikki’s everyday kindnesses into a whole new light. By the end everyone will agree with Nikki, that even though Mackenzie has beauty, popularity, wealth and a killer wardrobe, it’s still much better to be a dork! Girl-next-door Nikki makes the perfect friend and as ever, this will completely charm readers.

With plentiful illustrations, lively storyline and an engaging central character the Dork Diaries series is great fun for all readers, even reluctant ones. Readers who enjoy Nikki’s adventures will also like James Patterson’s new book Jacky Ha-Ha and his Middle School series. ~ Andrea Reece


Dork Diaries: Drama Queen by Rachel Renee Russell

TOTAL DISASTER!!! Mean girl MacKenzie has stolen Nikki's diary! What if she tells everyone Nikki's totally secret thoughts?! But reading Nikki's diary isn't the only thing MacKenzie's interested in. Get ready for Dork Diaries with a twist as MacKenzie takes over and tells all about her GLAMFABULOUS life! What does the queen bee really think about Nikki and her dorky friends?

The brand NEW instalment from the internationally bestselling Dork Diaries series, now with 13 million copies in print worldwide! Perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Jacqueline Wilson and James Patterson.

The Dork Diaries Facebook page now has over 846,000 followers - check it out at and go to for dork-tastic
competitions, news and photos!

Plus, follow the Dorkettes, our official Dork Diaries ambassadors at and keep your eyes peeled for our virtual puppy app, coming soon!


Praise for the Dork Diaries series:

“Hits the spot with teenage girls worldwide” The Sun

“Spot on for the tween market” The Bookseller

“The Dork Diaries series is fast becoming my favourite for younger readers ... More please!” Wondrous Reads

“A tantalising series” Waterstone's Books Quarterly

About the Author

Rachel Renee Russell

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors Rachel Renee Russell is a lawyer who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs. She lives in Aldie, Virginia.

A Q&A with Rachel...

Can you share a little about your background? I grew up in Saint Joseph, Michigan, a small city located on the shore of Lake Michigan. I have 2 younger sisters and 2 younger twin brothers. I wrote and illustrated my first book in 6th grade as a birthday present for my brothers. I’m an attorney, but I enjoy writing children’s books more than practicing law. I currently reside in northern Virginia.

Do you have any children?
I have two daughters. My younger daughter, Nikki, helps with illustrations. I am also looking forward to adopting 3 children in the near future.

Are the events in the book true?
Many of the events in the book are based on the experiences I and my daughters had in middle school.

Were you considered a Dork in middle school?
Yes! And, I’m STILL a DORK!

Do you have any pets?
I have 2 dogs, a miniature poodle and a yorkie.

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352 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

24th March 2016




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