Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak by Rachel Renee Russell

Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak

Written by Rachel Renee Russell
Part of the Dork Diaries Series

9+ readers   
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The Dork Diaries series is all about friendship, fun and embracing your inner you. Aimed at the 9+reader this 6th instalment tackles tween issues all in a light-hearted way. Written in diary style with illustrations throughout The Dork Diaries have now sold in excess of 1 million copies in the UK and in Holiday Heartbreak, Nicki hopes her new crush, Brandon, will be her date for the summer dance - but what if he goes with Mackenzie Hollister instead?!


Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak by Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki Maxwell's dork-tastic diary continues in this next instalment of the internationally bestselling series.

Join Nikki, Chloe and Zoey as they tackle the topic of love, Dork Diaries style! It’s the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be
her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn’t want to go with her? Or worse - what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!!

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“The story flows well, which isn't always the case with a diary style, and girls will find this a thoroughly enjoyable read with some great characters.” Parents In Touch

“Nikki is such a drama queen, she makes me laugh heaps.” Nayu’s Reading Corner

“She read it so quickly and with such enthusiasm and hasn’t stopped talking about it since and wrote a book review on it for a school project too” Mum Reinvented


“Hits the spot with teenager girls worldwide” THE SUN

“Spot on for the tween market” THE BOOKSELLER

“A brilliant read! MIZZ

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


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


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

Publication date

6th June 2013




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