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What inspired you to write Dork Diaries? — Rachel Renée Russell Q&A
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The soft-spoken Ms. Russell insists that she is able to build a character that young readers relate to because for many years she too was a dork. Yet standing in the marble foyer of the 12,square-foot home she recently built here in northern Virginia, about an hour outside of Washington, Ms. But she had the populist touch from the start. Nikki is a kind of Everygirl — pretty and talented, but always worried that she is not. The comic-style black-and-white drawings that run throughout the books — first drawn by Ms. Russell and now by her actual daughter Nikki, 27 — were inspired partly by Disney characters and partly by Japanese manga and have a ready-made mainstream accessibility.
The books are similar to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series in that they're written diary-style with a font that looks like handwriting, along with doodles, drawings, and cool text features. The Dork Diaries series opens up tons of relevant and meaningful discussion with tweens, which is one of the things I really appreciate about the book. Chatting with your child about the book can lead to conversations about trust, friendship, and what's really important in life. And who is the superstar author behind this awesome series? Russell is the oldest of five children and has two younger sisters and two younger twin brothers. She wrote her first book in 6th grade as a birthday gift for her brothers. In addition to being a best-selling author, she is an attorney.
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?!! Rachel Renee Russell is a lawyer who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs mainly because books are a lot more fun and pyjamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court.
Let the spotlight showdown commence Nikki Maxwell's school is holding a talent competition and Nikki can't wait to start practising dance moves with her BFFs, Chloe and Zoey, and impressing Brandon, her crush, with her singing skills!
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Dork Diaries , written in a diary format, uses doodles, drawings, and comic strips to chronicle the daily life of the main character, Nikki Maxwell, as she struggles to fit in and survive middle school. The Misadventures of Max Crumbly is about a character, Maxwell Crumbly, who keeps a diary about his challenges in middle school. The Dork Diaries books are based on Russell's middle school experiences. Her daughter, Nikki, is the illustrator of the series. The main character, Nikki Maxwell, is named after her daughter. As of January , over 45 million copies of Dork Diaries have been sold worldwide in 42 languages.