Dork Diaries Book 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After! (Dork Diaries, #8)by Rachel Renée Russell Published 01 Jun 2015
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It’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls in this hilarious novel!
After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool’s Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Of course, the stories don’t go quite as expected—because they each have a very special Dork Diaries spin!
"Dork Diaries Book 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After! (Dork Diaries, #8)" Reviews
This would've been a great concept if it hadn't been done a thousand times before.
The characters would've been interesting if they weren't so incredibly cliche. Seriously, let's talk about that. Nikki is "not stuck-up at all", an opinion I'm sure is only shared by the fictional girl herself. Her friends are just cutouts with no distinct personality, and their lives hover around Nikki. Brandon is like Prince Phillip from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Yes, he has a name and does... stuff, but he has no personality. He's essentially a plot device. And the mean girl is just that - Regina George minus the interesting, funny, enjoyable character parts.
There's also this recurring thing where everyone mistakes Nikki for Alice and Dorothy because of her clothes. Her CLOTHES. There are no distinguishable traits in Alice, Dorothy, or Nikki besides their clothes? Not like their hair, face, mannerisms, personality, etc?
I don't know why I'm reading this series anymore. I tell myself it's because I need something to rant about, and I've already started the series, but really I have no reason. I probably will still read the next book - if there is one.
Dork Diaries was a very good book, and surprisingly held my attention the entire time I was reading it. Throughout the book, Nikki Maxwell is having an awful day. Her new sweater gets ruined, she wakes up late, and gets knocked into a whole other world! Her enemy, Mackenzie Hollister, slams a dodgeball in poor Nikki’s face, causing her to go unconscious and visit a whole new world called Fantasy Land. In Fantasy Land, everyone Nikki knows is made into a fairy tale creature. For instance, Nikki’s two best friends, Chloe and Zoey, are Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks. Nikki’s worst enemy, Mackenzie, is the Wicked Witch of the West. During her time in the Fantasy Land, Nikki tells many of the fairy tale creatures to go against the rules of the people and follow their dreams of becoming adventurers, princesses, and much more. She goes through much trouble to find the Wizard of Odd so that he can help send her home. Alas, Nikki is framed for being a bad person, so the Queen of Hearts was going to execute her. Finally, Prince Brandon swoops in and saves the day along with many of Nikki’s other friends she met along the way.
I personally really enjoyed this book. It was fun and relatable, but it was also very interesting at the same time to see the modern-day twist the author put on the people in the story. I didn’t like how the author used acronyms a lot! She incessantly used “OMG” and it began to get annoying to be honest.
I think people who enjoy fantasy books or like the show Once Upon A Time would love this book! It’s so similar to Once Upon A Time it’s weird.
i love the way that the author wrote it because she goes in order and makes the book , fun to read , and it makes sense!!!I liked that Nikki has alot of feelings and she can open up her mind, and shes kinda like me .THE fairy godmother AKA (her sister Brianna) is really funny and even though she's annoying, she can be really sweet and helpful!!!!!!!!My favorite part of the book is when Nikki meets alot of characters from fairy tale books. She meets GoldieLocks and Red riding hood, and prince charming!!!!!!:) WELL, I LOVED THE BOOK AND NOW IT'S MY FAVORITE, SO I DON'T NOT LIKE ANY PART OF THE BOOK!!!!!!You should know that your going to fall inlove with this book!!!!!!!
Hooray this is my 200th book review! It is actually pretty tragic that this book, out of any book I've read, had to be my 200th review. When did I even read the previous book in this series? Like last year? What impeccable timing.
This eighth book in the Dork Diaries series is different in that rather than spanning a month (or however long they usually span) this book takes place during a single day. This is because Nikki gets lambasted in the face by balls and ends up in a hallucinatory state and plays fairy tale for a while, then she wakes up and it ends. It is quite clear that either Ms. Rachel Russell (see what I did there) or her publisher was feelin’ the need to rake in some of that $ fairy $ tale $ retelling $ money $ but with as little effort as possible, and out came this book. From which of Ms. Russel’s orifices it came out of, I will let you decide for yourself.
I’m purposely ragging on this book, but truth be told I think this is probably just staying true with the usual quality of these books. These are books for little kids so I suppose the lack of personality traits for any character in the series, or the completely overdone story line wouldn’t really bother the actual target audience for these books. I myself am reading these because once-upon-a-time I USED to be in the target audience, but I guess I grew up while these books didn’t. Also I read these because Nikki freaking out at her eighth grade first world problems is hilarious.
All of my Dork Diaries Reviews:
How far can a hit on the head take you?
Nikki travels to fairy tale land after getting hit by a dodgeball. Sadly, The only way to return home is to find the Wizard of Odd, a man who looks like her principal. If only it were so simple. Perhaps if she can get through Goldilocks, Alice in Wonderland, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and many other stories, Nikki will accomplish her goal unscathed.
Although, the book had its quirky moments, most of the warmhearted feelings the series tends to evoke in the reader seemed absent. There were just too many things going on. To push the story forward, Nikki couldn't attach herself to any of the characters and so one fairy tale after another kept popping up. It soon became like a race to see how many stories the author could jam in.
Not my favorite.
I like this book because it tells a story about a girl who tries to find someone to help her get back home. Along the way she meets a few people in fairy tale land that looked familiar. The people help her and in the end she was back home, where she belong. This was a great book that I recommend this book to Ambar and Ashly because they like adventures and I think they might like it.