Thursday, 5 August 2010

TEEN: Dork Diaries: Party Time - Rachel Renee Russell


Nikki is finally starting to adjust to life at her new school and things are looking up. She's made some real friends and her major crush, Brandon, even asks her to be his lab partner in science, Hello! Seriously awesome development! But when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon's going to take her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki agrees to spend Halloween at a kids' party for her little sister Brianna. It's only after she makes the commitment that she finds out Mackenzie was lying and that her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality. Now she's got two parties to juggle, what's a girl to do?


OK, I couldn’t get into the first but as I was at a loose end I thought what the hell and gave this title a go. Its well written, the character seemed more realistic this time round and with the double dealing of the American High School system that many readers are coming to enjoy built in, made this a title that really was a bit of a laugh. It was quirky, it was fun but it was the protagonista’s sense of paranoia that really made this offering worth the time and effort. Definitely something fun and I suspect the new Adrian Mole for Generation X.

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