Top Ten Worst Things About Dork Diaries

The Top Ten
1 Rip Off of Diary of Wimpy Kid

Whoever keeps calling everyone against Dork Diaries haters, can just shut up! Notice that no one is agreeing with you because you think that just because you have your own opinions, you're entitled to start shoving unpopular and lame opinions about how much were haters down our throats. Okay, I can say what I want, it's a free country! And you have nothing to do about it! When people are all, "Omigod, screw you haters," that's when I draw the line and decide that Nikki's fan base is going way too far. You should at least take this more respectfully and tell us that you respect our opinion and say why you think it's good, but instead, you're smart-mouthing people through TEXT because the big bad scawwy meanies are insulting my favorite book, boo-hoo! You want me to play a sad song for you on the world's tiniest violin? You're comments about how were haters is just making it more of a reason to hate Dork Diaries so get off this list and get a life, okay?! And while you're at it, maybe ...more

Yes it IS a rip off, and to the person who said, "You haters shut up", YOU can shut up! We have every right to speak the truth about how Dork Diaries suck! You may be entitled to your own opinion, but keep it to yourself like the Dork Diaries suck up you are and stop shoving your nasty INSULTS about our opinions in our faces! Like, literally NO ONE cares about how much you love dork diaries!
P.S. Calling everyone who commented here idiots isn't going to affect anyone because no one cares.
And anyway, you're probably going to say something like, "OMIGOD, I'm entitled to my own opinion here!" And if you did, I could just tell you off about how you have your own opinion, yet you're judging the rest of the commenters here, so practice what you preach! And YOU get a life!

"If it's a rip off... I DON'T CARE! It's so much better!" This is PRECISELY why the Dork Diaries fandom are labelled as 'toxic'. You obviously cannot take criticism and that's why you are a Mary Sue and a spoiled brat. Instead of calling out Wimpy Kid fans, why don't you go cry in a corner and have yourself a little pity party because no one likes precious Nikki?

Who are YOU calling a hater?! Why don't YOU get all LIFE yourself, and stop judging people's opinions! If you like Dork Diaries so much, why were you even on this site! Go choke on a stick and leave us alone! Free country!

2 Ripoff of Dear Dumb Diary

Dork Diaries was released the same year as Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, 2004. Dork Diaries was released in 2009 not, 2001. Also, Dork Diaries recycles stuff from both books to make them sound cliche.
Also, Jamie is super funny and actually grateful to her family and friends. Her humor and her drawings make me LAUGH!
Nikki is a spoiled, selfish jerk who finds life a GREAT BIG CRAPPY problem. Whenever something is about someone else that's like a situation or something special, she makes it all about HER like the attention hog she is!
Plus, she's super girly and she keeps assuming that Brandon likes her because she's apparently the dorky, nerdy and poor girl.

Dork Diaries is lazy as frick and all it did is make a barebone version of Dear Dumb Diary, add tons of girly drama, and make it 10x worse. Let's compare and contrast the main characters: Jamie is funny, sarcastic, and is loyal to her friends, she ROCKS! Nikki is mean, obsessive, and OVERTHETOPBAR annoying and all the too girly, Nikki SUCKS! I used to like Dork Diaries a lot when I was 8 years old, but now I hate it! And I can't believe the girls at my school like it so much! Such a terrible book, almost as bad as 50 Shades Of Gray, another terrible and damn awful book!

I agree with whoever wrote this here! Unlike Nikki, Jamie is funny, nice, and always knows how to properly deal with problems. Nikki is another story. She's rude towards her parents, her sister, and towards her friends too. And instead of dealing with problems in a proper way, she goes all sensitive and judgmental. The thing I hate is that every time it's not about her, she always has to say what she thinks so it will be about her. Unlike Nikki, Jamie actually handles problems in a mature way. She doesn't cry or have these overdramatic meltdowns. And no, lovers, don't even think about calling me a hater. First of all, do you see Jamie acting all mushy gushy and obsessing over Hudson Rivers like what she does over Brandon in every book? NO! Do you see her getting into babyish fights with girls? NO! Do you see her having these dramatic meltdowns instead of asking for help? NO! Nikki is an attention-seeking brat who only seeks problems. Dork Diaries is so girly too! It's like Nikki's ...more

I actually thought it was a movie adaption at first. But didn't dork diaries come out first?

3 Unfunny

To be honest, the people that like this have no taste WHATSOEVER. I mean, they do have an opinion, but HOW can you like this...

First of all, I just want to say that DOAWK and Dear Dumb Diary is waaay better than Dork Diaries. Jamie and Greg are funnier, smarter and when they complain, they have a reason. Unlike Nikki.

Nikki is a brat, selfish jerk who writes and gossips in her trashy diary. All she cares about is popularity, teen celebs, lip gloss, Tyra Banks, That's So Hot magazine, the latest stuff, fashion, makeup and Brandon. She only cares about herself and if she doesn't get what she wants, she disses them in their face. ESPECIALLY her family. I mean, she calls her mom 'brain dead' JUST because they didn't buy her a phone. And her sister Brianna is only six yet she's understanding and grateful. And Nikki? The opposite.

Rachel Renee Russell reminds me of Dhar Mann. She actually does. Because in his videos and HER book series, they pretty much just drown into the same things; a sea of cliched content. And wow, just count all the stereotypes. Oh no, all black guys say yo, man, bro and dawg (and the author is literally black too!), oh no, all mean girls are popular and have to be the pretty ones, oh no, all mean girls are rich, oh no, all protagonists are nerds, all protagonists are perfect, oh no, all bullies shove kids into their lockers, oh no, every ending has to have the cute guy falling in love with the unpopular girl, oh no, all bullies force kids to do their homework. To make matters worse, the endings are so unrealistic. The mean girl or the bully has to bully one student and then they live to regret it later on in the end, which just makes it sound cliche and makes the ending unrealistic. Honestly, I'd hate to break it to you, but your books don't let boys and girls' inner dork. Because ever ...more

A complete waste of my life! Full of ENDLESS drama where some SELFISH "dork" has to be the victim for EVERYTHING! Nikki literally gets EVERYTHING she doesn't deserve handed to her on a silver plate and TILL THIS DAY, she still complains about her massively cruddy life. And it gets worse to the point where she even has these endless dramatic meltdowns all because of one MEAN girl at school. Some people have it way worse than her, and she still has to make herself the victim all in the name of Mackenzie Hollister. Seriously?
Even worse, she bullies her little sister Brianna when she's only five years old and she's over obsessed with writitng garbage about people, including her family in that stupid little diary of hers. Always, "Mackenzie did this to me! ", or "Brianna did that to me! ", or "Mom and Dad are braindead! ", or "Chloe and Zoey are so annoying! " And if it's not that, she's always fighting with Brandon and then him, being Mr. Perfect thinks HE knows better and never wants ...more

There's a buttload of things wrong with this series. Its really, really bad. It tries far too hard to be funny, its unrealistic, stereotypical (especially to girls), and just so juvenile. However, a wonderful book to read before bed. It knocks me out like a light.

4 It Doesn't Get Enough Attention

This wouldn't make it bad, it would make it underrated.

And it's also overhated.

5 No Good Books

None of the books in Dork Diaries are good, in fact they are complete failure and GARBAGE. Not only do they shamelessly rip-off the successful Diary Of A Wimpy Kid franchise, it contains countless stereotypes and cliched content that I can't even count on my fingers. Also Nikki is a spoiled brat. Not once does she thank her parents for providing for the family, instead she nags her parents about a stupid iPhone like the whiny brat she is. Dude, she acts worse than her sister and she's 5! She actually calls her parents brain-dead. This is why no one likes her at school. She's a spoiled bratty 14-year old girl who only gives a crap about what she wants; popularity, guys, celebs, lip gloss, phones, and portraying herself as a dork, honestly? Is this what you DD fans call a positive role model? I'm not even joking when I say this right now, but do not read this book series because it can actually change your life completely. In a bad way.

If anything, there are NO good books in this series. There are no new ideas for the books and that whole bug video thing went on for 3 whole books. Actually 4 if you count the whole Mackenzie getting in trouble thing. Seriously, this entire thing could've ended off well with Mackenzie saying,"Ok, I'm sorry for hitting you in the face like that, I will not do it again. But then she just CHOOSES to make the plot even farther by LYING right infront of everyone and for some reason, it's NIKKI who's being the cyberbully?! Don't make me laugh! And why does it always have to end with, "Sorry, I'm such a DORK! " Ok, great. You want a medal for being one?

All the books are trash, and the books belong with in the same place with all the other trash. The author THINKS she's getting lots of love, just wait till she sees this list!

I honestly think that this book series is ok, the author has definitely improved. The idea came from a good place as the author probably wanted to make a wimpy kid series for girls. There is some good writing and jokes in this but some may find NIKKI annoying and it's understandable since she is very… expressive, but it is her diary so… 😂
There are a few words in this that are obviously replacing curses, but what did you expect, she is a 14 year old girl! Overall it is a nice series for beginner readers or tweens who are insecure because they can relate with Nikki as she doesn't fit in at school and has low confidence. I would recommend to 9-14 year olds

6 Brandon Is a Waste of Nikki's Time

Niki always wants Brandon to talk to her and hang out together like in book six she overacted about him not hanging out with her! It's not like you ever text him! Brandon also has a life so shut the f up.

All Nikki ever cares about is love interests and drama. She never cares about actual important stuff in life, like getting good grades in school, helping her sister or her parents around the house. She does NOTHING except talk about how crappy her pathetic life is and how everyone is out to get her. She worships the ground that dimensional flat character Brandon walks on and is too busy drooling and obsessing over him because of good looks. She knows nothing about relationships. True love doesn't mean obsessing over someone because of their good looks. True love means looking out for others and putting them before yourself. And it's not just for your love interest. It goes for other people too. But Nikki? No. She literally calls her parents brain dead because they don't get her what she wants yet even her little sister is grateful. Was there a single Dork Diaries book where Brianna was rude to her parents? Like...she's always obsessing over him because of good cute looks while she ...more

There's not one book in this Crappy Diaries series where Nikki isn't obsessing over Brandon. Why does everyone keep saying that Brandon and Nikki are so cute together. If by cute, you mean lovesick and disgusting. It legit makes most people want to gag. In book number 6, she would not shut up about stupid Brandon. I mean, does she ever? She always thinks about him, flirting with him, hanging out with him, writing about him in her trash diary, listening to music that reminds her of him, yeah, basically all of that. Everything in here that has to do with drama and romance is so cliche, I hate it! And the fan base of this series is so annoying. There are girls who literally idolize Dork Diaries and want to be like Nikki. They think that Nikki knows everything apparently. They're literally getting advice from a spoiled bratty hypocrite! A HYPOCRITE! The thing despise the most is that everyone keeps talking about how great Dork Diaries is, but it's really not! It shouldn't even be worthy ...more

Why do people even ship them I mean what's so good and interesting about this couple and the answer to that is ... nothing. This couple is as bland and boring as Sasuke and Sakura + Edward and Bella. Besides Edward and Bella are basically this couple in a nutshell. Bella is like Nikki a mary sue and spoiled brat and Edward is basically Brandon because the 2 lack any personality other than being the main character's love interest and the hot guy. Yes both of them are a waste of each other's time. This couple is stupid and one of the worst couples in all of history period!

7 Characters are Idiots

Yes, especially the Fortnite dance challenge page. I will buy the book only to burn it. Other than that, I am not interested in this book. The worst part is the Fortnite page.

Niki is the worlds biggest idiot of them all.

8 The Author is Just Misguiding Kids and Only Cares About Business Marketing in Lieu of Educating Kids

I don't get it. Why do people even bother reading this garbage? I agree with all what other people said here, Nikki has revealed her true colors as an attention-seeking imbecile who only knows how to act like a complete idiotic pieces of crap in her trashy diary. I don't get it why so many parents and kids are gullible enough to like this book. NO WONDER why more and more problems are being created! I don't want to waste my time ranting on this. Last, the author just made another book 15? Just stop it with the nonsense.

Last, I have my own opinions and if the topic is arguable, I have the right to express my own opinions and no one has the right to shove their bigoted-opinative crap right into my throat.

I'm sure people's lives will get better when they stop reading Dork Diaries (yes from series #1 to #15) as well as stop promoting it.

Seriously, (to the author) get a life.

EXACTLY one of my points, thank you. I really do not understand why people are so obsessed with Nikki's stupid diaries! Maybe they want to be like HER! I get how people have opinions, but seriously. You've gotta understand why literally so many people hate this series!
Nikki is an obsessive brat who cares only about fashion, boys, hating on mean girls, and complaining about getting nothing she wants in life, but then she's the one going on and on about how annoying people are. And it's sad but true, Rachel Renee Russell is in fact making a Dork Diaries 15.
She managed to single-handedly make this New York's Bestselling Series by not only misguiding kids, but miseducating kids! Not to mention the fact that she makes these stupid acknowledgements thanking those who helped her ripoff Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Series. She recycles plots from DOAWK by making cliche stereotypes about a spoiled brat whose apparently the perfect dork, a mean girl whose a bad person because she's rich, and a ...more

9 Overuse of the Word "Dork"

Do they ever shut up about the word dork the ending is Sorry I'm Such A Dork like shut up! Do you ever see Greg calling himself a Wimpy Kid all the time?

Fans of Dork Diaries, don't even think about saying, ''Oh no, she uses the word dork so much because that's what it's called, HATERS! DUH!'' Well I have a message for YOU! In Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, do you see the author always using 'wimpy' just because it says that on the title of the series! Um, no. So don't even think about it!

Nikki always has to end her books with, "Sorry... I'm such a DORK!" Okay, do you want a medal? Nobody gives a crap that you're a freaking dork. Secondly, you're not a dork, you're a snarky sarcastic spoiled little brat who cares about no one but Brandon and herself.

I have problems with this too. First off, because Nikki doesn't even know what a dork is. Secondly, she can just start calling everything and anything a dork. Like, what the heck?! What does dorkalicious even MEAN? Are you okay?! Why are you brainwashing kids with this garbage!?

10 It Never Gets Mentioned On Other Websites

So? Why should it anyway?

The Contenders
11 It Makes You Angry When You Read It

I can't be the only one who thinks that Nikki is extremely disrespectful to her parents, right?

I remember in 3rd grade when I first started to read this book series I just went along with whatever Nikki said and didn't think a lot about it.

I always thought that Mackenzie was the villain of the story (she is the biggest villain, though) and was evil.

Recently I started to dive deeper into these so called "kid-friendly" books and realize that a lot of this behaviour is sociopathic (Greg Heffley), disrespectful (Nikki Maxwell), and plain weird.

These books make me really angry when I think about all the other children who read this and think that the way Nikki acts towards her parents and Brianna is normal. Nikki is also painted as this up to date teenager who needs a phone and cute outfits. I mean...?

-jane (ig; basicallyjaane)

I have two little sisters 4 and 6 years old, and I'm also in eighth grade, so seeing her degrade, neglect, and practically abuse her little sister so much when the worst she did was be a little less smart which is normal for a 6 year old angers me so much.

RIGHT?! Like, every time I see Nikki's annoying cringy face like she's so perfect, it just pisses me off! I mean, I know that Tiffany being the biggest selfie addict was kinda annoying, but I have to agree with her when she said that Nikki was acting like she was perfect.

Here were my main problems with this series: The over-the top stupidity in every single book:
Nikki is known as the selfish brat who always has to come off as the victim. She always has to minimize others problems to make it all about her.
She always has to obsess over this stupid one-dimensional cute guy with no personality whatsoever.
Mackenzie acts like a prick. She wants everything her way and she always has to bully Nikki for zero reasons. Nikki is literally just living her life, come on. I'm seriously convinced that she's one of the reasons there is so much drama.
Chloe and Zoey act so cringey and annoying and they always get Nikki to do stuff that she knows is wrong. Nikki needs new BFFs.
Tiffany was a freaking retard who only cares about selfies
Brianna is one of the only decent characters. She's cute and adorable.
Too much drama
Fashion addiction
That's all I can say. Rachel Renee Russell was better off with Max Crumbly

12 It is Full of Cliches

It is sooo cliche, it has a main character who gets "bullied" by a rich mean girl and has a "crush" on the same person Mackenzie likes!. I mean Mackenzie had probably been liking Brandon since she knew him! But no! In one day, Nikki is like I'm cool and steals Brandons heart out.

I love how the author is trying to make Dork Diaries look so original, but literally ANYONE could portray Nikki and what would be the difference? Why am I saying this? Because none of the characters have any personalities whatsoever.

Everything in it is a cliche. Such as a popular, girly mean girl or a perfect love interest boy.

It's so annoying, all Dork Diaries ever talks about is mean girls, corny BFF's and how guys just aren't into you OOOOOO! Give me a break!

13 It Wastes Your Time

Why are people even into reading this? All Nikki ever does is be a spoiled attention seeking brat, and she's never humble. She can't stand it when people tell the truth about how much of an ididot she is, but then it's perfectly fine to start talking about how everyone did THIS to her or everyone did THAT to her. NO one can tell her anything anymore.

Dork diaries is so useless, all it does is talk about materialistic things and boy stuff, it does not do kids any good reading it. Kids should find something better to d.

It's so easy and short you can read like three of them in a day. It doesn't waste you any time.

14 Nikki is a Mary Sue

This girl, I swear to God, all this girl does is complain, gripe, and whine. You are literally so privileged and have everything handed to you (especially times where you don't even deserve it), and yet you still complain. Like, are you mental?

And then she makes this derogatory comment about her mom being brain-dead because she got her a "stupid diary." In case you haven't noticed, that "stupid diary" you called it is the exact reason you've been writing all this garbage. She really tried to make herself look like some kind of victim when she's literally the ass of the whole book series (more than Mackenzie, who's supposed to be the bad one because she's 1) prettier than Nikki, 2) the typical popular one).

Enough of this BS. This is why I'm glad I'm no longer the age.

I don't even hate Nikki because she's a one-dimensional character with no personality. I hate her because she ALWAYS constantly has to portray herself as the victim when she receives punishment. But then she somehow has the entitlement to act however she wants whenever she wants when Mackenzie can't do the same. Because whenever she does, she gets treated like a creep for being the rich and popular girl. Mackenzie got bullied for wearing braces in the 6th grade, but everyone comforts Chloe instead and makes fun of Mackenzie's. So that's just RICH, coming from YOU miss Maxwell every time you talk about Mackenzie making your life hell. As a matter of fact, those who read Dork Diaries and realize that there is actually something wrong in there actually know what kind of a person Nikki really is. A shallow, spoiled, entitled little brat who cares about no one but herself and she always has to get what she wants because she's the perfect protagonist. And then she always has to play the ...more

She's supposed to be the hero and victim, but all she does is complain, whine, and focus on herself and Brandon. It's quite clear MacKenzie was neglected by her parents, however when MacKenzie insults her fashion a few times she freaks out completely. She is so privileged to be able to go to a private school for free, have a loving family, two friends who love her, and a loving boyfriend, but apparently she's some sort of victim because MacKenzie told her her clothes looked bad. If the ways my clothes looked were the only things I was insecure about I wouldn't be suicidal.

Nikki is nothing more than a spoiled brat! Okay, to the fans, PLEASE do not tell me that you actually think Nikki Maxwell is your positive teen role model. You may portray her as the dorky, sweet and kind protagonist, but all she knows how to do is brainwash people to get what she wants. All this, "oh no Nikki is a great and positive role model she is the best character ever" nonsense is exactly what she wants people to hear. That's why she always gets everything handed to her. Newsflash! Not all protagonists are good people and by you insisting that Nikki is a good person actually proves what a hypocrite she is. She's the queen of tantrums, complaining, and GOD, she's such a DRAMA QUEEN! She doesn't appreciate ANYONE in her family, all she ever thinks about is herself and what she wants. Not once does she thank her mom and dad for working and providing for the family, instead she nags her parents over a stupid iPhone, and when she doesn't get one, they're somewhat BRAINDEAD. Is this ...more

15 All the Girls are Tacky and Girly

Nikki tries to be someone she's not because they have like, one thing that she doesn't have. Why does she always have to be on top of everything? She acts like a goddess, always complaining and everyone else including her BFF's and family members are slaves and everyone has to do and give her what SHE wants when she wants. The girls are so annoying in this series. They literally dress like how girls use to dress in like, I dunno, the 90"s, and they're always obsessing over how cute they are and how they want boys to love them. Like... I have nice outfits, but not a boyfriend! I'm not complaining!

This book is bringing a horrible message to girls who have problems with fitting in school. It's like to Nikki, it's all about popularity, fashion, boys and mean girls. She never cares about actual important stuff in life. This book is so annoying, immature, dull and it's full of stupid school cliches about celebs, cute handsome boys and popular rich girls going after nerdy dorky girls. Plus I don't even know why people say that they're equivalent to how Disney Channel Shows are like. Since when does a girl in real life act like that? Obsessing over boy's and their good looks and wrestling mean rich girls? It's like the whole series revolves around being better than everyone else and being someone you're not. Nikki is always shaming her parents and saying that their poor and "brain dead" while first off, Nikki doesn't even have a job. Secondly, she doesn't succeed in school and proceeds to get rewarded because she brainwashed pretty much everyone into thinking she's perfect and dorky. ...more

Mom: Look at this cute outfit!
Nikki: If by cute, you mean disgusting!
I really DESPISE this book because it's based off of some stupid girl who complains about getting these QUOTE UN QUOTE disfigured outfits so stereotypical. Everything and everyone are so cliche they're lives only revolve around being cute and stylish (when I mean stylish I mean tacky clothing that Nikki loves to wear, just look at her disgusting JOJO SIWA outfits! ) Or being afraid of balls coming their way, come on! Not one of them is good at music or sports!

Exactly - and I don't just mean that they should all be super athletic (that would be nice, though) - we never see any girls who are amazing at lessons, play board games or anything along the tomboy lines except Zoe, and she still isn't that nerdy. People think just because other girls my age read this, they think I love it.

16 Mackenzie Is the Worst Character Ever

This series just displays hypocrisy in every way possible. They talk about how Mackenzie is like the bad person and stuff, but it's somewhat okay when Nikki does stuff and they find every reason to back up her selfish actions to make it seem like her life is relatable. This really isn't setting up any realistic standards for kids, like, Mackenzie calls out her outfits ONCE and she gets treated like a creep by everyone while Nikki has this complete meltdown like a 2-year old. But Nikki can disrespect her parents, pick on her sister and act like a spoiled brat and that's somewhat okay?
Everyone is always talking about how Mackenzie does this and that, but doesn't seem to stop and realize that Nikki acts just as bad as Mackenzie. This is coming from someone who used to be a big fan of Dork Diaries like, 5 years ago, I was 11 when I started to read those books.
These are reasons why Nikki is way worse than Mackenzie in my opinion:
- She's a selfish and rude girl who cares about ...more

Not only is she lazily written but I honestly feel so bad for her that she gets treated like a creep and a loser for being the stereotypical blonde rich popular girl. It's like for Mackenzie, she can't even live her life anymore without Nikki hunting her down and blaming her for everything. Mackenzie literally got shamed for wearing braces, got humiliated because of a video that someone made of her, literally got rejected by so many of her friends, got chocolate sauce spilled on her by Nikki, and for some reason when Mackenzie tells her off, she gets these suicidal thoughts and plays the victim card. Honestly, I am sick to bits of Nikki Maxwell and her love of being such a selfish ass. Mackenzie never gets to have anything-like she can't even talk to Brandon because she might get offended! Mackenzie can talk to Brandon whenever she wants you spoiled brat.

She's so lazily written. Apparently you got blonde hair, blue eyes, rich, neglected and spoiled by parents, likes main characters boyfriend, hides insecurities and obvious self hate by being self obsessed and narcissistic, feminine, and sometimes insulting peoples outfits, put it all in a crafting table, and somehow pulled out antagonist. Are you that lazy you can't come up with one personality trait yourself, or do you have to copy and paste everything?

I never thought I would say this but sometimes, I'm on Mackenzie's side for these over repetitive problems. Like, I get it. Mackenzie slammed Nikki in the face with a dodge ball, called her an uncivilized gorilla for an honest mistake and stuff like that. But seriously, the fan base for Dork Diaries is like, SO ANNOYING. For goodness sake people, STOP blaming every bad situation on Mackenzie Hollister! Everyone keeps hating on her because she's rich! The author makes her the antagonist because SHE'S RICH?! Are you people for real, right now?! #GIRL BYE! Let me get this straight. Mackenzie is the richest girl in the school. And some day she might become talented and famous. And that makes her BAD? So you're telling me that if you're poor and not as talented as her and you're only purpose in life is to steal her chances to become successful is making you the victim?! Again, are you for real? There's probably a reason for why Mackenzie is so mean to people! She probably got bullied by ...more

17 Nikki is a Selfish Jerk

Nikki get's everything handed to her on a silver plate and she doesn't deserve any of it. She brainwashes and manipulates people into getting her way and getting what she wants. Who even wants to hang out with a selfish loser like her?! She gets these new outfits from her Grandma and then it's all, ", CRAP! My Grandma got me these ugly outfits! " And then when it's for Mackenzie, it's ", Mackenzie, you have it so easy! Everything is handed to you on a silver plate! You're such a selfish snake! " Oh, shut up Maxwell. Please die. Nobody likes you

Nikki is the most privileged character in the show, but she has a huge victim complex and believes she's being bullied severely when someone insults her clothes. I was physically and mentally abused by classmates for years to the point I didn't want to live anymore before I started middle school, and I don't complain nearly as much as she does. Even MacKenzie seems to be neglected by her parents, yet she considers her her 'enemy' because 1. She's popular and rich and 2. She dislikes her outfit.

The thing about Nikki is that she's so argumentative and she always has to say how SHE feels or what SHE wants even when it's not even about her. When it's for everyone else, it's, "Oh, cry yourself a river and get over it! " Then when it comes to Chloe, Zoey, and BRANDON celebrating because they re going to the same exchange school as each other, NOO! It's "Oooh, I'm going to North Hampton HILLS! " Even has to attention seek because OH, nobody's celebrating with HER! OOH CRISIS!

I find it extremely unfair that all these people are getting treated like garbage by that shallow jerk, Maxwell. My biggest question, is why does she have to get everything to go HER WAY? Why does she always have to hate on Mackenzie because she's rich? This series is like an insult to rich people! Just because Mackenzie's more rich and going to be more successful than a loser like you, doesn't mean you have to be such a dream crusher and hog the spotlight. Nikki stole every chance Mackenzie got to have success in life, including Brandon. The thing is, with Nikki, she wants Brandon all to herself. I bet you a billion dollars that Brandon was probably Mackenzie's boyfriend first! Maybe Nikki's the real bully!
Secondly, her tone-deaf band, Actually I'm Not Really Sure Yet is such a huge fail! But in spite of all that, SHE gets her own reality T.V. show, something that most girls are dreaming to have! And she still complains!
Third of all, she's always complaining that she never ...more

18 Nikki and Her Friends (Especially Brandon) Gets Expelled Into the Same School Where Mackenzie is and It Becomes Depressing Again!

This book made me just want to rip it all up into several pieces. As if Mackenzie wasn't enough of a prick to Nikki (for literally just living her life) now we get introduced to a Mackenzie 2.0 and her name is Tiffany Blaine Davenport. I swear to God, she actually pissed me off. Every single character, except for Brianna and surprisingly except for Brandon, Chloe and Zoey pissed me off. But Tiffany managed to go way too far, more than Mackenzie. This girl is always taking selfies, every 5 freaking seconds. First of all, she's not even that cute. And she always keeps asking Nikki to do stuff for her like she can't do it herself. To make matters worse, I hopefully thought that everyone making fun of Mackenzie would make her realize how Nikki felt the first time she met. But NO!

I can't take this anymore! Why can't Nikki just focus on the bright side of going to North Hampton Hills, like making new friends there like what most people do? Instead, what does she do? Endless meltdowns, and drama which never seems to end all because she's going to the same school as her worst enemy, Mackenzie. Seriously though, there are literally so many people in school that she probably won't like and she's focusing on one person.

This book has boredom, disaster, and drama written all over it! Basically, it revolves around Nikki having to go to North Hampton Hills. Which is lucky for her, right? Because it's known for its rigorous academies and chic uniforms (I hate when Dork Diaries uses that word), a place that most people would dream of going. She should be happy instead of worrying about stupid Mackenzie. But since there always has to be a new problem, she's upset about it again, because apparently, she's not going to be with her dowky BFFs and dowky crush. Wa wa! Poor little baby! Boo! Get over it, Nikki Maxwell! I can't believe she's so ungrateful about this too!

19 Over use of the word 'OMG'

Okay, so if you're texting or talking to someone and you just happened to get surprised or shocked, that's what a lot of people say. But here in Dork Diaries, they say it every time! "O,M,G! Squeee!" like, every darn time, it gets really irritating.

I'm okay with people just using OMG in text, however what I'm not okay with is the way the girly-girls in Dork Diaries use OMG for literally EVERYTHING, like shut the hell up.

Literally, NO ONE uses abbreviation in real life (okay, maybe some do), but seriously, she uses it all the time, just STFU!

For GOODNESS sake, would it kill you to last one book without using?!

20 It's Not Real

Since when did story books have to be real?!

21 It Makes Fun of People with Braces

I have had braces twice. First time I got them qhen I was 9, then got them off at 10, then when I was 11, I got braces again and will get them off at 13

Dork Diaries is suppose to be teaching people especially girls that their flaws are what makes them beautiful. But then here they are, especially Brandon, shaming Mackenzie because she had braces in the 6th grade. Yet, their comforting Chloe saying that her braces look beautiful, but making fun of Mackenzie at the same time. And then she's the one blabbering endlessly about how bullying is not okay and that SHE's the victim. That is downright HYPOCRISY. So let me get this straight. Nikki's the protagonist. And Mackenzie is the ANTAGONIST. But the author decides that it's somewhat okay that the protagonist can make fun of Mackenzie whenever she wants because she's the antagonist and all and it's a good thing? So the author is a hypocrite. Good to know!

The author tried making Mackenzie getting bullied a good thing for wearing braces in grade 6, but for some reason when something happens to Nikki, it's automatically Mackenzie's fault? This just proves how everyone including Nikki are hypocrites. You can see how the author is just favoriting Nikki, but she's the one who's always going on about how "bullying is terrible and don't let Mackenzie do this and that to you and always let your inner dork shine through" nonsense. All the characters and series itself is annoying and plain boring.

So when it was for Mackenzie since she's the antagonist and all, it's okay when she got bullied for wearing braces, but then for Nikki getting bullied, everyone has to give her all the attention because she's Miss Attention seeking brat. Wow, talk about HYPOCRISY. In real life, this wouldn't be happening, but the author tries to make it a good thing because Nikki is miss perfect.

22 It Provides Very Unrealistic Expectations for Kids and Tweens

Greg is a very reliable character so is Jamie I think that's her name from Dear Dumb Diary. Nobody talks about boys for 24/7. Nobody talks trash about their bff and only cares about being popular Greg but he was not stupid about it. It's most likely relatable to girls. Also not very girl sucks at sports and like fashion.

The real message from this book is to act as spoiled and selfish like Nikki Maxwell. She has this unhealthy obsession with writing garbage about people in her diary. Like, this girl thinks that a diary is gonna solve all of her problems? Well, it doesn't, if you haven't noticed. Every single darn day of her pathetic life, A NEW PROBLEM! Always, "Oh, my parents won't let me do this! My parents won't let me do THAT! I got these ugly oufits! I want to spend money somewhere but my parents won't let me! WA! "
I don't know if she's noticed but she's even a bigger whiner than Brianna! So SHE should talk about being a BRAT!

If you want to learn how to be a conceited brat, then I recommend you read Dork Diaries, New York's Bestselling Series! WARNING: It's full of shallow, and cliche stereotypes where all the main character does is obsess over makeup, boys, celebs, clothes and being in the popular crowd in every single darn book of the series.
I used to like Dork Diaries when I started reading them in the 6th grade. I used to like Nikki, because she likes singing and stuff like that, but now as I dive deeper into the series, she's constantly getting obsessed with fashion, popularity and boys. Like, seriously not everything in life is about being popular. She's suppose to be teaching people the importance of accepting yourself for who you were made to be, but then there she is complaining about "ugly outfits", "teen drama", "not having a crush who actually likes you" and dealing with the big mean scary girl Mackenzie. She wastes her time fighting with Mackenzie and obsessing over flat dimensional stupid ...more

It's just not fair to me! Nikki has a phone in 8th grade, and I don't! And teens/tweens shouldn't be constantly worried about fashion and crap. I mean SERIOUSLY! Your grades are important too! Nikki gets away with c's and gets everything handed to her! And I got straight a's and got 20 bucks! AND STILL NO PHONE (Asian parents) I just don't get it. I liked the first book because her life was ACTUALLY miserable! But her life got more and more perfect until the point she complains about her crush not liking her and not having a "cute" outfit to wear. And Mackenzie? GET OVER HER! Report her or something for bullying! Or just ignore her! But why is that girl even mean in the first place? Anyway, it tries too hard to be HIP and COOL but it's just not. Nikki isn't a dork. It's more like BRAT diaries. because she's a brat now. ok imma go now.

23 Everyone is White

Can you guys all shut up and stop fighting?! Seriously, you sound like 4-year olds right now.

This is so racist! You don't even know the color, so shut up!

Oh yes! Zoey is black. In Dork Diaries 2, it said that Zoey dressed up as Beyonce

Zoey is black I think. The author is black

24 It's the Same Plot Line Every Time

Rachel Renee Russell has like, ZERO ideas for plot lines. It's like a cycle of everything that goes on, on a day-to-day basis. One day, she's complaining about her miserable life. Next day, she's complaining about Brianna. Next day, she fights with Mackenzie (using dumb fashion insults from the internet), next day, she's flirting with Brandon, next day, she, Chloe and Zoey (those mentally retarded idiots) are trying to find ways to get back at Mackenzie, and then the next day, she's crapping on her family for being so-called "embarrassing" and sucks the fun out of everything. Next day, she wins against Mackenzie. And if she doesn't, the cycle goes on and on again. This girl doesn't know when to shut up, does she? Get a life you whiny brat.

Can she make at least ONE book where Nikki doesn't fight with Mackenzie or one where she doesn't get mad at Brianna cause she's not as "perfect " as her. I seriously don't know who she's trying to call a brat. What part of, SHE'S ONLY A LITTLE KID does this wasteute not understand. I bet you a billion dollars that SHE was way WORSE than Brianna when she was her age. But then again, Brianna was screaming on a plane and she finally chose to sleep when they were out of the airport.

"You stood me up," this, "You stood me up that! " Like, for real?! Why can't you just SHUT UP, and get a darn life!

I mean come on! It's always "Oh no! Makenzie did this! Oh no! Brandon that! "

25 Nikki is a Brat

Nikki is a phoney. She bullies her little sister who's only five years old. She's always saying stuff like, ", I can't believe you did this, Brianna! " Shut up, ok? She does the same things and she always has to find a way to throw it back on people because no one can say what they think about her anymore. She treats everyone like robots and starts making decisions for them, which is clearly why I hate Nikki more than Brianna.

Okay, so do you ever have those really annoying younger siblings who throw tantrums because they don't get what they want? Yeah, Nikki has that, infact, but she's setting a terrible example for Brianna by complaining a lot not only to annoy her parents, but it's like she's tatteling on people to a diary, as if that diary is going to solve all of her problems. Now how weird does THAT sound. So I don't know who she thinks she's trying to call a brat.

Now, HOW to describe Nikki Maxwell? Brat wouldn't be my first choice to describe Nikki. She is an inconsiderate, lazy, stupid, annoying brat. She's a selfish, spoiled jerk and all she does is write in that stupid diary of hers, writing about how "EVERYONE DID THIS TO ME! " And "EVERYONE DID THAT TO ME! " Like she's the perfect one around here, while she is WORSE than everyone. And I never thought I would say this but Mackenzie...I'd rather even prefer her than Nikki.
Ok, anyone who wants to start saying, "OH, shut up you hater! ", I understand why you like Dork Diaries so much, but this is MY opinion! 😐 I don't know if you've noticed but this is a free country, and we all deserve the right to speak up.

She calls Brianna a brat, but she was probably way worse when she was her age.

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