Top Ten Worst Things About Dork Diaries

The Top Ten
1 Rip Off of Diary of Wimpy Kid

"Okay, if it's a RIPOFF... I don't care! It's so much better!"
To the person who said that, you're a spoiled brat. Seriously, do you even hear yourself right now? Poor little baby can't respect different opinions? Well deal with it. You're just a brat who wants to follow the examples of the protagonist who is in fact a brat. Please go away, no one cares about what YOU think about US disliking Dork Diaries and we can hate on whatever we want. Period. You can go and have yourself a pity party while we find something better to read. Have a nice day. - IShine&Illuminate

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!

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

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.

No, Dork Diaries was released in 2009. DOAWK however was released in 2004. And Dear Dumb Diary's first book was also in 2004. That was the MOVIE that came in 2013. Dork Diaries just rips off both successful books and makes it sound cliche.

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 judjmental. 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 handels problems in a mature way. She doesn't cry or have these over dramatic 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 obssessing 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 attetion seeking brat who only seeks for problems. Dork Diaries is so girly too! It's like Nikki's ...more

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!

3 Unfunny

This book is a waste of your time and when you try to read it you just have a feeling of boredom and depression(ok maybe not depression). It tries too hard to be original and cool and just rip off's doawk without the charm and effort. Seriously I would rather read the twilight collection than this overrated children's book.
book is 0.1 out of infinity(I'm kind of over-exaggerating on this but hey I just hate it that bad)

Now: What a waste of money and 10 days of my life. Let's review, shall we? Girl that claims she's a dork goes to school, meets the bully, the bully bullies her, then she falls for a guy and two girls that are scared of meatballs. It's horribly written, as it's mostly in capital, cliche similes and metaphors, all over the place, and Nikki is being so rude to her sister (who is the only character with common sense). Then she goes to an art show, Mackenize destroyed her artwork, and she still wins with all these crappy photos she turned in. The first eight books are all the same. She gets entered into an event, she is suck in a fine problem indeed, then she wins. Why can't she lose for once? It reminds me of every single book about middle school I ever read. Too many cliches. If that Latino didn't have enough time to actually think out of the box for once? And why is everyone complaining about ...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.

I love how nf126 hates it

And it’s also overhated.

5 No Good Books

To the person who said ''she's only 14 years old'', that's not a good enough answer for the way she's acting. I really despise how everyone keeps making lame excuses for why she's such a spoiled brat. So had it been Mackenzie or Brianna, it would've been a problem? Talk about HYPOCRISY in this dumb series! And why does everyone keep hating on Mackenzie because she's rich? I'll tell you why! This book is full of annoying, cliche stereotypes about how all non wealthy girls are dorky and perfect and all the wealthy girls are mean and rich and evil! Ooh, scary! Come ON! And all the stereotypical mean girls have names like Tiffany or Jessica! So basically what you're telling me is that say for example if MY name was Tiffany, would I automatically be the bad one? JEEZ! Jim Benton and Jeff Kinney write better stories than this crap! And also, I don't understand why Nikki is always obsessing over Brandon! When she's asked to play with Brianna, it's ''Oh no, crappy brain dead parents! I'd ...more

Just what girls ages 9-13 years old needed who were having low self confidence! A book about teen drama and cliche stereotypes! This series is so annoying! Who wants to spend countless reading hours reading a stupid diary about a spoiled brat complaining about her "MASSIVELY CRUDDY LIFE?!" It's so shallow, annoying, cliche and all it does is topic about the same things: middle school drama where Nikki always has to be in the center of attention for literally everything! If this is what they THINK about middle schoolers and high schoolers, then girls should find something better to read.

All she does in every book is complain about everything in the same ones! They never have new ideas! Here are my main problems with this book:

For Nikki, it's all about popularity, clothes, celebs, cute boys and complaining about how her life is going bad. Her whole life revolves around being more popular then Mackenzie. Like, get over her! Every time a new problem emerges, she ...more

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!

6 Brandon Is a Waste of Nikki's Time

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!

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

Personally I regained some respect for Nikki seeing as she at least has a good side. But what I don't seem to understand is why she even likes Brandon? What does she see in her besides him being the cliché one dimensional pretty boy who has no personalities whatsoever? I feel like Nikki was better off with Andre, he's actually nice to her. Brandon can seem pretty friendly, but sometimes, he can't even let Nikki have her own decisions and often thinks that he's right about everything. Like book 9. Nikki was sick and tired of the way Mackenzie was treating her and accidentally yelled at who she thought was Mackenzie but turned out to be Brandon. And then he didn't even listen to what she had to say, which I thought was downright ignorant and annoying. He just walked away! The way people in those cliché romantic movies obsess over people is downright cringey and annoying. Even though earlier I said I regained some respect for Nikki, I still do not like Dork Diaries.- Guitar&TheArts05

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

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.

I'm done. Next time I see that book again, I will destroy all of them. She and her BFFS are honestly SO cringy-they RUINED all the fortnite dances.😲

Especially Mackenzie


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 It Never Gets Mentioned On Other Websites

So? Why should it anyway?

10 Overuse of the Word "Dork"

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!

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!?

She claimes that she and everyone of her friends are dorky. Heck, she even calls her CRUSH dorky! Read Dork Diaries 12 if you don't believe me!

Its not a rip off of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid because Greg Heffley doesn't overuse the word Wimpy just because the title says so.

The Contenders
11 It Makes You Angry When You Read It

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

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)

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.

Has anyone seen the fortnite page in the birthday party one also that book was literally the worst of the series, the series has totally gone downhill. it went from her to having genuine problems to "oh no my mom wont let me spend $500 on a birthday party"

12 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.



It's a HUGE waste of time. Who wants to spend reading countless reading hours reading a series about a stupid girl who knows nothing but, fashion, popularity, hot celebs, boys, wealth and Paris? Blah, blah, blah...

Whenever the fan base starts obsessing over Dork Diaries and saying that it contains positive role models, it just makes it more of a reason to hate it. And way too many people are too blind to see that Nikki is a lot like Mackenzie in many ways. For instance, she's a spoiled brat, she never seems to appreciate that her parents do things for her own good because they care, and she calls them brain dead. Seriously? What has SHE ever done for THEM?!

I feel so bad for her parents and Brianna. Nikki treats Brianna like an animal, wishing she was dead, wanting to ship her off to a zoo, and her attitude towards an innocent five year old makes me so mad! I cannot believe her parents ...more

13 All the Girls are Tacky and Girly

I thought when Dork Diaries was saying "Always let your inner dork shine through", they meant "Don't be someone you're not because YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SINGLE WAY AND WORDS CAN'T BRING YOU DOWN" (by the way that quote is from Christina Aguilera). But now as I'm diving deeper in the series, I've noticed that all the girls ever care about is fashion, boys and being cute and popular. Like, I get it. We all want to look nice now and then. But lately all they ever care about is:
-creating drama
-obsessing over boys because of their good looks
-obsessing over makeup products, fashionable clothing
-Getting into useless arguments and throwing lame fashion insults at each other
Like...literally that's all they ever think of. It's so stereotypical to girls too! Especially Nikki! I certainly would NOT be in a school where literally all they ever think about is GOSSIP, FASHION, POPULARITY and BOYS! UGH!

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

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!

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!

14 It is Full of Cliches

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!

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

15 Nikki is a Mary Sue

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

Seriously, I don't understand why people say that Dork Diaries is a RIP OFF of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid. First off because Dork Diaries came BEFORE Doawk. Secondly, it's based off of Ms. Perfect (Nikki) getting everything SHE wants and how she criticizes people because they're not as perfect as SHE is. In Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Greg actually has a good friend, doesn't complain as much as SHE does because her life is more CRAPPY than anyone else in the world, plus stupid BFF's like Chloe and Zoey.

Exactly! She thinks she's too perfect for everyone else and she always gets what SHE doesn't deserve. You never see protagonists like that in any books or T.V. shows. However, she's like those type of spoiled girls who wear these tacky clothing to try and fit in the popular crowd and she tries too hard to be someone she's not or those type of spoiled girls who's life revolves around trying to fit in the "CCPS" or complaining that they don't have what other people have or complaing about 1 girl who's popular than they are. You never see protagonists like Greg Heffley or Jamie Kelly like that, so why is it okay to recycle the same things over and over again?

She gets everything she wants because she's Miss Perfect Goddess and everyone should bow to her because she's queen of Dorks! Give me an f 'ING break!

16 It's Not Real

Well, neither are all the other books, stupid

Since when did story books have to be real?!

To the person who said "MOST BOOK STORIES aren't REAL", well this story was supposed to be based on real-life experiences. So don't be a smart ass OK?!

Ummm.. Newsflash, MOST BOOK STORIES aren't REAL GENIUS!

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

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 of her, right? Because it's known for it's 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 DOWKY BFF's and DOWKY CWUSH, WA WA! POOW WITTLE BABY WABY! BOO! Get over it Nikki Maxwell! I can't believe she's so ungrateful about THIS TOO!

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.

All Dork Diaries characters suck (except Daisy, who is a puppy, and Daisy is not a terrible character, just a sweet innocent puppy), and I personally think Rachel Renee Russell (the author) should stop writing crap and get a job at Pizza Hut

18 Mackenzie Is the Worst Character Ever

Call Mackenzie Hollister unlikable in this series? The fans are obviously too blind to even focus on the things Nikki did to HER. I mean, Mackenzie may have done these bad things, but Nikki can't get away with the stuff that she did.
Nikki is so hypocritical. And so is the author. She thinks that just because Nikki is the protagonist, she can do bad things and not get punished for it, but Mackenzie can because she's the stereotypical mean girl whose bad because she's rich.
I agree with what the other person said when we have our own opinions and the fans go like, "Omigosh, Nikki is a good person and a positive role model, back off haters!" (Also literally NO ONE) Nikki is a terrible role model and a bad person. The message "let your inner dork shine through" should mean "Don't be someone you're not because you're special in every single way." However, the message falls flat. Why? Because of the way Nikki acts so irritating and hypocritical, (in every book) the message is ...more

You know what? Screw what I said about Mackenzie making everyone's lives miserable. She may be a bully, but think people! There must be a possible explanation for why she's like this today.
NO, don't even think about saying, "Oh, no, she just chooses to act like that, no one did anything to her!" Um, for your information, dorky drama queen lovers, Nikki called her parents brain dead, abuses her little sister Brianna, doesn't appreciate her best friends, makes fun of her teachers, bullies MACKENZIE, laughed and filmed Tiffany when she had a meltdown in the fountain and obsesses over Brandon. You call THAT NORMAL? Mackenzie probably got bullied before Nikki came to make her life even more miserable! She had braces in the 6th grade which made her feel insecure about herself! And then Brandon and Nikki are shaming her- making fun of her by saying, "Oh no, Mackenzie's pearly whites aren't perfect! LMAO!" (I had to add LMAO because they were laughing too).
Should I list down Nikki's ...more

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

I know. She bullies Nikki for no reason whatsoever except for maybe driving the plot. She actually became dangerous in that book where she slammed Nikki in the face with a dodgeball.

19 Everyone is White

To the person who said #TOTALLY AGREE, you should really stop forcing people to remove stuff from this list because it's proving furthermore why it should stay.

#TOTALLY_AGREE_! You are so racist! The author is black, and the characters MIGHT ALSO be black! So just shut up! This list is SO DAMN STUPID AND WICKED!

Zoey is African American. The author is black.

Zoey is black I think. The author is black

20 It Makes Fun of People with Braces

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.

MacKenzie was bullied in Grade 6 for having braces. The author tried to make it look like a good thing, because of how MacKenzie is the bad guy and stuff like that, but it's not okay to do that. That is just straightforward bullying, and what the heck is Dork Diaries teaching people.

21 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.

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?!

Would it kill them to go a day without using the word "oMg"

22 Nikki is a Selfish Jerk

I couldn't agree more. Nikki is always complaining that nothing ever goes the way SHE wants life to go. But I find it so unfair that SHE get's everything SHE wants and still complains! It makes me so mad! She's so self centered and she only cares about herself and wanting to be popular and better than everyone else. She disrespects her parents by calling them brain-dead because they don't get her whatever SHE wants, like cute'n chic clothing like Mackenzie or a hot phone! Um, excuse me?! Nikki does absolutely nothing, she just sits around writing in her stupid diary about her massively cruddy life! For your information, Miss Perfect, YOU GOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE THAT YOU DIDN'T EVEN EXPECT TO HAVE! And this girl still whines over literally NOTHING! Wow. This is a whole new level of being a spoiled brat. If that's not annoying and stupid, then what is?

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

Yes, in fact. Nikki IS a selfish jerk. She always complains that no one does what SHE wants and nothing ever goes her way. She says that Mackenzie has a lot more than her. Um, need I remind you that you got everything you didn't deserve and that other people (girls in this case) don't have? Like you're own hit reality T.V. show and the trophy for the skii competition? Even though you're such a bratty loser? Even worse, she calls her parents brain dead. She is so ungrateful. Is she even aware that she is surrounded by parents who love her and care for her? There are literally kids in the world who have it way worse than her with no parents or family and she still complains because literally ONE girl has fashionable clothes and hates her? So first, she has these meltdowns because of her Dad's job as the exterminator. Then she bullies her little sister and expects everything to go her way. Why is she always talking about how annoying Brianna is? She's her little sister, and she's only ...more

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

23 It Provides Very Unrealistic Expectations for Kids and Tweens

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

I find it so unfair for everyone who has to deal with this spoiled jerk, Nikki! She manages to get everything she wants in life, stuff that she never really expected, but she's only focusing on one girl who has like, 1% more than SHE does?! I literally feel so bad for not only Brianna, but her parents. She spends useful time in her life writing in her diary about the "big mean scawwy girl" and corny bff's and bratty sister and brain dead parents! Her parents literally provided everything for her just to get a good education in school, and instead of being grateful, she literally SHAMES them at school by calling them brain dead! LOOK WHO'S TALKING ABOUT BEING BRAIN DEAD! SHE'S BRAIN DEAD! If I was her Mom, I would literally give her a huge whopping so we'll really see who's BRAIN DEAD!

First off, I find it so unfair that she always has to get everything HER way. Why does she have to be so RUDE to her parents about the outfits they give her? And it always has to be ...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.

All these books are basically teaching kids-ESPECIALLY teenagers to be disrespectful to their parents or realize that school doesn't matter or think that they're better than everyone else and be people who their not. I saw on that dork diaries website, these girls who were commenting stuff like, "Oh, my mom won't let me do this! " "Oh, my mom won't let me do that! " "My parents gave me the worst present ever for Christmas! " "My crush is not into me! " "I wanna fit in with the CCP's! " "I wanna be popular! " "I want this! I want that! My parents made me babysit my bratty sister or brother! " So basically, always letting your inner dork shine through means you have to be a whiny, spoiled, selfish brat?! I would like to be myself, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

24 It's the Same Plot Line Every Time

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 say that like it's a bad thing!" "You stood me up!" "You're such a brat!" "OMG!" "Squee!" "CCP" "LOVE" "DORKY DORK" "CRUSH" "According to the latest GOSSIP" Like SHUT UP, YA DAMN WASTE. NO ONE CARES ABOUT DORKS!

Yeah. It's either Mackenzie being mean, Nikki bullying Brianna or her calling her parents brain dead.

"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!

25 Nikki Can Remember Everything Everyone Says

Funny how she remembers every bad thing that Mackenzie does but then she pretends in book 11 that she doesn't remember all the stuff she did, like making Mackenzie go into a dumpster.

Ok, so if you keep a diary, you'd know the main layout of your day and roughly remember your conversations. But Nikki SOMEHOW has all her chats stored in her brain. Every single WORD. If this was realistic like a proper diary, she wouldn't.

I love how in Diary of a Wimpy Kid Greg can sort of remember really basic stuff people say that most people could remember then just have a close summary for the things he can't remember exactly but Nikki can literally remember a full paragraph that someone said to her

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