October 23, 2012
Review: Dork Diaries 4
Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renee Russell
This is a Cybils review.
I confess that I have not read any of the Dork Diary books, even though they are extremely popular in my library. The fourth book has Nikki volunteering to raise money for an animal shelter by entering an ice skating competition. The problem is, she doesn't know how to skate. Making the whole thing even messier is the fact that the shelter is owned by the grandmother of her crush, Brandon, and her nemesis Mackenzie is a fantastic skater.
Strengths: Fun, entertaining, light with wonderful illustrations (though I have to wonder about the hands - they always look like mittens!).
Weaknesses: Although the series is very popular, don't expect anything really meaningful here.
This review is based on a library copy.
Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!