Sunday, February 7, 2021

Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not So Best Friend Forever by Rachel Renee Russell


Title: Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not So Best Friend Forever

Author: Rachel Renee Russell

Read by:  Jenni Barber

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Length: Approximately 3 hours and 53 minutes

Source: Review Copy from Simon & Schuster.  Thank-you!

 My ten-year-old daughter Penelope is a fan of the Dork Diaries series.  We enjoy reading the novels and listening to the audiobooks together.  We need to catch up with the books in the middle of this series!

 Dork Diaries 14:  Tales from a Not So Best Friend Forever finds our heroine Nikki and her friends spending the summer as the opening act for the world famous Bad Boyz boy band.  Things look perfect for Nikki and her friends until her enemy Mackenzie manipulates her way into an intern position working with social media for the tour.  Even worse, Mackenzie is her roommate and keeps trying to blackmail Nikki to get herself on stage.  Will Nikki survive the summer, and get to know the Bad Boyz?

 Jenni Barber was a great narrator and really seemed to inhabit Nikki’s character.  Penelope was very engaged in the plot and especially thought the quizzes that were sprinkled throughout the book on “which bad boy is for you” were funny.  I remember liking those types of quizzes as a kid.  We both were very amused by the humor in the book.  Penelope especially loved the Bad Boyz and Nikki’s interactions with them.

 Overall, Dork Diaries 14 was a funny audiobook and kept me and my ten-year old daughter entertained on our car trips.  It prompted fun discussions.  Penelope really wants this to become a Netflix series!

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