Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After! by Rachel Renee RussellThis wouldve been a great concept if it hadnt been done a thousand times before.
The characters wouldve been interesting if they werent so incredibly cliche. Seriously, lets talk about that. Nikki is not stuck-up at all, an opinion Im sure is only shared by the fictional girl herself. Her friends are just cutouts with no distinct personality, and their lives hover around Nikki. Brandon is like Prince Phillip from Disneys Sleeping Beauty. Yes, he has a name and does... stuff, but he has no personality. Hes essentially a plot device. And the mean girl is just that - Regina George minus the interesting, funny, enjoyable character parts.
Theres also this recurring thing where everyone mistakes Nikki for Alice and Dorothy because of her clothes. Her CLOTHES. There are no distinguishable traits in Alice, Dorothy, or Nikki besides their clothes? Not like their hair, face, mannerisms, personality, etc?
I dont know why Im reading this series anymore. I tell myself its because I need something to rant about, and Ive already started the series, but really I have no reason. I probably will still read the next book - if there is one.
Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak
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