About the Book
The hilarious and bestselling series from Jim Benton continues!
It's not easy being a middle-schooler, and nobody knows that better than Jamie Kelly. There are surprises around every corner: some good, some bad, all dumb. But when Jamie inherits a trunk of her grandmother's things, she never expects to find the biggest surprise of all -- Grandma's diary.
Violating the privacy of a diary is something Jamie would never do . . . unless she was absolutely certain that she wanted to do it.
And when she does, she learns that, deep down, everyone is exactly the same. Dumb.
Jamie still has no idea that anyone is reading her diary, so please, please, please don't tell her. And definitely don't tell her that she's the star of her very own Dear Dumb Diary movie, available on DVD. (Her glamorous ego might not be able to handle it.)
My Take on the Book
Jamie Kelly is a middle school age child and writes in her diary. She writes about everyday events, her feelings, her thoughts, her problems, etc. She also illustrates her diary entries. The illustrations are very creative and often will make the reader really think about the topic through the illustrations.
One event , Jamie wrote about, was finding her grandmother's diary. Her grandmother had passed away which of course brought several entries in her diary. It was interesting her rational for reading her grandmother's diary. She found some similarities between her and her grandmother.
This book would be read probably eagerly by a 4th through 6th grader. The reader will find similar challenges that a child that age may experience. You will read about jealously, problem solving,and decisions that need to be made. There is a group of pages that encourage reader participation at the end of the book.
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