January 6, 2009

Jim Benton

Posted by at 7:23 am in Authors, Dear Dumb Diary, Reads | Permalink

Sometimes I do things a little backwards. For example, when I saw this amazing video interview with Jim Benton . . . I decided he was my new absolute favorite author without ever having read anything he wrote.

Then, to prove myself right, I read the first three books in the Dear Dumb Diary series. And I was! Jamie Kelly is wonderfully snarky and hilarious. Jamie’s diary is filled with all the mean things you only wish you had the guts to say about those blonde, zone-shampooing, stuck-up girls named Angeline. And I can’t wait to see what happens next in Jamie’s epic quest for popularity.

For all of you who loved Jim and Jamie way before I did, check out this exclusive, new short story Jim brainstormed with his fans the last time he visited Scholastic headquarters.

I love it!

— Carly H., STACKS Staffer

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  1. lawrencia

    I LOVE dear dumb diary, its the funniest book ive EVER read. i hope Jim Benton makes another. I love Jamie, she more like me than anyone else.

  2. Jamie101

    Go Jamie! I personally like Angeline better, but my personality is more similar to Jamie. I love your books, and I have all of the gear! :D

  3. perfect pink rice 2

    I looooooovvvvvvvee this books!!I have all the books in series so far!!!!!!!!NEVER STOP WRITING!!!!I love these books!

  4. kristina

    The Dear Dumb Diary Books are awesome! Never stop writing! Do not quit writing! These books have inspired me to become an writer.

  5. Olivia

    You should continue the series! :) I’ll be depressed when it ends at 8!!
    If you end it there, can you write a new series?

  6. DanielleCutie

    I absolutly love DEAR DUMB DIARY.It is the coolest and funniest book ever.How did you make that stuff all up!!!!!

  7. Leni

    I’ve been reading Dear Dumb Diary for 2 years! I can’t wait until “It’s Not My Fault I Know Everything”!!!!!!!!

  8. wvgirl14

    OMG!!! I love you, Jim Benton! You are one of my favorite authors and I am a total bookworm. My best friend Madi and I both love Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary. Our favorite character is Isabella, but we’re more like Jamie.