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. violet

    I’d go bankrups if Jim Benton decided to stop writing and leave it as 10 books!!! I wonder when does book 12 come. I hope book 11 comes out at Jan.1st, 2011 at exactly 0:00 o’Clock!!!

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  2. vivian

    I’d give all my storybooks away for reading book 11 and 12 early!!! I own all 10 of the DDD series! They Are So Cool!!! Jim Benton should write 50 of them(that’s what I THINK)!!!

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  3. Victoria

    Hes up to #9… BUT I CANT WAIT TO READ IT!!! AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Victoria

    OMG!!! I LOVE HIM HES MY FAVORITE AUOTHER HIS BOOKS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sended him an email from his website syaing that he rocks… And he DOES. ;]

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  5. suzanna

    hey I love dear dumb diary when Iused to get made fun of because i had these cool stylish cherry red round glasses i couldn’t see with out they helped me throw it so thank auther dumbo dear dairy!!! Thank snort snort

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