Category Archives: Dear Dumb Diary

January 6, 2009

Jim Benton

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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

September 18, 2008

3 Questions for Jamie Kelly

Posted by at 6:12 am in Dear Dumb Diary, Reads | Permalink

0439629047_2I’d love to meet Jamie Kelly, whose secret journal has been published as the Dear Dumb Diary series (just don’t tell her that!). Jamie seems hilarious and I think we’d have a fun time together, so instead of asking her questions, I’d want to spend time actually hanging out. But I did come up with three requests to ask of Jamie if we could plan to meet up:

1. Please give me a make-over. (I’m dying to see how my hair would turn out!)

2. Let’s go out dancing!

3. Rate me on your popularity-o-meter! (Hopefully, I wouldn’t fall under Isabella’s metric system of Dorkology.)

What would YOU ask Jamie if you got the chance?

— Karen, STACKS Staffer