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

  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!!!

  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)!!!

  3. Victoria

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

  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. ;]

  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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. ginger bread girl

    your books are so cool!!!I read all of the dear dumb diary books1WHEN IS THE 8 ONE COMING OUT??????

  9. perfect pink rice 2

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

  10. kristina

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

  11. 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?

  12. DanielleCutie

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

  13. Leni

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

  14. Summerbreeze

    I LOVE YOUR BOOKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE DON”T STOP WRITING!!!!!!!!!!LOVE DEAR DUMmB DAIRY!!!!!

  15. 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.

  16. Megan


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