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Girls fiction books - written as diary

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boyshoes Thu 05-Sep-13 12:14:55

Hi, my daughter has just finished a book called The Raspberry Rules by Karen McCombie and she loves it. Does anyone know of any other fictin books that are written like a diary as this is the reason she liked it. Thanks!

BlueChampagne Thu 05-Sep-13 12:18:59

Emma Tupper's Diary

SandStorm Thu 05-Sep-13 12:19:50

The only one I can think of is Mill Girl which is a historical story written as a diary. I don't know if it's the right age group for your daughter though as I don't know the one you've mentioned.

Pusspuss1 Thu 05-Sep-13 12:20:56

Anne Frank/Adrian Mole/Bridget Jones?! All great books. How old is she?

olgaga Thu 05-Sep-13 12:22:54

She'll love My So-Called Life - the Tragically Normal Diary of Rachel Riley.

There's a series, by Joanna Nadin.

My DD (now 12) also loved the diary format.

boyshoes Thu 05-Sep-13 12:47:19

Hi she's 8 but Raspberry Rules was written for 10+. She's not ready for anything where anyone has died etc...

Takver Thu 05-Sep-13 13:38:03

Haven't looked closely at it, but what about Diary of a Wimpy Kid? I have always assumed it was a diary format (!) and it was very popular in dd's primary.

olgaga Thu 05-Sep-13 22:36:30

Hi the Joanna Nadin books are just funny, no gruesome shenanigans. DD also loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid - the books are much funnier than the film!

LilaFowler Thu 05-Sep-13 23:42:03

Anne Frank a great diary book, but just felt the need to point out it's not a fiction book -it's actual the real life account of a little girl in hiding! smile

My ds loves Diary of A Wimpy Kid, that's in a diary/musings of a child format.

I used to love Adrian Mole and his constant yearning for Pandora and his wafflings on.

OldBeanbagz Fri 06-Sep-13 12:41:52

DD (11) has just started the first Adrian Mole and is loving it but it's probably a bit old for an 8 year old.

What about the Indie Kidd books by Karen McCombie?

MirandaWest Fri 06-Sep-13 12:44:00

DS likes the Tom Gates books and thinks they're better than the Wimpy Kid ones (although he has both). He started reading them when he was 8 I think.

MirandaWest Fri 06-Sep-13 12:47:27

Just saw that you put Girls Fiction but I think Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates both fine for boys or girls. Might see if I can persuade DD to try one of them - am trying hard to wean her off Rainbow Blooming Magic Fairies hmm (she is nearly 8)

CambridgeBlue Fri 06-Sep-13 12:49:57

My DD likes Dork Diaries which I think is like Wimpy Kid but written by a girl.

TheSlug Fri 06-Sep-13 12:53:27

Try the 'it's ok, I'm wearing really big knickers!' Series. I think one of them was made into a film recently.

TheSlug Fri 06-Sep-13 12:56:19

The confessions of Georgia Nicholson. Good books, there are ten books in the series. Might be a little old but addressed in a really nice way, she's a young teenager coming to terms with puberty etc.

Frettchen Fri 06-Sep-13 13:46:00

Not quite a diary, but the first thing that popped into my mind was a book called Longer Letter Later which I read when I was a young'n. It's a series of letters between two best friends when one has moved away. It predates e-mail, so might be a little old-fashioned, but I loved it because I used to write to my best friend.

hazlinh Thu 19-Sep-13 17:00:48

Try the 'Dear Dumb Diary' series, it is like the Dork Diaries.

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