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Let's pretend this never happened : by Jamie Kelly.

By: Benton, Jim.
Contributor(s): Benton, Jim.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Kelly, Jamie. Dear dumb diary: ; Kelly, Jamie. Dear dumb diary: 1.; Kelly, Jamie. Dear dumb diary: 01.; Kelly, Jamie. Dear dumb diary: #1.; Dear dumb diary: [ ; 1]Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2004Description: 95 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0439629047 (pbk.); 9780439629041.Subject(s): Diaries -- Juvenile fiction | Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Kelly, Jamie (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Diary fiction -- Juvenile fiction | Children's humourous stories -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Humorous fiction. | Diary -- Juvenile fiction. | Children's humorous fiction. | Children's fiction.DDC classification: Children's Fiction
Contents:
"Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School." -"Apple series"--Cover p. [4]. -In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.
Summary: In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Read the hilarious, candid (& sometimes mean) diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be. In this book, Jamie contends with Angeline, the school's prettiest, most popular girl (who Jamie thinks is a goon!) and the impending visit of her troll-like little cousin. Will Jamie survive? Will she go mad? Will she send her mom's nasty casserole to starving children in Wheretheheckistan? You'll just have to read the first installment of Dear Dumb Diary to find out!

"Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School."

"Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School." -"Apple series"--Cover p. [4]. -In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.

In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.

8-12 years.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Benton's Dear Dumb Diary series gets off to a shaky start with this trite tale told in diary format. In daily entries, each starting with the title salutation, Jamie Kelly vents repeatedly on several topics. A die-cut cover shows the heroine, and when readers lift it, they get a preview of the themes to be introduced in the coming pages. The primary target of Jamie's tirades is her middle-school nemesis: pretty, popular, perky Angeline, who "is so perfect that the word `perfect' is probably not perfect enough for her. One day they'll probably have to invent another word for her and when they do I hope it rhymes with vomit or turd because I think I have a good idea for a song if they do." Jamie also gripes about her mother's abysmal cooking (one night she makes "some sort of mushy noodley stuff... that tasted almost exactly like socks smell") and her less than luxurious locks, which she tries to dye Angeline's shade but instead it "came out the exact color of raw chicken." Though the feisty diarist makes the occasional funny observation, more often her stabs at humor miss their mark or are so protracted that the comic moment fizzles. Inane, sketchy illustrations do little to fortify the tale. Ages 8-12. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved