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Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #3: Nobody's Perfect. I'm As Close As It Gets.

Nobody's Perfect. I'm As Close As It Gets. (Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #3) - Jim Benton ** Originally posted www.bunnycates.com **My Thoughts:This is the continuation of the Dear Dumb Diary series. I think it is geared toward those younger readers who grew up reading Dear Dumb Diary, and aren't ready to give up on the series even though they’ve out grown it. They get to keep reading it, and see the character grow right along with them. If that makes sense.This book is so cute. It follows middle schooler Jamie Kelly and is written through a bunch of journal entries. I normally HATE books written as a journal, but I love it in this series. I think it allows kids to connect with the main character better, and see/feel like “that could be me”.In Dear Dumb Diary Year Two #3: Nobody’s Perfect. I’m As Close As It Gets. Jamie learns valuable lessons about ones “Permanent Record” and the bad things that can happen if/when you try to game the system. She also learns that maybe ALWAYS going along with whatever your friends say, even though you know it is probably wrong, is probably not the best thing to do.In Conclusion:I loved this book. I thought it was entertaining and as a mom, I loved that there were lessons to be learned. My daughter loved it too, she read the book in like 20 minutes.Mom Notes:These books are aimed at middle grade readers. and even though they are a continuation of the first series I don’t think they have to be read in order.Recommended for middle graders, say ages 8+For Students and Parents:ATOS Book Level: 5.1Interest Level: Middle Grades (MG 4-8)AR Points: 2.0