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It’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls in this hilarious novel! Nikki’s Road to Stardom Checklist: [Tick] Diva showdown [Tick] BFF feud [Tick] Talented entourage to back up VIP (Very Important Pop Star!) Just when I was starting to get used to life at my new school, this talent competition could change everything!


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It’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls in this hilarious novel! Nikki’s Road to Stardom Checklist: [Tick] Diva showdown [Tick] BFF feud [Tick] Talented entourage to back up VIP (Very Important Pop Star!) Just when I was starting to get used to life at my new school, this talent competition could change everything!

30 review for Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star

  1. 4 out of 5

    [Shai] Bibliophage

    One of Nikki's best traits is that she is a good friend who tries to help as much as she can. That is one of the best lessons, aside from handling bullies, that kids will learn through this book (series).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Taylor

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I read Dork Diaries #3, by Rachel Russell. It is a fiction story about a girl named Nikki J. Maxwell. I think she is kind. She has brown hair and has no designer clothing, unlike Mackenzie. Mackenzie is the mean, super popular girl who doesn't like Nikki at ALL, along the other dorks at school. Like Chloe and Zoey. They are Nikki's B.F.F.s who seem to always stay together. Nikki says that their ideas can be a little dorky or wacky but they're super fun. Both, Chloe and Zoey, are really awesome a I read Dork Diaries #3, by Rachel Russell. It is a fiction story about a girl named Nikki J. Maxwell. I think she is kind. She has brown hair and has no designer clothing, unlike Mackenzie. Mackenzie is the mean, super popular girl who doesn't like Nikki at ALL, along the other dorks at school. Like Chloe and Zoey. They are Nikki's B.F.F.s who seem to always stay together. Nikki says that their ideas can be a little dorky or wacky but they're super fun. Both, Chloe and Zoey, are really awesome and support Nikki at all times. Next we have Brianna Maxwell: Nikki's six-year-old little sister. Nikki thinks she is so annoying. While some think she is cute, Brianna actually started part of the problem: making Nikki preform a kiddie pizza place (Queasy Cheesy)theme song on the stage. Mackenzie also took her little sister there and got the video posted on YouTube. Also, Nikki can't ever stand babysitting Brianna because she is always bad when her parents aren't home. Lastly, Brandon. Nikki's crush who is super nice. Nikki liked him sense book one. This all happens in November at WCD (the school) most of the time. It is like normal schools: lockers and classrooms. The plot: Nikki decided not to join the talent show. But she got a tuition bill because her dad, the exterminator for WCD, was supposed to come in to school because of a bug-problem. Nikki never told and canceled it. That's why she has her scholarship: her embarrassing dad. But then it gets taken away! But she notices a poster that says you can win a scholarship by winning the talent show. She creates her own group. But is there something fishy about the bill that Nikki has been worrying about? I liked how creative the author was with ideas! She did amazing. I honestly liked everything. The author did well describing Nikki's thoughts. I rate five stars and girls in fifth grade should read it because it might have some problems that happen at real school. Read to find out if Nikki's group wins and if there is a happy ending to this story.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Janae

    I want to read this book so bad!!!!!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Tales from a Not So Talented Pop Star is the third book in the Dork Diaries by Rachel Reneé Russell. Nikki Maxwell has been at Westchester Country Day for about three months and is still best friends with Chloe and Zoey. Nikki finds out that the school is having a talent show where the winners will get to audition on 15 Minutes to Fame. Mackenzie Hollister, queen bee of WCD, shows Nikki a flyer about looking for dancers for her group Mac’s Maniacs. Nikki thinks that Mackenzie wants her in the gro Tales from a Not So Talented Pop Star is the third book in the Dork Diaries by Rachel Reneé Russell. Nikki Maxwell has been at Westchester Country Day for about three months and is still best friends with Chloe and Zoey. Nikki finds out that the school is having a talent show where the winners will get to audition on 15 Minutes to Fame. Mackenzie Hollister, queen bee of WCD, shows Nikki a flyer about looking for dancers for her group Mac’s Maniacs. Nikki thinks that Mackenzie wants her in the group but quickly finds out that Mackenzie wants Chloe and Zoey to be a part of the group, not Nikki. Nikki is really bummed, and Mackenzie threatens her that she will tell the school about the fact that Nikki is only going to the school because the school gave her a scholarship because her dad is the school exterminator. Mackenzie already has posted an embarrassing video of Nikki on YouTube, so she tells Chloe and Zoey that she can’t compete with them in the talent show. Later, Mackenzie’s tells Chloe and Zoey that two guys that they are crushing on like them so they will and do join Mac’s Maniac. Also, Nikki has found Brandon, her crush, teaching Mackenzie about photography. How will she every get to know Brandon better? With her friends gone to the dark side by joining Mac’s Maniacs, how will she ever win the talent show or have friends at WCD? This is another hit in the Dork Diaries series. It doesn’t take me long to read these, but I love them. My favorite parts of the book are when Nikki and Brandon talk to each other and when Brianna annoys Nikki. I wished Brianna and Brandon were in the book more. I can’t wait for whenever more of the books will be out.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Grace O.

    Dork Diaries #3 Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star is an easy read for late elementary and early middle school readers. It is a Realistic Fiction book. This book is about a girl named Nikki, and she is kind of a big DORK! Nikki wants to enter the talent show, but her arch enemy, Mackenzie Hollister, is going to be in it too! Mackenzie is participating with her little popular group, the "CCP's". They are going to dance, while Nikki and her friends, Chloe and Zoey, were going to be little danci Dork Diaries #3 Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star is an easy read for late elementary and early middle school readers. It is a Realistic Fiction book. This book is about a girl named Nikki, and she is kind of a big DORK! Nikki wants to enter the talent show, but her arch enemy, Mackenzie Hollister, is going to be in it too! Mackenzie is participating with her little popular group, the "CCP's". They are going to dance, while Nikki and her friends, Chloe and Zoey, were going to be little dancing book worms. Then Nikki decided she didn't want to do the talent show, so Mackenzie decided to ask Chloe and Zoey if they wanted to be in her dance group. They said yes, so they started practicing right away. So at the last minute, Nikki decided to get together a band for the talent show. She made posters and she got some people together to make a band. She also had her crush, Brandon, in her band as the drummer. They decided to name the band Dorkalicious. Now, Mackenzie was letting loose bugs out into the school to make Nikki's embarrassing dad, the school exterminator, come into the school to embarrass Nikki. Then Mackenzie is going to tell everyone that Nikki is also on a scholarship to the school. Next would be the talent show, they go on and they lose, but the "CCP's" win. This 311 paged book is by Rachel Renee Russell. I rated this a 4 star book because it was a good, funny, and easy read that was recommended by my sister. On page 89, Nikki says, "Okay, I love my family and everything. But sometimesI think they're, um... A FEW CLOWNS SHORT OF A CIRCUS!!" Also, on page 251, she thought, "Because when my parents find out everything, they're going to KILL ME! And it's probably ILLEGAL to transfer a DEAD BODY to a new school..." I read this book on November 11 and finished it on November 14.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Harshita

    After the Halloween dance when ever Brandon meets Nikki he says I had a such a nice time with you in the Halloween dance. Nikki thinks that Brandon likes Nikki. Which might be true or maybe not. Nikki planned to go to the mall with Chloe and Zoey but when she went to the mall her mother told to take care of Brianna.So Nikki went to a bench and started writting in her diary. Brianna was going to the wishing foutain and collecting coins. Nikki told Brianna to keep all the money back in the wishing After the Halloween dance when ever Brandon meets Nikki he says I had a such a nice time with you in the Halloween dance. Nikki thinks that Brandon likes Nikki. Which might be true or maybe not. Nikki planned to go to the mall with Chloe and Zoey but when she went to the mall her mother told to take care of Brianna.So Nikki went to a bench and started writting in her diary. Brianna was going to the wishing foutain and collecting coins. Nikki told Brianna to keep all the money back in the wishing fountain. Brianna started asking Nikki if they could go to Queasy Cheesy. Nikki told to Brianna that she doesn't have any money. Then Brianna said that she will pay for the queasy cheesy. And so Nikki agreed and they ate medium size pizza. Nikki's table was the lucky table because they got to sing the queasy cheesy song and dance. Nikki told to Brianna that she does not want to dance. When the waitress came she showed the bill and Brianna refuse to pay for the bill. So Nikki made a deal saying that if she dances and sings the queasy cheesy then Brianna has to pay the bill and so Brianna agreed. Nikki was like thank goodness that there were only parents and childrens no people like Mackenzie were there. But Nikki was totally wrong just after few mintues Mackenzie and Jessica came out of no where and they started taking picture and videos of Nikki and her sister Brianna. Nikki got so embrassed that she took the money from Brianna and then took Brianna quickly out of queasy cheesy. When Nikkki's mom came out of the shop Nikki told that she doesn't want to shopn with Chloe and Zoey today. When Nikki arrived at home she went to youtube and type queasy cheesy. And when Nikki say the page there were no viewers. Around 4 times Nikki had checked and so she felt that no one knows about the queasy cheesy.When Nikki checked at 9:00 clock she saw there were 7 views already. Nikki was ffeeling so terrible she kept on saying to herself that Mackenzie will ruin her life. The next day when Nikki went to school no one talked about the queasy cheesy dance. Instead Everyone were talking about the talent show. Nikki was imagining herself as a popstar. Nikki was only good at singing. When Chloe and Zoey were talking about the talent show they came up with a crazy idea. Chloe thought that they would do chicken dance.Nikki told that they can do a bookworm hip hop dance.But no that idea was a total failure. When Nikki went to her locker she got a flyer from Mackenzie saying that she want's Chloe and Zoey to come in the dance group for the talent show. Nikki felt so bad because she was invited in the group. When Nikki told to Chloe and Zoey about the Mackenzie thingy. THey said to Mackenzie that they won't dance unless Nikki is there. So Mackenzie told a lie saying that Jason and Ryan want Chloe and Zoey tot be there dance partner. And so because of that lie Chloe and Zoey agreed. From then on Nikki was feeling left out. So Nikki thought of signing up for the talent show. Nikki was allowed to put an audition in the bands room. The talent show hunt was not going the way Nikki thought. So then Violet audtion and was selected and also Theodore. Theodore told that he will try to reform his band. And when Theodore had recuited his band Nikki saw that Brandon was the drumer. Nikki was like happy. In lunch time Nikki's video queasy cheesy was been shown. And so Chloe and Zoey came and supported Nikki. Chloe and Zoey then droped Mackenzie's group. Chloe and Zoey joined Nikki's group for the talent show. In the audition Nikki had forgot to put the name of there group so there was no audition done.But then they annouced that they can come to the talent show and perform.Finally the day came. Mackenzie group had perform next was Nikki's group. When they performed everyone loved it. Guess who is going to win the talent show? Want to know more then read the book Dork Diaries Tales from Not-So-Talented popstar.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Mason

    Alyssa Mason, New school, new MEAN girl, new crush, new diary, so Nikki! Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries 3 is hilarious and of the hook. The character in my book Dork Diaries 3 is Mackenzie, Chloe, Zoey, Nikki, and Brandon. Mackenzie's roll in this book is as the bad guy (girl) who must win 24-7. Chloe and Zoey are Nikki's best friends ever and are very good at being a best friend too. Brandon is Nikki's crush who like Nikki back and he slowly gives her hints that they are ment for each other. Alyssa Mason, New school, new MEAN girl, new crush, new diary, so Nikki! Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries 3 is hilarious and of the hook. The character in my book Dork Diaries 3 is Mackenzie, Chloe, Zoey, Nikki, and Brandon. Mackenzie's roll in this book is as the bad guy (girl) who must win 24-7. Chloe and Zoey are Nikki's best friends ever and are very good at being a best friend too. Brandon is Nikki's crush who like Nikki back and he slowly gives her hints that they are ment for each other. Then we have the main character Nikki, her roll is a sweet unpopular girl who tries her hardest to fit in. The plot of the book is that Mackenzie plays an evil trick on Nikki, and Nikki will do anything to fix it. When i read this book about a middle school girl getting bullied about expressing herself and trying to fit in, and it reminded me of how school is out side of the book world and i had a huge connection. The theme of the book is that , in a middle school a lot goes on and the book is like the inside scoop to an normal middle school day in 3rd person writing. In The book i read the author's style is almost perfect, it's not perfect because most people older than 15 won't understand it. I recommend this book for people with in the age of 10-15 years old because and other age really won't under stand the book as much as other people. I loved this book but you have your own opinion. read the book to find out more. love, Alyssa Mason <3

  8. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    I outgrew this series. This was targeted for girls ages 9 through 13 and I was a few years late. Knowing that, I don't know how I enjoyed the first two. I've been awfully critical of what I read so that is a good reason...I'll stick to that. It did have its few funny moments and her dad's bug truck practically screamed Dale Gribble (my paranoid weakman♥) but I felt like I was being yelled at with the occasional super big text and !!!!!!:)!!!!!!!!!!!!! Was it supposed to be funny or just plain ann I outgrew this series. This was targeted for girls ages 9 through 13 and I was a few years late. Knowing that, I don't know how I enjoyed the first two. I've been awfully critical of what I read so that is a good reason...I'll stick to that. It did have its few funny moments and her dad's bug truck practically screamed Dale Gribble (my paranoid weakman♥) but I felt like I was being yelled at with the occasional super big text and !!!!!!:)!!!!!!!!!!!!! Was it supposed to be funny or just plain annoying? The right age group would love it with its media references (Big Time Rush! No, I'm not too old for them.) and adorable drawing but it doesn't have universal appeal or humor like Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brecka

    Dork Diaries From a Not so Talented Pop star By: Rachel Renee Russell I love the series of Dork Diaries. This series is super funny and can make you laugh if you having a bad day. The main character is Nikki. She is a high school student and has she has a diary her mom got her. She has a rival named Mckenzie and she is always trying to better her at every single thing. Mckenzie is the popular girl at the high school, and Nikki hates her. One day Nikki sees a flyer in the hallway and it says battle Dork Diaries From a Not so Talented Pop star By: Rachel Renee Russell I love the series of Dork Diaries. This series is super funny and can make you laugh if you having a bad day. The main character is Nikki. She is a high school student and has she has a diary her mom got her. She has a rival named Mckenzie and she is always trying to better her at every single thing. Mckenzie is the popular girl at the high school, and Nikki hates her. One day Nikki sees a flyer in the hallway and it says battle of the bands. Her friends want to enter, but Nikki doesn't want to. Little did she know that Mckenzie entered into the contest. So Nikki wants to win. Her friends actually joined Mackenzie's band. So she has to find four or more people for a band. When it's the day that the band papers are do she doesn't have a band name but she does have a band. So she turned it in. The day of the contest she shows up with her band but........ (I Can't tell you you'll have to read it to find out!!!!!) One thing I love about Rachel Renee Russell is she includes a little bit of pictures and she has large font size so you don't loose your place as often. She also makes the book relate to teen girls. I love Dork Diaries and I recommend this to High school girls or middle school girls. I hope you will like this as much as me.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nishi Banker

    The book was good ,actually the whole series is good.The book was funny like when Nikki was roasting marshmallows in their backyard and their dads pant caught on fire.Nikki's little sister Brianna was annoying to Nikki because she had hand puppet named Ms Penelope.My favorite character is Brianna because she comes up with good ideas to bother Nikki.I think you should read the book .

  11. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    Title: Tales From A Not-So-Talented Pop Star Author: Rachel Renee Russell Series: Dork Diaries, 3 Format: hardcover Length: 311 pages Rating: 3 stars Synopsis: Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth--that she's there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school's exterminator. The last thing Nikki needs is having her friends and--worst case scenario--her crush, Brandon, associating her with the humongous roach on top of her Da Title: Tales From A Not-So-Talented Pop Star Author: Rachel Renee Russell Series: Dork Diaries, 3 Format: hardcover Length: 311 pages Rating: 3 stars Synopsis: Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth--that she's there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school's exterminator. The last thing Nikki needs is having her friends and--worst case scenario--her crush, Brandon, associating her with the humongous roach on top of her Dad's van! Now it looks like her secret could be about to come out, and Nikki's willing to go to any zany and wacky length to prevent that from happening. The timing seems perfect when a major talent competition is announced with a school scholarship offered as the top prize. Nikki loves to sing and dance and now she gets to have tons of fun with her friends while competing for a chance to free her Dad from his obligation! (And free herself from all that potential damage to her reputation . . .) Once again, hijinks and misunderstandings aplenty ensue, as well as more hilarious and heartwarming moments with Nikki and her friends. Favourite character: Nikki Least favourite character: MacKenzie Mini-review: I love these books. They are so ridiculous yet real and all of the mid to late 2000s pop culture references like the Jonas Brothers and Justin Timberlake. I loved this series growing up but I never read very far into it (only to book four and half of book five). I can't wait to finish this series. Fan Cast: Nikki Maxwell - Ashley Boettcher MacKenzie Hollister - Belle Shouse Brandon Roberts - Mason Cook Chloe Garcia - Jenna Ortega Zoey Franklin - Skai Jackson Violet Baker - AmyBeth McNulty Theodore Swagmire III - Ed Oxenbould Marcus - Maxwell Haynes

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lisa W.

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Kirkus Reviews -- 2009-05-15 When her father barters enrollment in a prestigious private school in exchange for his bug-extermination services, Nikki suddenly finds her life in turmoil. At Westchester Country Day, Nikki encounters über-snobbish MacKenzie, the archetypal mean girl and her pack of "CCP"—Nikki's acronym for the cute, cool and popular—friends. Nikki chronicles all of her new-girl angst and trepidations as well as her fledgling crush in her diary. Russell's narrative deftly captures Kirkus Reviews -- 2009-05-15 When her father barters enrollment in a prestigious private school in exchange for his bug-extermination services, Nikki suddenly finds her life in turmoil. At Westchester Country Day, Nikki encounters über-snobbish MacKenzie, the archetypal mean girl and her pack of "CCP"—Nikki's acronym for the cute, cool and popular—friends. Nikki chronicles all of her new-girl angst and trepidations as well as her fledgling crush in her diary. Russell's narrative deftly captures the winsome vulnerability of a girl perched on the cusp of teenhood. The comical sketches, executed à la Diary of a Wimpy Kid, add an element of self-deprecating humor to the tale. An abundance of up-to-the-minute pop-cultural references threatens to date this novel quickly. Nikki's ultimate realization that she needs to be true to herself comes across as genuine rather than contrived, however, so despite its modern trappings, Nikki's journey of self-discovery will appeal to preadolescent readers struggling to find their places in the world.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Tai

    Nikki Maxwell has a secret that not even her BFFs Chloe and Zoey know. The only person who knows is Nikki's archnemesis, popular girl MacKenzie. TheNikki Maxwell has a secret that not even her BFFs Chloe and Zoey know. The only person who knows is Nikki's archnemesis, popular girl MacKenzie. The only reason she can attend Westchester Day School is because her father is the school's exterminator and he worked out a deal for her to get a scholarship to the school. Her secret may get out whe Nikki Maxwell has a secret that not even her BFFs Chloe and Zoey know. The only person who knows is Nikki's archnemesis, popular girl MacKenzie. TheNikki Maxwell has a secret that not even her BFFs Chloe and Zoey know. The only person who knows is Nikki's archnemesis, popular girl MacKenzie. The only reason she can attend Westchester Day School is because her father is the school's exterminator and he worked out a deal for her to get a scholarship to the school. Her secret may get out when the school becomes infested with bugs. Nikki has a dilemma when the school principal calls and leaves a message for her father. Does she give her father the message and risk everyone finding out her secret or does she hope the school finds another exterminator?

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mia Campbell

    This book is filled with so much drama and life problem I love it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Me: 2 stars Son (age 11): 3 stars Daughter (age 6): 4 stars This was my daughter's audio pick. My daughter said she liked "the BFFs and the singing", while my son had a lower rating because he didn't care for all the "sassy talk". I'm curious to know just how many "OMGs" and "squee!!s" were exclaimed in this book. This book was entertaining and something different from what we normally listen to, but I'll be happy to move on to our next book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jaiseth Zubia

    Since I read the first book Dork Diaries, I fell in love with the searis. This book is about Nikki, but she has to go to the mall with her mom instead of with her friends.The worst part is she has to baby sit her little sister!Nikki is at the fountain and sees her sister getting the coins people throw in the fountain!Nikki's stomach growls and goes to Cheeses Pizza and buys a medium drink and a medium soda with the water fountain! A cashier says that the lucky table gets to sing with Cheese!And Since I read the first book Dork Diaries, I fell in love with the searis. This book is about Nikki, but she has to go to the mall with her mom instead of with her friends.The worst part is she has to baby sit her little sister!Nikki is at the fountain and sees her sister getting the coins people throw in the fountain!Nikki's stomach growls and goes to Cheeses Pizza and buys a medium drink and a medium soda with the water fountain! A cashier says that the lucky table gets to sing with Cheese!And... the lucky table is number four!! "WHAT!!" says Nikki. She was siting in table four!! "YA!!"says her sister. Nikki goes and gets up there and starts singing when she was doing some Bey-once moves when... My favorite character is Nikki's little sister because she is full of energy like me and she reminds me of my sis. She is my favorite because she gets what she wants NO MATTER WHAT!She is really annoying like my sister too.I like how she thinks because a little girl that smart is awesome.She is a snitch also like my sister when you get her good side u will stay alive. My sister is a good girl, but you don't want to get on her bad side because she has very sharp nails and when she scratches u good luck!They both have to get what they want or you'll have to pay the price.At night they want to talk and talk it really gets on my nerves!My sis wants to"read" so she can go to sleep. Last night I had to play video games while she chattered. Then she finally went to sleep. I would recommend this book to Jana S. because I know she will love it because it is about a girl's life and she is a lot like Nikki.She is a lot like Nikki because she is full of energy. Jana is a good girl and so is Nikki. Jana always expresses her feelings with her friends like Nikki.They have so much stuff in common,and I think she will love these books. I don't think she has read them,but she should. That is who I will recommend this book to.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marlee

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was fun, funny, and fast and easy to read. My 10 year old son especially enjoyed it. My 6 year old daughter also found it to be somewhat interesting. However, I found Nikki to be such a terrible person that I did not want to even finish the book. Though Mackenzie is set up as a bully and a horrible, shallow, though popular person, Nikki seems to do things that are just as horrible as the things Mackenzie does. And, Nikki is just as shallow. She also doesn't have any consequences for th This book was fun, funny, and fast and easy to read. My 10 year old son especially enjoyed it. My 6 year old daughter also found it to be somewhat interesting. However, I found Nikki to be such a terrible person that I did not want to even finish the book. Though Mackenzie is set up as a bully and a horrible, shallow, though popular person, Nikki seems to do things that are just as horrible as the things Mackenzie does. And, Nikki is just as shallow. She also doesn't have any consequences for things such as lying, other than her nervousness and fear that people will find out. Everything works out perfectly for her. This is what appalled me the most: Nikki's little sister got a tiny spot of paint on one article of Nikki's clothing. Nikki freaked out about it, so her mom promised to replace whatever got paint on it. After this promise was made, Nikki secretly gave ALL of her clothing to her little sister to paint. Then, without admitting to her mom that she had given the clothing to her younger sister, she showed her mom that all of her clothes had paint on them and that she now needed a new wardrobe. She forced her mom to follow through on her promise to replace everything. Nikki's mom never finds out that Nikki purposely arranged for this to happen. Nikki never seems to feel any guilt about doing this, even though she says repeatedly throughout the book that her family doesn't have much money. I also didn't like Nikki's attitude towards her sister or the rest of her family. I have thought this before reading other Dork Diaries books, but chosen to ignore it. But really, Nikki is a terrible person. The book, while fun, isn't funny enough to make up for how horrible Nikki is.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Aleshanee

    In the book Dork Diaries Tales from a NOT-SO-Talented Pop Star by Rachel Renee Russell. There is an upcoming Talent show and Nikki and her friends are planning on singing and dancing together and MacKenzie comes up with a flyer showing Nikki that if Chole and Zoey wanted to join MacKenzies little group but didn't even bother asking Nikki and Nikki got so mad she teared up the flyer MacKenzie had given her and didn't tell Chole or Zoey and there best friends. Then nothing could of been much worse In the book Dork Diaries Tales from a NOT-SO-Talented Pop Star by Rachel Renee Russell. There is an upcoming Talent show and Nikki and her friends are planning on singing and dancing together and MacKenzie comes up with a flyer showing Nikki that if Chole and Zoey wanted to join MacKenzies little group but didn't even bother asking Nikki and Nikki got so mad she teared up the flyer MacKenzie had given her and didn't tell Chole or Zoey and there best friends. Then nothing could of been much worse that the fact that the principal called Nikki's house saying " Yes, Principal Winston here, from Westchester Country Day Middle School. We need your services for a serious insect problem. Could you stop by my office tomorrow during school hours? I'll give you all the details when we meet. Thanks" Now Nikki would be in big trouble. MacKenzie is so mean that if Nikki tries to enter the talent show she will humiliate her in front of the whole school by showing the whole entire school the song she did with Brianna ( Nikki's little sister ) at Queasy Cheesy pizza palace and the whole school will make fun of her and Nikki is scared to death that the whole school might see it even her secret crush Brandon and her best friends Zoey and Chole now Nikki has to check YouTube daily making sure how many views there are and there are only 7 views and Nikki is so scared about her dad having to check every kid for bug extermination and MacKenzie and the other CCP girls ( Cute, Cool & Popular ) might laugh and gossip about her and talk behind her back and Nikki thinks it will ruin her reputation at Westchester Country Day Middle School.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Elice Jrbashyan

    The main characters of this story are Nikki a girl that is a dork and goes to middle school, Mackenzie a girl that goes to middle school and makes Nikki's life miserable, Chole and Zoey Nikki's best friends, Brianna Nikki's sister, Brandon Nikki's crush, and Nikki's parents. The plot of this story is that Nikki goes to school and has a good/bad day because of Mackenzie and there is a talent show. Later in the story it turns out that Nikki is hiding secrets from everyone that she needs to pay fo The main characters of this story are Nikki a girl that is a dork and goes to middle school, Mackenzie a girl that goes to middle school and makes Nikki's life miserable, Chole and Zoey Nikki's best friends, Brianna Nikki's sister, Brandon Nikki's crush, and Nikki's parents. The plot of this story is that Nikki goes to school and has a good/bad day because of Mackenzie and there is a talent show. Later in the story it turns out that Nikki is hiding secrets from everyone that she needs to pay for a tuition bill and the only way she could win is by winning the talent show so later it turns out that Nikki does not win the talent show and everything gets back to normal with the tuition bill. The conflict of this story is that Nikki gets a tuitionbill in the mail and has no way of paying it and if she does not she will have to move to another school. The theme of this story is to always ignore the people who tees you. I wou;d recommend this book to others because I think its funny/interesting. I chose this book because i think its funny/interesting. My favorite quote in this book is " I just hate it when Mackenzie shashays!" because i do the same thing to my cuzins just to show off my hair to them. The most unique/interesting thing about the authors style is that I really like how she came up with all the details in the story about a girl in middle school with another girl always tezing her and trying to make her life misserable. I would recommend this book to people who teez/cause trouble other people.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bundles of

    Oh these books have yet to disappoint me! I love them! A couple years ago, I started reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and I loved the way they were set up. Then I discovered the Dork Diaries! I loved them even more than ever! This is probably because these are more directed towards girls and Wimpy Kid is directed towards boys. Nikki is facing Mackenzie yet again! Nikki does not want anyone to know her deep secret...the only reason she is at this super fancy school is because she got a sc Oh these books have yet to disappoint me! I love them! A couple years ago, I started reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and I loved the way they were set up. Then I discovered the Dork Diaries! I loved them even more than ever! This is probably because these are more directed towards girls and Wimpy Kid is directed towards boys. Nikki is facing Mackenzie yet again! Nikki does not want anyone to know her deep secret...the only reason she is at this super fancy school is because she got a scholarship in exchange for her dad's bug exterminator services. She wants no one to find this out! Especially Brandon, the boy Nikki is super crushing on! Over the next few weeks, she started to realize more and more bugs. One day after school, Principal Winston called and asked for her dad to come in and exterminate the bugs. Instead of telling her dad, Nikki said that her dad was really busy and could not come in. Later that week, she received in the mail a bill for her tuition at her school....let's just say there was a lot of zeros. This was all because she told the principal her dad couldn't come in! How could she get out of this one?!? Thankfully, she has a chance. Nikki is going to try out for the school talent show to win the scholarship back! Will she be able to do it? I love these books! I don't know exactly how many there are (does anyone?) but I hope they never end!! A fun, quick read that let's you go into the mind of a middle school girl.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    Nikki maxwell is a normal teen who is attending school at a special academy. She has crushes, best friends, and enemies just like Mackenzie who is a spoiled no good evil girl who hates Nikki's guts. Things get worst when she gets a phone call from the school saying that she has to pay over 200 in money for no good reason.....But the only way to get that kind of money is to join the school talent show. The winning prize gets 500 dollars and to be a guest on a hit teen reality show. Nikki doesn't Nikki maxwell is a normal teen who is attending school at a special academy. She has crushes, best friends, and enemies just like Mackenzie who is a spoiled no good evil girl who hates Nikki's guts. Things get worst when she gets a phone call from the school saying that she has to pay over 200 in money for no good reason.....But the only way to get that kind of money is to join the school talent show. The winning prize gets 500 dollars and to be a guest on a hit teen reality show. Nikki doesn't care if she's the guest star, all she cares about is getting that 500 dollars so she can pay the school. But the only problem is Mackenzie.......she's joining to and the judges love her...what will Nikki do??? Will she win or get kicked out of the school for good?? I picked this book because I read the first two books of the serise and they were really good. I finished this book because I really liked the beginning. I recommend this book to girls who like to read diary of a wimpy kid because it's just like that but a bit girlyer...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ryann Yamaura

    Tales From a Not So Talented Pop Star is the the book after Tales From a Not So Popular Party Girl. This book is probably my favorite book of the series. But I probably said that about every book in this series! Nikki is still trying to get through her first few months in her new middle school. It is her third month there and she still has not figured out when or how she is going to stand up to McKenzie Hollister. Which to catch you up is the most popular girl in school. Theres always something Tales From a Not So Talented Pop Star is the the book after Tales From a Not So Popular Party Girl. This book is probably my favorite book of the series. But I probably said that about every book in this series! Nikki is still trying to get through her first few months in her new middle school. It is her third month there and she still has not figured out when or how she is going to stand up to McKenzie Hollister. Which to catch you up is the most popular girl in school. Theres always something that McKenzie is trying to pick her nose in. Especialy with Nikki's school life. Which seems kind of ridiculus to Nikki, because everyone would think that she would have more things to do then try to figure out what is going on in a dorks life. When bugs start showing up at the school the thing with McKenzie because she is the only one that knows her big secret.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Cornejo

    I thought this book was very interesting because it seems that Nikki's life is falling apart and it can't get any worse but it just seems to get worse in the most TERRIBLE of times!Now, I think that when her life was starting to fall apart and she actually tried to fix it by being creative and mostly positive, I thought that it was very mature of Nikki to do that because it is really hard to fix the mess she was in,especially when her Dad is the school exterminator and that she has to deal with I thought this book was very interesting because it seems that Nikki's life is falling apart and it can't get any worse but it just seems to get worse in the most TERRIBLE of times!Now, I think that when her life was starting to fall apart and she actually tried to fix it by being creative and mostly positive, I thought that it was very mature of Nikki to do that because it is really hard to fix the mess she was in,especially when her Dad is the school exterminator and that she has to deal with her cold-hearted enemy,Mackenzie!I think that my favorite part is when(SPOILER ALERT!)Nikki decides to create her band for the talent show even though she told her BFFs that she wouldn't be able to be in it because she was never able to actually read the real poster about the talent show.Overall,I thought this book is funny,and interesting and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Francis

    I love that I can say I bought this for my daughter, but actually, I love reading them just as much. They are fun and cute stories. My daughter, who is going to be in 3rd grade read this book in 1 day and is on her 2nd or 3rd reading of it. She loves sharing all the things that happen in the story. If I had anything negative to say, it would be that the use of "OMG" is something that parents of 2nd grade students in my area don't want their student to be saying. I like to recommend this series t I love that I can say I bought this for my daughter, but actually, I love reading them just as much. They are fun and cute stories. My daughter, who is going to be in 3rd grade read this book in 1 day and is on her 2nd or 3rd reading of it. She loves sharing all the things that happen in the story. If I had anything negative to say, it would be that the use of "OMG" is something that parents of 2nd grade students in my area don't want their student to be saying. I like to recommend this series to parents of students who are reading a bit above grade level, but I have to warn them of using "OMG".

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    Unbelievable❤️ - Probably one of the most lively books I have ever read! A very artistic story with all sorts of characters! I would love for you to read this book if you haven't. The illustrations were neatly done and the contents were appropriate for all ages! Even grown-ups would enjoy this book like little kids! It had so many sudden reversals that were really stunning. This is a book that everyone should read at least once in their life.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    I thought this book was really good! It really showed all of the girls drama and everything that happens as girls get older.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bookish Devil

    Would've rated it 5 stars if it wasn't for the climax which, I feel, was written in a hurry. :/ Nevertheless, Nikki Maxwell Rocks :P

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ada Bahar

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I loved this book, because some of the chapters are really hilarious. The book is about a girl named Nikki Maxwel who writes her diary. She has two friends called Chole and Zoey. The three of them are BFFs (Best Friends Forever). And there is Brandon, Nikki’s secret crush. Then there are the CCPs (Cute, Cool and Popular), a group of popular girls and guys. The leader of the CCPs is Mackenzie HOLLISTER. Nikki absolutely hates Mackenzie, because she tricks Nikki all the time. Mackenzie is selfish I loved this book, because some of the chapters are really hilarious. The book is about a girl named Nikki Maxwel who writes her diary. She has two friends called Chole and Zoey. The three of them are BFFs (Best Friends Forever). And there is Brandon, Nikki’s secret crush. Then there are the CCPs (Cute, Cool and Popular), a group of popular girls and guys. The leader of the CCPs is Mackenzie HOLLISTER. Nikki absolutely hates Mackenzie, because she tricks Nikki all the time. Mackenzie is selfish and annoys dorks. Nikki says: Calling Mackenzie “a mean girl” is an understatement. She's a RATTLESNAKE in pink plumping lip gloss and ankle boots. According to Nikki, Mackenzie is a rich and selfish fashionista. By the way, Mackenzie's BFF is a girl named Jessica who is selfish just like Mackenzie. So in the book Nikki is worried she's going to lose her scholarship for WCD (Westchester Country Day), Her dad is the school’s pest controller and that’s why she has a scholarship. One day the school principal calls home on the phone and she says that her dad is to tired to come. Then she sees a poster for a talent show and the reward is a scholarship as well as a spot on the 15 minutes Of Fame show. After that she decides to enter the talent show at the very last minute. And that means that her BFFs Chole and Zoey can't enter the talent show with Nikki, because they are entering the talent show with Mackenzie's dance group Mac's Maniacs. When Chole and Zoey find out that Nikki is entering the talent show, they get upset. Consequently, Chole and Zoey get out of Mac's Maniacs and join Nikki's group Dorkalicious. In the talent show rehearsal, the judge says that they don't have a name, because on the paper it reads “Actually I'm Not Really Sure Yet”. Then Nikki has an idea, she says the name of the band should be "I'm Not Really Sure Yet". Then they perform a song. They don't win the talent show, but they get to go on the 15 Minutes Of Fame reality show.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Topete

    Dork Diaries Tales From a Not So Talented Pop Star is written by Rachel Renee Russell and is about the main character Nikki Maxwell and her little sister go to the mall and eat at a restaurant because their mom has to go around the mall to shop. So they eat at a pizza place and they didn’t have any money so the only way to get it for free is to sing infront of everyone. So they did and they actually enjoyed it. Then out of nowhere her enimie Mackenzie Hollister records the whole thing. She threa Dork Diaries Tales From a Not So Talented Pop Star is written by Rachel Renee Russell and is about the main character Nikki Maxwell and her little sister go to the mall and eat at a restaurant because their mom has to go around the mall to shop. So they eat at a pizza place and they didn’t have any money so the only way to get it for free is to sing infront of everyone. So they did and they actually enjoyed it. Then out of nowhere her enimie Mackenzie Hollister records the whole thing. She threatens that it will go on the internet but never does. Nikki is safe for now. In their school there is a Talent show coming up and Nikki wants to be in it with her BFF’S. They agree to do it but Nikki doesn’t think she wants to do it anymore because of Mackenzies threat. Mackenzie one day comes up to Nikki and asks her if she can tell her BFF’S Chloe and Zoey to join her group for the talent show. Nikki feels sad but she knows that they will be better off with her. Mackenzie convinces Chloe and Zoey to in her group and they join. Nikki again decides to enter again and makes up a band with her crush and 3 other friends but she needs back up singers. Later on Chloe and Zoey realize that Mackenzie was playing them and joins Nikki’s band as backup singers. They enter the talent show but there is a problem………… I can’t say. Anyway they fix their problem and preform. They were amazing but……. They di……. Win. They have a opportunity that they can’t pass up and take it ‘ Read the book to find out. It is so goooooood!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mia Martinez

    The book “Dork Diaries Tales from a NOT-SO -Talented Pop Star” by Rachel Renée Russell is the third book in the Dork Diaries series. This book is about how Nikki Maxwell, as always, runs into a problem, her school ;Westchester Country Day middle school, starts to get a infestation problem. This is bad because Nikki has a scholarship at this school because her dad is the school’s bug exterminator, but Nikki doesn’t want anyone to know her dad is the school’s bug exterminator because then everyone The book “Dork Diaries Tales from a NOT-SO -Talented Pop Star” by Rachel Renée Russell is the third book in the Dork Diaries series. This book is about how Nikki Maxwell, as always, runs into a problem, her school ;Westchester Country Day middle school, starts to get a infestation problem. This is bad because Nikki has a scholarship at this school because her dad is the school’s bug exterminator, but Nikki doesn’t want anyone to know her dad is the school’s bug exterminator because then everyone will make fun of her. So, when her principal gives Nikki's dad a call, Nikki doesn’t tell her dad about it, and soon enough Nikki’s family gets a bill for attending Westchester Country Day middle school. Nikki knows her family can’t afford this money, so when the Westchester Country Day middle school talent show comes up, a prize is a scholarship to the middle school. Now Nikki has to enter the talent show and win, of course many conflicts come in the way of Nikki’s victory in the talent show. I love this book because of all the drama that happens, I recommend this book for people who like girl drama and realistic-fiction.

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