Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Dork Diaries: Pop Star by Rachel Renee Russell (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E)

June 2011, Simon and Schuster
336 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: mean girl causing havoc, school talent contest, sabotage, losing and finding friends, creating a band, creative thinking, feeling of inevitable doom, an impressionable younger sister, heaps of humour, some major sad parts, tissues needed

Summary from Simon and Schuster

Let the spotlight showdown commence...

Nikki Maxwell's school is holding a talent competition and Nikki can't wait to start practising dance moves with her BFFs, Chloe and Zoey, and impressing Brandon, her crush, with her singing skills!

But then Nikki finds out that her arch-nemesis, MacKenzie, is entering the contest too, and she's determined to steal the limelight from Nikki and her friends. Can a dork like Nikki take on the most popular girl in school and win?

Nayuleska's thoughts 

I've probably said this before but I adore this series! Nikki's life yoyos around so much that on the same page you'll laugh and cry. Her ability to think up plans to get out of trouble are admirable and crazy. As much as she dislikes Brianna at times, the sisterly bond is awww worthy, especially at the end. Everyone needs friends to get away from bullies, yet Nikki discovers what it's like not to have her friends around which was a sad moment. There are all sorts of feelings readers can relate to in this amazing read.

You can find out more on the dedicated website.

Suggested read 

Check out the rest of the series which includes the book I read first (not the first book) Dork Diaries: Skating Sensation

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