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Yay! The school’s holding a major talent competition! It’s Nikki’s big chance to prove that she’s a shining star, not a cringing dork. Now Nikki can let her hair down by singing and dancing with her friends, and finally stop worrying about ruining what little reputation she has. Except that Nikki is hiding an embarrassing fact. She’s only at her posh private school, Westchester, on a scholarship – because her dad is working as the school’s pest exterminator! And as Nikki hits the stage, determined to propel herself to popularity, her shaming secret is waiting in the wings…

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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

Date published

June 9th, 2011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Middle years; 4.0 points




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  1. niazibcn
    on 10 March 2017

    I want to READ this book. ALL OF IT!!! but I soon realised I can’t. i want some help finding this book to read: Online, for FREE, and WITHOUT giving an personal details.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me find the book I’m looking for! PLEASE!!!!!!!!

    4out of 5
  2. redbab77
    on 28 October 2016

    It was awesome how Nicky hade to win that singing competition

    5out of 5
  3. emilyiscool2006
    on 29 July 2015

    I think this book is amazing. this book gives me loads of encouragement!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  4. JapaneseStar
    on 20 May 2015

    OMG!!! So funny I love their family bonding time… wait let me correct that, their attempts at family bonding time I mean what else could go wrong!

    5out of 5
  5. lulillyno
    on 13 May 2015

    i love this i highly recommend this book to all girls i rate this book …............5stars

  6. Leahka99
    on 8 March 2014

    I loved this book it’s all about Nikki holding a talent compertion and she can’t wait to practice her moves with her friends but mean Mackenzie try’s to ruin it I loved it I recommend this book to people who likes to read diarys

  7. lilliepad1502
    on 5 March 2014

    IT WAS EXCELLENT! I liked the bit when Nikki sings the hot dog song.

  8. Cheerforevers
    on 3 March 2014

    This is another installment and brilliant as always

  9. zazwi
    on 27 January 2014

    i think this book is brill but if only they but if only they let you read ALL of it

    5out of 5
  10. MegMog123
    on 22 September 2013

    very funny Mackenzie is ssoo mean

  11. pawprint2
    on 10 September 2013

    I really love this series!!! Hopefully the series will go on for many books to come

    5out of 5
  12. ally2001
    on 23 July 2013

    it was so good I love it 5 star book they all r I love them so much can not think of what I would do with out them thx I have ready 3 of them in 4 days wow I am reading dork diaries skating sensation I love it as well

  13. misskat02
    on 14 July 2013

    If you ever wanted to perform in front of your school in a talent show but was too shy or embarrassed to do it, Pop Star is the book for you! It’s about how Nikki’s school is holding a talent contest and Nikki enters with her band, Dorkalicious (also known as Actually, I’m Not Really Sure Yet) with heaps of obstacles along the way. Grab a copy, you won’t be let down!

    5out of 5
  14. kel8
    on 28 April 2013

    i couldn’t believe jessica sent nikki A FAKE TUITION BILL that had her worried sick for weeks and i was really relieved when dorkalicious(actually-im-not-really-sure-yet)could go ahead with the talent contest.good book tense at times!

    5out of 5
  15. lovelypie123
    on 11 April 2013

    I loved this book it had a wonderful ending but if you DONT LIKE LOVE DOVEY STUFF then dont get it and also I would recommend THIS BOOK FOR GIRLS

    5out of 5
  16. jesjen
    on 10 April 2013

    A great book that’s awesomely awesome to read!!!!

  17. bettyrose4
    on 10 March 2013

    This is one of my favourites, this book has the most biggest life problems for Nikki and her embarrassments seem to be getting worse when her dad comes to the school as the pest exterminator! So buy this book and read it to the very end and hopefully you’ll agree with me.

    5out of 5
  18. renaye321
    on 9 March 2013

    i wish i could read the whole book

    5out of 5
  19. queenie13
    on 8 March 2013

    i love it alot. rachel renee russell is an AWESOME author.

    5out of 5
  20. lap312i
    on 6 March 2013

    its kind of like a dairy of a wimpy kid

  21. lmdrld
    on 5 March 2013

    now the schools having a talent show. Whats nikki to do?

  22. cherribob
    on 30 January 2013

    I thought this book was so funny! I loved it. Some of the pictures made me laugh my socks off! I would definatly recomend it to 9+!

    5out of 5
  23. Pinky2002
    on 26 January 2013

    i liked this book,but then i thought this book was rubbish, because you cant read it all!!!

  24. ghaswell
    on 11 January 2013

    By the way, this book is supposed to sound like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but just from a girl’s point of view. I loved this book sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4out of 5
  25. mimoza
    on 25 November 2012

    i loved this book it is so good it is one of my fravrots i love it well don to the auther that don this book because i love it sooooooooooooo much

    5out of 5
  26. stargold
    on 18 October 2012

    I have never read it but im diying to readthis book

    5out of 5
  27. DorkyDiaries
    on 19 August 2012

    I am the type of girl who hates to read! But,one day I saw this book and it looked interesting.So I bought it; and I am so glad I did because I am loving the book so far! And I wll definitly buy the rest of the series!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  28. sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    i love it

  29. many123
    on 15 November 2011

    the letters are two small i will give it 1-10 two small words

  30. dasiy396
    on 12 November 2011

    I loved it i did not finish it but there was a mystery at the end i love it.

    4out of 5
  31. lissy10
    on 2 October 2011

    pretty cool,a bit like Diary of a Wimpy kid!I think i’ll give this Four stars! Liked it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. RoBBs-woo-yeah
    on 24 September 2011

    I absolutely LOVED…...(keep saying LOVED for two hours)this book and one of the good things is that you don’t have to read the first two books to understand what is going on. Anyone will love this even adults! (my friend’s mum has read it and she enjoyed it!) If your looking for a good book that will get you gripped you’ve defiantly come to the right place! P.S Just make sure you know what a scholarship is.

    5out of 5
  33. seasealucky
    on 15 June 2011

    i really want to reed this book because it looks fun and exiting!

  34. jessicawolf21
    on 15 June 2011

    sound brilliant although it sounds pretty familliar to diary of a wimpy kid.

  35. flossy1998
    on 27 May 2011

    It’s like the 1st and second book , but overall good book

    3out of 5