Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries #3)

Book 3 of 13 in the Dork Diaries Books Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.927459

Rachel Renee Russell serves up more laughs and adorable illustrations in the next installment of the bestselling DORK DIARIES series.

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.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on June 7, 2011 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1442411902
ISBN-13: 9781442411906
281 Book Reviews
  • dezirayeparty23
    dezirayeparty238 months55 stars
    I LOVE Dork Diaries books Their soooooo Dorky, like me.
    • starburst114
      starburst114about 1 year55 stars
      great book highly reccomend for 8-12 yr olds ;) love all the dork diaries as well though, wonderful story telling
      • todoroki_15
        todoroki_15over 1 year55 stars
        In the third volume of the Dork Diaries series, Nikki Maxwell receives a prank letter from her arch-nemesis MacKenzie, in which she has to pay a HUGE tuition bill. Since Nikki doesn't have the money to pay it, she enters in the WCD Talent Showcase where one of the prizes are full scholarships to WCD. Read on to find out Nikki and her friends misadventures in Dork Diaries 3: Tales From A Not-So-Talented Pop Star! P.S. This is my favorite Dork Diaries book!
        • serene_euphoria
          serene_euphoriaover 1 year55 stars
          Oh Nikki, I love how you started a band! Rachel Renee Russell is so witty and creative! Any one who hasn't read this book, pick it up n read it!
          • starlite_safire
            starlite_safireover 1 year55 stars
            Love it
            • x_goddess_x
              x_goddess_xover 1 year44 stars
              Amazing book! It starts out funny, but I'll only do a teeny bit. When Nikki is at the pizza place with Brianna, and starts singing that I luv cheesy queasy song. But, MACKENZIE HOLLISTER is there, filming. Nikki's humilated, and . . . I won't spoil the rest. Have a great time reading!
              • ski96unicorn
                ski96unicornalmost 2 years44 stars
                I liked this book cause its soo fun!!!
                • kattheboss2
                  kattheboss2almost 2 years55 stars
                  i like it so much the books look so cool i cant wait to read more i think this book is cool
                  • Chocolate girlalmost 2 years
                    Me and my friends love the book because its really really funny
                    • zenret
                      zenretalmost 2 years
                      I love dork diaries because it is like a teen trying to you know try to be a popular girl In school