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
280 Book Reviews
  • starburst114
    starburst1146 months55 stars
    great book highly reccomend for 8-12 yr olds ;) love all the dork diaries as well though, wonderful story telling
    • todoroki_15
      todoroki_159 months55 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!
      • silverstream77
        silverstream779 months55 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_safire10 months55 stars
          Love it
          • x_goddess_x
            x_goddess_x12 months44 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
              ski96unicornabout 1 year44 stars
              I liked this book cause its soo fun!!!
              • kattheboss2
                kattheboss2about 1 year55 stars
                i like it so much the books look so cool i cant wait to read more i think this book is cool
                • Chocolate girlover 1 year
                  Me and my friends love the book because its really really funny
                  • zenret
                    zenretover 1 year
                    I love dork diaries because it is like a teen trying to you know try to be a popular girl In school
                    • Camover 1 year
                      Its a dork but she is nice