Rachel Renee Russell serves up more laughs in the next installment of the New York Times best-selling Dork Diaries series.
Since we first met Nikki Maxwell, she's 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 all our favorite characters.
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Yes, because the series is quick and cute. I recommend it to any girl from 4th grade until...maybe 8th or 9th grade, though older kids can enjoy it!
Probably the plot. I have the whole series in hardback, and I just had to have a version that I could have on my MP3 player at anytime.
Nikki, since her voice was used the most. She did a good job with her little sister too.
No, not really. The book isn't particularly moving, but the ending was cute. I love the little twists in the end, when the book all comes together.
I want to give the performance a 4.5. When you first hear it...well the reader can sound a little whiny and over dramatic. But you learn to love it 20 minutes in. Listened to it in one night and ready to listen again :) IF I didn't just buy another audio book of a completely different genre.
Perfect short story for a plane ride or a trip to another city. I would recommend buying a longer book for a full road trip though.
Narrator did a good job. Story pretty good.
The female version of Diaries of a Wimpy Kid, but less cynical (which is good).
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