Fans of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, particularly girls, will enjoy the Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell. This series follows the every day life of Nikki Maxwell as she attends Westchester Day School. Nikki just wants to fit in but popular girl, Mackenzie, whose locker is right next to Nikki's makes life difficult for her. In the third book of the series, Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star Nikki must decide whether to tell her two BFFs, Chloe and Zoey, her deep dark secret. The only person who knows her secret is archnemesis Mackenzie. The only reason she can attend Westchester Day School is because her father is the school's exterminator and he worked out a deal for her to get a scholarship to the school. Her secret may get out when the school becomes infested with bugs. Nikki has a dilemma when the school principal calls and leaves a message for her father. Does she give her father the message and risk everyone finding out her secret or does she hope the school finds another exterminator?
This is a very popular series which will widely appeal to young girls, ages 8-12. Boys who have read Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones series may also enjoy reading this series.