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Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe is the upcoming 12th installment of the Dork Diaries franchise. According to, it was released this fall, on October 17, 2017.

First Synopsis

 "The illustrated middle-grade series picks up as Nikki counts down to the end of the school year, and is questioning how she'll spend her summer. Nikki faces a bigger dilemma when she develops a crush on a new classmate

Second synopsis

"The drama continues as Nikki tries to figure out how she’s going to spend her summer. Things get even more complicated when she starts to hang out with a cute guy who’s a visiting student. Will this new friendship ruin her relationship with her best friends, Chloe and Zoey, and her crush, Brandon?!"

Updated Synopsis

"In Nikki Maxwell’s newest diary, it’s the countdown to the end of the school year, and Nikki’s juggling some big questions about how she’ll spend her summer. She’s also facing an unexpected crush catastrophe—there’s a new kid interested in Nikki, but the last thing she wants to do is accidentally hurt Brandon! It all comes down to a big decision Nikki has to make, and drama like she’s never faced before!"


  • Takes place during the last weeks of school and into the summer.
  • The book has approximately 256 pages.
  • On page 21, Brandon Roberts tells Nikki in a way how he truly thinks of her. But they haven't become a true couple yet
  • A new character, hence Nikki's "new crush" appears.
  • Nikki later finds out that she is accepted as a participant into the Arts & Culture Student Trip to Paris, France.
  • Nikki Maxwell has to choose between André and Brandon.
  • Nikki accidentally hurts Brandon's feelings again by hanging out too much with André, leaving him thinking that they have feelings for one another.
  • Nikki planned to write an apology letter to both of them, but the letters they've received were switched, confusing them both.