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Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (also known as Pop Star) is the 3rd book in the Dork Diaries series. It was released on June 7, 2011.


Nikki Maxwell knows her reputation will be destroyed if anyone at school finds out her Dad works as the school’s exterminator in exchange for her academic scholarship. So when it looks like her secret might be leaked, Nikki is willing to go to zany and wacky lengths to protect the truth. 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, but of course hijinks and misunderstandings aplenty ensue, along with more hilarious and heartwarming moments with all our favorite characters in this ultra-popular series.


Amanda: [to Brianna] I've never met a real, live pop star before! Can I have your autograph?

Brianna: [beams] Sure! You can have it for free! And I'll draw a picture of my real, live baby unicorn too! I can ride him if I want. He flies in the air!
Amanda: [widens her eyes] You have a real baby unicorn? Can I see it?
'Nikki: [shoots Brianna a dirty look]
Brianna Maxwell: [sticks her tongue out at Nikki] Well, I don't have one just yet. But I'm gonna buy it from the grocery store as soon as my mom comes back with our new toaster. 'Cause guess what? Some idiot poured orange juice in our old one and it exploded and blew up our house. Kaboom!

—An exchange between Amanda and Brianna