"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's "Waiting On" Wednesday selection is:
By Rachel Renee Russell
Publish Date: June 7, 2011 by Aladdin
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.
I've been eagerly awaiting this third installment of the Dork Diaries series ever since I read the first two books, Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life and Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl. Both books were wonderful examples of blended literature in which the author uses illustrations to help describe the story. This is a series any girl can just sit back and enjoy as the comedy and melodrama ensue. Plus, Russell's artstyle (which is also Nikki's) is adorable!
What are y'all waiting on this Wednesday?