Dork Diaries: Pop Star is the second book in the popular Dork Diaries series by bestselling author, Rachel Renee Russell. This series revolves around Nikki Maxwell and her adventures in middle school. Summary of the Book Nikki is starting to adjust to life at her new school and things are finally looking up. She has some great friends and her big-time crush, Brandon, has asked her to be his lab partner. Nikki is on cloud nine! But just when she thought things were going her way, she overhears her rival Mackenzie bragging that Brandon's accompanying her to the Halloween dance. A dejected Nikki agrees to spend Halloween at a kids' party for her little sister, Brianna. It is only after she makes the commitment that Nikki finds out that Mackenzie was bluffing all this while and she can still make it to the party with Brandon. But now Nikki has two parties to juggle, what will she do? About Rachel Renee Russell Rachel Renee Russell is a renowned American author of the popular Dork Diaries series. The Dork Diaries books are based on the author's experiences in middle school, as well as those of her two daughters, Erin and Nikki. Besides this, Russell has written several other books including Dork Diaries: How to Dork Your Diary and Dork Diaries: Tales From A Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess. The Dork Diaries series have sold more than 10 million copies and have been translated into more than 32 languages.