Title: The Dirt Diary (#1), The Prank List (#2) and The Gossip File (#3)
Series: The Dirt Diary
Author: Anna Staniszewski
Publishers: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Years: 2014-2015
WANTED: Maid for the most popular kids in 8th grade.
Cleaning up after the in-crowd gets Rachel all the best dirt.
Rachel can't believe she has to give up her Saturdays to scrubbing other people's toilets. So. Gross. But she kinda, sorta stole $287.22 from her college fund that she's got to pay back ASAP or her mom will ground her for life. Which is even worse than working for her mother's new cleaning business. Maybe. After all, becoming a maid is definitely not going to help her already loserish reputation.
But Rachel picks up more than smelly socks on the job. As maid to some of the most popular kids in school, Rachel suddenly has all the dirt on the 8th grade in-crowd. Her formerly boring diary is now filled with juicy secrets. And when her crush offers to pay her to spy on his girlfriend, Rachel has to decide if she's willing to get her hands dirty...
Rachel Lee never thought she'd fight for the right to clean toilets. But when a rival cleaning business starts stealing her mom's clients, Rachel will do whatever it takes to save herself the horror of moving to Connecticut — which would mean giving up her almost, sort of boyfriend, her fantastic new pastry classes, and her best friend Marisol.
Operation Save Mom's Cleaning Business is a go!
But when the series of pranks Rachel and her BFF cook up to take down the competition totally backfires, Rachel worries that her recipe for success is a dud. You know what they say — if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen...
What I Thought
We both stupid, but we've both smartened up
A light reading with the predictable endings for each problems. But still it's a fun read. The story is a pure teenager dramas: a unpopular MC who always be bullied by the most popular girl in school, the MC who had crushed to the coolest boy in school (and also our MC's archenemy bf), the MC who has unique bff so everybody called them as "duo losers" and in the end, the MC found herself adored by a cute boy she never noticed before. Sounds clichè, tho?
But the plus of this series is how Rachel Lee, our MC, must struggle to helped her parents get back together. From that point, the reader finally knew why Rachel tried to collected every cent she got from helping her Mom cleaned houses. The problems started when Rachel should cleaned her friends and also her enemies houses. She found so many secrets her friends have and everything revealed, she wrote in a diary. She called it The Dirt Diary.
In the second book, I love the way Rachel loves her family, so she did the pranks to help her Mother business. She also enrolled in a cooking course, but the tutor seemed hated her. And Rachel-Evan's relationship getting cuter. I hope there's more story about Whit(show spoiler)
And since I've not read book #3, I hope my wish granted :D