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The Dirt Diary

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The Dirt Diary

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 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...

The Dirt Diary

Books in this series

by Anna Staniszewski - Fiction, Youth Fiction

Rachel Lee didn't think anything could be worse than her parents splitting up. She was wrong. Working for her mom's new house-cleaning business puts Rachel in the dirty bathrooms of the most popular kids in the eighth grade. Which does not help her already loser-ish reputation. But when the hottest guy in school pays her to spy on his girlfriend Rachel decides to get her hands dirty.

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's 10-14

Her dad's new girlfriend, Ellie, begs Rachel to help out at her short-staffed café. That's when Rachel kinda sorta adopts a new identity to impress the cool, older girls who work there. Ava is everything Rachel wishes she could be. But when the girls ask "Ava" to help add juicy resort gossip to their file, Rachel's not sure what to do...especially when one of the entries is a secret about Ellie.

by Anna Staniszewski - Youth Fiction

When a rival cleaning business starts stealing Rachel's mom's clients, she and her best friend Marisol will do whatever they can to save it. But when he series of pranks they  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...

by Anna Staniszewski - Children's 10-14, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Rachel Lee thought that ninth grade would be different. That she would be different. Holding hands with Evan in the hallway, future president of the baking club...but it feels like she and BFF Marisol are drifting apart. At first, Rachel thought the Truth Game app would be a great way to do a little anonymous confessing, to see how others handle their friendship fails. But when her painful truths become public, Rachel's in danger of losing her best friend --- permanently.