This one is called "Tales from a Not-So Popular Party Girl", and takes place after our favourite dork Nikki Maxwell won the Art Contest and five hundred dollars, and got a boy to ask her to be his biology partner. But bottom line, Mackenzie is now an arch-enemy that applies too much lip-gloss, and it's great to see how Rachel can portray someone like Nikki, saying how calling Mackenzie a mean girl is an understatement and how the speechlessness of when she's mad or embarrassed brings some relatability. This time, Mackenzie's birthday party is coming up and anyone who is a part of the Halloween Dance committee is invited (including Nikki), and then there's of course, the Halloween Dance, and with Mackenzie in charge, who knows what she'll booby trap and blame on Nikki and her innocent friends?
This time, the franchise is showing some progress. There is a conflict involving a deadline, and right now I'm in the middle of one too; I'm in charge of everything for this premiere at the library for my animation movie, and the last few minutes are rendering as I type, but there's still a lot to do and the premiere's in three days. When you're in charge of something, or somethings, as much as Nikki, it can't help but feel thrilling. While it isn't always like that and sometimes just a painfest for Nikki, at least Mackenzie and Jessica get (ca get, what word reminds you of that?) what's coming for them. And it's not really a painfest for us. This book will also prove to first readers that they can read a chapter that's sixty-five pages long. There's not much else to say other than that it's a lot like the original, except there are some new characters and things are rolling more.