The Prank List (The Dirt Diary) (Paperback)

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The Prank List (The Dirt Diary) (Paperback)


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This is book number 2 in the The Dirt Diary series.

The second book in Anna Staniszewski's award-winning middle school book series: The Dirt Diaries!

A prank-filled plan means Rachel and friends will have to band together and save the family business before it's too late!

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...

"Holy friend onion rings! Fun from beginning to end."—Wendy Mass, bestselling author of 11 Birthdays and The Candymakers on The Dirt Diary

The Dirt Diaries Series is the perfect…

  • book series for girls aged 9-12
  • middle school girl book
  • diary book series for girls
  • preteen gift for girls

Anna Staniszewski lives outside of Boston with her husband and an adorably crazy dog. She was named the Boston Public Library's 2006-2007 Writer-in-Residence and a winner of the 2009 PEN New England Discovery Award. When she’s not writing, Anna spends her time teaching, reading, and not cleaning her house. Visit her at

Product Details ISBN: 9781402286391
ISBN-10: 1402286392
Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: The Dirt Diary
"Staniszewski keeps the focus on comedy…but she lets her story become a bit more serious with the pranks Rachel plays. Clearly, Rachel will learn a few life lessons as she stumbles through her summer, but they go down easy in this narrative peppered with such amusing catchphrases as "Oh my goldfish" and "What the Shrek?" Gentle fun laced with equally gentle wisdom." — Kirkus Reviews

"Tween readers who find Rachel endearing will find a fast-paced comedy of errors." — School Library Journal

"This new middle grade novel is a true treat to read, comparable to a delicious sweet cupcake, and makes you smile at many moments." — Marjolein Reads

"A really fun, sweet and fast paced book with a nice message. It’s suitable for young readers in their early teens." — The Sweetest Reads

"The Prank List hooks readers with snappy dialogue from the beginning... Rachel is a likable character for middle school readers, who will relate to her problems..." — VOYA

"A refreshingly different take on the preteen, a healthy one at that, and perhaps even a more realistic one... Anna Staniszewski has a good understanding of the age group, neither romanticizing them nor demeaning them." — Seattle PI

"[Anna Staniszewski’s] voice is spot-on. Hilarious, charming, moving, wacky, smart. " — Janet Fox, Through the Wardrobe

"Anna’s writing style is so much fun to read. It’s a fluid and perfectly paced tale with a blend of funny and serious content. This is a great series that I highly recommend for young teens! " — My Book Addiction