Nikki got a scholarship to her private school in exchange for her dad working as the school's exterminator. So far, she's been able to keep her classmates from finding out, but it's getting more and more difficult. Nikki dreads the day when her friends associate her with the giant roach on top of her dad's van. Then she finds out about a major talent contest with a school scholarship as the prize. Can she win the big competition and keep everyone from discovering her most embarrassing secret? Series Information Middle-school nerd Nikki deals with everything from mean girls to boy-crazy BFFs, and young readers love following her misadventures in her hilarious illustrated diaries!