Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe

Book review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Crushes and middle school drama continue in popular series.

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age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 27 reviews

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Sweets hated Andre and had really no interest in the rest of the book. Rachel Renee Russell needs to come up with something good, we hate Max Crumbly too. Please stop writing this trash and write good books with characters who behave and aren't total teenage snobs.

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Too much consumerism

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