The Dirt Diary - Series
Rachel lives with her mom, who is working hard with her cleaning service. They don't have a lot of extra money, so Rachel sometimes goes with her mother to help clean houses. It's just a little awkward when she ends up cleaning the rooms of some of her school's most popular girls. With access to private information, will she give in to temptation or do the right thing?
The next two books in this series are The Prank List and The Gossip File.
Although the main character is in eighth grade, many students in fourth or fifth grade can appreciate the social struggles she faces, and there isn't any content that would be too mature for ten-year-olds (references to crushes are as far as it goes). Rachel is dealing with shyness, her father's departure, and her new relationship with her mother. It isn't the world's deepest book, but it deals with ethics in an accessible way, and offers splashes of fun.
"Instead of making fun of me or even acknowledging my existence, she decided to ignore me. Because in her book, I might as well be invisible."
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