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The Daughters by Joanna Philbin

Posted by Caitie F on December 28, 2012

Title: The Daughters7129468
Author: Joanna Philbin
Hardcover: 288 pages
Pub Date: April 11, 2010
Publisher: Poppy
Rating: ++++

Summary from goodreads:

The only daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, witty and thoughtful Lizzie Summers likes to stick to the sidelines.

The sole heir to Metronome Media and the daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen, outspoken Carina Jurgensen would rather climb mountains than social ladders.

Daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own music breakthrough.

By the time freshman year begins, unconventional-looking Lizzie Summers has come to expect fawning photographers and adoring fans to surround her gorgeous supermodel mother. But when Lizzie is approached by a fashion photographer who believes she’s “the new face of beauty,” Lizzie surprises herself and her family by becoming the newest Summers woman to capture the media spotlight.

As Lizzie and her two best friends (and fellow daughters-of-celebrities) juggle normal high school events with glamorous family functions, they discover the pitfalls of fame and the importance of friendship

Review:

I was looking for a fun and fast book to end the year with and picked this one up. It looked like it would be entertaining and a little different from most YA books I read since it looks at a world that I often find irritating (i.e. the entitled characters of Gossip Girl).

Luckily, these characters and their stories were not irritating in the least. When I saw that it was read by Regis Philbin’s daughter, I was first weary, but I saw she has written several books. After reading the back of the book and seeing that it was about living with famous parents, I also saw that it was something that she would actually understand.

These characters are great. They are all thankful for what they have and struggle to find their own paths in life. Some happen to be good at what their parents are good at and struggle to take it in their own direction. urns out, when you parents are famous it can be even harder to relate to them and tell them what you want without being shot down – sometimes by them, sometimes by their publicists.

There is a cute romance and a lot of drama.

It is a really fun YA book with great characters and character growth. My only issue is that the books ends on a cliffhanger and doesn’t finish the story, something that always irks me in series. It should be a full book! That said, I will add the rest of the books to my to-read list. I won’t be grabbing them right away, but it will be a great series to go to when I want to read something fun and fast!

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One Response to “The Daughters by Joanna Philbin”

  1. I’ve heard this is a cute series – I should give it a try.

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