Book: The Daughters

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Title: The Daughters
Author: Joanna Philbin
Sequel: The Daughters
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.

My Opinions:

Three very different celebrity children, all who seem to struggle to live behind their respective parents’ shadow. This is book gives us a whole new perspective as to what it’s like being a celebrity’s child.
Each of the three main characters has their own hills and valleys along with a wide range of flaws and little perfections. Each of the three main girls is human…unlike their idolized parents and this is the underlying message present throughout the book. Each character is trying to step out their parent’s shadow and create a place in the world for themselves. The meeting of three different personalities are shown very clearly throughout the whole book and how these three best friends compliment each other.
The only complaint about this book is that it’s completely in 3rd person point of view. It would have been interesting to see their lives unfold through first person narrative, if not for all then just Lizzie (the main-main character’s) thoughts on all the roller coasters in this book.
Ideal For:
This book is something that is written for girls. I won’t specify and say teenagers because it isn’t. Although the main characters are teens, their trials and successes are something that many of us face, even if we aren’t trying to step out of a celebrity’s shadow.
This book doesn’t make for very heavy reading it’s not something that you will have to read, then sit and think about all that it implies.It is something that you will read once to get the message from then re-visit perhaps once every three months…like a distant relative or an acquaintance from school. This is a great travel book that you can slip into your bag to read while traveling to and from work or school.
Rating: 3.4

–As always, comment below to tell me what you think and whether or not you’ll read it…or have read it–


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