Monday, May 13, 2013

The Daughters By Joanna Philbin Review

What a good book!

Even though, The Daughters are fictional, I love this book. With humor and delight, this book, The Daughters, will entertained you till the very end. I love the synopsis. 

"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.

In this debut young adult series tailored for younger teens, author Joanna Philbin explores what it’s really like to grow up in the thick of the celebrity world. 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."
 Hmm... Let's start with the guy. The boy of this story is Todd. Todd is spoiled, rich, and cute according to the ladies. Plus, he has a British accent, which makes him even cuter! He is good at writing, but easily takes offense when his father or Lizzie is involved with his business. To me, Todd didn't really stick out really much until the halfway mark of the book. Then he became even more interesting. (Todd's first sentence of his short story is so romantic and truthful.)

Lizzie... I have to imagine her as pretty. Redhead. Unique. And Beautiful. She has to be that way. Lizzie, as promised, was approached by a photographer because the photographer believes (all the way to her heart) that Lizzie is the "new face of beauty." Lizzie is an excellent writer who is entering competitions for writing. (So is Todd). Lizzie is a good character which an interesting perspective. She like one of those "try and don't listen to other people's opinions." Lizzie is afraid of being vulnerable. She especially doesn't want to be seen vulnerable.

Lizzie's friends... They are like the cheer team for Lizzie. I love friends like that. The trio are really close to each other. It's clear that they would do anything to help each other.

The writing is good. I like how smooth it was. It was clear and easily understandable. 

The ending... I have an issue with the ending. Seriously!?! It has to end like that. Joanna Philbin!!! You could have gave us a warning! And you can not end a book like this! 

Lots of funny moments. Cherish those epic moments, will you?


1) Todd's dad gets into some trouble with business. He is thought to be taking money from the company he works for.
2) Carina gets sort of kidnapped by her dad. Sort of. You can't be kidnapped if you go willingly, right?
3) Todd's first sentence of his short story was killer!

End Spoilers

This book's rating is a four out of five. 

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