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Monday, April 12, 2010

Book Review: Daughters (ARC) by Joana Philbim

BLURBS:

where I got my copy: Around the World Tours
where to buy: Amazon, BN
release date: May 1, 2010

Fourteen-year-old Lizzie Summers always expects fawning photographers and adoring fans to surround her gorgeous supermodel mother. But when Lizzie is approached by a fashion photographer who believes that she’s “the new face of beauty,”
Lizzie surprises herself and her family by becoming the newest Summers woman to capture the media’s 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.

THOUGHTS:
Daughters is a new upcoming series about three teenagers of the mega rich and mega famous fictional characters. Teenagers girl who strive to be normal despite the fame of their parents. Typical insecurities, and fighting on what you want to be in life.

This book tells the tale of Lizzie Summers, daughter of the super model Katia Summers. The people in this book call her "walking proof of God", she was described as the perfect image / body of a woman. Unfortunately Lizzie, got most her looks from her father thus her having self esteem issues. Red hair, weird nose, she feels awkward and hates the lime light.  She used to be the cutest toddler but now as a teenager she's the ugly daughter of the top model in the world. That... until she said her mom's lingerie line is slutty to a reporter on camera.  Two things came out from it. A huge fight with her mom and Andrea Sidwell discovering her...

This is the typical Ugly Duckling story. Family drama, boy problems, good friends, school, fun and glamour. Nothing new, nothing exciting but I still like it. I love the fact that Lizzie never got conceited nor bitchy towards Queen Bee Ava and her cohorts of mean girls, even after the fashion industry daub Lizzie as the new hottie of the "ugly modeling". Ok what is ugly modeling? It caters to the people who looks ordinary, real people you me, you friends, your neighbors everybody else that does not possess flawless skin and perfect body. I like it. I am not too fond of traditional modeling anymore, all those negative feelings of not being sexy just because you are not size 0-2 is just sad, no wonder a lot of them are anorexic. The other thing I like about this book is Lizzie's two best friends. Hudson, daughter of the mega pop star Holla Jones and Carina, daughter of mega billionaire Karla Jurgensen. I look forward on reading the next book.

2 comments:

Rex Robot Reviews said...

Four stars? This isn't something I would normally pick up, but I'm definitely going to read it if you liked it. Wow, am I sucking up or what? haha, just kidding... seriously though, I would have never picked up 'Truly Madly' but you loved it so I tried it and it was so damn good! Now I'm in love with Heather Webber!

Olivia said...

Wow - I don't usually like "Ugly Duckling" stories, but this one sounds really good. That's another book I'll have to add to my book shopping list - At this rate, I'll probably buy 5 pounds of books!

~Olivia

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