Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Daughters, by Joanna Philbin

The cover art hasn't been finalized yet, and I don't have the time to scan in the ARC, so no pic!
This breezy, quick YA book (the first in a series, of course- no one bothers to write a stand-alone title anymore, apparently) by Joanna Philbin (yes, Regis' daughter) is about 3 teen friends, all daughters of celebrities. As trite as that may sound, the book was actually fun. Philbin obviously knows the lay of the land in this scenario, and while the girls' situations (dealing with a supermodel mother, a pop star mother, and a tycoon dad) are extreme, the characters were well written and was a neat peek into that world. Blurbed by Jen Calonita, the author of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series, I think this would appeal to teens who miss Gossip Girl.

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