Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review of The Daughters by Joanna Philbin

The Daughters
by Joanna Philbin
288 pages
2010

The Daughters is the story of three teenage best friends living in NYC who all have famous parents.  Lizzie, the main character, is the only child of world-famous model Katia Summers, only Lizzie did not inherit her mom's looks.  Although Lizzie isn't ugly, she considers herself to be weird-looking, with wild red hair, a large nose, and some other features that are not part of traditional model beauty (think Mallory of the BSC).  Lizzie mostly tries to avoid the spotlight because of her low self-confidence.  When Lizzie's childhood best friend and first kiss returns to the states from England, she starts to question her life of hiding in the shadows, and her best friends are right beside her as she takes on new challenges and stretches her wings.

This book is exactly what is sounds like- a fun beach read (incidentally there are a lot of Gatsby references in it, so Gatsby fans might particularly enjoy it).  I love books like this right now because I read so much serious stuff for my graduate classes- it's nice to be able to relax and just chill with something fun.  This book contains glamour, romance, comedy, and great clothes, and I give it 4 stars.  I recommend it as a light, quick summer read!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a huge Gatsby fan and this sounds like a cute read!

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