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The Daughters Join the Party (Daughters #4)

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They didn't ask for fame. They were born with it.

In the third Daughters novel, The Daughters Take the Stage, Hudson found her own place in "the family business," aka: show business. Now, for the first time, readers will meet Emma Conway, daughter of a powerful New York State Senator.

Emma has never fit into the sweater-set-wearing world of her political family, opting for
Hardcover, 269 pages
Published November 7th 2011 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2011)
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Krystal Gibson Not sure if you have already taken care of reading these, but I would read them in order. While you don't necessarily have to, small things will make…moreNot sure if you have already taken care of reading these, but I would read them in order. While you don't necessarily have to, small things will make sense if you do. And it's just nice to be introduced to each girl since each book is from a different girl's perspective. (less)

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Feb 26, 2012 Alexa rated it really liked it
Lizzie, Carina, and Hudson now have a new friend, Emma. She is the daughter of a New York senator, and is rebellious. She recently got kicked out of her boarding school, and is forced to go to her brother's school. That's when she meets Lizzie, Carina, and Hudson. At first, Emma hates everything that is going on in her life, and she sort of is unlucky with things. She is getting into more trouble, and gets into arguments, especially with her older brother, Remington. Then one day, Emma speaks at ...more
Dec 16, 2014 Katie rated it it was amazing
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Jul 14, 2013 Scarlet rated it liked it
This book was just okay for me as I had a hard time connecting with Emma, the main character. She struck me as a spoiled brat in the beginning of the book. She did grow on me during the progression of the story; she still did some stupid things here and there, but I couldn't help but laugh at her impetuousness. The whole public speaking aspect was well done as well.

There were some plot arcs that didn't sit well with me. For example during the campaign, why in the world would they change their s
Sep 03, 2014 Nic rated it did not like it
Thank the gods I'm finished with this series. It is a very quick and easy read, but these books are all the exact same thing. I also think if the girls had been 17 instead of 14 it would have been a much better read and far more realistic. I'm sorry to say but I don't think I will read another book from this author.
Sydney Miller
Apr 28, 2016 Sydney Miller rated it it was amazing
I loved this series so much and I would highly recommend it. In this last book they introduced another character which I really liked although it is hard to keep track all of the characters. As the last book of the series it could have been better I wasnt to happy with how it ended.
Sana Maria Soufi
Sep 06, 2012 Sana Maria Soufi rated it it was amazing
Dec 27, 2011 Maggie rated it really liked it
The newest member of the group is a scrappy girl with attitude galore! If you have enjoyed the last three books you will certainly enjoy this.
Aug 28, 2012 Ro rated it liked it
I remembered when I picked up the first book to this series, The Daughters.
The Daughters was a cute, light read that held a sweet message. A message that showed people in order to BE beautiful, you have to believe you ARE beautiful. That, and always listen to your mom when it comes to jobs that she specializes in. :P
The second book to the series, The Daughters Break the Rules, was my favorite book of the four books, and was seen through the eyes of my favorite character of all four girls.
Julia R
Apr 08, 2013 Julia R rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Daughters Join the Party Book Review

The novel, The Daughters Join the Party by Joanna Philbin, is a heartfelt novel about the excitement, thrills, and challenges of being the First Daughter. The main character of this story, Emma Conway, is the daughter of Adam Conway a New York senator who is running for president. Emma never really felt like she fit in with her perfect family because she was always getting into trouble, and it seemed that she coul
May 10, 2013 Ally rated it liked it
"They didn't ask for fame. They were born with it.
In the third Daughters novel, The Daughters Take the Stage, Hudson found her own place in "the family business," aka: show business. Now, for the first time, readers will meet Emma Conway, daughter of a powerful New York State Senator.

Emma has never fit into the sweater-set-wearing world of her political family, opting for purple hair and Chuck Taylors to keep herself out of countless photo ops, but when she accidentally lets her father's pres
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Nov 23, 2011 Alison (AlisonCanRead) rated it really liked it
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Joanna Philbin has established herself as a writer of fun, cheerful young adult novels. The Daughters series features the daughters of four rich and famous families. Unlike most series of rich kids, these girls are "good girls." They each have their flaws and lessons to learn, but by the end of each book, the girls make the right choices and are happy. Each book in the series is told from the point of view of a different girl.

A new girl joins the trio that we met in the first three Daughters se
Alyssa Calloway
Apr 27, 2011 Alyssa Calloway rated it really liked it
The Daughters Join The Party
By Joanna Philbin

Pages: 269
Read: once, week of December 19, 2011
Series: The Daughters (#4)

As always, possible spoilers, so beware.

First Line: Emma Conway stood up, looked carefully around, and stepped away from the clump of bushes in front of Flanner Hall.

The fourth novel in The Daughters series introduces us to Emma Conway, the fifteen year old daughter of Adam Conway, a politician with aspirations to run for president. Emma is sort of a “rebel”. She dyes her hair, w
Mary (BookHounds)
Emma is in hot water again after getting kicked out of boarding school, so she is returning to New York to attend her brother Remington's super ritzy private school. The school is filled with the rich elite where everyone's parents are someone. Remington is a legend at this school and Emma soon finds out a lot is expected from her and her recently dyed "Burgundy" hair color is the first that has to go since her father is about to declare his candidacy for president. Which Emma kind of tells ever ...more
Lyn  Ching
Feb 16, 2012 Lyn Ching rated it really liked it
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By Joanna Philbin
Category: Young Adult Fiction

They didn’t ask for fame. They were born with it.
Emma Conway is a troublemaker. After being caught trying to sneak into a boy’s dorm room, she is kicked out of her posh boarding school and forced to enroll in Chadwick , the private school her oh so perfect type-A brother Remington attends.
She quickly gets absorbe
I never thought there would be another book in The Daughters series, quickily becoming one of my favourite series with it's relatable characters and exciting plots, The Daughters series does not disappoint.

The fourth book revolves around the newest Daughter, Emma Conway, daughter of New York Senator, Adam Conway. Emma has always felt the pressure to live up to her family's perfect image and when she accidently tells the media that her father is running for president she is thrown into the whirlw
Reading Vacation
May 15, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it really liked it
Lizzie, Carina, Hudson, and new girl Emma are the Daughters. They are the daughters of the rich and famous who deal with some pretty funky stuff because of it. Most of the time, the girls are dealing with normal stuff like whether their crush likes them or not, but occasionally a curve ball is thrown their way. Like what happens to Emma, accidentally revealing her dad’s political secrets on national television. Nice one Emma!

Each daughter has a different personality trait. Lizzie is the quiet an
Margaret G
Dec 02, 2012 Margaret G rated it really liked it
Have you ever heard someone say, “Everyone’s has at least fifteen minutes of fame”? Well what if instead of fifteen minutes, you were famous your entire life, just because your parents were famous. Joanna Philbin writes the series The Daughters about four girls who are daughters of famous people. This book, The Daughters Join The Party the fourth book in the series, is about a politics daughter.
Emma Conway, she’s outgoing, rebellious, has her own sense of style, and doesn’t want to be told wha
Dec 18, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing
*Review for whole series* **SPOILERS ALERT**

I love love LOVE this series.

Although The Daughters books are set in the glamorous Upper East Side in New York, it isn't the least bit flashy and far out like typical books about private school teens. Instead, it's about something more glam - daughters with famous parents.

Despite this, the four protagonists of the series, Lizzie, Carina, Hudson & Emma, are down-to-earth, funny, rebellious and all around awesome without being stuck up and snobbis
Kelly Hager
Nov 04, 2011 Kelly Hager rated it really liked it
Emma’s dad is a senator who’s considering a presidential bid, and she is NOT feeling it. She has the perfect older brother who’s helping making speeches and Emma’s not even allowed in pictures (she died her hair burgundy). But when he gets sick, Emma gives a speech and becomes an almost-instant sensation and a huge asset to her dad’s campaign. But how long can someone who always says the wrong thing keep saying the right one?

I really enjoy this series, and I think this is my favorite. I wish Liz
Mar 22, 2013 Allison rated it it was amazing
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Zharit B.
May 08, 2014 Zharit B. rated it it was amazing
The Daughters Join the Party
By Joanna Philbin
Zharit Brand
This Book Is interesting. It talks about the view of the daughter of the New York Governor who is also running for president. Emma Conway is the rebel of the good Conway Family, and also just got expelled from her boarding school in the middle of summer. My Critique for this book is a positive one because It is interesting reading how much pressure even the daughters of running candidates have to go through. She is a brave girl who speak
Natalie H
Sep 27, 2013 Natalie H rated it it was amazing
And yet another great book from the daughter's series completed; this book sends a really great message saying no matter how you feel always hold your head up high. The main character of this book is Emma Conway, the daughter of the famous Adam Conway. Mr. Conway is the New-York state senate, and is planning to run for president. And while her brother, Remmington, is perfect, with perfect grades, looks, and just about everything else, Emma isn't. She is a rebel, that her family sees as just anot ...more
Sep 17, 2012 Susie rated it really liked it
The Daughters Join the Party
Realistic Fiction
269 pages

What if you were the daughter of a state senator? You would think your life would totally rock, right? Wrong. From the way Emma Conway sees it, its really bad. She accidently got kicked out of her boarding school,(ok, so what if she snuck out after school hours?) and on top of that, she'll never be as good as Remington, her perfect older brother. But when something she doesn't know about goes wrong with Remington, and her father decides to ru
Riya Kumar
Dec 15, 2013 Riya Kumar rated it really liked it
The Daughters Join The Party by Joanna Philbin is a good book. I really liked how this book was not about an ordinary girl. This book was about a girl whose dad is running for president! It was great that Philbin was able to describe what it is like to live in a politician's family. Emma, the girl whose dad is running for her president, and the rest of her family has no time to see her dad! The only thing that I wish Joanna Philbin changed would be that she would include the rest of Emma’s frien ...more
Sarah Anne
Nov 25, 2012 Sarah Anne rated it it was amazing
Politics and 15 year-olds ... not always a good mix

Emma has always been reckless, constantly getting into trouble by dying her hair or saying rude things to people that are important to her father, the Senate. Emma especially hates being compared to her older brother Remington, the perfect child as Emma would call him. Even though Emma loves her brother, she finds that it's best to stay away from doing or going anywhere that her brother is. But when her career as a speaker in her fathers campaig
Feb 15, 2015 swiftpuppy13 rated it it was amazing
The Daughters Join the Party (The Daughters #4)
By: Joanna Philbin

Emma Conway is a rebellious girl and feels that she does not belong with her family of overachievers. When Emma accidentally uncovers her dad's presidential pursuits on live TV, she is thrust into the spotlight. She attends gala after gala and speaks at political functions. On top of all of that, she is expected to be a "perfect" daughter. Between her father's advisors, a "perfect" brother and parental stress, Emma is stre
Pamela Hubbard
A new character is introduced into the lives of Lizzie, Hudson and Carina. Emma is a senator's daughter who accidentally slips that her father is going to be running for president. As the black sheep of her family, Emma is suddenly thrust into the spotlight becoming a political voice for her generation, until her father's campaign managers try to change her. Emma struggles against the mold her family and others are trying to fit her into and living in her brother's shadow.
I really liked Emma. I
Misato Michaels
Jan 25, 2012 Misato Michaels rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book would mainly be for girls, and it has a lot of drama in it as well. This 15-year-old girl named Emma Conway, her dad is going to run for president and she is dreading it. Her "perfect" older brother Remmington, is acting very weird around his best friend Walker. Emma wonders if they had a fight or something. But once she accidently blurts out that her dad is going to run for president, her life changes in a very big way. Now she's like the perfect child, and her brother has some kind o ...more
Brandy Spielman
Feb 15, 2016 Brandy Spielman rated it it was ok
I'm giving this book a two solely because I acknowledge I'm not its intended audience, so what I read as drivel may actually be passable for a teen girl. That being said, ugh. This series was recommended to me by a friend who said it was feminist young adult lit which appealed to me as a feminist middle school English teacher. This friend lied, I can only assume because she secretly hates me. The book is about Emma, a young rebel whose dad is running for president. She spends a third of her time ...more
Shana Karnes
Jun 18, 2012 Shana Karnes rated it really liked it
This was the story of Emma Conway, who I at times liked and at times hated...her older brother tells her that she can be her own worst enemy, and he's write--she was a rebel for the sake of rebellion. She develops a lot over the course of the book, which I enjoyed, and I also liked the development of her once-perfect older brother's character--he spins out of control as their world gets rocked with the announcement of their father's Presidential run. It was a good, realistic picture of what it c ...more
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Joanna Philbin was born in Los Angeles and grew up in New York City. She is the daughter of television host Regis Philbin. She started her first novel at the age of seven, but only got as far as the second chapter. She went on to receive her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She now lives in Santa Barbara, California.
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