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Confessions of a First Daughter (First Daughter #1)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,014 Ratings  ·  78 Reviews
Morgan Abbott has no social life and no privacy, and her every screwup makes front page news. That’s what happens when your mom’s the president of the United States—and Morgan is sooo over it. But now her mom needs a presidential stand-in! With the help of Morgan’s cute new secret service agent, a little makeup, and a lot of family resemblance, she’s soon seeing things fro ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by HarperTeen (first published January 1st 2000)
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Just - The romance reader
Oct 12, 2009 Just - The romance reader rated it liked it
Shelves: at-library, ya
A quick and fairly entertaining read. Confessions of a First Daughter is a humorous look at what life might be like as the president's daughter. Morgan Abbott's mom is not only the president of the US, she's the first woman president. Morgan is use to the politics and having powerful and impressive parents, but she's still not quite use to always being surrounded by the Secret Service. She's also not use to some of the crazy situations her clumsiness and not always well thought out, but well mea ...more
Book Sp(l)ot
Oct 08, 2014 Book Sp(l)ot rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009-release, series
Morgan Abbott is trying to make her way through high school, unscathed. Of course, her mother being President of the United States is making that a little bit harder. While political ambition seems to run in the family--to an extent!--with Morgan running for class president, so do the troubles that come with being President. Morgan's nemesis/opponent Brittany is painting Morgan as a 'better than you' girl who shouldn't be President because she has all the perks of being First Daughter.

Soon, thou
Trisha W.
Sep 23, 2009 Trisha W. rated it liked it
Shelves: my-books, read2009
This book was really cute and a fast read. I really liked Morgan's character. Even though she is the presidents daughter she doesn't have a lot of friends in school and isn't treated like royalty. She has one best friend, Hannah. And a boyfriend, Konner who only likes her because of who she is, that Morgan doesn't realize until later in the book. But then Morgan gets a new secret serviceman, Max to watch her but, she doesn't plan on falling head over heels in love with him. The end of the book w ...more
Mar 14, 2010 Kelsey rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Confessions of a First Daughter was a cute, light read. I finished it the same day I started it, and enjoyed it all the way through. I haven’t read any books about President’s daughters before (I have seen a bunch of movies) so I really liked this one. Morgan was not the stuck up, bratty person you might think the President’s daughter would be like, no that role went to someone else. Brittney was your typical snotty, popular girl who tried to make Morgan’s life miserable, I was really glad karma ...more
Princess Bookie
Aug 21, 2010 Princess Bookie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2010
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My Thoughts: Have you ever seen the movie First Daughter starring Katie Holmes? Confessions Of A First Daughter reminded me a lot of that movie. In other words, I loved it! Reading this book made me want to watch First Daughter (which I already own). We meet Morgan Abbott who is the President of the United States daughter. She is 18 and just wants to be normal, not be covered with media attention all the time. There is always attention on her to be on her best behavior.
Sarah (Catching Books)
Feb 26, 2012 Sarah (Catching Books) rated it really liked it
What a really fun novel! Over this past weekend I saw the movie, Chasing Liberty, which is very similar to this book (with the first daughter and secret service agent aspect) and so I was inspired to read this book!
One of the best parts about this book was seeing Morgan trying to deal with life as the president daughter, but also trying to live her in life as a normal teen!

I really liked how down to earth Morgan is and how she is so normal. While she is the president's daughter, she still is nor
Oct 18, 2012 Tsubasa rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Tsubasa by: goodreads
What's a girl to do when her own mom literally runs the whole country!
This crazy story will make you thank that your life is actually dull. . . but then again
a little adventure never hurt anyone.

This novel is awesome and should be read if your Meg Cabot's fan of All American Girl series
Jillian Roberts
Nov 06, 2011 Jillian Roberts rated it really liked it
I felt like I was in the book going through everything that Morgan went through. I would not want to be a president's daughter, because I would constantly be watched and followed by Secret Service.
Feb 27, 2010 Julia rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely hilarious. I couldn't put it down, and I couldn't stop laughing. I would recommend this book mainly to girls, ages 11 and over, but boys could read it as well.
Nov 10, 2011 Jay rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I wanted to like this but i wish it was written for an older audience. I liked the part that i read but it just wasnt quite holding my interest.
Jan 14, 2012 Camila rated it really liked it
I love the point of view of this book, and I thought that the plot was so creative. It was sort of an easy read, but it was still really good.
Jul 12, 2010 Paige rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010
I like how there was plot besides the love story. The impersonating the president thing was pretty cool too.
Sep 27, 2014 Ally rated it really liked it
Oh, my goodness. I think I should had read Confessions of a First Daughter a long time ago. It is funny, witty, and definitely for the YA readers, but that is okay. Teen read or not, Confessions of a First Daughter is amusing and very easy to connect with. Morgan Abbott is a nice character, and she is certainly a tornado.

If you liked The Princess Diaries, you would most certainly like Confessions of a First Daughter. Well, maybe. Maybe not. It is a bit cheesy in my opinion, but I do like to be
Alison Lin
Apr 07, 2010 Alison Lin rated it liked it
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Dec 03, 2011 Brandi rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Morgan Abbott is a clumsy 18 year old senior. High school mishaps are embarrassing enough as it is and Morgan has it worse than most girls. Why, you might ask? Her every move is watched, videotaped, photographed, and parodied on TV. She didn’t choose this life…she was elected to it. Her mother, AKA Mom, is who we like to call, Madam President. That’s right, Morgan is the First Daughter. After a few embarrassing debacles like, her skirt coming off during the class presidential debate Morgan is as ...more
Apr 06, 2013 Keri rated it it was ok
I really thought I was gonna like this book. The romantic plot with the president's daughter falling in love with her bodyguard sounded so cute. Of course it's overdone and cliche, but girls are usually suckers for those stories. I know I am.

But I was really disappointed by this book. First of all, all of the characters were so one dimensional. I never really cared about them. There wasn't one that caught my attention and drew me in. Character building really is the difference between me loving
May 06, 2009 Yan rated it liked it
Confessions of a First Daughter was one of those novels like Never Cry Werewolf. There’s no real plot to it. I mean there is a plot but nothing complex. Morgan’s running for school president but things go awry when your rival is an evil witch who steals your speech! But never fear, having your mom be the President can have its perks when you learn the trick of the trade: impromptu motivational speech while still downgrading your opponent. Bur Morgan needs to find her inner zen soon because thing ...more
Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 Jessica Lawlor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2009
Morgan Abbot, daughter of the president of the United States is sick of living her life in the spotlight. She is sick of having no social life. She is sick of being constantly followed by her secret service agent.

Confessions of a First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway tells the story of Morgan, a high school student who is also the first daughter of the United States. Besides being the daughter of the president, Morgan is your average teenage girl; she has a cute boyfriend, a great best friend and a
I love Morgan's voice in this book. She is the teenage daughter of the first female President of the United States, just fumbling and bumbling her way through the latter part of her teenage years like most teenage girls do. Only she gets to do it with an audience of Secret Service agents and the whole country. But even with those mishaps, the girl can think on her feet and shows the poise that seems to be inherent in her, a characteristic that endeared her to me.

The characters in this book were
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Aug 04, 2011 Meg - A Bookish Affair rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, young-adult, 2011
There are very few books about my city of Washington, DC that aren't political thrillers (a genre that I generally don't care for anyhow) but everyone likes reading about things that they know and are familiar with. So, when I come across a book about DC that isn't all political theatre, I'm very excited. Confessions of a First Daughter also marks the first young adult book that I've ever read about Washington, DC.

This is a fun book. Morgan Abbott is constantly fighting for being treated like an
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for

Morgan, aka the Tornado, has a unique talent for messing up and getting into trouble. Normal teens might get away with some of her mishaps, but not the President's daughter. Since she's in the limelight, some of her
escapades actually become news.

She's just lost her school's presidential race. She's trying to juggle her boyfriend, schoolwork, and a best friend all while under intense security scrutiny. When her security detail switches, she finds he
Sarah C.
Jul 22, 2013 Sarah C. rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This was a nice,humorous story that teens would enjoy.

Morgan Abbott's mother is the president of the United States. Morgan is used to being surrounded by politics and is okay with it. But being surrounded by the Secret Service and the press- that Morgan hates.

Nothing in Morgans life is private any more. Every step she takes, every move she makes, the press are watching her and going to make it a front page story.

Oh, and Morgan can't go anywhere without Secret Service following her. They're like
Jan 10, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing
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Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
A cute little YA read. I quickly soared through this book with just over 200 pages. A funny and quirky story about a girl who is in the middle of her senior year and trying to cope with the cool crowd when she doesn't fit in. At the same time, she is the daughter of the first female president at a time of unrest in Mexico.

A story filled with moments of comedy and endearment. I loved reading about a woman president and her unique relationship with her husband and daughter. How interesting to hear
Jun 18, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok
Morgan, is kind of a spaz, the situations she gets herself into are pretty over the top, plus her mom is the president so everyone knows when she messes up. She doesn't enjoy that much. She's pretty much an idiot, but has her moments. This is not a very good book, but I enjoyed it anyways. I was going to give it a 3 but I thought since I knew the book was pretty bad, despite my enjoyment, I figured I should give it a 2. It's the kind of bad it's good, just because it's ridiculous and funny. It's ...more
Cute story, quick, light reading. Morgan Abbott's mother is the first female President of the United States, putting Morgan more in the spotlight than she prefers. She attends a private school with other members of D.C. elite, including her popular, but obnoxious boyfriend Konnor, her best friend Hannah, and the evil Brittany Whittaker. Morgan isn't the best student, and has a tendency to get into messes, but she's a talented actress with an interesting role in the school's drama production - un ...more
Jun 29, 2014 Annie rated it liked it
The ending was cute. It wasn't an extremely good book, but the story was sweet and at least slightly different from the typical romance story.
Ridiculous, totally impossible....and way too much fun. I couldn't help but love Morgan. She was a complete disaster with a knack for pulling things through. Review to come.
Sep 16, 2012 Emma rated it liked it
Three and a half stars.

It was much more juvenile than I thought it would be but still pretty pleasant.

You can't help liking Morgan, the First Daughter known as Tornado because of her clumsiness and tendency to gaffes. You can easily relate to her if you've been a teenage girl at one point...

On the other hand, this book is so full of unbelievable events, it made it funny (view spoiler)
Mar 03, 2010 Frezanda rated it liked it
Shelves: youngadult
Nothing special. I found the main character, Morgan, a bit whiny and spoiled. She constantly said what a walking disaster, she was. The fact is I felt that she never one hundred percent walk into disaster unknowingly. Some of them can be avoided if she just thinks first or takes the advice of someone who had already warned her. My problem with her is that she was not thinking at all. The fact that she didn't try to improve herself and continued to blame environment and her klutziness makes me an ...more
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Cassidy Calloway is the pen name of Kathleen Bolton. Kathleen is an avid consumer of pop culture, politics, and TV shows about ghosts, and she desperately loves her iPod touch, but not as much as her husband and daughter. She lives with them in upstate New York, along with an obese and spoiled cat.

With author Therese Walsh, she is co-blog mama of Writer Unboxed, a popular online destination for w
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