The Daughters Break the Rules (Daughters #2)
After leaking a story about the family business, impetuous high school freshman Carina Jurgensen is cut off by her billionaire father. Always resourceful, she fibs her way into a job as a party planner for New York's annual Silver Snowflake Ball. But when Carina finds out that the party committee expect...more
Carina messes up – BIG TIME – when she leaks some negative information about her billionaire father to the press. Her father is furious and he cuts her off financially. At first it seems like a disaster to Carina, but in reality it is the best thing that could have ever happened.
What I liked best about this book was Carina’s transformation. A tomboy at heart, Carina started out somewhat self-centered and spoiled. After losing her father’s backing, Carina focused more on others and she lea...more
It's another case of how it can all go wrong when you don't talk to your kids. Carina lashes out because her dad won't listen to her. Nor will he talk to her. He simply treats her like another one of his employees. The lash back results in the billionaire's daughter losing her credit cards, her...more
When I read the first bo...more
When I read the first bo...more
"Daughters Rule Number Six: Never talk to the press about your parents.
After leaking a story about the family business, impetuous high school freshman Carina Jurgensen is cut off by her billionaire father. Always resourceful, she fibs her way into a job as a party planner for New York's annual Silver Snowflake Ball. But when Carina finds out that the party committee expects favors and freebies from her dad's A-list connections, a choice must be made: Does she get real about her downgr
Confident and adventurous Carina Jurgenson messes up big time when she leaks a scandalous story to the news about her father. Her father is furious and they have never had a really good relationship. She blames him for cheating on her mother but she realizes later that that is not true at all. Her father cuts her off and she is left to struggle through her school and social life with only a meager sum of mone...more
I love this...more
Carina’s father cuts her off, so she bluffs her way into a party planning job to make money for a ski trip. And then she finds out that it’s much easier hiring a party planner than actually being one, especially when she realizes they are hoping to us...more
Utterly predictable, but still enjoyable. Carina, the main character, was a bit annoying in the beginning of the book, but she didn't stay that way -- which is good, cause I'm not sure I could have handled the rest of the book.
What I like about this series is that its different from the other teen fiction about teen girls who are super rich. Those other books have these young teenagers running around drinking and having sex and the authors name drop brand names as if they are trying...more
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the first one. I feel Carina was needy...more
I pitied Carina at times. I even sympathized a few times. but overall, I couldn't shake the image in my head that she was a spoiled, whiny brat.
The only characters I enjoyed were Alex and his sister. A lot of loose ends, especially with their relationships, were left hanging for the next book, which I'm not so sure if I'm going to read.
I'm not sure what I expected, but from the four-star reviews, I expected Carina's misadventures to be just as exc...more
Little, Brown and Company, 2010, 276 pp., $16.99
Author: Joanna Philbin ISBN: 978-0-316-04903-0
There is conflict between Carina and her father. They have arguments all the time but this time, they had a huge argument. Carina’s dad cut off all of her bank accounts and credit cards. Carina believes she can survive through it.
Then Carina gets invited to go snowboarding and that cost money. Money that Carina no longer has, so she needs to find a way to get that...more
Period 2 English
30 October 2012
The Daughters: Break the Rules
The Novel, The Daughters: Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin, is the second book in a series of three books that all share the common title, “The Daughters”. The book is about three best friends Lizzie, Carina, and Hudson who are all daughters of famous mothers and fathers. For example, Lizzie is the daughter of a supermodel mom and a writer dad, Carina is the daughter of a millionaire dad and doesn’t live with h...more
From this book I got a good mixture of emotions. People may just think that this sounds like every other chick-lit book. I admit, it had some of that (but I LOVE that), but it also had real tones of learning how to live with little. Carina was put in the situation where she was cut off from everything...more
My issue with the book is its main character, Carina. Perhaps her outlook on life and her behaviour are reasonable consideri...more
After leaking a story damaging to her father and his business, Carina is in serious trouble. Not only is her father icing her out, but he's just cut her off. She no longer has unlimited credit cards. Instead, she will receive an allowance of $20 a week. Carina isn't sure she can survive, but she's determined to show her father she's not a spoiled brat.
Unfortunately, her crush asks her to go skiing over winter vacation in Switzerland. Carina jumps a...more