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The Daughters (Daughters #1)

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Fourteen-year-old Lizzie Summers always expects fawning photographers and adoring fans to surround her gorgeous supermodel mother. But when Lizzie is approached by a fashion photographer who believes that she’s “the new face of beauty,”
Lizzie surprises herself and her family by becoming the newest Summers woman to capture the media’s spotlight.

In this debut young adult ser...more
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♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties
Here we have all the usual suspects:

1. The ugly-but-not-really-ugly girl who hates the spotlight and suddenly becomes the it-girl who is adored by everyone at her school. ((In this case the school would be the modelling world which is apparently full of "fakes" and all that jazz.

2. The dorky guy best friend from ugly-or-not's who has been gone for a while but has finally returned only hotter, cooler and BRITISH (because British men are a whole new level of hot *eyeroll*).

3. Barely there parents...more
Amy
This is one of the books I like to call I'm-Under-A-Lot-Of-Stress-So-Instead-Of-Doing-Something-Smart-I-Rebound-By-Picking-Up-The-First-Dumb-Shallow-Overly-Hormonal-Book-I-Find-In-The-Teen-Section-For-A-Fluff-Read Generally I don't finish said books, but this time around I did.
The Daughters gets two stars for a fairly good message. Everything else is about as unrealistic as Neverland but we'll overlook that for a moment.
Lizzie Summers is the daughter of the most gorgeous super-model in the...more
Jocelyn
The Daughters is the debut novel by Regis Philbin’s daughter, Joanna Philbin. I almost feel bad opening up the review with that statement because the book is so much about separating yourself from your famous parent and creating your own destiny. But in the same way that living in the shadow can cause a child to question where they begin and their parents end, for a writer it can provide great material! That is exactly what Joanna Philbin did with her debut novel. She took her own personal exper...more
Georgie R
Feb 26, 2012 Georgie R rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teen Girls, Gossip Girl lovers
Recommended to Georgie by: Local library
Plot: Move over Gossip Girl, Celebriteens are front page news! As the daughter of a supermodel, Lizzie is used to living in her mother's shadow. But when a photographer spots her unique style and look, Lizzie becomes the new "it" girl of the New York fashion scene Cast into the spotlight, Lizzie isn't sure fame is all it's cracked up to be. Luckily, her best friends are also the daughters of celebrities and know just had to keep her grounded. But can they bring her back to earth before she loses...more
Marie
Good story I would have loved it much better if the charachters were more 16-17 years old and not 14 which they completely didn't act like. I mean a 14 year old planning to go on holiday with a bunch of older guys and girls?

Didn't make to very believable not to mention none of them acted their age.

Other than that I enjoyed it but it did play on my mind the whole time of how young they were.

I liked her dad especially in the end it was actually them mom who came across all fake.
I mean her secre...more
Lauren
The Daughters by Joanna Philbin was a captivating image of "living the high life." I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially considering it is perfect for my age. This book has aspects of friendship, fame, and becoming who you are, which is what most realistic fiction books these days touch upon. This is the perfect book to read on a weekend when you have actually finished all of you're assignments and I felt relaxed while reading it. The Daughters is about a super-model's daughters, Lizzie Sum...more
Jodi
Ugh. Something about The Daughters just seemed so cheesy to me. The whole premise of rich girls of famous people living in New York sounded like it could have potential. Then I began to read it. This was like the G-rated version of Gossip Girl to me.

I get that we are supposed to like these characters and sympathize with them and whatnot. However, what Philbin has given us is an unrealistic depiction of teenagers. She wanted her characters to be good girls - which they were - however, their beha...more
Sarah
This book is everything I wish the A-List/cliquesque books would be. It has that "fun children of the rich and famous" spin that is popular with young adult fiction but with characters act like normal girls with insecurities and crushes not catty uber bitches that make me glad I'm not in middle school anymore.

This book centers on Lizzie Summers, the daughter of famous supermodel Katia (think growing up as Heidi Klum's daughter). Lizzie and her best friends Hudson (daughter of popstar Holla Jones...more
Mary Kate
In this novel, Joanna Philbin was able to take me out of my ordinary teenage life and place me into the shoes of a teenage girl stuck behind the light that is her mother’s fame and beauty. She takes you alongside Lizzie Summers, a witty and thoughtful girl who likes to remain on the side lines even though she is the only daughter of Katia Summers the most beautiful supermodel. Lizzie and her two best friends Carina Johnson and Hudson Jones have always been with fame because of their parents’ fam...more
Cloe
Lizzie, Carina, and Hudson are famous. Well, they're famous because their parents are. Lizzie is the daughter of the famous Katia Summers, supermodel. Carina's father is the CEO of his own company. Hudson's mother is a famous singer. Everyone may think that their lives are great, but in fact, it isn't. Lizzie was an awkward teenager, the daughter of the supermodel, until Andrea notices her unique look and asks Lizzie for a trial shoot as a model. At first, Lizzie isn't enthusiastic, until she fi...more
Michele
The Daughters is a cute story of 3 friends who seem to have everything they need in life. The first book of the series focuses around Lizzie. Lizzie's mother, a famous model, seems to spend more time worrying about her looks than wanting to spend time with her daughter and Lizzie really is not happy with this. Until one day, she is "discovered" and the world wants her as their new "face". Lizzie's mom is not so happy about this because she knows in this world people are very fickle and are only...more
Alaina
Okay so the book is a boring jumble about a girl who isn't pretty. But she is. But in a different way.
I found the book boring and the ending was anti-climactic. I had no interest in reading the next book so I dropped the terribly boring story with a lame plot.
Just don't read it.
Helen
I have a very nasty habit of buying books from the bargain section of my local bookstore just because they only cost five or so dollars, and some of them sound really interesting. This was again the case with The Daughters by Joanna Philbin, although the bright orange cover underneath the dust jacket also helped with the decision.

The Daughters follows three characters, Lizzie, Carina, and Hudson. All three girls are the daughters of people who are very famous in their society, all for different...more
Andréia
Review in portuguese by blog MON PETIT POISON

O que posso dizer sobre este livro? Que além de uma leitura deliciosa, ele é uma graça. Daqueles que você começa a ler sem pretensão e quando vê, já está quase no meio dele e quando observa com mais amor e carinho, percebe que já terminou o livro e fica com aquele gostinho de quero mais.

O livro é infanto-juvenil, um mini Gossip Girl, mas enquanto o das meninas mais velhas há tantos babados e confusões, aqui o foco principal é mostrar crianças que apes...more
Grace


This book has made it into my favorite books of all time list!!! It is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(so amazing in fact that it got 48 exclamation points. ( and that is pretty darn amazing)
Yolie Gachelin
My oldest daughter is getting into the reading world of fun! During the end of the school year she picked out the book "The Daughters". She wasn't able to finish the book before the school year finished. So at our public library, she requested the book. And within a day she finished up the book. So, it had me curious, what is my daughter enjoy reading that she read it so quickly. I to, open up the book and just couldn't put it down. It wasn't a book of suspense, but the writer did such a marvelo...more
Adonia Nicole
I would like to explain my 2 star review. I found this book really great for girls from ages 11 to 18. I thought it was cute and well written, specifically for the ages I listed. When I think of YA books they tend to be written with characters 16 and above and many people of all ages can read and enjoy them. I'm not saying that this book can't be enjoyable to someone of the age of 25, but it's a little blase. These girls are only 14 and I thought the story warranted someone at least the age of 1...more
Janssen
Better than I expected, but the girls seemed a little old for being fourteen.
Lisa Bork
My daughter bought and read it first. Then we got the sequel.
Peace Love and Reviews
Daughters is a new upcoming series about three teenagers of the mega rich and mega famous fictional characters. Teenagers girl who strive to be normal despite the fame of their parents. Typical insecurities, and fighting on what you want to be in life.

This book tells the tale of Lizzie Summers, daughter of the super model Katia Summers. The people in this book call her "walking proof of God", she was described as the perfect image / body of a woman. Unfortunately Lizzie, got most her looks from...more
Nikki Marowelli
When I first heard that Joanna Philbin was writing a book about privlidged children, I blew it off. I thought "Oh great, another stars' offspring is writing a book about being privliged again." But I was proven wrong. This story is fiction. The reason I choose this book is because Im a religious watcher of Live with Regis and Kelly, and I saw her on it talking about this book and I decided to read it. The protagonist is a girl named Lizzie Summers. The supporting characters are Hudson Jones and...more
Sadiya
The only daughter of supermodel Katiea Summers, uncoventional-looking Lizzie Summers has come to expect fawning photographers and adoring fans to surround her gorgeous mother. But when Lizzie is approached by a fashion photographer who believes she's "the new face of beauty," Lizzie surprises herself and her family by becoming the newest Summers woman to capture the media's spotlight.

My Review:

This book is kinda a chick-lit and I didn't really expect too much from it. But it was really good. The...more
Teengirlreads
The Daughters is the newest YA series on the market about three best friends dealing with life. They call themselves the daughters because each of them has a famous parent. Lizzie, an awkward aspiring writer, is the daughter of Katia a super famous super model. She is constantly down on herself because she doesn’t believe she is anywhere near as pretty as her mother having inherited mostly her fathers looks. That is until she is approached by a photographer who tries to capture the “real” beauty...more
Katryna
*3.5 Stars*
When I first saw this book I thought it would be another cheesy story about high-class, spoiled teenage girls. I can say that I was completely wrong. Sure the girls are very "well to do", but they are very relatable.

The plot doesn't seem very unique, but I've actually never read anything about something like this. Joanna Philbin gave the story such an easy-going and fun 'air'. Reading this book was like eating chocolate, very easy and very enjoyable.

The characters were all (like I sai...more
Emily
You can't really read anything after finishing "The Hunger Games" series. So, I think I should five this book more credit. I didn't love it. I really didn't. I thought it was going to be a book that makes you happy, but it doesn't. Let's review, shall we?

The book follows Lizzie Summers, a self-conscious fourteen year old daughter of the fabulous supermodel Katia Summers. Lizzie thinks that with her frizzy red hair and super famous mother than she is ugly. She has two best friends, Carina Jurgens...more
Ree
Oh my goodness. What can I say? It's just the perfect balance of sweet without sappy, bitter without depressing, and happy without ecstatic. The "Poppy" books are mostly about popular girls (The Clique? Alphas? Gossip Girl? Face it; they're all about social climbing) but this is a unique and great idea that fits well with the other Poppy books without being too similar to the others.

I love the characters. I did feel that the author focused a little too much on Lizzie, even though she was in thir...more
Angela
Are you a gawky teen trying to fit in? Or a quirky-looking girl wondering if she has any natural beauty? Are you struggling to differentiate yourself from your parents who seem to be perfect? Or are you just trying to find your place in the world?

Fourteen-year-old Lizzie Summers is the daughter of supermodel Katia Summers and best friends with Hudson Jones, the daughter of a pop star, and Carina Jurgensen, daughter of the multi-media mogul. Lizzie looks more like her father—a short, frizzy redhe...more
Marie
I want to start right off with saying I wish Goodreads allowed half stars! This one was a solid 2.5, right up the middle. I was so torn about how to rate and review this! It's getting a 2 from me because the audience for this book is so very narrow. Even if I was fawning over this book there'd be only a select group of people I could try to force it upon.

Lizzie is the daughter of mega-supermodel Katia Summers. Her two BFFs are also daughters of incredibly wealthy in-the-spotlight parents. And th...more
Alexa
The Daughters is about the life of supermodel Katia Summers’ daughter, Lizzie. She doesn’t know any actors or actresses, musicians, or anybody like that. She just has a normal life. She goes to school, has best friends, gets into fights with her parents, and gets into trouble like any other teenager. One day while attending her mom’s fashion show, Lizzie goes against the list of rules she made with her 2 best friends. She says something negative about her mom to a reporter. Her mom finds out and...more
Ally
Fourteen year old Lizzie Summers, daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, is used to life in the spotlight. After a fight with her mother over an interview all over the internet, Lizzie turns to her two best friends, Carina and Hudson (also daughters of celebrities), as usual.

Lizzie's main struggle throughout the book is finding her true self. She decides that she's sick of being in her mother's shadow, so she decides to do something about it. Personally, I felt it was unrealistic that Lizzie wou...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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