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The Daughters Take the Stage (Daughters #3)

4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,195 Ratings  ·  121 Reviews
The daughter of chart-topping pop star Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own musical debut. Hudson has inherited her mother's talent, but she hasn't yet embraced Holla's love of the megawatt spotlight. Can Hudson find a way to perform that reflects her own low-key style? Or will Holla see to it that her only daughter becomes a pop music ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jan 02, 2012 Alexa rated it liked it
The Daughters Take the Stage is the third novel in the series. It is about Hudson Jones, daughter of “the Queen of Pop” Holla Jones. Hudson starts singing and basically becomes a younger version of her mom, but she doesn’t like that at all. Hudson wants to be her own person, and doesn’t want her mom to tell her what to do when she wants. You have to do what Holla wants or says when she says so, and it is like you can’t even think your own thoughts. Because of this, Hudson quits the music busines ...more
Jan 16, 2015 Mckayla rated it liked it
The Daughters Take the Stage, is a dramatic series about 3 girls and their journey through fame. Although Hudson's mother Holla is the star, Hudson will get dragged through it all. Luckily her two best friends will be there to help. This book would be best for people who like a little drama and excitement in a book. Although, I did not care for the book I do have to admit there were some pretty good parts but overall the book was a little boring and it felt like you were being dragged along thou ...more
Adonia Nicole
Sep 03, 2014 Adonia Nicole rated it did not like it
I can't be the only person who thinks these books are absolutely ridiculous? All three are exactly the same, unrealistic nonsense and extremely boring. All three books have been about a little rich girl who doesn't see eye to eye with her parents. They do stupid things, figure out their mistakes, realize their parents have loved them all along, the parents realize they have also made mistakes and they all make up. They all have a boy interest, do something to screw it up and then make up. This s ...more
Sydney Miller
Apr 28, 2016 Sydney Miller rated it really liked it
Along with the series each book focuses on a different and this one focuses on Hudson a singer whose mom also sings and she is having problems with her mom. Hudson is one of my favorite characters because shes all about being herself and doesn't lime people telling her what to do. I recommend this book to people who like a little drama and excitement.
May 15, 2011 Allison rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Finally Hudson comes out of her shell and justs accepts herself for who she is, not who her mom expects her to be. She's so talented and brave and when she's making a point she does it well! I can't wait to read #4!!! Holla to Holla! jkz lol. So many girls can relate to this story, myself included, because our parents or peers or family have this expectation of us and we feel pressured into being who they want us to be or expect us to be. Anything less than perfection will lea ...more
Dec 16, 2014 Katie rated it it was amazing
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Apr 02, 2014 Bentoboxcreature22 rated it liked it

I'd actually give it a 2.5. Sorry, but is it just me, or is this plotline working less and less with each Daughters book Joanna Philbin writes? The Daughters was great. Lizzie was an interesting, relatable character who you could really sympathize with. I understood why she made all of her decisions, even if they were bad ones. The next book was pretty good, too. Not as good as the first one, but Carina's story was compelling, and her character was also relatable, even if she d
Zharit B.
Mar 04, 2014 Zharit B. rated it it was amazing

The daughters take the Stage

By Joanna Philbin

Zharit Brand

This is the third book of a The daughter series. This series is really good because it gives an inside scoop of the life of the daughters of famous or really rich persons. This book is narrated in the perspective of Holla Jones famous Pop star daughter called Hudson Jones. She is a very shy scared kid she has many fears , and does not like to say the truth because she doesn’t have an inner be-yatch. My critique of this book would be a
Apr 23, 2016 Caela rated it it was amazing
Really good. I personally like more drama though! Still a 5 star!
michelle pham
Aug 21, 2015 michelle pham rated it liked it
hudson annoys me so much wtf
so naive and errything
Sep 13, 2015 Andréia rated it liked it
Review in portuguese by blog MON PETIT POISON

Este livro não foi tão engraçado quanto o outro, teve sim seus momentos engraçados, mas Carina (a personagem principal do livro anterior) é a mais engraçada e dinâmica das três amigas, por isso, acho difícil que qualquer um dos livros supere o anterior, mas os dramas de Hudson também são engraçados e sem noção, graças à sua mãe famosa.

O foco da série, é mostrar que os filhos não necessariamente são as sombras dos pais, claro que isso as vezes (muitas
The third book in the Daughters series completes the story of our famous trio.

Hudson Jones is the daughter of famous singer Holla Jones, Hudson is an amazing singer and looks forward to the release of her debut album but her mother has ideas about how her sound should be and changes up Hudson's entire album till she can't recognize it. Hudson feels the pressure of having to live up to her superstar mother and Holla is constantly encouraging Hudson to do this and that making Hudson feel inadequat
Oct 01, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
I’m a fan of this series. It’s simple and predictable but it’s also flirty and fun. This is the story of Hudson, the daughter of a famous (but aging) pop star turned domineering stage mother, and her desire to become a star in her own right. Only problem is that she has a debilitating case of stage fright. There is a reason behind that that I will refrain from revealing here but it’s pretty easy to figure out early on. Anyway, the story is about Holla and how she attempts to overcome her stage ...more
Kathy Davie
May 14, 2012 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Third in the Daughters series for young adults about three young ladies struggling to find their own identities in the wake of their more famous parents.

My Take
The story overlaps with Daughters Break the Rules as we read Hudson's perspective on that fateful night. It's a mother wanting to relive her own life through her daughter. Although, to be fair, I think that Hudson's mom really does believe that this is what her daughter wants. The fact that she never listens…

Holla Jones is a woman in co
May 12, 2013 Ally rated it really liked it
"The daughter of chart-topping pop star Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own musical debut. Hudson has inherited her mother's talent, but she hasn't yet embraced Holla's love of the megawatt spotlight. Can Hudson find a way to perform that reflects her own low-key style? Or will Holla see to it that her only daughter becomes a pop music sensation?"

Side Note: The cover is amazing. I love the style of it. Markers and then realistic when close to the three g
Apr 07, 2014 Allison rated it really liked it
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Hudson Jones loves music - soulful music that makes you think. She's not interested in the bubble-gum pop music her mother's famous for singing.

She now has the opportunity to become a major musical star. She's recorded her tracks. But when her mom heard them, she changed them. Now, they don't represent Hudson's style, and the songs are so similar to her mom's that Hudson knows they aren't for her.

The first chance she has to perform in front on an a
Riya Kumar
Oct 06, 2013 Riya Kumar rated it liked it
Use your passion for what you want to do. This is what Hudson struggles with in The Daughters Take the Stage by Joanna Philbin. Hudson loves music, especially singing and the piano. Her idea of being an aspiring singer is not even close to what her mom, the pop sensation, Holla Jones. Not only does she have to deal with the making of her album, but she also has to deal with how to listen her mom, and to be with herself and the sametime. Hudson goes through a funny and hopeful journey, when deci ...more
Reading Vacation
May 01, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it it was amazing
The Daughters series follows the lives of three girls who have mega-popular parents. The first book features Lizzie, whose mother is a super model. The second book features Carina who has a billionaire media-mogul father. Now, The Daughters Take the Stage, features Hudson, who has a pop star mother.

Holla is a pop music sensation. She has many fans and is at the top of her game. Holla’s dream is to have her daughter, Hudson, perform chart-topping pop songs too. The problem is, Hudson has her own
Jan 31, 2013 Camryn rated it it was amazing
The Daughters Take the Stage was a great book. Maybe not quite as outstanding as the others, but still great. Where the first book in the series was written from the perspective of Lizzie, and the second from Carina, the third one, this one, is from Hudson's perspective. Hudson Jones has always had an amazing voice, was born to play piano, and can write her own songs. She'd be a great performer... except for one thing. She has stage fright, probably because she thinks she may never measure up to ...more
Margaret G
Jan 09, 2013 Margaret G rated it really liked it
The novel The Daughters Take the Stage by Joanna Philbin, is a great example of another story of how parents live out their dreams by using their kids. This story is just a little bit different. Not wanting to live out her dream through her child, this mother wants her child to be exactly like her. Hudson Jones, daughter of famous pop star Holla Jones, inherited her mothers amazing voice just not her love for pop music. As Hudson’s first album is about to come out, Holla decides to make a couple ...more
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Aug 15, 2011 Alison (AlisonCanRead) rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrenyalit
Now that Jen Calonita has finished her Secrets of My Hollywood Life series, I need a cute, fluffy series to replace it. Joanna Philbin's The Daughters series fits the bill perfectly. Nice characters, strong friendships, some romance, and uplifting messages. Fame, fashion, and wealth. Just what I want in my light, contemporary reading material.

The third Daughters books focuses on the final character in the trio: Hudson. Hudson is the daughter of pop superstar Holla Jones. I'm imagining that she's
This book was so cute! Much better than Mates, Dates, and Cosmic Kisses in my opinion. This reminded me of it due to the fourteen year old protagonist obsessed with music and horoscopes. But I didn't feel that this one was shoving astrology in my face and it was much more entertaining! Hudson's mother drove me crazy! What a control freak! Does she not understand that different people prefer different genres of music? I liked the happy ending. Only one more Daughter's book to go!
Natalie H
Sep 27, 2013 Natalie H rated it it was amazing
The Daughters Take the Stage is a wonderful book, and it tells you to always stand up for what you believe in. It is written by Joanna Philbin, and is part of the series the Daughters. The main character is Hudson Jones, the daughter of the most famous singer in the world, Holla Jones. Hudson is also an amazing singer, just like her mom, but in a different way. Holla is more of a pop star, and Hudson has more talent for soulful, jazzy music. Holla wants Hudson to change her music, but Hudson doe ...more
Dec 03, 2012 Carey rated it liked it
Unfortunately, it seems like the quality of the Daughter series is declining. This books was very underwhelming to me. In the first installment, Lizzie struggled with her supermodel mother's popularity and beauty eclipsing her own "unique" looks. In the second, Carina went head to head with her seemingly money obsessed father, who turned out to be quite the opposite once she got to know him. In the Daughter Take the Stage, Hudson wants to grow a backbone and stand up to Holla Jones, an internati ...more
Kate O
Nov 28, 2014 Kate O rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. It was a light vacation read but I still enjoyed it. One thing that I liked about this book in particular, was how real she was. The previous two books in the series were a bit unrealistic but this one I actually liked. One thing I didn't enjoy was how she wouldn't speak up and was like a little puppy dog. This book was a lot better than the first two in the series.
Oct 13, 2015 Catherine rated it liked it
I liked this book, but i think they put a little too much emphasis on how Hudson needed to be her own person. There was no background drama, and all that was in it was hudson and how her mom controls her life and how Hudson needs to join this band and all that jazz. Still, it was a good plot and a satisfying end came up.
Apr 22, 2014 Jodie rated it liked it
From the Daughters series, this book is from Hudson's point of view, whose mom is a famous singer. Hudson is a good singer too, but she is nervous about being on stage and her mom wants her to change her style from her own to her mom's. I would recommend this book if you like the Daughters series
Kelly Hager
May 01, 2011 Kelly Hager rated it liked it
This opens right where book two ended, with Hudson running off the stage at her first concert. She's upset because her soon-to-be-released CD is more her mom's creation than her own, and she feels her music career---which hasn't even begun yet, really---spiraling out of her control.

This book is basically about how Hudson gets her life (and her music) back. It's hard to become an adult and be in charge of your life, but it's even harder when your parents (or one parent, in this case) are determi
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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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