Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Daughters Break the Rules: Book Review

Novel: The Daughters Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin
Release Date: November 2nd, 2010
Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover Novel
Source: My local library
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 downgraded status, or pretend she's still the ultimate heiress?
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Willa's Rambles:
   I loved the first book in this series, The Daughters, and I have been waiting and waiting to read this one. Finally, I have read it, and it definitely lived up to the first one! 
   Carina's voice is so different from Lizzie's in The Daughters, and now you can really see inside Carina's head and know what her life is like. She is such an original character - cut off from her billionaire father, she has to adjust to living the life that the middle or lower middle class lives. She takes the subway, lives on $20, and stops buying clothes from all the designer stores. And, she meets Alex who shows her how to live the middle class life to it's extent.
   One of my favorite things about Carina is how flawed she is. Her character demonstrates that when your life changes drastically (like Carina's), you can get through it and become a better person afterwards. Carina doesn't change over night, but she definitely realizes a thing or two about life, friendship, family, and being a Jurgensen.
   Lizzie and Hudson are a huge part of this novel, so if you're a Lizzie or Hudson fan, it's still for you! Lizzie has a boyfriend (yay!) and Hudson is finishing her album (eek!), plus there is still some enjoyable drama with the three girls.
   The next one is from Hudson's point of view, and it's next on the go-find-in-some-way-possible list!

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