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THE DAUGHTERS BREAK THE RULES by Joanna Philbin

THE DAUGHTERS BREAK THE RULES

By Joanna Philbin

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-316-04903-0
Publisher: Poppy/Little, Brown

Daughters of megawealthy celebrities really have it tough in this breezy, ultimately interesting continuation of the Daughters series by celebrity daughter Philbin. Fifteen-year-old Carina’s apparently unfeeling father is richer than Bill Gates, but he cuts off her credit cards when she defies him. Limited to $20 per week, she can’t even get through the day. She talks her way into a party-planning job but can’t deliver on her promises. At this point the author allows Carina to mature through her experiences. Heretofore-unrealized imagination and spunk emerge in her party planning. She comes to understand that $900 for a pair of shoes is a ridiculous price and that both people and merchandise of good quality don’t necessarily come from wealth. Writing with a light tone that should appeal to a young female audience, the author chisels a little depth into the niche of chick lit. She makes readers care for her heroes and disdain her villains, and if the plot twist is predictable, that’s fine for this genre. Entertaining and not entirely fluffy. (Chick lit. 12 & up)