Confessions of a First Daughter [NOOK Book]

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Morgan is so over being first daughter.

Morgan Abbott has no social life and no privacy, and her one major talent is screwing things up. Unfortunately for Morgan, every mistake makes front page headlines—because her mom is the president of the United States. To top it all off, she's been assigned a brainiac secret service agent who's barely older than she is and won't let her out of his sight (never mind that he's kind of cute). Torture!

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Overview

Morgan is so over being first daughter.

Morgan Abbott has no social life and no privacy, and her one major talent is screwing things up. Unfortunately for Morgan, every mistake makes front page headlines—because her mom is the president of the United States. To top it all off, she's been assigned a brainiac secret service agent who's barely older than she is and won't let her out of his sight (never mind that he's kind of cute). Torture!

But when her mom has to slip away on secret business and needs a decoy to cover for her, Morgan is the only one who can help. With a bit of makeup, a little ingenuity, and a lot of family resemblance, Morgan soon has everyone calling her "Madam President." Can she pull it off? Or will she mess everything up . . . again?

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Joyce Doyle
Morgan Abbott is a typical teen—running for student president, struggling to keep up her grades, acting in the school play, and impersonating the president of the United States. Morgan's mother is the first female president, and Morgan spends her days tailed by Secret Service agents without a moment of privacy. Her every step—and misstep—is in the public eye, such as when she steals a few quiet moments with her boyfriend only to have the agents call an emergency and barge in to whisk her to the White House. Morgan has become such a handful that a new agent is called in, one whom Morgan is determined to ditch no matter how cute she thinks he is. Morgan has had enough, but her plans are complicated when her mother has to secretly facilitate peace talks between two African nations and needs Morgan to impersonate her in front of the entire crowd. The story line is a bit far-fetched, but it is one of the qualities that makes this escapism fiction pure enjoyment. It has the ingredients for classic teen fiction—the quirky best friend, unworthy boyfriend, aggravating nemesis, loving-but-often-absent parents. In the midst, Morgan recognizes her own strengths and weaknesses and plays up both in a fun-filled adventure. The only disappointment is that Calloway did not highlight the romantic angle a bit more. Fans of Cabot's All-American Girl series will scoop up this one. Reviewer: Joyce Doyle
VOYA - Erin Wyatt
Morgan Abbott, secret service code name The Tornado, is a first daughter who definitely lives up to her alias. Her mother, President Sara Abbott, has her hands full with the demands of her job as well as the many incidents that arise because of the frequent unintentional missteps of her daughter. As much as Morgan dislikes having to be a perfect first daughter, a responsibility she never asked for as she frequently reminds her family and friends, she is proud of her mother and wants her to have a successful presidency. When African peace talks stall, Morgan has to do her best to keep things controlled while acting as a presidential body double in an attempt to assist her mom. Calloway provides a quick read that includes a healthy dose of romance when handsome and by-the-book Max takes over the secret service detail, although soon he is swept up into the antics caused by The Tornado as well. The book has plenty of other character types that seem to be staples of chick lit. Hannah is the perfect best friend who possesses just the right skill set with her love of make-up and clothes to help pull off the deception. There is the archrival mean girl and the boyfriend who is not as perfect as he seems—which everyone else can see beside Morgan. Although there is nothing ground breaking here, it is a fluffy, fun read. Reviewer: Erin Wyatt
Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Eighteen year old Morgan Abbott's life does not really suck, but is definitely complicated by being "First Daughter" while her mother is The President of the United States. She cannot even have private time with her boyfriend, Konner—the hottest jock in school—without her security detail butting in. The head of her detail transfers after one embarrassing episode and a new agent, Max Jackson, takes over. Max is only a few years older than Morgan and way hot. Morgan, not the best student, is struggling with her grades and trying to not stand out at school in weird ways—like being driven through the gates of her private school in a White House limousine. Plus Konner is pushing for more intimacy than Morgan is comfortable with and she finds herself attracted to Max. On top of all this, Morgan's mom, the Prez, needs her help to negotiate a peace agreement between warring factions in an African country. Morgan's role? Impersonate her mom doing her regular duties at the White House. Morgan almost makes a disaster of an official dinner, but pulls it off in the end. She also discovers that Konner's interest in her has always been that he wants to be the dude to make it with the president's daughter. Max, on the other hand, turns out to be the real deal. Although the mother/daughter impersonation stretched belief, I enjoyed this novel. It had energy and Morgan seemed to be a real person. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—Morgan Abbott is just your normal 18-year-old except for one glaring detail: she's the First Daughter of the United States. Although outsiders might think she's got it all—a hot boyfriend, cool best friend, tricked-out limo, and 24/7 protection—she's actually got her share of problems, too. Konner is pressuring her to go beyond kissing; her mother's presidential duties keep her very busy; and the paparazzi and tabloids have started to take notice of Morgan's sometimes zany behavior. When circumstances arise that would allow her to act as her mother's double so that Mom can go out on a top-secret mission, the teen accepts the challenge. After all, this could make up for all the crazy stuff she's done in the past. Plus, when her new, totally cute, young secret service agent starts getting friendly, who knows what could happen? This is a light and entertaining read for teens who like some politics with their romance.—Traci Glass, Eugene Public Library, OR
Kirkus Reviews
Like many a teenage daughter, Morgan Abbott finds her mother authoritarian and annoying. However, Morgan is the only one whose mother is also the president of the United States. This means that Morgan is under constant scrutiny, so much so that it's practically a national emergency when she slips into the prop room to neck with her hunky boyfriend, Konner, a self-serving egotist readers will love to hate. To top it off, Morgan must battle a backbiting classmate and deal with her newly assigned, young secret-service agent, a strict by-the-book type, but, oh, so handsome. The plot comes together when Morgan, who has a talent for acting and is practically her mother's double, is called upon to impersonate the president so that the great lady can attend a secret high-level negotiation. Can Morgan, a trouble magnet, finally make good? Credibility seekers should go elsewhere, but readers looking for a fun and breezy fantasy that's full of girl appeal will enjoy the material, right down to its romantic but far-fetched ending. (Fiction. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061948626
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 175,869
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • File size: 294 KB

Meet the Author

Cassidy Calloway lives in New Jersey with her fat cat named Kennedy, but she loves visiting Washington, D.C. She wanted to be president of the United States when she grew up but decided to write about it instead. She has a passion for designer shoes and white-chocolate gingersnaps.

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  • Posted July 1, 2009

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

    Morgan, aka the Tornado, has a unique talent for messing up and getting into trouble. Normal teens might get away with some of her mishaps, but not the President's daughter. Since she's in the limelight, some of her
    escapades actually become news.

    She's just lost her school's presidential race. She's trying to juggle her boyfriend, schoolwork, and a best friend all while under intense security scrutiny. When her security detail switches, she finds herself developing feelings for her Secret Service bodyguard.

    Morgan's also having a hard time communicating with her mother. Their talks are always interrupted with special meetings and phone calls. It seems like her mother has time for everyone in the world, except her only daughter. When her mother needs to address a vital situation, Morgan fills in as the President of the United States.

    While Morgan simply wants to live a normal life, is it possible to have average experiences given that she lives in the White House? Or will she adjust and learn to like the advantages that come with her mother's station?

    Cassidy Calloway writes an expose of a first daughter's life filled with hilarious moments, a little romance, and saving the world one meeting at a time. Morgan's adventures are not to be missed.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

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    An inside look at life in the White House

    Morgan, aka the Tornado, has a unique talent for messing up and getting into trouble. Normal teens might get away with some of her mishaps, but not the President's daughter. Since she's in the limelight, some of her escapades actually become news. She's just lost her school's presidential race. She's trying to juggle her boyfriend, schoolwork, and a best friend all while under intense security scrutiny. When her security detail switches, she finds herself developing feelings for her Secret Service bodyguard. Morgan's also having a hard time communicating with her mother. Their talks are always interrupted with special meetings and phone calls. It seems like her mother has time for everyone in the world, except her only daughter. When her mother needs to address a vital situation, Morgan fills in as the President of the United States.While Morgan simply wants to live a normal life, is it possible to have average experiences given that she lives in the White House? Or will she adjust and learn to like the advantages that come with her mother's station?

    Cassidy Calloway writes an expose of a first daughter's life filled with hilarious moments, a little romance, and saving the world one meeting at a time. Morgan's adventures are not to be missed.
    I have to admit that I don't like the cover of this book - it just doesn't speak to me. But the story was super cute and funny.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2010

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    Highly recommended for teenagers!

    Confessions of a First Daughter, by Cassidy Calloway, is a look into to the life a teenage girl whose mom is the president of the United States. The main character, Morgan Abbott, is a regular American teenage girl except for the fact that she calls the White House her home. Even with Morgan being the president's daughter she stills seems to get into trouble just like any other kid. She has to face down mean girls and major relationship drama! But suddenly her mom has to fly to Africa to resolve an international dispute, and Morgan decides to replace her mom as the President of the United States!

    This book was really easy to read and I could relate to the main character because even though she is the president's daughter she is also a regular teenage girl as well. I love current books like this because they are really great for people in high school. My favorite was actually Morgan because I feel like she was going through so much; she is being constantly monitored and followed, she can just have a normal care- free life but she still seems to come out on top. It is a book that you won't be able to put down!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2009

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    A MUST READ

    This is one of the favourite books. I read the back of this book and thought I should buy it and read it. So I looked everywhere to find it but was not able to. So I ordered this book just to be able to read it.I thought Ohh No i don't know if this is a good idea to buy it.But I LOVE this story it's funny and cute and much more. There is a really good storyline. If you liked "All American Girl" from Meg Cabot you will like this. Also if u have read "Secrets of my Hollywood Life" by Jen Calonita. Then YOU MUST READ THIS.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    Kritters Ramblings

    A cute little YA read. I quickly soared through this book with just over 200 pages. A funny and quirky story about a girl who is in the middle of her senior year and trying to cope with the cool crowd when she doesn't fit in. At the same time, she is the daughter of the first female president at a time of unrest in Mexico.

    A story filled with moments of comedy and endearment. I loved reading about a woman president and her unique relationship with her husband and daughter. How interesting to hear about how a woman is handling the pressure of the presidency and her family. The parts where the daughter was interacting with her secret service detail were beyond entertaining. Being from DC, I was drawn to this story because I could imagine where they were and what was going on.

    A book that I would recommend to girls of all ages. As soon as I found out it had a sequel, I promptly ordered it.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    great!!!!!!

    this book was a great read if you just want something short. i coukdnt stop once i started. i highly reccomend it.

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