The Daughters Break the Rules

The Daughters Break the Rules

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by Joanna Philbin
     
 

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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

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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?

Best friends and fellow daughters of celebrities Lizzie Summers, Carina Jurgensen and Hudson Jones are back in Joanna Philbin's second stylish and heartfelt Daughters novel.

Editorial Reviews

Seventeen.com
"As if navigating their high school hallways weren't enough, these girls have to do so under the entire world's watchful eyes!"
author of Secrets of My Hollywood Life Jen Calonita
"I was drawn to the tantalizing story immediately, but my heart was stolen by the fierce friendship between three besties living life inside the celebrity fishbowl. I can't wait to read the next book!"
author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Im Alyson Noel
"Reading Joanna Philbin's funny, witty, and poignant debut is like getting an insider's glimpse into the gilded world of those born to be famous."
author of the #1 bestselling Gossip Girl and It Gi Cecily von Ziegesar
"Ever wonder what it's really like to grow up in Manhattan with a famous mom or dad? Well, Joanna Philbin is going to tell you. The Daughters is authentic and well-told. Gossip Girl herself would love this new series."
Alyson Noël
"Reading Joanna Philbin's funny, witty, and poignant debut is like getting an insider's glimpse into the gilded world of those born to be famous."
Children's Literature - Heidi Quist
Fourteen-year-old Carina Jurgensen, daughter of billionaire media mogul Carl Jurgensen, feels trapped under the weight of her father's demands and expectations, feeling "The Jurg" only cares about money and making sure she presents herself well, rather than caring about her as a person. After a few unpleasant days in a forced internship as his office copy girl, she finds a memo that she believes reveals a major money scam, and she leaks it to the press. In punishment, following Carina's own, albeit unintended suggestion, her dad cuts her allowance to an unbearable $20 per week (down from two credit cards and a bank account). The New York city-girl with friends, crushes, and enemies in high places struggles at first with the situation but soon meets a super cool public high school DJ who turns her thinking in the right direction. Carina learns and thereby sets the example of living with some good moral values such as honesty, financial wisdom, being true to oneself, and not jumping to conclusions without facts. Although the upper class lifestyle will not be the norm for most of Philbin's readership, Carina's lessons about money might help them to view the lifestyle more realistically, with less envy. Drawbacks would include the frequent taking of the Lord's name in vain, and the still-present value placed on money. Also, although admittedly she did a lot on her own, in spite of her efforts to avoid using her dad's name for favors, her reliance upon a man or boy to help her solve her problems is also still questionable. Reviewer: Heidi Quist

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316049054
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
Daughters Series, #2
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
541,561
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Joanna Philbin was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York City. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. and M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of The Daughters series, and lives and writes in Los Angeles. Visit her at joannaphilbin.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book ,much less ,series is amazing. How Carina(main character) learns from her mistakes and realizes she doesnt need money to be happy is fantastic . This author is really good and definately knows how to write.!!! Anyone who might want to read this book should . BUT,only people over 11 or 12 should read this beacause it does have ,like, 1 bad word in it .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!! I totally recommend for girls 13 and up!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this book is amazing i got it last night and couldnt stop reading it (i fimished it at like 2 in the morning) :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!!!!!! Even beter than the first
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect best book Icoould not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the daughter books are entertaing. I fell in luv w/ them! I cant wait 4 the the final books! This book is my fav.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second book in the daughters series many can relate to when parents just do not understand
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw some one type this and I agree it repeats a lot good book though
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This is my most favorite series! Its great dor pre teens and teens. And these are good books that are entertaong amd u even learn a lesson from them! O would recomend this to u if u love fashion, dramma, and more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carina is my favorite character out of all three girls, and this second book is the best i have read so far out of 3 books of the series i have read!
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This was a really good book, and the ending is really unpredictable! My favorite in the series by far! :)
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