Monday, February 21, 2011

The Daughters Break The Rules

The Daughters Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin is the second installment in what I would call a cute series for tweens and early teens. I read the first one a few months ago and enjoyed it, and perhaps even enjoyed this one a bit more.

The plot in this book revolves mainly around Carina, whose father has cut her off from his billions of dollars. She is forced to live on only twenty dollars a week - an amount that seems impossible to live on in New York City. While Carina remains angry with her father their relationship continues to flounder as she blames him for divorcing her mother. Carina totally resists her father's attempts to be responsible and try to earn her own way in the world, but when she is invited along on a holiday ski trip, she cooks up a plan to make enough money to afford this luxury trip. Of course her plan ends up backfiring, and eventually Carina learns a few lessons and becomes a bit more responsible and grown up. While this is a sort of predictable story line, I enjoyed this book. This series is one I could recommend to many girls because there is no innapropriate language or content, yet there is still the glitzy/glamorous lifestyle popular in books like the Gossip Girls series. I am also happy that the span of time between reading the first and second in this series was not too long so I was easily able to pick up where the story line had left off in the first book. Philbin's third book will be out in May 2011, and will be one I definitely pick up to read.

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