Monday, August 22, 2011

Review: Confessions of a First Daughter

First off, hello again! I missed you guys so much. I had a great time on my trip but more about that later.

Title: Confessions of a First Daughter
Author: Cassidy Calloway
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published Date: September 1, 2009
Source: Library

Why You're Reading This Book:
  • You're looking for a fun read.
  • You want to see Washington, DC in a different light.
What's the Story?:

From "Morgan Abbott has no social life and no privacy, and her every screwup makes front page news. That’s what happens when your mom’s the president of the United States—and Morgan is sooo over it. But now her mom needs a presidential stand-in! With the help of Morgan’s cute new secret service agent, a little makeup, and a lot of family resemblance, she’s soon seeing things from the other side of the desk."

My Two Cents:

There are very few books about my city of Washington, DC that aren't political thrillers (a genre that I generally don't care for anyhow) but everyone likes reading about things that they know and are familiar with. So, when I come across a book about DC that isn't all political theatre, I'm very excited. Confessions of a First Daughter also marks the first young adult book that I've ever read about Washington, DC.
This is a fun book. Morgan Abbott is constantly fighting for being treated like any other teenager, the only problem is that she happens to be the President's (first female President at that) daughter. While dealing with the constant spotlight, Morgan is also dealing with the normal teenage stuff: rebelling against her parents, boys, mean girls, and well, high school. I found Morgan to be a very lovable and relatable character.
This book definitely requires a little bit of a suspension of disbelief. At one point, Morgan has to fill in for her Presidential Mom while her mom jets off on a top secret mission. It would never, ever happen but it's fun to think about. This is definitely a light read but it's very fun. There is a sequel to this book, which I will definitely be reading.
Bottom line: If you're looking for a lighter book with some pretty funny moments, this is the book for you.

My Review:
4 out of 5 stars


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