Monday, August 31, 2009

Confessions of a First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway

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Confessions of a First Daughter by Cassidy Calloway

Release Date: 9/1/2009
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 224
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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!

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?

Confessions of a First Daughter is a cute story about a girl named Morgan. She wants to have a normal life and doesn't want to have to worry about her wrong-doings being plastered all over magazine covers and shown on tv. But that won't happen, because she's the first female president's daughter.

I thought this book was really interesting! It was exciting to explore life through Morgan's eyes. As the president's daughter, she has a lot to deal with--acting maturely, dressing formally, and keeping her grades up. I felt sympathetic toward her several times throughout the novel.

The characters were not very well developed, but were still appealing. Take Hannah for instance, she was Morgan's best friend, she had an amusing attitude and did wonders with her cosmetics. She was a very charismatic character. Then there's Max. He was probably my favorite. His job at the White House was to guard and protect Morgan, even though he was only a couple years older, and as the story goes on, they develop a friendly relationship that over time became a little more romantic. Except there was a problem: He couldn't get distracted and couldn't slip up.

The story was compelling throughout, but was very nail-biting in the second half of the book, because so many important things took place and the characters had to be extra cautious. So, the events were great, but the ending wasn't to my liking. It wasn't what I thought it would be. It was plain and too fast.

Cassidy Calloway has me impressed! I can't wait for more from her.

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4 comments:

rebrebs said...

sounds cute

Laughing Stars said...

I like your balanced review. It sounds like a fun light read.

Catriona said...

This book sounds good! I'm adding it to my wishlist :D! x

Watching said...

:( it seems like lately it's been hard for me to find a book were the characters are well developed. Most books I find like the one you just did a review on are entertaining, but you can't really feel for the characters, or their personality is just to flat.