First Daughter Books

Check out these two fast, funny novels

about life as a president's daughter ....

 
First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover | Dutton | Grades 5-8
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In Book One, the race for the presidency is on, and sixteen-year-old Sameera's dad is a contender. As the pressure builds, Sameera must choose: Will she hide behind a fake persona or speak up for her true self? Booklist calls this a "fast, funny novel," and Publishers Weekly describes Sameera as an "intelligent, witty heroine." Chosen as an ALA Popular Paperback for Young Adults.

 
First Daughter: White House Rules | Dutton | Grades 5-8
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In Book Two, Sameera, her parents, cousin Miranda, and the farm lab Jingle move into the White House. Kirkus says, "Sparrow's actions and thoughtful blog posts paint her as a likable character and great role model." First Daughter: White House Rules is a Massachusetts Center For The Book recommended read for young adults.


REVIEWS

The inside scoop on the celeb life is at the center of this fast, funny novel ... (Sameera) maintains her own sharp, smart, and honest blog with her friends, and both the public and private worlds depicted here will grab readers. — Booklist

Indian edition from HarperCollins India.
Sameera is an intelligent, witty and prepossessed heroine (and an inveterate blogger, with an actual site maintained at www.sparrowblog.com) ... Teens should enjoy this peek at the behind-the-scenes finessing that goes on in modern politics. — Publisher's Weekly

A detailed and fun glimpse into campaigning's hectic reality. — Kirkus Reviews

Sameera is a savvy and appealing character, and while teen girls will love reading about her makeover, they will also come away with a sense of the demands made on those who are constantly in the public eye. — School Library Journal

Sameera "Sparrow" Righton ... goes from invisible teenage schoolgirl to glam chic, thanks to the campaign's makevoer gurus, but discovering just who the real Sameera Righton is turns out to be the best adventure of all. — Bloomsbury Review

You know that great feeling when you read a book for the first time and just fall in love with the character or the author? That’s what happened to me when I read First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover ... It’s an inspiring book, because we get to see a teen on the cusp of adulthood who respects herself and stands up for herself. What mom doesn’t want that for her own daughter? — 5 minutes for mom

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