Confessions of a First Daughter

Cassidy Calloway. HarperTeen, $8.99 paper (224p) ISBN 978-0-06-172439-8
Being a member of the first family isn't all glitz and glamour for high-school senior Morgan Abbott, daughter of the first woman president of the United States. In this humorous account of her woes and public humiliations, Morgan loses a class election to her nemesis, "Practically Perfect Brittany Whittaker" ("Leave it to me to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory") and gets assigned a new secret service agent after Morgan and her boyfriend sneak off to make out. While Morgan is wallowing in misery, she gets a chance to reclaim self-respect and simultaneously do something good for her country. All she has to do is successfully play the role of her lookalike mother while the president sneaks off to attend an important secret meeting in Africa. The improbability of the successful masquerade runs high, but Morgan emerges as a sympathetic, somewhat klutzy character readers will embrace. Her romantic encounter with her secret-service replacement is likely to make hearts flutter, and the fall of her number one enemy evokes a sense of justice being served. Ages 12—up. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 11/30/2009
Release date: 09/01/2009
Genre: Children's
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