In this charming YA series tailored for younger teens, Joanna Philbin explores what it’s really like to grow up in the thick of the celebrity world. The novels center around three friends: Lizzie, the daughter of a world famous super model; Carina, whose father is an internationally recognized media magnate; and Hudson, daughter of an a-list pop star. As these three level-headed girls work to strike a balance between ordinary high school events–like finding dates to the homecoming dance–and glamorous family functions– like walking the red carpet with mom and dad–they discover the pitfalls of fame and the importance of friendship.
In book one, we meet Lizzie–the awkward-looking daughter of Katya, supermodel extraordinaire. Lizzie’s not sure she can ever conquer her fear of cameras, but when she’s approached by a fashion photographer who believes that Lizzie is “the new face of beauty,” our sweet and usually shy heroine is thrust into the media spotlight. Does Lizzie really want to follow in her mother’s footsteps? Or, would she rather be a normal girl worried about homework and the surprise resurfacing of her childhood crush? Being a daughter of a celebrity isn’t always easy… but at least Lizzie has her other “daughters-of” friends, and, ultimately, her mom, to help her through.