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The only daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, witty and thoughtful Lizzie Summers likes to stick to the sidelines. The sole heir to Metronome Media and daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen, outspoken Carina Jurgensen would rather climb mountains than social ladders. Daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of herThe only daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, witty and thoughtful Lizzie Summers likes to stick to the sidelines. The sole heir to Metronome Media and daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen, outspoken Carina Jurgensen would rather climb mountains than social ladders. Daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own music breakthrough.When New York City fourteen-year-old Carina impulsively reveals incriminating information about her multi-billionaire father, he replaces her unlimited funds with an antiquated cell phone, a Metrocard, and a twenty-dollar weekly allowance....

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Break the Rules Reviews

  • Alexa
    2019-03-20 11:40

    This book is about what happens to Carina after she tells the whole world about her father stealing money from his charity. Carina’s dad tries to send her to a school in California, and that for Carina means no more doing her sports, and seeing her best friends Lizzie and Hudson. Being best friends since they were little girls, Lizzie and Hudson would never let that happen. They call Carina’s mom, and her mom gets Carina sent back to New York City because of her mom and dads divorce agreement. Now, Carina lives on 20 dollars a week, and she can spend it on whatever she wants. The only problem is that her crush invites her to go on a ski trip with him and a group of people and Carina can’t come up with the money. So she has to help out with this charity event in order to get the money. Along the way, she meets someone that helps her solve her problem to the charity event. This is the second book in The Daughters series. I thought that the first book The Daughters was a little better. I thought that this book was okay because I thought that it would be more about the character Lizzie. Because in the first book it was all about her and she seemed like the main character. So I thought it was interesting how the author wrote the second book and made the main character someone else. Through out this book, and when I finished it, I learned not to take advantage of things especially that it takes place in New York City, and that’s where I live. Well, I knew that before, but after reading this book, it made an emphasis on it. Also, since it takes place in New York City, it makes it more relatable and how you should be thankful and appreciate that you live in such a great city.

  • Reading Vacation
    2019-03-05 08:18

    REVIEWCarina messes up – BIG TIME – when she leaks some negative information about her billionaire father to the press. Her father is furious and he cuts her off financially. At first it seems like a disaster to Carina, but in reality it is the best thing that could have ever happened. What I liked best about this book was Carina’s transformation. A tomboy at heart, Carina started out somewhat self-centered and spoiled. After losing her father’s backing, Carina focused more on others and she learned to enjoy the non-glamorous things that life has to offer. I am having so much fun reading this series. Each book has a different daughter of a celebrity as the main character. I had never thought too much about what it would be like to have a celebrity parent, but now I can see that it could be a hard way to grow up. The relationships between the three daughters are special because they “get” each other when it comes to living in the shadow of a famous parent. They are so lucky to have each other.Joanna Philbin is a fantastic story-teller and she has a fun sense of humor. She really knows how to write a light and fluffy teen story. If you like sweet chick-lit stories, then The Daughters is perfect for you.The third and final book, The Daughters Take the Stage, releases in May 2011. I cannot wait to read it! Thank you to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for sending this book for me to review. RATING5 Plot5 Characters4 Attention Grabbing5 Girlie Meter4 Ending23 TOTAL5 STARS

  • Jodi Papazian
    2019-03-12 08:32

    Well, I certainly knew what I was getting myself into with this one. I had read The Daughters and had not liked it. However, I had been in dystopian fiction overload and when this book came in, I figured I was ready for something light-hearted. There is a difference between light-hearted and mind-numbing. My favorite genre is realistic fiction, which I feel is what Philbin thinks that she is doing. However, I just continue to find nothing realistic about these teenagers. When I read the first book in this series, Carina was the character that I hated the least. I felt like she had some sort of spunk bubbling beneath the surface. With that in mind, I thought that I might actually enjoy this one. Not so much. The plotline just seemed ridiculous, the continuous goody-two-shoes behavior of the 3 main characters continued to annoy me and the story just seemed to bore me.I know that there is a 3rd book in this series coming out featuring the 3rd main character and I'm not sure if I will read that one. I just hope that this series ends after the next book and that we don't continue to follow the Daughters through any more of their "adventures."Once again, this would be an easy one to recommend to those tween girls who aren't quite ready for mature content.

  • Katie
    2019-02-28 08:14

    The daughters was a great book and this is a great sequel! After Carina's dad tells her to pack up to go to boarding school, she can't imagine how she is going to live In California when her best friends Lizzie and Hudson live in New York. Then Lizzie has Carina's moms lawyer remind her how she can't change living agreements without her moms permission so she get to stay. Then she gets stuck planning the silver snowflake ball for Ava eating, her enemy. I won't say anymore so I don't spoil the story, but read the book it's good.

  • Sydney Miller
    2019-03-04 09:43

    So far I really love this series and how the second book focused on a different character than the first one. This book teaching alot of lessons but in my opinion its not as good as the first one. Once I started reading it though i was hooked and couldnt put it down because of all the conflicts and plot twists.

  • Oda Renate
    2019-03-26 11:35

    the first was much better.this one ehh...

  • Carlotta
    2019-03-18 03:21

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  • Julia R
    2019-03-25 04:20

    Julia Ragusa Ms. HayesPeriod 2 English30 October 2012 The Daughters: Break the Rules The Novel, The Daughters: Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin, is the second book in a series of three books that all share the common title, “The Daughters”. The book is about three best friends Lizzie, Carina, and Hudson who are all daughters of famous mothers and fathers. For example, Lizzie is the daughter of a supermodel mom and a writer dad, Carina is the daughter of a millionaire dad and doesn’t live with her mother, and Hudson is the daughter of a famous singer. Each of the three books in the series is told from the point of view of one of the three best friends. For example, the first book, The Daughters, is told from the point of view of Lizzie, and the second book that I just finished was told from the perspective of Carina. The second book is about the life of Carina Jurgensen. Her father is a millionaire who only cares about money and not his daughter, or so it seems to Carina. She and her dad do not have a good relationship, especially after her father and mother got a divorce. She suspects that he cheated on her mother, and the only reason he has her as a daughter is because he wants to keep her from her mother. She has her own life separate from her father, and they barely talk to each other except when her father is giving her orders or making an announcement. She wishes that he would take the time out of his busy business life to get to know her. Also, she wishes he would ask her what she wants to do when she grows up. Instead, he tries to make her work for his business. She does not like this because working at the office takes a lot of time out of her life, prevents her from being the captain on the girls’ varsity soccer team, and hanging out with her friends Lizzie and Hudson. One day while she was working at the office she found a file that looked very suspicious to her. The file concerning what would be done with the money made at the charity event Jurgensen Land read, “Of this, $2M will go directly to the aforementioned charity. The remaining $1M will be diverted as discussed for Karl Jurgensen’s other use.” This quote was found on page 8. Carina promised herself that if things got really bad, meaning with her father taking over her future by forcing her to inherit the family business, she would get back at him. By letting the mysterious file leak onto the internet, it would imply that he was a thief, stealing 1 million dollars. Things got really bad in the fall, and Carina let the information loose. When her father found out, he tried to ship her off to boarding school in California. He made sure that the story disappeared by the next day. Carina’s mom came to the rescue by having her lawyer talk to her dad, or as she called him, the Jurg. The lawyer said that Carina’s dad couldn’t make her leave New York unless her mother approved and if he did, she could sue him for custody. After all this, the Jurg cut Carina off, and she no longer had any money except for the 20 dollars of allowance that her father gave her every week. Carina said to her father, “Is that all that being a father means to you? Paying for stuff?” to which her father said enough was enough and cut her off. This quote was found on page 25. At first this upset Carina but then she soon realized how careless she was with money before her dad cut her off. She learned to spend money more wisely, and she decided she needed to get a job. She looked all around and wasn’t having any luck until the most popular girl in Chadwick High School, Ava, approached her. She came up to her and told Carina that she was throwing a Dance at the school and needed some help. Carina took the job not knowing what she was getting herself into. Ava assumed that Carina could get the best DJ, food, and decorations all for free because she told her that her dad planned plenty of parties and knew all the best DJs, chefs, and designers. Carina tried to get the people who her father worked with to do the dance for free but none of them would do it. Carina lied to Ava and said that everything was going fine. Things were getting worse for Carina because Ava had already paid her in advance. She wasn’t getting any of the people she wanted and was now drowning in her own lies. Later on, she met a boy named Alex who was a DJ, and he said that he would do the dance for her. She found a cheap catering place that served good food, and Alex’s sister was an artist who would do the decorations for the dance if she got invited. Carina never told Alex or his sister who she really was (the daughter of a millionaire). She was in big trouble with Ava knowing that Ava thought lots of famous people were helping out with the dance when in reality it was just a boy named Alex and his sister. Before she knew it, Carina was lying to everybody; even her dad and things were getting out of control. Her friends were telling her to confess, but she just could not bring herself to do it, because she thought she was in too big of a mess. Finally, Ava, Alex, and his sister all found out she was lying the whole time. None of them would speak to her. Ava fired her, and she expected Carina to pay back all the money she gave her in advance. Carina broke down to her father one evening, and he actually didn’t ignore her. She told him everything. He comforted her, and then she asked him the big question. “Did you really want me to live with you here?” she asked quietly. “Or did you just not want her to have me?” He replied, “Of course I wanted you.” “You don’t ever look at me. It’s like you forget I’m around. Or you don’t even want to remember.” Carina said. These quotes were found on page 261. “Oh, Honey.” “It’s just that you look so much like her. You’re the spitting image of your mother. It’s just hard for me sometimes.” These quotes were found on page 262. This conversation was a big turning point for Carina and her dad. They became closer, and Carina later came to know that her dad didn’t cheat on her mom. In fact, her mom married her dad just for the money, and she never loved him. Therefore, once he found out, he divorced her. Carina felt very guilty and wanted to set things right for her and her father. She started working at his business again and was glad to do it even though her dad didn’t force her. As for the Dance that turned into a party planning disaster, Ava was having trouble planning the party herself so last minute. Carina offered to Ava that if she still needed music, food, and decorations for the party that Carina knew just the people for the job. Ava accepted the offer, the party turned out to be a success, and Carina mended her relationships with all the people who she lied to. Even her best friend was scheduled to sing at the dance. In the end, Carina learned from her mistakes in breaking the rules, and became a better, more mature person because of it. I thought the ending of this story was very good because the main character learned a meaningful message. The ending of the story made me think about being responsible and acting more mature. It helped me to think about how I can improve myself as a person. My favorite character in the book The Daughters: Break the Rules would have to be Carina’s dad Karl Jurgensen. I would choose him because Carina underestimated him as much as she possibly could. She stereotyped him and thought that all he cared about was money, and that he never took the time to really get to know her. She was being selfish because she never really let him get to know her, and she didn’t even try to get to know him. In reality, he loved Carina, worked hard for his money, and was a strong man who got his heart broken. He loved Carina because he bought her nice things, took good care of her, and was almost always nice to her. He truly cared about her, but she just couldn’t see it. He worked very hard for his money because he was always at the office working hard and running all sorts of different kinds of charities. He wanted Carina to have a stable future that secured her financially, and he wanted her to inherit the business. Lastly, he got his heart broken by his wife who only married him for his money. Despite this, he stayed strong and did not do anything bad as a result of the marriage mishap. In my opinion, Karl Jurgensen is just a caring and loving man who is very misunderstood by his daughter. He is a man who has so much love to give but just doesn’t know how to communicate that to his daughter. He also doesn’t trust many people because he has been hurt by the one woman he loved. He never knows if someone is just being nice to him for his money, or if they actually like him as a person. Karl Jurgensen struggles with all of these obstacles in his life but somehow manages to keep it together at all times. All in all, I would definitely give Karl Jurgensen the best character award because he is the underdog in this story and deserves more credit. I think the author intended for me to have this reaction to the character. Overall, I think The Daughters: Break the Rules is a wonderful book that somehow takes a story about the life of a daughter of a famous parent and makes it relatable to the average person’s life. It is a good book that talks about real life issues and surprisingly is very relatable. It also has some good drama, comedy and suspense. I would recommend this book to any girl in high school. Those are the people who could relate to this book the most. In general any teenage girl who likes a story that is a page turner would love this book. When I read books, if I don’t like the book it takes me forever to finish, I read it really slowly, and it is a drag. When I like books I can’t put them down, and I finish the book quickly. This book was a lot of fun to read, and I finished it very fast because I couldn’t stop reading it.

  • Riley Glasco
    2019-03-26 05:28

    The most recent book that I have read is The Daughters Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin. This is the second book in The Daughters series. This book took place in Carina's life. The last book was mainly focused on Lizzie, but this book focuses on Carina and her stressful life. At the end of the last boo Carina is so fed up with her dad that she releases some papers from her dads office. After reading those papers, Carina believes that her dad was smuggling money from a charity benefit. Once she releases the papers, her dad freaks out because he was using the extra money to help fix damages to the charity. He decides that she needs to leave New York. After attempting to send her to a school in California, she is allowed to stay in New York, but there is a twist. Instead of being able to use her dads money and buy expensive things, she has to use an old phone and live off of $20 dollars a week. What will she do after she was just invited on a ski trip to the Alps with her crush? And what will she do after being hired to throw a huge benefit with a $20 dollar budget?I enjoyed this book very much! After reading the first book I really became interested in the book series. The book went in depth of what it is like to live in a privileged place with privileged friends, but having to be mindful of what you have. I enjoyed how the book was told from Carina's perspective just as the first book was told by Lizzie's perspective. The way this book ended with Hudson it is for sure that the next book will be told by Hudson's perspective, and I can't wait to read it. I would recommend this book to all readers. This book is full of obstacles and challenges that require some problem solving. In the end of the book it shows you how there is no need to lie about who you are, because it is better to be honest to people you care about. I hope that others will enjoy this book as much as I do.

  • Ellicia
    2019-03-03 04:35

    The Daughters Break The Rules by Joanna Philbin is a SINCERE novel that is WORTH READING. Carina Jurgensen gets caught, BIG TIME, by her billionaire father after leaking negative information about the business to the press. Always resourceful, she lies her way into a job as a party planner for New York's Annual Silver Snowflake Ball. But, when Carina finds out that the party committee expects free favors from her dad's A-list connections, a choice must be made: Will she tell the truth that could put the party in jeopardy or pretend that she can take matters in her own hands? What I like best about the book was Carina’s personality. She started out as selfish and spoiled, but when her father took everything away from her financially, she transformed into a grateful person. In this second installment of the series, Carina learns that the best things in life are right in front of you, but you have to keep searching.

  • Brenda
    2019-02-24 09:42

    Please don't judge me! I admit I'm hooked on this YA series :) I read the first book when it was donated to my Little Free Library. Now I'm hooked and have already put a hold on the third book in the series from my local public library.

  • Isabelle
    2019-03-06 05:31

    Pretty good, and I probably would've loved it more if I was part of the middle-school target audience. Some bad choices are made, but I think we can all relate to that. Glad everything mostly worked out okay, and through Carina's own power rather than daddy's money.

  • Victoria
    2019-02-25 05:23

    This book was really good and I didn't think I was going to like it because it wasn't the type of book I normally like. I was very surprised when I really enjoyed it!

  • Julianna Grossman
    2019-03-25 09:21

    These books just keep getting better. I loved this one!!

  • Jenna
    2019-03-23 03:13

    4.5/5 I think I like this book better than the last because 1) the romance 2) cheap stuff (aka I just really like the Trader Joe’s scene).

  • Ro
    2019-03-19 09:20

    Actual rating: 2.5/5 but rounded up to 3/5

  • Ally
    2019-03-25 07:41

    Synopsis:"Daughters Rule Number Six: Never talk to the press about your parents. After leaking a story about the family business, impetuous high school freshman Carina Jurgensen is cut off by her billionaire father. Always resourceful, she fibs her way into a job as a party planner for New York's annual Silver Snowflake Ball. But when Carina finds out that the party committee expects favors and freebies from her dad's A-list connections, a choice must be made: Does she get real about her downgraded status, or pretend she's still the ultimate heiress?Best friends and fellow daughters of celebrities Lizzie Summers, Carina Jurgensen and Hudson Jones are back in Joanna Philbin's second stylish and heartfelt Daughters novel."Yep, these spoiled kids are back. Even though I hate to say it, these girls, Carina and Lizzie and Hudson, are really spoiled. Rich parents. Flashy credit cards. Fourteen years old. Not a care in the world other than high school. And their controlling and demanding parents.Despite all of that, I still love them. They are unbelievable. Funny, clever in some situations, stubborn, and smart.Carina... She is a smart kid. However, I felt that the author rushed a little in this book. Carina can't break her bad habit of shopping for clothes that quickly. A bad habit like that is much harder to break. Carina is an amazing character. I love how she grows and matures. She is a complete one eighty degrees of what she was like. She used to figuratively burn money and clean out stores. Now she carefully spends money only on things that are necessary. This is a best character change of all of the four books of The Daughters series. Carina and her dad's relationship changed dramatically too. I love how the relationship becomes closer and closer as more secrets and stories are revealed. The actions of Carina can sometimes be a little reckless. I wonder if she ever thought of the consequences before she acts on her actions.Alex... The way the author describes him is making him look better than Todd. (Todd from the previous book, The Daughters). He seems so much more mature than Todd. And wiser. And smarter than Todd. To me, he seems much more appealing than Todd. (Sorry, Todd). I love the little moments between Alex and Carina. They are so adorable together. During some moments of the book, I will be egging them on, but they don't. (Oh how disappointing). When they finally get together, the book ends suddenly. (Which brings to the first issue of this book).The Jurg... I have to admit, the Jurg kind of reminds me of the father from 52 Reasons To Hate My Father by Jessica Brody. It's nice to see a similar character to my favorite character in 52 Reasons To Hate My Father. They both teach their daughters a life lesson. They both withhold money. They both indirectly/directly suggest their daughters to go to work. Anyway, the Jurg is a complex character who has a lot of depth and not quite shallow at first.Lizzie... Thank Goodness! A little more about Lizzie. Ever since the surprising cutoff of the first book, The Daughters (check out my review), I have been wondering what will happen to them. (Todd and Lizzie will appear). More info on Lizzie: Lizzie and Carina have a BFF spat in this book. Yeah... A nasty one too. It was exciting to see how their relationship heal and not fall apart like a lot of BFF relationships. (Real like BFFs usually break off after two or three years.)Hudson... Not much on her. Although I am curious on what will happen to her and her album.The writing was full of humor. It flows very well like the first book. Books like these will appeal to the Young Adult Audience and Children Fiction. The words are not complicated. They are quite easy to understand; however, I wished Joanna Philbin used a little more vocabulary. It would be appreciated dearly. Many of us readers truly do need to expand our fancy vocabulary.Issue #1: The sudden ending. I was shocked by how the author ends the book. Now she expects us to read the next one? WOW. I wished she gave us a warning.Issue #2: A little more chemistry between Alex and Carina. The first time they met was NOT love at true sight. It could have been an opportunity to wow us with the physical traits of Alex.Issue #3: Lizzie and Carina's relationship. Seriously. They fought because of that?Issue #4: Carter. That is all.This book's rating is a four out of five. (Next book is The Daughters Take The Stage)This review is also on my blog. Please check it out!

  • Caitlin O
    2019-02-28 09:36

    A few months ago, I was at my Public Library sifting through the Teen Novel section. When talking to Librarian about possible reads she recommended, The Daughters by Joanna Philbin. When she handed me the book I read the blurb and knew this would be a fun read. After reading The Daughters, I was intrigued and wanted to read more. Over break I decided to follow up and read The Daughters Break the Rules. The Daughters Break the Rules, follows Carina Jurgensen after she has been cut off by her billionaire father for leaking a story while working at his office. While living with little under $20 a week and a flip phone, Carina decides to help with a charity event to be able to go on a ski trip with Carter. When Carina finds out that she was only hired for the event because of her dad’s connections she decides to become knifty and figure out ways she can accomplish her problems without her dad. The overall theme of the book is overcoming adversities. Though Carina is portrayed to be this wealthy girl living in NYC, she has made a bad decision that put her in a difficult place. Joanna Philbin relays to all girls that just because you think you may know somebody you probably don’t. When reading The Daughters Break the Rules I didn’t connect with Carina. My expectations from the first book was fairly high so when I read this book I wasn’t as intrigued. Though it was a good book, I felt like it was very repetitive. The book kept reiterating Carina’s problems, like she needs a DJ, then she needs a caterer. I would recommend reading the first book in the series and then seeing if you like it before you read The Daughters Break the Rules.

  • Kathy Davie
    2019-03-22 11:23

    Second in The Daughters young adult series about a trio of high school friends and the travails they suffer from having famous parents. This installment focuses on Carina Jurgensen and Alex Suarez.My TakeIt's another case of how it can all go wrong when you don't talk to your kids. Carina lashes out because her dad won't listen to her. Nor will he talk to her. He simply treats her like another one of his employees. The lash back results in the billionaire's daughter losing her credit cards, her cool iPhone, and having to subsist on $20 a week.It's a good story. Carina discovers her true self and some backbone even as she finds true love…with her dad AND the right guy this time. Parents, get your kids to read this one as it teaches all the truisms you've been trying to get into their status-obsessed heads. I really can't blame Carina for acting as she did; her dad was being a jerk and needed his own leash pulled tight. I loved her mother's end run around him.The CharactersCarina Jurgensen, the sports-minded "daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen", discovers what's real and what's not when her "clever" idea to raise money for a non-starter of a trip backfires. Only, it's not the backfire we expected when Carina realizes the value of money and friendship.Alex Suarez is a DJ Carina meets when she tries to hire the hot-and-happening DJ of the moment. It's Alex who takes Carina on her educational tour of New York City and the amazing layers beneath it…that are free. It's Alex who opens Carina eyes to what's real. While his sister Marisol opens her eyes to a different kind of beauty.Lizzie Summers and Hudson Jones, the talented "daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones" are Carina's best friends, although they take a step back when Carina proves too desperate for acceptance without thought of her friends. Todd Piedmont is Lizzie's boyfriend (see Daughters) and, oh man, is that pissing Carina off!Ava Elting is obsessed with the most statusy anything, and she too gains a lesson about value — too much fun to watch! Of course, we all know the lesson will take awhile, a long while to stick! Carter McLean heads up the most elite group at Chadwick. And he's interested in Carina!The Cover and TitleIt's a white background with a sketchy outline of a lunch counter and Lizzie, Carina, and Hudson are in huddle at the "bar" trading secrets.It's really more of a The Daughters Breaks the Rules. And, oh man, does Carina break 'em. Family, corporate, friendship…

  • Melissa (i swim for oceans)
    2019-03-24 06:30

    The Daughters Break the Rules follows the story of three best friends and New York elite, Carina, Lizzie, and Hudson as they weave their way through teenage life in the spotlight. Carina, though the daughter of a billionaire, was cut off after a little snafu involving details about her father and his personal business. Though she's crafty, and she knows how to bend the rules to her will, she finds that without her father's name and contacts, the real world is a lot harder than she imagined. Can she pool her own resources and pull off the ultimate Silver Snowflake Ball, or will she be stuck admitting that she's been downgraded to part of the masses?The Daughters Break the Rules is the second book in The Daughters series written by Joanna Philbin, daughter of the one and only, Regis Philbin. Like the first book in the series, The Daughters Break the Rules has a clear, easy-to-read tone, and a very concise writing style. Often mirrored in the prose is the author's own insight into growing up in a privileged environment, though it shows how normal and grounded she is. Unlike series such as Gossip Girl, this series shows the humanity of the girls, rather than the glitzy, flashing lights they live in.Now, that's not to say that that The Daughters Break the Rules isn't brimming with details of the lifestyles of the rich and the famous. Alternating between name-dropping high-end boutiques and rich descriptions of life in the vibrant city, the book explores Carina, Lizzie, and Hudson much more than its predecessor. The Daughters Break the Rules explores what makes each girl tick, and gives them a little more depth. The one thing, however, that I will say does continue to irk me is the text speak jumbled throughout the book. Colour me crazy, but I'm a texter in real life...I don't love reading it in books. That said, I will admit it fits within the genre.All in all, The Daughters Break the Rules is a fast-paced, entertaining, and easy read. It's not incredibly deep, but it does satiate your appetite for fun, friendly prose and likable characters. I give this book a strong 4 out of 5, and I'd recommend it for both YA and MG audiences, as well as those who enjoy realistic fiction and fans of books like Shopaholic (for the younger set).I received this advanced reader's copy free of charge from the publisher, Hachette Book Group, in exchange for an honest review. This, in no way, affected my opinion or review of this book.

  • Michele
    2019-03-19 10:34

    This book is a continuation of the first book in the series. The first book, The Daughters, is a telling of Lizzie's story whereas this installment is the telling of Carina's story. Carina lives a very pampered life. She has a credit card with virtually no limit, clothes, shoes, you name it she is given it. Then one day, to teach her a lesson, her dad takes everything away and she is left with a $20 a week allowance (gasp) and a 10 year old cell phone. She is mortified. She needs money for a skiing trip and will do almost anything to earn the money she needs.Carina's frenemy Ava is planning a fancy ball, the Snow Flake Ball, and enlists the help of Carina because her dad is famous, rich and has connections. Carina wants so badly to go on a skiing trip with a guy she thinks she likes and because her father has cut her off from her money, she decides to help her out if she pays her $1000 which she needs for the skiing trip. Things look like they might turn out well for her until all the people she asks to volunteer their time for the ball, misunderstand and think the favor is for her father. She doesn't want her father involved because she wants to be able to do this on her own. And of course no one works for free. Carina finds a great DJ, just not the one Ava thinks she is getting and with his help she comes up with alternatives to the people Ava wants at the ball. Little does she know she is spreading herself too thin and things are gradually falling apart. She finds out she really doesn't like the guy she is supposed to go skiing with and is falling for her DJ. Carina learns a great lesson in this story about who people really are, the stories and lies they tell to cover up being embarrassed and she finds the person she clashes with the most, her dad, is really her greatest fan and supporter.This story talks about wealth and privilege and at first I thought I would roll my eyes all the way through it because how bad could being rich really be. But the lessons posed and the lessons learned were very well done and I did enjoy this book.The third installment, sounds to be just as good.

  • Marie-Eve Barbeau (S'évader par la lecture)
    2019-03-01 06:20

    4 étoiles Comme pour le premier tome, j'ai bien apprécié ce second volet. Même, qu'au final, j'ai préféré la lecture des aventures de Carina à celles de Lizzie. Quand j'ai commencé ma lecture de ce roman, je pensais que ce serait celui que j'aimerais le moins dans cette trilogie parce que je trouvais le personnage de Carina beaucoup trop superficiel et j'étais certaine qu'il ne me rejoindrait pas sur aucun plan et finalement, j'ai été surprise de découvrir la profondeur de ce personnage lorsqu'on apprend à mieux le connaître.Ce roman nous montre une grande leçon de vie sur la quête de soi, l'honnêteté, le mensonge et le fait de vouloir rendre nos parents fiers de nous. Alors que Carina, jeune fille de milliardaire très superficielle, fait la plus grosse bêtise de sa vie, elle se retrouve à vivre sa vie avec un gros 20$ en poche par semaine et un cellulaire vieux de 10 ans au lieu de l'iPhone auquel elle était habituée. Elle prendra vite conscience de la valeur de l'argent et commencera vraiment à voir le vrai visage des gens autour d'elles. Alors qu'elle se retrouve à la tête de l'organisation du bal du Flocon de Neige, elle fera un gros travail d'introspection sur elle-même, rencontrera des gens extraordinaires et se rendra compte qu'un mensonge peut aller bien plus loin qu'elle n'aurait pu imaginer. Mais Carina ouvrira-t-elle les yeux avant qu'ils ne soient trop tard ?Le personnage de Carina est vraiment attachant. Au-delà de notre première impression dans le premier tome, la voir murir à ce point, c'est inspirant. Son père est également un personnage qui m'a beaucoup surpris. De prime abord, il semblerait être un homme plutôt froid alors que lorsqu'on creuse un peu, on y retrouve un homme blessé par la vie qui aime beaucoup sa fille. Et une personnage qui a été un vrai coup de coeur pour moi est le personnage d'Alex. Il a été exactement ce que Carina avait besoin au moment où elle en avait besoin.La fin, quant à elle, est vraiment mignonne et nous laisser sur un suspense qui nous donne envie de nous plonger dans le troisième tome immédiatement. Ce que je vais faire de ce pas.Bonne lecture à tous !

  • Andréia
    2019-02-26 03:30

    Review in portuguese by blog MON PETIT POISONPoucos livros de pré-adolescentes (oi mamães, falei certo? Porque recentemente descobri que eles não gostam de serem chamados de crianças...rs) fazem os personagens serem legais e divertidos e não bobos, acho que as pessoas querem infantilizar adultos e nunca acaba saindo bem, mas aqui, a autora fez com que suas personagens sejam divertidas, loucas, se metam em confusão, como qualquer pré-adolescente, mas elas têm aquele ar divertido e série de quem já sabe o que está fazendo e começa a entender de responsabilidades.No livro anterior, nós fomos apresentados às amigas, elas são filhas de pessoas famosas, mas vamos dizer que Deus não foi lá tão generoso com elas e hoje elas ficam meio que sendo chamadas de ‘filha da fulana de tal’, o que vamos concordar é péssimo, ninguém quer ser lembrando pelo pai/mãe.Aqui, o destaque fica por conta de Carina, ela é a mais descolada das três, mas no final do livro anterior tinha feito uma grande besteira e começa esse livro recebendo uma punição do pai – sem cartões de crédito, sem motorista e vai ter de se virar com 20 dólares por semana. Gente, isso dói muito no coração e claro, ela vai se meter em mil confusões e nós choramos de rir.O livro foi divertido, mostrou que a personagem soube se virar em alguns momentos e se perdeu em outros como qualquer adolescente. Todo mundo toma decisões ruins e como a gente sai dessa ou não é o que nos fortalece.A história tem uma narrativa muito bacana, simples, mas que flui maravilhosamente, acho que foi um dos poucos livros que praticamente li em um dia (e não foi um final de semana lendo, foi um dia de semana), porque eu não sentia as páginas passando e de quebra queria saber o que mais acontecer com a pobre menina rica.As outras meninas aparecem, mas o destaque realmente é a Carina, já no próximo, será a Hudson e o último livro a Lizzie, os próximos livros tem carinha de serem mais românticos, as outras meninas são mais fofinhas. Mas já quero ler, porque realmente cai de amores pela série =]http://www.monpetitpoison.com/2015/04...

  • Nicole
    2019-03-10 07:14

    The second novel in The Daughters series proves to be as vivacious and fun as the first.Confident and adventurous Carina Jurgenson messes up big time when she leaks a scandalous story to the news about her father. Her father is furious and they have never had a really good relationship. She blames him for cheating on her mother but she realizes later that that is not true at all. Her father cuts her off and she is left to struggle through her school and social life with only a meager sum of money.She manages to get the planner job for organizing the Snowflake Ball and Eva, the chairperson expects her to use her father's connections to get the best djs, food and decorations. She is too embarassed to share her current situation but tries to meet some well known people and asks for favors. She finds that all of them only want something from her and expect to be paid. She loses hope but meets Alex, a young talented DJ and he helps her to plan the party with trifty solutions. She finds herself attracted to him but had a crush with Carter Mclean, only to realize Carter is not worth it.She also fights with Lizzie about Todd suddenly spending time with the three of them. Her lies come out and she feels like her entire life is ruined but she connects with her father and they make up for all the lost time by having a meaningful conversation. He helps her with the party and I think they are on the road to healing. She makes up with Lizzie as well but at at the party. She apologizes for being so affected by Todd's presence as she is afraid Todd will replace her position as Lizzie's best friend but Lizzie assures it will never happen. Hudson gets stage fright when she goes out to perform. Oh no, H is an amazing singer but her mother has very definite ideas of what she wants her daughter to sound like.I love, love this series. It is so fun, heartfelt, sassy and a guilty pleasure. I really do look forward to the third book!

  • Winnie Zhao
    2019-03-20 07:28

    Title: The Daughters Break the Rules Little, Brown and Company, 2010, 276 pp., $16.99Author: Joanna Philbin ISBN: 978-0-316-04903-0 There is conflict between Carina and her father. They have arguments all the time but this time, they had a huge argument. Carina’s dad cut off all of her bank accounts and credit cards. Carina believes she can survive through it. Then Carina gets invited to go snowboarding and that cost money. Money that Carina no longer has, so she needs to find a way to get that money so she can go. She decides to join the Silver Snowflake Ball committee so she can earn some money. She thought party planning would be easy but it did not actually turn out that way. She needed help and she realized that people worked for her dad for his money, they do not care about him as a person. Now she needs to do this all on her own, but how will she get it all done? I think things would have gone better if Carina spoke to her dad about what is concerning her instead of just assuming things and getting her dad mad at her. Carina should have been honest about how she could not plan the party instead of lying about everything. There were few moment were I felt frustrated that Carina was lying and making more lies to cover up. Why couldn't she just tell the truth? I rather tell the truth then have to lie because telling the truth will get it out of you but lying will be stuck to you and you will have to tell the truth eventually. I would recommend this book to teens that are having difficulties with their life. This book will show you that there are ways for you to overcome these difficulties and that it is okay to let other people know about your situation.

  • Riya Kumar
    2019-03-11 09:19

    Not everything you think is true is always true! This makes a lot of sense to Carina Jurgensen. In this second book of the series, the daughters, Lizzie Summers best friend, Carina Jurgensen has a lot going on for a ninth grader. Her dad, Carl Jurgensen, a powerful billionaire is very upset at Carina for saying something mean about him, and gets into big trouble. She thinks she is saved, but she’s not. Her dad decides to cut her off. No driver, no credit card. Twenty dollars a week is all she has. That is really hard for a billionaire's daughter! To earn some money, she decides to plan an A-list party, but lie after lie she doesn’t know what to do. Will the party, and her friendship fall apart?The way Joanna wrote this book was outstanding! She knew exactly how a billionaire's daughter would think, and went even deeper into how she would react, and what her real feelings were. I think that was the best part. This book did have a surprising ending, and it is definitely related to what I said before about “what you think is true, is not always true," but I kind of expected it. The only thing I wish that would have been different is the pattern Joanna wrote her book. It was the same way that she wrote the first book. Same type of relationships at the end, same pressure, and so on.If there was a twist that was completely shocking, but still romantic, and interesting, like what teenagers want, then I would have definitely rated it a five star, but other than that, this book was well written, and I definitely enjoyed it! I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, the Daughters Take the Stage!

  • Riya
    2019-03-07 10:39

    Not everything you think is true is always true! This makes a lot of sense to Carina Jurgensen. In this second book of the series, the daughters, Lizzie Summers best friend, Carina Jurgensen has a lot going on for a ninth grader. Her dad, Carl Jurgensen, a powerful billionaire is very upset at Carina for saying something mean about him, and gets into big trouble. She thinks she is saved, but she’s not. Her dad decides to cut her off. No driver, no credit card. Twenty dollars a week is all she has. That is really hard for a billionaire's daughter! To earn some money, she decides to plan an A-list party, but lie after lie she doesn’t know what to do. Will the party, and her friendship fall apart? The way Joanna wrote this book was outstanding! She knew exactly how a billionaire's daughter would think, and went even deeper into how she would react, and what her real feelings were. I think that was the best part. This book did have a surprising ending, and it is definitely related to what I said before about “what you think is true, is not always true," but I kind of expected it. The only thing I wish that would have been different is the pattern Joanna wrote her book. It was the same way that she wrote the first book. Same type of relationships at the end, same pressure, and so on.If there was a twist that was completely shocking, but still romantic, and interesting, like what teenagers want, then I would have definitely rated it a five star, but other than that, this book was well written, and I definitely enjoyed it! I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, the Daughters Take the Stage!

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-03-21 11:30

    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.comAfter leaking a story damaging to her father and his business, Carina is in serious trouble. Not only is her father icing her out, but he's just cut her off. She no longer has unlimited credit cards. Instead, she will receive an allowance of $20 a week. Carina isn't sure she can survive, but she's determined to show her father she's not a spoiled brat.Unfortunately, her crush asks her to go skiing over winter vacation in Switzerland. Carina jumps at the chance. Once she agrees, reality sets in when she realizes she'll need a way to pay for the trip.She worms her way into planning a charity event on the expectation she can draw big names. Carina meets with the people on Ava's list. However, once the vendors realize that it's a charity event and not for her father, they give her the cold shoulder. Carina's about to give up when she meets Alex.He's a DJ who encourages her to look at the event in a whole new light. Soon, she's making huge changes. Changes that won't cost her money. Best of all, she's spending more and more time with Alex. She finds herself confiding in him, everything except for the reasons she's really working for this event.This is the second book in the trilogy of three daughters who formed a bond due to their uber-famous parents. They deal with real issues, regardless of their family wealth and privilege. They're learning how to break out of their shells and live by their own rules. I love the transformation of Carina in this novel. She learns so much about herself and her surroundings.

  • Haley
    2019-03-13 04:27

    Ah! What can I say? The Daughters Break The Rules was an excellent sequel to The Daughters, and I'm very happy I picked it up. It didn't disappoint, in fact it may even be better than The Daughters!From this book I got a good mixture of emotions. People may just think that this sounds like every other chick-lit book. I admit, it had some of that (but I LOVE that), but it also had real tones of learning how to live with little. Carina was put in the situation where she was cut off from everything and had only $20 a week, and they twenty dollars included food, clothes and extra stuff. If you haven't noticed, $20 goes by quick. So throughout the story, Carina had to learn how to not only cope with it, but also be grateful for what she has. She definitely grew during the story.The plot was cute and quick. There was no slow down from point to point, and still had enough sufficient points to make me happy. I really thought that Carina was going to have to stay in California, and would have liked to seen that. But I'm still really happy with how it ended. Almost everyone had a picture perfect ending.. I can't tell you who didn't though! I am really looking forward to reading the third book in the series, The Daughters Take The Stage. I most definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a sweet and relatively short read. (:

  • Jodi
    2019-03-02 08:41

    Well, I certainly knew what I was getting myself into with this one. I had read The Daughters and had not liked it. However, I had been in dystopian fiction overload and when this book came in, I figured I was ready for something light-hearted. There is a difference between light-hearted and mind-numbing. My favorite genre is realistic fiction, which I feel is what Philbin thinks that she is doing. However, I just continue to find nothing realistic about these teenagers. When I read the first book in this series, Carina was the character that I hated the least. I felt like she had some sort of spunk bubbling beneath the surface. With that in mind, I thought that I might actually enjoy this one. Not so much. The plotline just seemed ridiculous, the continuous goody-two-shoes behavior of the 3 main characters continued to annoy me and the story just seemed to bore me. I know that there is a 3rd book in this series coming out featuring the 3rd main character and I'm not sure if I will read that one. I just hope that this series ends after the next book and that we don't continue to follow the Daughters through any more of their "adventures." However, I think this is an appealing read to tween readers.