Three Girls and Their Brother

Three Girls and Their Brother

A Novel

eBook - 2008
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Now that it's all over, everybody is saying it was the picture -- that stupid picture was behind every disaster ... They may be the granddaughters of a famous literary critic, but what really starts it all is Daria, Polly, and Amelia Heller's stunning red hair. Out of the blue one day, The New Yorker calls and says that they want to feature the girls in a glamorous spread shot by a world-famous photographer, and before long these three beautiful nobodies from Brooklyn have been proclaimed the new "It" girls. But with no parental guidance -- Mom's a former beauty queen living vicariously through her daughters, and Dad is nowhere to be found -- the three girls find themselves easy prey for the sharks and piranhas of show business. Posing in every hot fashion magazine, tangling with snarling fashonistas and soulless agents, skipping school and hitting A-list parties, the sisters are caught up in a whirlwind rise to fame that quickly spirals out of control.
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307407450
0307407454
Characteristics: 341 p. ;,25 cm

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lib_apart Dec 01, 2014

Philip has three gorgeous sisters whose modeling exploits consistently derail his life, sometimes for the better. His mom’s pageant background combined with the modeling means that there is never any food in the house and rarely does anyone pay attention to him. There is some language and adult themes, but the overall theme of alienation, sibling rivalry, and privilege will appeal to teen readers and fans of The Clique and Gossip Girl.

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Mmc0119
Jul 11, 2013

It's interestingly written with four chapters from the four siblings, but I was never gripped.

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ryner
May 12, 2008

The title is fairly indicative of the book. Three gorgeous, red-headed, teenage sisters (Daria, Polly and Amelia) have just become swept up in their first big modeling break with The New Yorker magazine, while their brother Philip is left on the sidelines, unsure of how to cope with the changes and how he fits in.

Each sibling narrates a part of the story; unfortunately, their voices all sound exactly the same, and I couldn't identify with any of them (nor did I find I wanted to, actually). The author chooses to take the most irritating verbal mannerisms of teenagers today, without a care for proper grammar, punctuation or sentence structure. Here is a sample sentence: "Which I know sounds like fun? But honestly is kind of boring." The book is dripping with this kind of sloppy, slangy language. I read this as an advance reading copy from the publisher -- one can only hope the book saw further editing before its official release. I couldn't wait to be finished with it.

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