Monday, March 16, 2009

What We're Reading: Three Girls and Their Brother

The profane and satirical debut novel, Three girls and their brother is the winner of 2009 Alex Award which is given to books for adults that have special appeal to young adults.

Three red-headed gorgeous teenage sisters, Daria, Polly and Amelia are featured on the cover of New Yorker magazine since they are the granddaughters of a famous literary critic. The sudden celebrity launches them in the world of show-biz politics. They are pursued by the famous, paparazzi, and shoddy characters who try to take advantage of them. There's no guidance from the parents who are divorced; even their mother, the ex-beauty queen, cooperates with the publicists without regard to the welfare of her daughters and her neglected son, Philip. The story is told from the perspective of the siblings who realize at the end that they have to stick up for each other in order to keep their sanity and survive the celebrity stratosphere.

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