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Confessions of a First Daughter

by Cassidy Calloway

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Morgan Abbott is trying to make her way through high school, unscathed. Of course, her mother being President of the United States is making that a little bit harder. While political ambition seems to run in the family--to an extent!--with Morgan running for class president, so do the troubles that come with being President. Morgan's nemesis/opponent Brittany is painting Morgan as a 'better than you' girl who shouldn't be President because she has all the perks of being First Daughter.

Soon, though, the Presidential limo that takes Morgan to school and her boyfriend who's pushing her to go further, sexually, than she wants to aren't her only problems. With less than stellar grades, Morgan's only reprieve is with drama and the school play but soon even that's threatened. When the tabloids begin to pick up on her wacky behavior--finally ignoring her mother's request to leave Morgan alone, her life is in upheaval.

Morgan even gets a new secret service agent to protect her. Only this agent is all business, barely older than Morgan herself . . . and kind of cute if Morgan's willing to admit it. Which she's not, thank you!

This is the super cute story of a girl who doesn't become a super poised, genius incapable of making mistakes/all the right decisions just because her mother is the President. I really do love Morgan. And that she's not perfect.

Her family is really endearing, too. It's easy to see how much they love each other and I loved that they were still incorporated into the story as a family even though they were the First Family. The politics and the family were both included and both very strong when it came to her relationship with her mother (and her father).

The secondary characters, including Agent Max Jackson, her boyfriend Konner, and her best friend Hannah all added a lot to the story and were a lot of fun and well developed.

The political parts of the story were well written and seemed to have been very well thought out if not researched and didn't seem like they were put in as filler or to make the story work but were really part of the story.

I loved having Max/Agent Jackson as part of the story. It was a unique twist to have a young secret service agent protecting Morgan but also one that was still professional.

There were a few times I would have liked to see a little bit more progression in a certain relationship. Sometimes it seemed like something was happening not quite suddenly, but also not not suddenly. That's really the only negative I have, though and I really look forward to reading the sequel Secrets of a First Daughterwhich is out on the 14th (and my review should be up a few days before that).

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  BookSpot | May 18, 2015 |
This book was really cute and a fast read. I really liked Morgan's character. Even though she is the presidents daughter she doesn't have a lot of friends in school and isn't treated like royalty. She has one best friend, Hannah. And a boyfriend, Konner who only likes her because of who she is, that Morgan doesn't realize until later in the book. But then Morgan gets a new secret serviceman, Max to watch her but, she doesn't plan on falling head over heels in love with him. The end of the book was very cute and I was happy with the ending.
I also liked that the president was female. How many books do you read where the president is a woman? I just think that is the neatest story and I haven't heard of it before I read this book.
I also thought the authors description on the back of the book was funny and cute and thought I would share it with you;

"Cassidy Calloway wanted to be president of the United States when she grew up but decided to write about it instead. She lives in New Jersey with her fat cat named Kennedy."

Isn't that funny that she wrote a book about a female president and that she has a cat named Kennedy? I thought it was cute. :) ( )
  trishalynn0708 | Jun 6, 2010 |
Confessions of a First Daughter was one of those novels like Never Cry Werewolf. There’s no real plot to it. I mean there is a plot but nothing complex. Morgan’s running for school president but things go awry when your rival is an evil witch who steals your speech! But never fear, having your mom be the President can have its perks when you learn the trick of the trade: impromptu motivational speech while still downgrading your opponent. Bur Morgan needs to find her inner zen soon because things start to spiral downhill when her hot boyfriend starts to pressure you, you’re national picked upon when a certain evil witch takes an embarrassing and mortifying photo of you, and you’re caught between a hard place and a really cute-but-unavailable (emphasis on the “UN”) guy.

Morgan’s life is just like a regular teenager’s life. She has boy troubles. She has heinous bully problems. She just has a little extra attention. Which makes this book oh so predictable and oh so fun to read. You’re trapped in a roller coaster ride of giggles, sympathy, a ‘ha-ha you so deserved that karma’, and a happy ending. I found myself wholly enjoying this book and excitedly awaiting the next installment to this series.

Overall: Think Macey from Gallagher Girls series but no spy action. Think fun, guilty read book. ( )
  ylin.0621 | Feb 19, 2010 |
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

Morgan, aka the Tornado, has a unique talent for messing up and getting into trouble. Normal teens might get away with some of her mishaps, but not the President's daughter. Since she's in the limelight, some of her escapades actually become news.

She's just lost her school's presidential race. She's trying to juggle her boyfriend, schoolwork, and a best friend all while under intense security scrutiny. When her security detail switches, she finds herself developing feelings for her Secret Service bodyguard.

Morgan's also having a hard time communicating with her mother. Their talks are always interrupted with special meetings and phone calls. It seems like her mother has time for everyone in the world, except her only daughter. When her mother needs to address a vital situation, Morgan fills in as the President of the United States.

While Morgan simply wants to live a normal life, is it possible to have average experiences given that she lives in the White House? Or will she adjust and learn to like the advantages that come with her mother's station?

Cassidy Calloway writes an expose of a first daughter's life filled with hilarious moments, a little romance, and saving the world one meeting at a time. Morgan's adventures are not to be missed. ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 10, 2009 |
Morgan Abbott, secret service code name The Tornado, loves her mom but could do with out the pressure of being a perfect first daughter. Problems and embarrassing situations seem to follow her around. When she sees a chance to help her mom by acting as a double when African peace talks stall, can she keep herself out of trouble long enough to pull it off? Will her handsome secret service agent, Max, go along with the plot? ( )
  ewyatt | Aug 27, 2009 |
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High school senior Morgan Abbott pretends to be her mother, the President of the United States, as a decoy, while she also tries to lead the life of a normal teenager.

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