Friday, March 2, 2007

The President's Daughter

Today's post is in honor of Crowinator, of Trapped Inside my Huge Chattering Head fame. We read this book over and over again along with the sequels (White House Autumn and Long Live the Queen). Meg is a typical 16 year old girl. She lives in Boston, her dad is a lawyer, her mom is a senator and she has two younger brothers, Steven and Neal. Then her mother runs for president and wins and her life goes crazy. She has to deal with moving, boys asking her out just because of who her mother is and dealing with pressures to be the perfect political kid. The characters in these books are really witty and sarcastic, especially her best friend Beth and her mother's press secretary Preston. Some of the references are a little dated as these are from the 80's, but who cares, we love 'em!. I just found out while working on this post that a fourth sequel, Long May She Reign is scheduled to come out in October 2007. So stay tuned.

2 comments:

Krista said...

I'm so excited about this sequel, even though I wonder Ellen Emerson White has been doing for God knows how many years. Why now? Will she age Meg and her family according to how much real time has passed or will it pick up right after the third book? Interesting. Thanks for letting me know!

Anonymous said...

Came across this while doing a search, trying to figure out how my new web-page works.

>>even though I wonder Ellen Emerson White has been doing for God knows how many years.<<

Life intervened. What can you do?(lots of pay-the-rent books under fake names, also)

The book picks up a few months after the last one ended--but, since most people will have no idea that there are three others, it's set very clearly in a post-Bush world. Post 9/11, anyway.
Back in the day, I didn't realize how easy it was for books to get dated--and did not plan accordingly when I was writing.

Ellen Emerson White