The President's Daughter
The President's Daughter Book Summary:
Meg Powers is a bright, if somewhat under-achieving student, an avid Boston Red Sox fan, an impressive tennis player, and she has more than a little appreciation for sarcasm. What happens to her ordinary high school life when her mother (a U.S. Senator) runs for President of the United States?
I love this book. It's the first book in a series by Ellen Emerson White, and Meg is one of my favorite literary characters. Although it was originally written in the 1980s, it was later updated to remove some dated references (Filene's Basement) and to include more current ones (texting). This book features incredible, original characters with excellent dialogue and realistic relationships in an unusual context.
White House Autumn
Long Live the Queen
Long May She Reign
The fourth book, Long May She Reign, shows Meg attending college and trying to deal with the residual physical and emotional problems from her kidnapping. This book does an excellent job showing readers how the recovery from a serious ordeal takes a long time, and how trauma touches multiple facets of a person's life, family, and decisions.
Recommended for Grades 11 and up
Topics and Themes for this series:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Being Related to Someone Famous
Dealing with the Shooting of a Family Member
Surviving Traumatic Experiences
Family Relationships, especially mother/daughter
Image; Public Perception
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