Philbin, daughter of Regis, is a polished writer and an up-and-coming star in her own right. Her debut is smart and entertaining, posing questions that even those of us who weren't raised in the lap of luxury can find relatable. The first in what looks to be a quite promising, although somewhat familiar, series.
Lizzie Summers is the daughter of a gorgeous supermodel. The problem? As far as genetics go, she more resembles her father. That's fine, except for Katia's insistence that Lizzie tag along on shoots and pose with her -- especially when the world at large isn't always the kindest when it comes to Lizzie's appearance.
Thank heavens for Lizzie's two best friends. Lizzie needs them more than ever when her best friend Todd returns to New York from London -- looking amazing! (POPPY, May, 275 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9780316049009, HC, 12 and Up)