Three Girls and Their Brother

Three Girls and Their Brother

A Novel

Book - 2008
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As granddaughters of a late, famous literary critic, the beautiful redheaded Heller sisters capture the attention of the New Yorker magazine, which promptly features them in a glamorous spread shot by a world-famous photographer. The fashion world sits up and takes notice, and in no time flat, three nobodies from Brooklyn have been proclaimed the new "It" girls.But with no parental guidance-Mom is a former beauty queen living vicariously through her daughters, while Dad is nowhere to be found-the three girls find themselves easy prey to the venal forces of show business. Posing in every hot fashion magazine, tangling with snarling fashionistas and soul-sucking agents, hitting A-list parties and skipping school, the sisters' rise to fame begins to unhinge them all. When the youngest-who never really wanted to be a model to begin with-does an off-Broadway play, she ironically begins to outshine the others, creating a vicious rivalry between the girls and prompting a virtual breakdown in their quiet, neglected brother.As the ruthless paparazzi catch their every controversy, an awful incident with a famous movie star blasts the girls-and their brother-out of the haze of fame, stopping their self-destructive spiral and reinforcing their love for one another.
Publisher: New York :, Shaye Areheart Books,, 2008.
Edition: 1st edition.
ISBN: 9780307394149
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 25 cm


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lib_apart Dec 01, 2014

Philip has three gorgeous sisters whose modeling exploits consistently derail his life, sometimes for the better. His mom’s pageant background combined with the modeling means that there is never any food in the house and rarely does anyone pay attention to him. There is some language and adult themes, but the overall theme of alienation, sibling rivalry, and privilege will appeal to teen readers and fans of The Clique and Gossip Girl.

Jul 11, 2013

It's interestingly written with four chapters from the four siblings, but I was never gripped.

May 12, 2008

The title is fairly indicative of the book. Three gorgeous, red-headed, teenage sisters (Daria, Polly and Amelia) have just become swept up in their first big modeling break with The New Yorker magazine, while their brother Philip is left on the sidelines, unsure of how to cope with the changes and how he fits in.

Each sibling narrates a part of the story; unfortunately, their voices all sound exactly the same, and I couldn't identify with any of them (nor did I find I wanted to, actually). The author chooses to take the most irritating verbal mannerisms of teenagers today, without a care for proper grammar, punctuation or sentence structure. Here is a sample sentence: "Which I know sounds like fun? But honestly is kind of boring." The book is dripping with this kind of sloppy, slangy language. I read this as an advance reading copy from the publisher -- one can only hope the book saw further editing before its official release. I couldn't wait to be finished with it.


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