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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2012
I am obviously not the author's target audience (36 year old mom) but I really really enjoyed this book. The writing was excellent, the story line hooked me in instantly and I devoured it, and was left wanting more. Great book.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2012
This book sucked me in from the beginning. The way that Taylor is practically an adult at 15 and has had to be for a very long time, I really felt for her when her mother died even though she wasn't exactly a paragon of virtue. Taylor really stood out to me because even though she felt like she was floundering and there was nobody she could count on she did her best to stay true to herself. It was written in such a way to make it seem believable and even though this book was filled with flawed characters I felt that there was something in each of them good and redeeming in each of them. I liked that at the end Taylor had to learn to forgive and let herself move forward. She had to learn to be happy with herself and she gained a family in the process.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2012
I downloaded this book off of the Top Free 100 list, because it looked like something I could read in the course of a plane ride and I wasn't looking for anything too serious. AND I LOVE FREE BOOKS! I can't stop myself...
I thoroughly enjoyed the character development and the storyline and found myself really invested in what happened by the end of the book. It was an easy read. Personally, I do agree that some of the content is a little bit older than the target audience - as a 24-year-old, I don't mind reading about drinking/partying, drug use, swear words, virginity and sex, etc, but I don't think I would have felt as comfortable with some of the things that Taylor was doing if I had read this book when I was 15. She acts older, and I feel that if the author had made her 17 instead of 15 it would have been a little bit more believable. 3 stars for the entertainment :)
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2012
Not that I thought the book would be bad or anything but it's a new author for me (which I love) and I usually read "grittier" books or fantasy/sci-fi. This book was amazingly real and surreal at the same time. The main character Taylor was well developed and I really felt for her. I just love the way the author told the story and look forward to reading more of her work.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
As an author myself, I was really curious as to how "adult" young adult fiction could be these days. The answer - a lot! Though the book is aimed at teens, it deals with the loss of a parent, implied sex and drug use, family breakup and more. But it's also a breezy, entertaining read, the type of book you could read over an afternoon. Taylor Beauforte is a 15 year old forced to grow up way too fast after the death of her party girl mother. And she has to do so while on the road with her rock star dad, someone she barely knows. A teenager on the road with a rock band is a terrible place for a kid, and Taylor falls into all sorts of temptations, despite her nerdy nature. She tells her story in The Rock Star's Daughter, a cautionary look at empty fame can be. With its adult themes, you forget it's a YA novel. It's also well-written and offers a lot of insights about the importance of friend and family versus riches and fame.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2013
I did like this book, although I had a few issues with the main character - Taylor's - age. She was 15 but her thought process seemed older. However, as many kids I know have to grow up fast due to a parent's inablility to be a parent or be around I could make an allowance for that. Sometimes, children of alcoholics or 'partying parents' do have to take on a more mature role than age would suggest, so I get that.

I liked the storyline - girl finally starts establishing a relationship with her father although it was through tragedy. Her mother sounded flighty, and I really cannot believe that the child didn't even know her birth name - perhaps she wasn't as curious as me, but I was searching out my birth certificate when I was 12.

I have seen a lot of the lower rating reviews and have to say this - I think you have unrealistic exceptations of what teens and especially kids on the peripheral of the rock-star lifestyle are exposed to. Yes, these kids would have been served alchol, these kids if they were with older guys (especially 'rockstars') would be served no questions asked. I could and did walk into a store and purchase beer when I was 15, no ID requested, on multiple occasions and if you think that it is not happening in your town you are sadly mistaken. That said, Taylor had an expected attitude towards drinking to excess, and was critical of those who drank to excess - such as her mother and when her father started drinking.

I don't normally read YA but I saw nothing wrong with this story, and did enjoy it. Will I read it again - it's possible. Will I recommend it - to those I think are mature enough to handle it. Will I keep it on my Kindle, yes.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 21, 2012
This book was awesome and a great read. While written from the perspective of a fifteen yr old girl it was a good clean read for adults of all ages. If you have teenagers it is nice to be able to share books and this was perfect. Highly recommend as a gift for teenage girls as it has adult themes with a good outlook. The main character is attempting to come to terms with her mothers death and faces peer issues. I hope my kids think like this when faced with choices. I really enjoyed it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2012
Downloaded this for free, not realizing it was for teens (age 31). Pleasantly surprised at its easy read, great message, lack of profanity, even while approaching difficult subjects. All teens should read this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2013
The Rock Star's Daughter is a book that you will just fall in love with. Fifteen year old Taylor is home for the summer and her mother has just passed away. Taylor is terrified. She learns that her father, famous rock star Chase Atwood, who she doesn't know well, will take her on tour with him this summer. At the beginning, Taylor thought she would be miserable, but not until she meets Jake. Taylor thinks Jake is right for her. He's the same age as her, he knows how she feels, he's cute, and she has a major crush on him. Their mini romance heats up a bit and Taylor thinks of Jake as someone to go to when she wants to escape from her problems, but once given an offer to go to Tokyo with him, Jake changes and Taylor doesn't know what to do. She's now more confused than ever. Should she go with Jake or stay with her father? Will Taylor have a miserable summer or a great one?

There were a lot of characters in this novel. My favorite was Jill, Taylor's step mom & Chase Atwood's wife. At first she came across as some rich woman who wanted nothing to do with Taylor, but as the book progressed she became Taylor's best friend. Jill always looked after Taylor. I also really loved the ending of the book; it was what Taylor really needed. It left you on a good note, but I want to see what happened to Taylor a year later. I hope there's a part 2 or something! I also appreciated the deep conversation Taylor had with her father. He talked about everything from the beginning of his relationship with Dawn (Taylor's mom) and I was very surprised about what he was telling her. Taylor needed that one-on-one conversation with her dad.

This book was so good. It keeps you on the edge. Loved, loved, loved! Definitely 5 stars!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2012
I really enjoyed this book. You see here a teen who struggles with losing the only parental figure she has ever known and has to go thru a whole summer of re-identifying herself... A well written book that totally captures the audience and keeps them reading all the way thru!
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