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The Rock Star's Daughter (The Treadwell Academy Novels Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Caitlyn Duffy
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Book Description

At the age of 15, Taylor Beauforte has only met her father twice in person. After all, he is the lead singer of a world-famous rock band, constantly on the cover of music magazines and giving interviews on MTV. He pays for Taylor to attend the Treadwell Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts, and provides her mother with monthly checks to cover her basic needs, but has never made much of an effort to play an active part in Taylor’s life. Taylor's mom Dawn is the only family she has ever really known, and because of Dawn's hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle, studious Taylor is happiest on the other side of the country in Massachusetts with her nose buried in a book.
When Taylor 's mom unexpectedly dies the summer before Taylor starts her junior year, she receives a crash course in fame. She has no choice but to join her father and his new family on their summer concert tour before she has even had a chance to mourn the loss of her mother. Life as the daughter of a rock star seems like it would be enviable, but Taylor can't figure her dad out. He seems like a supportive authority figure (even if he's kind of a fashion tragedy) , but she is collecting a growing pile of evidence that he's a liar and a cheat. Her stepmother, Jill, can’t seem to decide if she wants to treat Taylor like a girlfriend or a nuisance. Having had no time to grieve and say goodbye to her childhood before being thrust into the limelight, Taylor is suddenly finding herself in situations she could have never imagined before this summer.
With no one else to turn to, Taylor falls head over heels in love with Jake, the teenage son of one of the band's touring groupies. Taylor has growing concerns about Jake's background and the suspicious relationship between his mom and her own father, but is desperate for something real in her life onto which she can build a future. When Jake offers Taylor an opportunity to join him on a whirlwind adventure and leave her problems with her father far behind, Taylor has to decide – should she carve out her own way in the world, or try to repair the relationship she has with her only living parent?
Over the course of the summer with the band, Taylor learns the depths of her own strength, the difficulty of overcoming loss, and that the definition of family means much more than shared bloodlines.

Publisher’s Advisory: This book is intended for readers aged 12 and above. This book addresses topics of grief, infidelity, and includes romantic situations and mild language. We encourage parents to address mature topics associated with the difficult decisions of growing up with teen readers.

Blogger Review by Chicklish
"An absorbing, escapist read, recommended to all fans of teen chick-lit."
- Luisa

Customer review 5 out of 5 stars
"I haven't read a book in 3 years. And I have never read a book in one day. I downloaded this book, and didn't put it down. I'm not a fast reader, but I sat here for 9 hours straight and read this book. I laughed, cried, cursed, and just plain out wanted to take her place! Truly phenomenal!!!! Also, I am 15 as well."
- Cappi14 on iTunes

Customer review 5 out of 5 stars
"This is an amazing book!!!!"
- Kaykuh on iTunes

Customer review 5 out of 5 stars
"It's been a good while since I picked up a book but this book was so hard to put down. It's an easy read but keeps the mind wondering what will happen next. Great book for any girl who enjoys a good love story but also likes the idea of a summer romance."
- Hills4ever on iTunes


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About the Author

Caitlyn Duffy is a private boarding school survivor and the author of The Treadwell Academy Novels, a series about privileged girls in a boarding school setting and the challenges they face. It was Caitlyn's dream to create a series that mixed glamour and celebrity with the real-life problems that kids endure with parents, siblings, dating and heartache. When she's not writing about the girls of Treadwell, she's walking her semi-famous dog Maxim around Park Slope, Brooklyn and drinking too much coffee.

Product Details

  • File Size: 425 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Lovestruck Literary; 1 edition (December 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BYPLPE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful
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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
4.0 out of 5 stars Great entertaining read March 26, 2012
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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
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy, entertaining read June 13, 2012
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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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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars even better than expected... April 7, 2012
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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
3.0 out of 5 stars solid, entertaining read June 4, 2012
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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
4.0 out of 5 stars A peek into life on the road for rockstar progeny. November 30, 2013
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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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book for ages 13+ June 29, 2012
By MiniJ
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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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read. May 21, 2012
By Cub mom
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
This book is amazing for teens. It has romance, heartbreak, and keeps you intrigued all the time! I would definitely buy this book!
Published 5 days ago by Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Good light reading
I'm 30 years old, but I enjoyed this teen novel. It kinda reminded me of something I would have enjoyed reading when I was 13 years old. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Courtney
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow so amazing
Omg this is the best book I have ever read
I would give this book a five star rating I fell in love with this book you must read it
Published 6 days ago by Rain162
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
I honestly love this book so much! But it is very long and it take forever to read. Caitlyn Duffy is such an amazing author.
Published 7 days ago by A.McAdams
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Published 21 days ago by Elsa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My 12 year old loved this book!
Published 22 days ago by Heidi
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
I think it was good and okay it wasn't my ttype of book really Jim more of a mystery kind of girl
Published 22 days ago by Hannah Macknight
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book
This book is probably one of the greatest books that I have ever read. It goes in-depth to show you what Taylor's life is like. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Sierra Baumgard
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
This book is really good. I would recommend it to 12-teens. It
makes you want to keep reading after every page.
Published 1 month ago by Erika Schultz
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Caitlyn Duffy is a private boarding school survivor and the author of The Treadwell Academy Novels, a series about privileged girls in an elite boarding school setting and the challenges they face. The series addresses issues common to teen readers including eating disorders, divorce, grief, heartbreak, first love, drug addiction and disagreements with parents. It was Caitlyn's dream to create a series that mixed glamour and celebrity with the real-life problems that kids endure that could be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Her writing experience includes freelance editing for publishing houses and copywriting in the advertising industry.

- "The Rock Star's Daughter" is Book 1 in the Treadwell Academy Novels.
- "The Believer's Daughter" is Book 2 in the series, and tells the story of Grace, one of Taylor's classmates.
- "The Viscount's Daughter" is Book 3 in the series, and is about Betsey Norfleet, who is introduced in the first book.
- "The Tycoon's Daughter" is Book 4. It's all about Emma J, one Taylor's classmates at Treadwell who models for her famous retailer father's jeans catalog. "The Tycoon's Daughter" is being released in early January, 2014.

Caitlyn's currently working on a spin-off series about Taylor's best friend, Allison Burch, and a sequel to The Rock Star's Daughter, which has been enjoyed by over 1.2 million readers worldwide.
When she's not writing about the girls of Treadwell, she's walking her semi-famous dog Maxim around Park Slope, Brooklyn and drinking too much coffee.

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