Archive for December 27th, 2011
Liberty Porter – First Daughter by Julia Devillers was a humorous book. As a recipe, the book was a mixture that consisted of a spoonful of humiliation, 6 ounces of humor and one pound of reality. Ms. Devillers made one scene, at least to me, quite amazing – she made it so that a negative person could find it funny about Liberty’s humiliation but a positive person could funny about Liberty’s actions and some one, who was a little bit of both, would get a little bit of both. Now let’s get to the story!
We enter the story by joining Liberty with her father - but he is not an ordinary dad, he is the future president of the United States of America! She has made her father a card with huge glitter happy faces on it. She placed it on the seat of the limo that they would be riding in to take the Oath of Office. During all of the excitement, Liberty forgets about the card and her father sits on it! Liberty notices and tells her father. When he moves they realize that the glitter happy faces are stuck to his behind. Luckily, when the jacket of his suit is pulled down, it covers the happy faces. After the Oath of Office ceremony, the Porter family heads to their new home – the White House!
As soon as Liberty enters her new home, she meets Sam, the new secret service agent who will be near her most of the time. Later she meets Mrs. Crum the President’s Assistant, who Liberty soon finds very boring. The next day Liberty meets the new guide of the White House, James, who shows her around the White House . The next day, while the group is touring their new home, Franklin (Liberty’s dog) ends up having to go outside, so Sam takes him outside. While Sam is outside Liberty and James decide to pretend they are “regular people.” Soon Liberty and James run into a pair of “tourists” who are lost looking for the library . They assist them and go on their way. As soon as James and Liberty spot Sam again they unveil their disguises. When the trio reach the bowling ally, Sam receives a message on his Walkie-Talkie saying that Liberty must meet her parents. Liberty realizes they have guests. Their guests are actually leaders from another country. Liberty is very excited and hopes to learn about others countries.
Some reasons I enjoyed this book are … I enjoyed the humor and how Ms. Devillers used a storyline that is realistic. Last but not least, I enjoyed how Ms. Devillers used events that may happen nowadays.
The moral is that if you are embarrassed you need to laugh and don’t be ashamed. Because Liberty did do some embarrassing things in the story but instead of being ashamed and saying she was a bad fist daughter she laugh at herself and went on with the story