The Someday Daughter

The Someday Daughter
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February 20, 2024
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Audrey St. Vrain has grown up in the shadow of someone who doesn’t actually exist. Before she was born, her mother, Camilla St. Vrain, wrote the bestselling book Letters to My Someday Daughter, a guide to self-love that advises treating yourself like you would your own hypothetical future daughter. The book made Audrey’s mother a household name, and she built an empire around it.

While the world considers Audrey lucky to have Camilla for a mother, the truth is that Audrey knows a different side of being the someday daughter. Shipped off to boarding school when she was eleven, she feels more like a promotional tool than a member of Camilla’s family. Audrey is determined to create her own identity aside from being Camilla’s daughter, and she’s looking forward to a prestigious summer premed program with her boyfriend before heading to college and finally breaking free from her mother’s world.  

But when Camilla asks Audrey to go on tour with her to promote the book’s anniversary, Audrey can’t help but think that this is the last, best chance to figure out how they fit into each other’s lives—not as the someday daughter and someday mother but as themselves, just as they are. What Audrey doesn’t know is that spending the summer with Camilla and her tour staff—including the disarmingly honest, distressingly cute video intern, Silas—will upset everything she’s so carefully planned for her life.

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The Someday Daughter is a poignant YA novel that focuses on strained family relationships and a journey of self-discovery.

Audrey St. Vrain is the daughter of self-help guru Camilla St. Vrain and the inspiration for her mother's wildly popular book Letters to My Someday Daughter. It's the 25th anniversary of the book and Camilla wants to do a tour across the United States to help promote the book.

Audrey has her whole life planned, and the plan does not include touring with her mother and pretending they have a solid relationship. She is a pre-med student who plans to spend the summer with her boyfriend Ethan taking a medical class that she hopes will give her the advantage to get the coveted position at a prestigious hospital. As the story begins, they are in the first city for the tour and Audrey is grappling with the fact that the plans she made with Ethan for the summer are not going to happen. Throw in a budding relationship with one of the interns as Audrey's relationship with Ethan becomes more strained and you have one heck of an emotional book.

What I Liked: Audrey was such a relatable character. She comes off as an anxious perfectionist who thrives on following a plan. As the book unfolds you get to delve into Audrey deeper and understand the resentment for her mother's success and the overwhelming expectations, she felt she had to live up to the "someday daughter" in the book. There was self-discovery and growth, and I enjoyed the emotional rollercoaster that we had to take to get there.

What Left Me Wanting More: Audrey's friendship with the interns was integral in her growth as a character. I struggled with her budding romance with one of the interns named Silas. Audrey was conflicted with her feelings for Silas especially since her relationship with Ethan was unraveling, but it seemed to move slowly and then super-fast. The pace of their relationship just felt rushed.

The Someday Daughter is perfect for readers who are looking for an emotional YA fiction filled with family drama, self-discovery, and romance.

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