It was a little predictable, yes. But even more than that, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father was cute, fun, giggle-inspiring, and surprisingly moving – I even teared up a couple of times.
Lexi was totally a spoiled brat. She was and she knows it. But I rooted for her the whole time. Her childhood sucked. Anytime she’d talk about how she was raised, that’s when I started to tear up. I can’t imagine not having my dad around – to have him alive and there, but never there? If that makes sense. So even though Lexi was spoiled, I still loved her character and enjoyed watching her grow – which she did, by leaps and bounds.
I loved the romance in 52 Reasons to Hate My Father. There was lots of bickering between Lexi and Luke, and I loved the changes he brought in her, and her in him. They balanced each other out perfectly.
There were some additional elements in 52 Reasons to Hate My Father that really helped to add to the story – the speech to text transcripts of the reports Lexi would leave for Luke every few weeks. It helped to develop the relationship between Lexi and Luke, but also documented the gradual change in Lexi’s attitude. And also, they were just kind of a fun idea.
Also, a little twist gets thrown at the end that wraps everything up and seriously, just one of the most perfect endings ever.
I definitely recommend 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody to lovers of cute contemporaries with a darker side. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father has a fun story to tell with a helping of cute romance and a side of sadness.
Review originally posted on my blog http://hobbitsies.net/2012/06/52-reasons-to-hate-my-father-jessica-brody/