52 Reasons to Hate My Father

 
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52 Reasons to Hate My Father
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16+
Release Date
July 03, 2012
ISBN
0374323038
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Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.

Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.

In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.

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This was my favorite book of the month. So touching and so funny. I finished it and gave it too my daughter to read immediately.

Let's start with Lexi. Spoiled, self-centered and rich. I wanted to smack her at times and I thought what her father does is quite justified. We have all worked jobs that were not glamorous but we learn from them and move on. Lexi just works them to get the inheritance taking nothing away from them and complaining all the way. I must admit I took slight joy in reading about how she thought they were horrible and way to hard. Then the turning point and I found myself rooting for her. I also wondered what everyone was hiding from her. The family secret that shed light on every thing.

Luke self made and very motivated the complete opposite of Lexi. I loved how this character championed for Lexi's father because we do that for people we admire, I also understood Lexi unhappiness because her father was never there. Praising a mans public image to the end Luke want to be like the self made millionaire and can't grasp why Lexi is not on her knees thanking her farther for everything that is handed to her.

I enjoyed how these characters played off each other and the romance that followed. The anger and resentment turns to understanding and appreciation. A real heart warming story that I will keep on my self and re-read for years to come.
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Hobbitsies Reviews: a fun story with a helping of cute romance and a side of sadness
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I’m not going to lie, I kind of loved 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody.

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/
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I only need one reason to love this book.
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I'll admit that at first I was a little worried about whether or not I'd like this book. A spoiled socialite who is trying to earn her multi-million dollar trust fund? I had a vivid image of Paris Hilton in my head, and let's just say it wasn't working for me. Let me tell you though, I proven so wrong. I loved 52 Reasons to Hate My Father. Absolutely loved it! There's so much more to this story than you think. By the end, I was teary eyed, and smiling like an idiot. Oh yes friends, it's that good.

Lexington Larabee starts off as your typical privileged girl. One whose only goals in life are shopping, partying, and being on the front page of as many magazines as possible. Needless to say, it's tough to instantly fall in love with her. However it isn't long before the reader begins to slowly find out the rest of Lexi's story. Her absent father, her need to fill a family void with as many material things as she can. Little bits of Lexi are laid out as the story progresses, and it's perfectly done. I'll be the first to admit that about halfway through I was totally in love with this girl!

What's even more fun are the jobs that Jessica Brody sets out for Lexi to complete. Each one comes with its own set of trials and tribulations, and Lexi's sarcastic wit totally made my day! Imagine you're a girl who has never had to clean in your life. Now imagine you're thrown into the job of being a maid. Sound like a recipe for disaster? You'd be right! I loved watching Lexi stumble through the way the "other half" lives, and come out a better person on the other side. Favorite part? Hands down, her video logs. Too cute!

I could go on and on about this book. The sweet romance that isn't too over the top. All of the side characters who totally have their own wonderful personalities and, bless their hearts, love Lexi for who she is. There are a million reasons that I could give you to read 52 Reasons to Hate My Father. However I'm just going to give you one. It's adorable. Lexis's story is equal parts hilarious and heartfelt. This is a fun, light read that will make you smile. At the end of the day, isn't that all that matters? Loved this one! I know you will too.
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Fun and flirty coming of age story
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I'll admit that at first I was a little worried about whether or not I'd like this book. A spoiled socialite who is trying to earn her multi-million dollar trust fund? I had a vivid image of Paris Hilton in my head, and let's just say it wasn't working for me. Let me tell you though, I proven so wrong. I loved 52 Reasons to Hate My Father. Absolutely loved it! There's so much more to this story than you think. By the end, I was teary eyed, and smiling like an idiot. Oh yes friends, it's that good.

Lexington Larabee starts off as your typical privileged girl. One whose only goals in life are shopping, partying, and being on the front page of as many magazines as possible. Needless to say, it's tough to instantly fall in love with her. However it isn't long before the reader begins to slowly find out the rest of Lexi's story. Her absent father, her need to fill a family void with as many material things as she can. Little bits of Lexi are laid out as the story progresses, and it's perfectly done. I'll be the first to admit that about halfway through I was totally in love with this girl!

What's even more fun are the jobs that Jessica Brody sets out for Lexi to complete. Each one comes with its own set of trials and tribulations, and Lexi's sarcastic wit totally made my day! Imagine you're a girl who has never had to clean in your life. Now imagine you're thrown into the job of being a maid. Sound like a recipe for disaster? You'd be right! I loved watching Lexi stumble through the way the "other half" lives, and come out a better person on the other side. Favorite part? Hands down, her video logs. Too cute!

I could go on and on about this book. The sweet romance that isn't too over the top. All of the side characters who totally have their own wonderful personalities and, bless their hearts, love Lexi for who she is. There are a million reasons that I could give you to read 52 Reasons to Hate My Father. However I'm just going to give you one. It's adorable. Lexis's story is equal parts hilarious and heartfelt. This is a fun, light read that will make you smile. At the end of the day, isn't that all that matters? Loved this one! I know you will too.
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Hilarious premise!
Fun and flirty writing style.
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