52 Reasons to Hate My Father

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Being America ’ s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone ’ s got ta do it.

Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she ’ s the hei 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.

That is why, on Lexi ’ s sixtee birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the first mont, 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 waitress, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it ’ s dealing with Luke, the obsessed, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.

In a hilarious “ comedy of heiress ” about family, gratitude, good intentions, and best of all, second hances, 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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Published July 3rd 2012 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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352

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gave it

The writer is a genius.No insta-love and a well organized character 's growth: yayyy!

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Funn fact: I 'm sure Jessica 's an animal person too ... Lexi has a really cute and good work ethic even when she wants to stab you in the ye and scream her head off at you!

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Add in the career driven ( but maybe a little ute) intern Luke Carver to keep her in line and Lexi 's social life comes to a screeching halt.Lexi is a pretty darn unlikable character right from the start.

Luke drives her back and forth to each job and she has to send a report to him each week summarizing what she learned from each job.Lexi pretty much goes kicking and screaming into the workforce.

ure it may be for the wrong reasons at first ( she still wants that money!) but she starts to takes pride in doing each job right.

My avorite hing about 52 Reasons to Hate My Father is the message it sends to young women no matter what their social stature or circumstance.

However, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father is about Lexi standing up for what 's right for her future regardless of any an.

Whether the pressure is coming from an ex-boyfriend, potential boyfriend or even her parents, she manages to put them in their place a time or two! This is one of those paperbacks that you can take as much or as little away from it as you want.

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I think I just needed something terribly cliché at that time when I added this to my to-read shelf – that, and the trailer for the book was very entertaining and looked very good.

I bought it in the silent hope to get at least a few laughs out of it, and to see a bratty rich kid learn her lessons and become a better person.

I think the book ended on job thirty, I ’ m not quite ure.

It 's a fea, though, because I feel like if Lex did all fifty jobs she might have had better development in character.Lex is the cheesy, spoiled rich kid who does bad stuff to get her daddy ’ s attention.

Sure; I occasionally talk to my dog, but dear god I didn ’ t have full fledged conversations with him!

No matter how loly you think you may feel ( and might I add she has a few truly nice friends by her side), talking to your dog is just plain scar.

I mean, the author could have at least made Lex not want the money by the end, realizing its not all that great or important.

But, nope, that obviously couldn ’ t happen.But I think the most disappointing thing in this ook was the father.

gave it

Starting the book, I had high hopes, and I expected a hilarious and fluffy read.

He 's also hired an intern named Luke, to keep tabs on Lexi 's progress and make sure she does n't bail.I. Loved.

I also loved that by the nd of this autobiography, she actually learned something.

Well, she learned a lot of stuf, actually, but you can just see how changed she is by the end, how much she matured.Lexi has to take on fifty-two jobs, and they include being an employee of a fast-food restaurant, cleaning horse stalls, being a maid, and many many others.

He does n't show up in the book uch, though, but some time near the end he makes a sudden appearance.Now let 's talk about Lexi 's father, Richard Larabee.

I 'll be honest, it was n't the ending I expected, but I 'm definitely not let down.

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Here are some reasons why:* Jessica took the touchy topic of the tattered father/daughter relationship and made it ilarious.

The book starts off with Lexi, the main protagonist, saying: “ My ather is going to kill me.

* This father/daughter relationship?

While essica did add humor, she also adds a lot of sadness and adness to Lexi ’ s tale.

Underneath Lexi ’ s hate, there ’ s a lot of hurt, which Jessica cleverly shows. ( Excerpt from the chapter “ Cold Front ”: “ I sit up, feeling more daring than I ever have before, “ Do you love her? ” gain, my father doesn ’ t anticipat.

Yes, Lexi ’ s sham on this matter involves her not grabbing some aspirin from the tore she crashed into.

No matter where you happen to crash your Mercedes convertible. ” This book made me want to laugh and cry; it perfectly added humor while addressing other problems.

This ook is one of my favourites, and it ’ s made Jessica Brody one of my favorite authors.See full review on my log, Alice in Readerland.

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