Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

by Jessica Brody
Published: July 3rd 2012 
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Hardcover, 352 pages

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. --Goodreads

3.5 Stars
Once you get past all the pages with Lexi being really, really angry at her father for him not giving her her trust fund, the story becomes interesting and funny. Although the first 70 or so pages are extremely irritating and annoying, since are all about Lexi screaming and yelling about not getting her trust fund, you did need to read them to see that she was truly a spoiled princess. But hey even though she was annoying in the beginning, you can still laugh at her expense of saying ridiculous things that only people with obscene amounts of money will ever say. :)

I really enjoyed seeing how Lexi progressed and became a much nicer and caring person. 

Luke, the guy Lexi has to report to after every job, is super helpful and you just know that Lexi will eventually like him because come on this is a YA contemporary novel, therefore there is always a love interest. 

This book was a light and funny read, but really predictable. If you are looking to have an easy read I would recommend this book to you!

Purchase this book: Amazon / B&N (For some reason you can only pre-order it if you want a paperback) / TBD

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