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Humorous and Captivating: A Review of 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

Posted by on August 3, 2012

52 Reasons to Hate My Father 
Jessica Brody
335 pages
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux 
Release Date: July 3rd, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

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.

  Famous Lexington Larrabee never had to work a day in her partying life. But all that is about to change when her usually-absent father decides to make a turn in Lexi’s life.

  Now if she ever wants to earn her beloved fund of twenty-five million bucks, Lexi has to work one differnet job every week for the next year. Not only does she have to clean house, stables, and dig graves – she has to deal with the annoying and arrogant Luke Carver, the college intern her dad assigned to make she does the jobs right.

  I loved the way Jessica Brody started and ended this story. The book had a lot of humor in it. I felt alot of different emotions toward Lexi. When I wasn’t laughing at (or with) her, I’d feel sorry for her and other times annoyed. I really liked her older brother, Cooper and a boy she met at one of her jobs, Rolando, they were both kind and understanding. I have to admit that sometimes Bruce – Richard’s (Lexi’s dad) personal lawyer – got on my nerves.

  Jessica Brody’s writing is captivating and flowing making her story alive. With the bursts of humor – this story was just the book I was looking for. I loved how much Lexi’s personality changed towards the end of the book.

  Though I’m not amazed by the cover, the story was just awesome. I can’t wait for more by Jessica Brody and it would be kind of cool to read about Lexi’s remaining jobs.

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  1. Oh I really want to read this book as in .. right now!!! I'm kind of surprised I didn't see it around more , but your review truly convinced me:-) and I actually think the cover is kind of cute :)

  2. I haven't been that motivated to pick up my copy of this one, but I am in serious need of a book with some humor in it that is well-written so this may be the book for me. :) Awesome review, Asma!

  3. I'm not a huge fan of the cover either, but I'm excited to be participating in a blog tour for this book. I'm really glad you enjoyed it because I know some people haven't. I can't wait for it to come in the mail and happy reading. (:

  4. Looks like a great read – the fact that you felt all these different emotions along with Lexi shows the writing was awesome.

    Great review:)

  5. I haven't read anything by Jessica Brody, but I have to say, for a contemporary novel, this book looks really good! I used to not be a big fan of the contemporary genre, but now I'm all over it. There are some really good ones out there, like Pushing the Limits, Beautiful Disaster, and Easy. Plus, I love this book's trailer. THis trailer is second only to Struck's trailer (EPIC!!!!). I'll be getting my copy soon! Thanks for the review!!!

    Alyssa Susanna <3

  6. I'm so excited for this read. I really enjoyed The Karma Club and have been wanting to read more from this author. Sounds like a really promising read!

  7. I so want to get my hands on this book! It sounds like such a cute, fun story and I really need something uplifting right now. I have yet to read anything by this author but I've heard really good things. Great review, can't wait to read this

  8. This sounds amazing and like a blast! I'm already excited and you review furthers my point that I must get my hands on a copy soon. I've yet to read a book by Jessica Brody but I think this would be the perfect book to start with. Great review :)

  9. I loved the book trailer especially the love interest- very cute! My only problem is that Lexi looks different on the dust jacket than she does in the trailer.

  10. I had passed this book up by the cover. But, now that I read your review, I will have to put it on my tbr list. I love humour and a good challenge of work ethics.

  11. I went into this book expecting a cute and funny story that would be in my head and back out in a few days. But now, a few weeks after I finished it up, I can still remember this book clear as day. I absolutely loved this one. It had such heart, and emotion and some awesome lessons to be learned. The characters all showed personal growth which is a huge plus for me. I cannot wait to read another book by Jessica Brody. I have no doubt that it will be so good!

  12. This sorta reminds me of the Simple Life with Paris and Nicole. Seems a bit vapid for my taste. I think I'll look through your reviews and find something more to my taste.

  13. This sounds like so much fun! Reminds me of The Simple Life which used to crack me up. Paris Hilton trying to figure out how to work a microwave and vacuum! LOL Sounds like a good lesson. It is important to appreciate what you have. Also I would do anything for 25 million!!! I'll work any crappy job!!!! LOL

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