Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Published On: July 3, 2012
source: publisher (for blog tour)
Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.My Thoughts:
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.
Nice! 52 Reasons to Hate My Father was a fast and entertaining read! It’s the kind of novel that will make you laugh and learn some lesson at the same time. I wouldn’t say it’s shallow, because it’s not. It has some life lessons thrown underneath the funny narration. I also empathized with the main character, Lexi, not that I can relate to her situation, lol.
Because of this novel, I thought of how other young and rich heiresses really live their lives. I know that even if this story is just fiction, but it also held some truth for other rich young girls out there. And I really pity them (not looking down upon them but really pity), and I just wish they’ll find their own someday. (Okay, where is this drama from me coming from?) Anyhoo, I liked Lexi, though at the start she was really annoyingly spoiled. Then her being a brat became too funny and ridiculous I can’t help but laugh at her. However, some things happened, and she met other people that made her change (a little only) her perspective in life, until there was a full blown 180 degree turn. The ending was satisfying and good. Luke’s character didn’t hold that “saving the girl” character, but he was more of like a supporting actor, which is not common, if you ask me, which is good.
Overall, I had fun reading this book, to the point that I dreamt about it, with me as Lexi of course,haha. But my dream was a bit weird (involves kidnapping and lots of throwing of stuffs-which is fairly related to the book). Anyway, I’m not about to reveal my weird dream, but the point is the book stuck to me, even in my subconscious. Good one Jessica Brody! Now, I will put your other books on my TBR file for future readings. :)