52 Reasons to Hate My Father

52 Reasons to Hate My Father

Book - 2012
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Being America's favorite heiress is a dirty job…but someone's gotta do it.

Lexington Larrabee has never had 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 Boulevard either.

Which is why, on Lexi's eighteenth 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 Jessica Brody's 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 fifty-two reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, ©2012
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374323035
Branch Call Number: F BRO YA
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 22 cm.

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AL_KATI Sep 22, 2017

Do you like stories that are riches-to-rags? Did you love "Gossip Girl"? Have you ever worked for minimum wage? Then this is for you!

SaraLovesBooks Jan 20, 2017

I have enjoyed the other two books I read of Jessica Brody's. But this one I didn't like as much. I still enjoyed the main character. Lexington was a spoiled brat heiress, but I understood why she was a spoiled brat heiress. I loved her growth throughout the book, and her journey was enjoyable. However, I hated her father. So very much. It was because of how he raised her, or rather, *didn't* raise her that lead to her being a spoiled brat heiress, and then had the audacity to punish her for it. I wanted to see more growth from him, and didn't get that. So the ending was a little flat for me. But it has the usual enjoyable Jessica Brody style. So I can still recommend it, though I preferred the other two I've read over this one.

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nplante
Feb 20, 2013

Fun, great characters, got to understand how some of those spoiled brats become that way. The ending was a bit rushed but overall a great read.

JINGNA_1 Jan 12, 2013

awesome book. finished it, and loved it :)

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MADKC4Ever
Nov 24, 2012

I absolutely loved this book! It had some really awesome life lessons in it, and left you with a good feeling. It was really fun, and entertaining, and I would reccommend it to anybody!

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KKPGIRL
Nov 05, 2012

I really enjoyed reading this book, and although Lexi started out as the classic spoiled rich brat, she became a very loveable character by the end. I'd recommend this book if you are looking for a light, fun story (as in no supernatural stuff) that also has some deeper meaning and leaves you with a nice feeling by the end.

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Nov 24, 2012

MADKC4Ever thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Nov 05, 2012

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MADKC4Ever
Dec 20, 2012

Spoiled and filthy rich, Lexington Larrabee is living the good life, and not making good decisions to go along with it. So when she crashes a car while driving drunk, her absent father has had enough, and decided to put her to work, choosing 52 differant jobs for her to do over the course of a week, for a year. Or she can say goodbye to her trust fund. At first, she does everything she can to cheat the systym, but then she realizes that maybe she's cared about alot more then she ever thought she was.

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