52 Reasons To Hate My Father by Jessica Brody Book Review

Title: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Tagline: What's a girl gotta do to earn her dad's trust (fund)?
Rating: ♥ -ohmygosh you just have to read it (and then we'll talk about it!)

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.

After watching the book trailer for 52 Reasons I hate My Father I decided to read it. I’m not a fan of reading about spoiled heiresses as I can never seem to like the character and it just ruins the whole book. However Lexi is quite likable, once you get past the start. Which is a great credit to the author. This is my first review on a book which I have rated 5/5, so yes it is great!

So here are my 52 reasons as to why I love this book:

1)   Lexi - Okay so maybe she crashed a $500,000 car and the only thing she worried about was her ex-boyfriend and didn’t really care about the consequences, but Lexi is awesome. She starts of as the spoiled youngest child of a very famous family and ends up more empathetic and understanding of those surrounding her.

2)   The relationship between Lexington and her family. Nope they’re not close at all and that’s not a actually a good thing, but for me personally as someone who doesn’t have such a distanced family, I loved how I could actually understand it. Normally I would think the emotional distance shouldn’t be possible but I could totally see reasons behind this. This may seem an unusual reason, but I love books in which I have a better understanding.

3)   Richard and Lexington Larrabee – The father/daughter relationship
Jessica Brody took a typical strained father/daughter relationship and added more emotion to it. It made me sympathies with both Lexi’s attitude and Richard’s neglect. 

4)   Luke Carver – This is the kind of book where the whole story is not based on a love story, which is quite refreshing. Luke wants to be like Lexi’s father, only like the side which the public and gossip columnists see, not the guy who neglects his family. He’s a guy from a lower class background trying to make it big, just like all the other successful entrepreneurs. This makes him reluctant to have fun but soon even he’s affected by Lexi’s adventuress side. When it comes to Lexi, he’s prejudiced and yep maybe he has every right to be. However soon he finds out about the girl behind the spoiled brat exterior and well he's just loveable.

5)   Humour/Language/Dialogue – Lexi’s a funny character, and her thoughts made me laugh. There is a seriousness with the delicate relationships but Jessica Brody had made this book one in which there are a vary of emotions. You've got to love a book that can make you laugh.

I thought maybe I should only do five reasons as I don't have enough time to write out 52 and I'm guessing you'd rather read it than read about it. Anyway I was really tempted to start picking out quotes but then I thought it wouldn't be so great it if I quoted the entire book. Bye!

Have fun reading,

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