Friday, October 12, 2012

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

Hello readers!

It’s Miranda, one of your new TBF bloggers.

So I just finished reading 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody, author of My Life Undecided and The Karma Club. For Meg Cabot fans, this book has your name on it! Take a look:

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.

It was so much fun being inside the mind of Lexington. She’s a bit of a drama queen but has a really kind heart. Brody did a fantastic job having Lexi grow throughout the book. She became independent and more down-to-earth.

In the book, we get a glimpse of what a celebrity’s life might be like and it’s not all that glamorous; her father doesn’t pay any attention to her, she has numerous “babysitters” and she pretends to be someone she’s not in front of the paparazzi. As she works through her 52 jobs, Lexi noticed things she never had; a loving, happy family, faith from others and genuine love.

So add this book to your to-read list. By the end of the book, you’ll have 52 reasons to love Jessica Brody! Promise.

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