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52 Reasons to Hate My Father

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  4,359 Ratings  ·  549 Reviews
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
ebook, 368 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Jubilation Lee
God this was a ridiculous book. I mean, seriously. Ridiculous.

Lexi is a bit of a Mary Sue. She speaks six languages! She’s good with animals! She actually possesses a really cheerful and determined work ethic underneath her screaming exterior! The only reason she’s a brat, you learn, is because her father was so withdrawn during her childhood—she behaved badly out of resentment, but all she really needs is her dad to be there for her and her life will turn completely around!

Is it a bad thing th
Те из вас, кто уже какое-то время интересуются моими отзывами, знают, что романы я читаю редко. А также то, что я предпочитаю милые книги, с семейными отношениями, без лишней и неуместной порнографии (а лучше и вовсе без нее).

Я давно ждала перевод книги "52 причины моей ненависти к отцу", так как интуиция подсказывала мне, что эта книга определенно в моем вкусе, и знаете что? Я была права. Я хотела легкую, забавную историю, от которой можно получить удовольствие, и данная книга была прямым попа
This review is also available over at my blog.


I had a lot of fun reading this! Starting the book, I had high hopes, and I expected a hilarious and fluffy read. What I got was just that, and a whole lot more.

So we have Lexington Larabee, a Paris Hilton-type spoiled heiress who's the daughter of the CEO of a multi-bullion dollar empire, and who's simply famous for being famous. On her eighteenth birthday, just when she's supposed to gain access to her twenty-five million
Avis Rara
Jul 21, 2015 Avis Rara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-bad
Мы такие же настоящие, как реалити-шоу на ТВ.

Изначально не хотела писать отзыв на эту книгу, потому что писать-то особо и не о чем.

Сюжет нам рассказывает о избалованной наследнице, которая попав в очередную передрягу, вынуждает своего отца пересмотреть взгляд на ее воспитание и отправляет ее работать, дабы та усвоила, каким путем деньги в жизни достаются, да и вообще, познала жизнь простых смертных.

Сама книжечка по объему небольшая, прочитала я ее за 4 часа. В принципе, было интересно читать
♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties
Lexi is a Mary Sue. Only if you were to ask her, she'd tell you she's Jessica Brody 2.0.

Lexi speaks six languages!

Fun fact: Jessica Brody majored in French and minored in Japanese.

Lexi's good with animals!

Fun fact: I'm sure Jessica's an animal person too...

Lexi has a really cheerful and good work ethic even when she wants to stab you in the eye and scream her head off at you!

Fun fact: Yeah I got nothing.

But seriously. This book was a bit wishy washy. Like legit, the only real reason Lexi was a
Oct 26, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't had this much good clean fun reading a book in a long time. Normally I go for super dark genre books, but I needed a vacation, and this one has been quite luxurious. Jessica Brody's writing has so much voice, it makes you feel right at home in her character, Lexington Larrabe's, head. This is the kind of book I could read straight through. The pacing is perfect. Love, love, love.
Alice in Readerland
I loved, loved, loved 52 Reasons to Hate My Father! Here are some reasons why:

* Jessica took the touchy topic of the tattered father/daughter relationship and made it hilarious. There are so many hilarious lines and scenes that this book had me laughing out loud. The book starts off with Lexi, the main character, saying:
“My father is going to kill me.
Actually, on second thought, he probably doesn’t have time to kill me. But he is going to send someone to do it for him. He’s really good at that.
Aug 21, 2014 Helen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who really don't mind bratty teen dramas
Recommended to Helen by: Sadly I objected myself to this torture
To say I’m ashamed that I’ve read this book is an understatement. I read the title, knowing the main character was probably going to be a brat, and read the blurb and KNEW the main character would be a brat, but read it anyway. I think I just needed something terribly cliché at that time when I added this to my to-read shelf – that, and the trailer for the book was very funny and looked very good. I bought it in the silent hope to get at least a few laughs out of it, and to see a bratty rich kid ...more
Justine Wach
Jun 04, 2015 Justine Wach rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did I just read this book in one day? From 1 a.m to 1 p.m.
Aug 20, 2012 Lili rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
If you're looking for a book full of hilarity and are willing to watch an extremely unlikable main character grow into a smart, independent woman, this is the book for you! Full of humor, reality checks, and some romance on the side, Lexington's wonderfully entertaining sarcasm will keep you flipping pages.

This book focuses on a billionaires spoiled teenage daughter and her desire to get her 25 million dollar trust fund so she can get the hell out of dodge. She has no relationship with her famil
Mari Yeung
This is the link to the book trailer. I fell in love with it, it's so beautiful! The author is a genius.

No insta-love and a well organized character's growth: yayyy! It's a hilarious and fantastic book, I couldn't put it down even for a second.
I think I'll never stop loving this type of books, they make me feel always better, even in this period of the year (stupid exam!).
Probably it would be an awesome movie, it really has a cinematographic feeling.

Luke, you're ADORAB
Victoria Scott
Mar 16, 2015 Victoria Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
52 REASON TO HATE MY FATHER is imaginative, fun, witty, included an unexpected, intriguing love interest, and was wrapped in hundred dollar bills, y'all. Lordy, I loved Lexington, from start to finish, spoiled to thoughtful. READ THIS BOOK!
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
The title is killing me. :D I'll read it this summer.
Jul 28, 2015 Viktoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Осторожно, отзыв может содержать спойлеры!

Замечательная история об отношениях в семье, о том, что свое богатство зарабатывается трудом и потом.

Мне очень понравилась история. Легкая, местами забавная, кое-где даже грустная, но в целом такая семейная. Да, здесь есть акцент на романтических отношениях, но в основном эта книга об отношениях в семье, а даже точнее - об отношениях отца и дочери.

Знакомьтесь с Лексингтон Ларраби. Высокомерная, лицемерная и заносчивая избалованная девчонка. Так говорят
"Sometimes it feels as though the whole world is waiting on the edge of their seat for my next screw-up." - Lexi

The very first Brody book I've read and I totally love it! I enjoyed Lexi's POV and I had a good laugh while reading it.

Lexi may be your spoiled rich kid, who gets what she wants and doesn't care about anything except fashion and glamour but she's a wounded kid underneath all that. I really thought I'd hate her whining and complaints but Brody did a great job in putting some depth in
Montana G.
Sep 26, 2012 Montana G. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-favorites
I really, really loved 52 Reasons To Hate My Father. The characters were awesome and the plot was hilarious!

52 Reasons To Hate My Father follows Lexi, a heiress, who has to work her way to earn her 25 million dollar trust fund from her father. She has to submit status reports of what she learns every week (for every different job). Also, her father hires an intern to keep tabs on her, along the way.

The characters were amazing! At first, Lexi was such a stuck-up, arrogant person, but as she star
Kate Evangelista
I enjoyed the narrative style even if the ending was wonky.
Jul 16, 2012 Shreya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just look at the cover, honestly, I never thought I'd like it. I try to avoid "snobby girl" books as much as I can. The little blurb on the cover really made me cringe. The whole "What's a girl gotta do to earn her dad's trust (fund)?" threw me off. I thought this entire book was going to be about a rich girl and her attempts at earning the money she doesn't really deserve. Of course, this was all before I read the summary, and I was doing exactly what they tell us all not to do, judging a book ...more
Feb 13, 2016 Joanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
"Everybody's waiting for you to breakdown
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open"

(Eyes Open by Taylor Swift)

Yup. I went there. I actually heard TSwift while reading this book. *or maybe that's because of my radio?* oh well. The lyrics up there is how I see Lexington Labbaree's life. You see her father is really important in the business world and all her brothers have a respectable reputation except for her. She's like the opposite of th
Jul 19, 2012 Mitch rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really, there's only one reason to read 52 Reasons to Hate My Father. Who doesn't get a kick out of reading about a spoiled heiress brought low and forced to do menial labor? Especially when she's, as expected, completely incompetent? A barrel of laughs I say. But beyond that, this book hits all the spoiled rich girl stereotypes, the cold, distant father, the shallow, moneyed friends, the raised by the driver, butler, and maid excuses for bad behavior. All in all, Lexie's character development j ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
4.5 stars

A fantastic read with moments of humor, heartbreak and a little bit of romance.

At first I was a little skeptical about reading this book, but my intrigue over whether or not Lexi can change won out in the end. I ended up really enjoying this book. In fact, I was really surprised with much I liked it. I mean the story after is about a billionaire's spoiled teenage daughter, and what she has to do to earn her $25 million trust fund, but the story is much more than that. Jessica Brody has
Sep 17, 2012 Jillyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA fans
Shelves: blog
Lexington Larrabeeis the heiress that we've all seen on the news. Spoiled, rich, a small dog, never finished a day of actual work in her life. Why would she have to? She's the daughter of CEO Richard Larrabee. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, and she likes it that way. But one night her partying goes too far, and for reasons that her father doesn't entirely explain, he adds a condition to her receiving her trust fund. In order to receive the fund, valued at a cool $25 million, she ...more
Thalia Grace
The main character is purposely unlikable, but she didn't really get better for me like she was supposed to, and the romance really wasn't good at all.

Okay pacing, and a decent plot.
Katelyn Strickland
Super cute book :)

Lexi may be spoiled, cranky, meddlesome, and at times annoying -- but she's also compassionate and pretty darn hilarious at times.

Lexi is an heiress to a media empire created by her never-present father, and needless to say she's had a life filled with everything a girl could ever ask for-- except for a real family.
The only family member she can even talk to is her brother Cooper who is half way across the World, with the peace corps. Hardly easy to get in touch with.

We fir
Jun 06, 2013 Gabrielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didint love this book I strongly liked it I took so much away from it a lot of life lessons I felt like I was growing with Lexi I cons :felt that her fathers big turn around was too abrupt and not believable it could have been more developed he did a 360 so fast I couldn't even blink Luke was so not swoon worthy and that's one of the biggest things I look for in a contemporary they had no chemistry and it seemed kind of forced it was kind of boring at some parts I found myself skimming and my ...more
Aug 01, 2015 Marianna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
"I'm just saying, instead of constantly living up to someone's expectations, why not destroy them?"

When I started reading this book I expected a fluffy, funny and to be honest a bit silly read. And I got all that, but also much more. In the 2nd half of the book, the story takes a different turn, I wouldn't necessarily say darker, but it kind of deals with abuse and manipulation and it mentions alcoholism. Lexi is presented as a spoiled rich brat, but also as a Mary Sue. At first I did find her a
I read this book as a part of BookTubeAThon 2015:
2. Read a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name

I didn't expect much of 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and I got exatly what I expected. It was a really nice read: easy, quick, light, Disney-ish, let me say. I can easily imagine it to be turned into a movie for 12-16-year-old girls. I can't say I liked it, but I definitely didn't dislike it. It's just ok. It didn't give me any feelings at all, but it was kinda an entert
Dec 05, 2012 Rita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After seeing the book trailer to this novel I knew I had to read it. It sounded so promising!

Then I was just..meh. Disappointed somehow. It was a slow start. Lexi was a spoiled brat. But as soon as the first job started, I was hooked!

Lexi grew a lot throughout the book. And her father! You know Bart Bass from the TV show Gossip Girl? That's how I imagined him.

It was so much fun reading about Lexi's multiple encounters with all the different jobs.

I also really liked the writing style. After the f
May 26, 2013 Madison rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I never wanted to read this book in the first place and my gut was beyond right.

Honestly this book exceeded all my expectations to suck, the protagonist, the plot, the romance, the characters, the writing, the theme, ANY AND ALL ASPECTS OF THIS BOOK SUCKED.

It was a train wreck. I can't even explain the horrors of this book. From the romance to the writing to the characterization. THE PLOT WAS POINTLESS. No character transformation, flat flat flat

I didnt like this book.
Jul 25, 2015 Glory rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Тот случай, когда не можешь ни поругать, ни особо повосторгаться))
Роман нормальный. Милый, забавный, но не "ох-ах". Наверное, будь я лет на десять моложе, и восторги бы появились))
А так... приятный вечер за книжкой, но и забуду быстро.
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After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager
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