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52 Reasons to Hate My Father

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  3,274 ratings  ·  428 reviews
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
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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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
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 The only reason she’s a brat, you learn, is because her father was so withdrawn during her childhood—she behaved badly out of resentment, but all she really needs is her dad to be there for her and her life will turn completely around!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
♥ 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
52 Reasons to Hate My Father totally took me by surprise. I was looking for a quick summer read and I expected this book to be light hearted, a little romantic, funny and maybe even a little silly. It was all those things but so much more.

Lexington Larrabee is a Paris Hilton type. Jet setting around the world, buying whatever she wants and partying until the crack of dawn with no consequences. Until one night she gets drunk and crashes her Mercedes into a convenience store bringing a lot of bad
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.
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
Aug 21, 2014 Helen rated it 1 of 5 stars
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
Zemira Warner
May 23, 2013 Zemira Warner marked it as contemp-to-read
The title is killing me. :D I'll read it this summer.
Sep 17, 2012 Jillyn rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
Shreya (CCReviews)
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
Charlie (Letter Trails)
"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
"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 the
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
Montana G.
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
3.5 stars..

Pleasant story, nice writing, a little familiar concept.. Not bad, but not excellent either. I liked it, but it wasn't in any way an earth-shattering experience.

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I wasn't really planning on reading this book, but I ended up picking it up once I watched the book trailer. The trailer screamed fun, so I knew I had to give it a shot. It was a great read, albeit, very light and fluffy, perfect for a day at the beach.

Lexington Larrabee has always been given everything on a silver platter. Pretty much a spoiled brat, life's all about partying, shopping and dating for. When Lexi crashes her new $500 000 car into a conve
I expected kind of a different storyline, more focus on the 52 jobs and lessons to be learned but once I got over that, this book was a nice and often funny read.

Lexington, daughter of a billionaire, is a typical spoiled annoying rich brat. But the sad thing is, i guess she is most of all very lonely. She is "raised" by her father after her mom died when she was only five (actually she was raised by the staff since she barely saw her father). She has a bunch of brothers but she doesn't have a cl
When I stopped by the Macmillan both during TLA, I told the woman working that I was suffering from paranormal fatigue. Thus, she sold me on two upcoming contemporaries. The first of those two is 52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER, about a rich girl forced to work in menial jobs for a year before she can access her trust fund. It sounded like fun and I started to read it that very night.

I read a couple of chapters and put it down for more than a month. Lexington Larrabee is a tough woman to handle in
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
Katelyn *Constantly-Dreaming*
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
My review was originally posted

I’m not going to lie, I kind of loved 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody.

It was a little predictable, yes. But even more than that, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father was cute, fun, giggle-inspiring, and surprisingly moving – I even teared up a couple of times.

Lexi was totally a spoiled brat. She was and she knows it. But I rooted for her the whole time. Her childhood sucked. Anytime she’d talk about how she was raised,
Sep 18, 2012 kari rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya, 2012
While the protagonist started out as completely unlikeable and from there proceeded to get on my very last nerve, this story is still entertaining. Perhaps it works because she starts out as someone that you can't respect of admire, a selfish, self-centered girl who thinks, no, is sure, that she is all that. She screeches at people, she screamns, pouts, cries, and throws tantrums like a two year old, anything to get her way. But she doesn't succeed and then real life hits her smack in the face.
I loved this a lot. Not as much as 'My Life Undecided', but close. The concept was just so wonderful. It seemed like a set-up for a teen or chick flick movie. I could easily see this book as a movie. A ungrateful rich girl must work 52 different low-wage jobs for a year in order to cash in on her trust fund. Overall, the premise was just super cute. There's some romance with a hunky if not awkward intern. The scene in the dressing room was so funny and after that I was kind of rooting for some L ...more
Tori Grace
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This was an impulse read for me. A very, very impulse read. Literally I was on my phone around 10 o'clock at night on YouTube when I came across the video trailer for this book. The minute it was over, I got the book and started reading it. I read until around 1 or 2 in the morning. That's how intriguing this book was. Don't be fooled by my three star rating. If you've read my reviews in the past, then you'd know that I rate books pretty harshly. Three stars jus
I'll admit that at first I was a little worried about whether or not I'd like this book. A spoiled socialite who is trying to earn her multi-million dollar trust fund? I had a vivid image of Paris Hilton in my head, and let's just say it wasn't working for me. Let me tell you though, I proven so wrong. I loved 52 Reasons to Hate My Father. Absolutely loved it! There's so much more to this story than you think. By the end, I was teary eyed, and smiling like an idiot. Oh yes friends, it's that goo ...more
Melanie McCullough
Okay, two things right off the bat:

1) This is the first book I've ever purchased based on the book trailer. Normally, I abhor book trailers, but the one for 52 Reasons to Hate My Father was like watching a preview for a really cute teen chick flick and I was all, "OMG, I so want to see this movie," and then "Wait, it's a book! I can buy it right now and read it while I wait for some Hollywood producers to snap it up."

2) This book was absolutely freaking adorable

In the beginning, Lexi can seem a
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How should I begin? This book is just out-of-this-world good. It is a kind of book that you pick up and cannot put down until you finish the last page and wish there were more than just 352 pages. This is how I feel about this book.

Lexi was a spoiled rich girl. A diva. So it was obvious I did not like her much when I began reading the book. Her attitude was so over the top! She did not appreciate how luck she was to have everyt
rachel nicole
52 Reasons to Hate My Father is about Lexington Larrabee, spoiled heiress to a multi-billion dollar media enterprise, and how she gets a taste of the "real world." She is forced to work 52 jobs before she receives her twenty-five million dollar trust fund check, thanks to her absent father and nasty, destructive partying habits.

When I first picked it up, I honestly thought it was going to be a silly, quick read that I would give two and a half stars at best; I totally underestimated it. Surprisi
Before I even start this review, can i say that I finished this book-"52 Reasons to Hate My Father"- ON FATHER'S DAY. I don't know why or how, but I was ironically amused and I think that's one of the reason why I just HAD to put that little blip in there.

ANYWHO... onwards with the review..

*sighs* This book, though depicted as a flirty fun for all read, wasn't just ALL flirty and fun for all read, this book, this beast, it was...golly, it was this complex beast thing. at least to me. Not many pe
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