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The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

3.23  ·  Rating details ·  9,462 Ratings  ·  2,150 Reviews
A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn't mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie's life. That includes taking her job... ...more
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Published January 3rd 2017 by Sourcebooks
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Kamesa Carter I think the title was metaphorical more than anything else. But chief among the "Lies" was that Lizzie was not what everyone thought she was.
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
I have lots of things to say about this one so expect a video review real soon!
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The worst book to be published in January 2017 most likely.
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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When she first hears the news that local girl, Lizzie Lovett is missing, Seventeen-year-old Hawthorn (Thorny) Creely doesn't really pay it much attention. To be honest she doesn't really care. She's not trying to be cold, she's just pretty sure it isn't true. Hawthorn is positive that bad things don’t happen to girls like Lizzie Lovett.

But she's wrong...

When she realizes that Lizzie is in fact missing, something changes in H
Kaylin (The Hiatus Queen)
2 Stars



This book is marketed as a young-adult mystery, and the blurb claims Hawthorn Creely “inserts herself into the investigation of missing person, Lizzie Lovett.” I think this is misleading, as that’s not the direction the book goes in.

Instead of trying to find Lizzie or doing any investigating whatsoever, Hawthorn (who is an imaginative sort of person) spends her time coming up with fantastical ideas about what might have happened to Lizzie. And she does so while growing closer
Keira Drake
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Okay. I had to take a few days before I reviewed this one, because it sort of destroyed me emotionally. This is one of the best YA novels I have ever read. Seriously. The writing is effortless, the dialogue completely natural. It is an exploration of what it is like to be the sort of person who doesn't fit in. Someone who is creative, imaginative, someone who wants to see magic in the world, someone who yearns for belonging, someone who can never quite be "normal."

I'm not gon

In this YA Novel, there's a little bit of mystery, a bit of teen angst, and more.

Hawthorn Creely, daughter of Sparrow, sister to Rush, and whose best friend is Emily. In truth, Emily is her best friend, although I’m not sure the same could be said about Hawthorn being a true best friend to Emily. Hawthorn is a girl who believes that she is unlovable. She’s lonely, she feels alone most of all at school where the pretty girls reign and the boys follow the pretty girls. The pop
Anna Priemaza
This book. THIS BOOK. I love it so much I want to eat it.

At this moment, having just finished it, I feel like I have never before loved a book as much as I love this book.

Hawthorn Creely is this obnoxious, endearing, brilliantly voicey teen who wants there to be more to the world than what she sees every day. Because the world she sees is hard. And lonely.

Chelsea doesn't hit you over the head with Hawthorn's I-so-desperately-want-to-hug-her loneliness, though. Instead, she delivers it subtly
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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To be 100% honest, there’s probably very little chance I would have ever read The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett if it weren’t for it being THE BIG LIBRARY READ. These events pop up quite frequently when I log into my favorite addiction, but I’ve never participated. Mainly because I’ve generally already read the books – like with Exhibit A that is going on through the other (*cough porny cough*) library system . . . .

I’m also aware th
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed it more than I expected. Lots of awkward teenage angst and insecurity, but that sort of thing never really goes away. Your circumstances change.

I read it because it was a Big Library Read (BLR) selection. I am grateful that I don't need to choose a book for everyone.
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: The first thing that happened was Lizzie Lovett disappeared, and everyone was all, “How can someone like Lizzie be missing?” and I was like, “Who cares?” A few days later, there was talk about Lizzie maybe being dead, and it was still kinda boring, but not totally boring, because I’d never known a dead person before.

After that, I started to get fascinated by the whole situation, mostly because I noticed a bunch of weird stuff. Which was how I figured out Lizzie Lovett’s secret. But I’m
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
It probably pays to read the blurb before picking up a book. So when I started this audiobook and realised it was YA I nearly set it aside but having limited library audio options I stuck with it and gave it a chance. It started bad but then I warmed up to it, if it hadn’t been for the werewolf plot line I would have given this an extra star as that part was way too cheesy and silly. Besides that it was an ok read for this genre and some parts were actually quite enjoyable with an interesting se ...more
Oct 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Jilly Gagnon
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED Lizzie Lovett! Hawthorn is so achingly real, and flawed, and funny; the story pulls you along; and Sedoti's voice is so fresh and vibrant--I was sad to reach the end!

Perfect for anyone who felt like an outsider looking in when they were young (or still)--with this as her debut, I'm v v eager to see what Sedoti writes next!
1.5 stars?

I'm all for a quirky and maybe not-so-reliable narrator, but throw in a mystery and I was completely interested in this book. Sadly, I was making a WITAF face at my kindle pretty early into starting it.

Hawthorn is weird. She seems really smart, but she's bored and doesn't do anything about it. The entire book is literally about her believing Lizzie is a werewolf and how she's going to be the one who finds her. And no, I'm not making that up.

Along the way, she takes Lizzie's job and ge
Aug 03, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Rating this so low hurts me because I was really looking forward to reading this - it was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017, and this was just... not good. The blurb of this novel really sold me and I initially thought that this novel would be more mystery and finding clues and cool theories, but it wasn't any of that.

Our protagonist, a self-proclaimed "teenage misfit" named Hawthorn becomes full on obsessed when Lizzie Lovett, this older, popular, all around good girl goes missing. At
Amanda Searcy
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will knock your socks off! The voice is simply stunning. The author captures Hawthorn’s need to find Lizzie so beautifully and believably that you will feel the same need as the book goes on. The characters were so well-drawn that they became more like friends and neighbors than fictional people. The ending left me absolutely gutted (but in the best of ways) because I was feeling everything that Hawthorn was. Brilliant.
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
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This... did not work for me. I wanted it to, and I tried for it to, even after I knew I should probably just give up. But I am bad at giving up, so I persevered. Mistake? Probably, but I can live with it. It wasn't all bad or anything, but... I was hard pressed to find things I enjoyed.

Things I Enjoyed:

I did really want to know what happened to Lizzie Lovett. I knew that Hawtho
Merphy Napier
Oct 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was.... ridiculous. Yeah, that's the best word to describe it.

The main character was crazy immature (and not in a realistic way. In a way that makes me wonder if the author ever was a teenager herself or if she just watched cheesy movies about teens a lot), the plot was all over the place and at the same time incredibly slow, the romance was WEIRD, and the main character was legit crazy. Not in an interesting way. In a "what the heck is wrong with her" way.

This is a mean review, but I
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I think it’s time for me to stay away from YA mysteries. I love YA and respect it as a genre, some of my favorite books are YA novels. But I can’t think of a single YA mystery that I’ve liked, much less loved. So no matter how intriguing a blurb sounds, or how pretty and striking the cover may be, I’m going to steer clear of YA mysteries for the foreseeable future. I have way too many other fantastic books on my TBR to waste any more time on a
Ivonne Rovira
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who is living in or remembers the angst of high school
Recommended to Ivonne by: NetGalley
Every high school has a Lizzie Lovett: blonde, beautiful, cheerleader and homecoming queen, whose life seems perfect and effortless. No one resents her more than Hawthorn Creely, the oddest of odd ducks in Griffin Mills, Ohio, a suburban Rust Belt town 45 minutes from Pittsburgh.

When Lizzie Lovett vanishes without a trace during a camping trip, her disappearance makes quite a stir at Griffin Mills High School, even though Lizzie graduated three years ago and moved to a nearby town. Hawthorn at
☽ MaryJane ✨
Aug 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
"As long as something was a mystery, there was still the potential for amazement. Maybe that's where I went wrong before. Some riddles weren't meant to be solved."

This book is really something else, and I don't think I mean that as a compliment. The story has a lot of potential to go in so many different directions and ultimately I found myself underwhelmed and disappointed that there wasn't a more to this. This book also tried to deal with really serious content, but I can't help but feel th
Rebecca Ross
The first thing that happened was Lizzie Lovett disappeared, and everyone was all, "How can someone like Lizzie be missing?" and I was like, "Who cares?"

It's been a loooong time since I loved an unreliable yet endearing narrator such as Hawthorn. From the first page, I wasn't reading for Lizzie (as Hawthorn would no doubt, maybe, probably, think I was) but I was reading for Hawthorn, because she is kind of awesome. Yes, she's snarky and has a lot of growing up to do, but as her self-fueled inv
Emily Murphy
Hawthorn Creely has a voice so strong it will pick you up from the first page and carry you on itself like a wave. She is laugh-out-loud funny; biting; insecure; obnoxious; heart-achingly lonely. This is a coming-of-age story about a girl who isn't so sure she even wants to come of age, and she will take you on a journey.

One of my favorite lines was: "In a place as small as the Mills, nothing is very far from anything else. Really, the town is just a bigger version of high school, which is just
I decided to join the Big Library Read and frankly, the cover and blurb looked appealing. I realize the author was trying to shine a light on high school/teenager angst but I don't think the author did a good job.

It was completely unnecessary to make Hawthorn so out of touch with reality and with everyone around her in order to drive home the message.
It was hard getting a sense of who Hawthorn was because she literally spent most of her time thinking about Lizzie Lovett. The inner musings of Ha
Jun 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Update: I'm going through and fixing a bunch of my old reviews (as long as i can remember the book). This was more like a 3.5. I'm working on being more honest in my reviews, so here's to that!

I received an ARC of this book through a giveaway.

First off, for those who don't want to read my rambling, I'll attempt to sum it up. This book is so unique. It is nothing at all like I expected it to be. I respect it a lot in that aspect. It's something I haven't seen done before. If you want a differen
Brit ☾
This was my first introduction to Chelsea Sedoti and I was impressed. This story was chose for my library's group read #BigLibraryReads. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett centers around Hawthorne, who is quite a likable teen-aged character and her journey to discover what happened to Lizzie Lovett who disappeared. We get to follow along as Hawthorne describes her high school, town, friends and life. I absolutely loved it, every odd bit. I found myself rooting for Hawthorne as she started explori ...more
I can't even put into words how much I disliked Hawthorn. I thought maybe she'd grow and mature and eventually get over herself and realize that she has a great life with family that love her. But nope. She's annoying until the very end. And her obsession with Lizzie was not healthy. But I stuck with the book because I had to know what happened to Lizzie.

aPriL does feral sometimes
‘The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett’ is one of the funniest novels I have read in decades! But it also is about a serious subject. An insecure seventeen-year-old girl, Hawthorn Creely, is grappling with the fact she is expected to be a responsible adult soon. She probably would be an excellent habitué of the Goth milieu except that her family loves and fully supports her. She is beginning her senior year in high school. Graduation is in nine months and her dad is pressing her to decide on a colle ...more
monica ♪
DNF @ 32%

When the first time I read the synopsis of this book, it kinda reminds me of Golden by Jessi Kirby—the book I really like.
That's the reason I request this book from NetGalley without hesitation in the first place.
And not to mention the beautiful and cheerful cover!
BUT after I read the first few pages of chapter 1, I know this book is totally different with Golden.

In my opinion, there are no better words to describe this book other than: super hyperbole and exaggerated.

I mean, what do
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Happiness is living in the moment and not thinking of a future at all. It's learning new things and having adventures and solving mysteries."

This book is everything you expect and not. The emotions you get while reading it is like being in a roller coaster of feelings, you want to cry, you want to scream but mostly you want to laugh. This book transport me to my high school years and I swear I've never identified more with a character in my whole life. This book deserve that everyone even if i
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“Don't talk then. Paint. Dance. Write. Just don't hold your feelings inside. The longer we let pain hide in our hearts, the more it turns to poison.” 11 likes
“There's no such thing as a normal highschool experience, Thorny. You assume everyone else is happy all he time and living an ideal life. You don't get that other people are pretending too.” 10 likes
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