The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
Hawthorn wasn't trying to insert herself into a missing person's investigation. Or maybe she was. But that's only because Lizzie Lovett's disappearance is the one fascinating mystery their sleepy town has ever had. Bad things don't happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett, and Hawthorn is convinced she'll turn up at any moment-which means the time for speculation is now....more
Lizzie Lovett was the IT girl of Hawthorne Creely's high school. Emphasis on was .
“Lizzie and her boyfriend were camping, and this morning, he woke up, and she was gone.”Hawthorne is the "weird kid" in high school. She's constantly saying or doing the wrong thing - often with hilarious results.
Silence descended on the kitchen. I decided to say what all of us were certainly thinking. “Probably the most incredible part of the story is that Lizzie Lovett went camping.”
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Our protagonist's voice felt very authentic, but the storyline was just lacking for me. It was very slow and one note; there's not much going on besides this girl trying to follow non existent clues to solve the disappearance of a girl she didn't even know. I never cared about Lizzie and couldn't get on board with Hawthorne either; she was b ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
The story starts off with the disappearance of Lizzie Lovett and the main character, Hawthorne, immediately falling in love with the prime suspect -- Lizzie Lovett's boyfriend. Falling in love can always feel dangerous, especially the first time. To me, it was refreshing and intriguing AF how Chelsea ...more
The writing and prose flow naturally and without effort. The dialogue throughout this book really made the best part of the story. The main character is Hawthorn Creely who can at times be loveable and other times test your patience. She is a lonely teenager who is seventeen years old. She wants to fit in with the other people her age. This is a story about a typical high school girl who feels left out a lot of the time. Hawthorn was named after ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
Quirky seventeen-year-old, Hawthorne Creely has a lot of thoughts, and when she learns that perfect Miss Lizzie Lovett, whom she once had an unpleasant run-in with, during her freshman year, has disappeared, her curiosity takes over. The mystery of Lizzie’s disappea ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
After Lizzie Lovett disappears, social outcast Hawthorn becomes obsessed with her disappearance. At first, I understood where Hawthorn was coming from. I think we've all ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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