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52 Reasons to Hate My Father

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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 eit
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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
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♥ 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
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Karen
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Jennifer
Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Justine Wach
Jun 04, 2015 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.
Stephanie Fitzgerald
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Y.A. readers, but with adult guidance
Teenager Lexington Larrabee gave up on the idea of getting positive attention from her famous father long ago. She is sure he doesn’t care about her, can’t even seem to stand being around her. Lexie’s impression of her dad is reinforced when, after she drunkenly crashes her car into a store, he makes a list of 52 jobs he expects her to work at for a year. If she chooses not to comply, her trust fund will be withheld from her, permanently. This girl who has never had to work a day in her eighteen ...more
Alice in Readerland
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Victoria Scott
Mar 09, 2015 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!
Jasmine
Oct 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Those who really don't mind bratty teen dramas
Recommended to Jasmine 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
Lili
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Hillary
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
http://youtu.be/YjWYB327yHc
This is the link to the book trailer. It's so beautiful, I love it! 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 always make me feel better, even when I have to face a heavy exam.
Probably it would be an awesome movie since it really has a cinematographic feeling.

Luke, you're ADORABLE. Marry me, ple
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
The title is killing me. :D I'll read it this summer.
charlie ☾
"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
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M.
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Kate Evangelista
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the narrative style even if the ending was wonky.
Becky
I was genuinely pleasantly surprised by this book - I had bought it a few years ago and it somehow ended up put at the back of my bookshelves which meant I couldn't see it, nor remember I had it! But I decided to go through my shelves recently and rid of any books that I'm no longer interested in and I stumbled upon this! This one made the "keep" list and went onto my "I'll read it eventually" pile, but it ended up being pushed forward after I re-read the premise and found myself intrigued... Bu ...more
Niki
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Honestly? This book reads exactly as it looks. You're not getting a deep literary masterpiece that you'll make sure to keep in your bookcase to pass on to your kids later on for wisdom, but it's not pretending to be one. It's a fast, easy, turn-your-brain-off entertaining (and predictable) read, and that's exactly what I needed at this point in time.

There was nothing actually WRONG with it, but I'm still going to give it 2 stars, a pretty "low" rating, because I just can't justify anything more.
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shre ♡
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Joanna
Aug 05, 2012 rated it liked it
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
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Mitch
Jul 16, 2012 rated it liked it
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
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nick
Aug 04, 2012 rated it liked it

Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog

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
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Jillyn
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Katelyn Strickland
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Gabrielle
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-have-reviewed
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
Rian
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
"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
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Rita
Dec 04, 2012 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
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Mads
May 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
I never wanted to read this book in the first place and my gut was beyond right.
I
HAVE
NEVER
HATED
A
BOOK
MORE

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.
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Julia
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 exactly 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. All in all, it was an entertaining read.

So if you want to get aw
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Kajol
Jul 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, romance
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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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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