Title: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: July 3, 2012
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.
Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.
In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.
This book in two words: pure fun.
Lexi is snobbish, entitled, and super bratty. An heiress to a huge fortune, Lexi has everything handed to her and can pretty much get away with anything. Remind you of any actresses in Hollywood making the news lately?
Tired of her antics, Lexi’s dad forces her to work a different low-paying job every week for a year before she can access her trust fund. Hilarity ensues as Lexi cleans toilets, caters high-brow events, and slowly realizes why she keeps acting out. Of course there is a cute boy involved, and the romance that grows between Lexi and Luke is cute, fun, and enjoyable.
I would LOVE to see 52 Reasons to Hate My Father turned into a TV show or a movie. Let’s be honest, I would be all over that. Someone needs to make this happen stat!
If you’re looking for a light read, especially if you’ve just read something really heavy and intense, I would definitely suggest 52 Reasons to Hate My Father.