Sep 242012

Title: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: July 3, 2012
Pages: 352
Source: Publisher

52 Reasons to Hate My Father

From Goodreads:
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.

  8 Responses to “Book review: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody”

  1. This sounds really enjoyable, I can’t wait to read it! And I COMPLETELY and totally agree with you that this book should be turned into a TV show or movie! I’ve watched the book trailer and it just screams fun; I can totally see this happening :D Awesome review!
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  2. Thtat is exactly my thoughts when I saw it advertised. I can see it on the Disney channel as a series or movie – how awesome would that be :D
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  3. agreed! super fun book! i would love to see the back and forth banter between lexi and luke on tv or at the movies. :)
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  4. SO excited for this one!
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  5. Ah I discussed this book in a blog hop but have yet to read it, now I can’t wait! It really just looks so cute, and I’m glad to hear it was as fun as I thought it would be. Thanks for the review!

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  6. You’re in luck—they are making it into a movie! It says so on Jessica Brody’s website.
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  7. BOOK REVIEW TWINS! It’s so cool how we posted our reviews on the same day. Anyway, I totally agree about turning this book into a movie – it would be a whole lot of fun to watch! I liked the book a lot more than I expected to, mostly because of the depth of the feelings that it gave me when it came to finally understanding the relationship between Lexi and her dad :)
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  8. 52 Reasons To Hate My Father sounds freakin hilarious and awesome.

    Plus? I kind of wish some celebrities were ordered to do things like this.
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