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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 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.

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Comments on: "52 reasons to hate my father – Jessica Brody" (23)

  1. alexandra said:

    I’d rate ’52 Reasons to Hate my Father’ a solid 7/10. I enjoyed the clever story concept and the little pockets of humour that kept the book entertaining. Lexington was an interesting character to read about, but I found that I never really warmed up to her spoilt-rotten-type personality and ridiculous sense of self-entitlement; personally, I cringed at every selfish decision she made. In saying this, I enjoyed Lexi’s transformation into a better person (one who was slightly more deserving of Luke’s affection) and the funny journey it took for her to get there. Overall, a nice little read and a good one for if you need to kill time. I would read it again x

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  2. Sophia said:

    Where do I start? I read ’52 Reasons to hate my father’ for lit circles this year and I absolutely loved it! I choose it because I thought it would be a light-hearted, simple read, but it turned out to be a lot more than that. It had deep and important messages throughout the story which makes the book more in-depth than what you’d think.
    I love Lexi’s character in this book. She reminds me of Poppy from the movie ‘Wild Child’. She’s a rich, part girl who gets herself into lots of trouble. Even though her life is very unrealistic, I felt like I could connect with her and feel the emotions she did. I have never been able to do this with any other book. I struggled to not read further into the book each week when I had to stop.
    I would love to see this book as a movie. I think it has the perfect storyline to be a movie and it would be very entertaining to watch at the cinema.
    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a fun book filled with a rollercoaster of emotions.

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  3. Millie said:

    52 reasons to hate my father. Wow! What a great book. It was so captivating and intriguing that I just had to keep on reading to know what would happen next. At the start of the book Lexi is so spoilt and such a brat but the more jobs that she does the more she is a nicer person. At the start Lexi is outraged that father says that she has to do all these jobs. 52 to be exact. It’s so interesting to see what made Lexi who she is at the start of the book and I desperately wanted to know more. My least favourite book is when Lexi walks out on Luke. I felt like telling her don’t do this Lexi! Thank god she changed her mind orI would have died. I recommend this book to anyone who wants something light-hearted and fun to read.

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  4. Tahlia said:

    Hilarious, Addictive and Captivating. 52 Reasons to Hate my father is the book to read if you are wanting a laugh and a romance to fan girl over. Lexington Larrabee is certainly not the typical teenager. She is classified as a spoiled brat who will get whatever she wants whenever she wants it. This novel teaches the true moral of finding yourself and societal expectations. It shows that social media and other people do not defining you, the only person that you need to be is yourself. If people cannot accept you for who you are then they are not worth being around. I am extremely grateful that I got the chance to read this book in Lit Circles and honestly believe that this should be a movie because of how entertaining this book is. Overall this book is suitable for anyone 11+ because I believe people younger will not understand the purpose of identity. I would definitely score this a 9/10.

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  5. This was by far my favourite book ever. At the start I didn’t like Lexi at all because she was so spoiled and expected everything. But I loved seeing her change into a better version of herself throughout the book. Lexi was a young girl, who grew up with just her dad, who was very famous and had alot of money. Everything was pretty much handed to her, until she turned 18 and her dad decided that she was to complete 52 different jobs, one for each week, and once she was done she would get her trust fund. Along the way Lexi learnt a lot about herself, and met a lot of new friends. Overall this is an awesome book about a young girl finding her way in the world, and with the help of many amazing people around her. I would rate it a 10 out of 10

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  6. This book, which should definitely should be made into a movie, was a book I just grabbed off the shelf because I heard about it in Year 8 Lit Circles, but in the end I was so glad I did. Oh… it was just so entertaining, every page had me hanging off the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened next. So pretty much it is about an 18 year old girl whose father is one of the richest men alive, yet before obtaining her enlisted fortune her father gives her a set of jobs to complete.The book is about the highs and lows of her life from 18 and it is by far an amazing read which anyone should read, like anyone and everyone!! I would rate it a nice 9 out of 10 for entertainment.

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  7. I read this book, after one of my friends recommended it. This was one of the most unexpected books ever, I really didn’t see the end coming it came in such shock. At the start of the book, I hated Lexi, because she was such an ungrateful girl, that expected everything, but as the book went on I started to like her, and she soon became my favorite character. This book is a story of a young girl, whose father was the CEO of a really famous company. This is what made the book really interesting as her father struggled to spend time with her because of his job, which made Lexi upset. She was a very spoiled young girl, and got everything she wanted until, one days she crashed her new car into a convince store, and she was punished by her father. He decided to give her 52 jobs, one for each week, of the year, and once she completed them all she would get her trust fund. This book was very heartwarming as it filled me with great joy, and made me have a laugh. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read about a girl, that changed her life around, and became a better person.

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  8. Kaitlyn said:

    I read the book ’52 reasons to hate my father’ for lit circles this year and it was the best book I have ever read. I don’t think that anyone could have guessed the ending, it was just so different and very unexpected. At the start of this book I was thinking Lexington was just very ungrateful and very rude but towards the end I had different feeling and even sympathy towards her.
    This book is about the daughter of the very famous Richard Larrabee, CEO of Larrabee Media, Lexington. Lexi is so spoiled and gets everything she wants until one day she crashed her car as she is drunk. This was the last straw for her father, he had to take things further. Lexi’s father made a plan of 52 different jobs for Lexi to complete during the year, one for each week.
    This book is so heartwarming and gave me a laugh. Over all I would rate this book a nine out of ten as I believe just one more chapter would sum the whole book up. I would recommend it for anyone who is looking for a light read and a bit of laughter, around the age of ten to any age.

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  9. Giarna said:

    I really enjoyed this book. It is about a rich, spoiled daughter of a millionaire who had to complete 52 different middle-class jobs every week of the year to gain access to her trust fund. And Lexi is not happy about it. I think that these jobs were very good for Lexi and she learnt a lot and meet a boy that was good for her. I recommend this book for teens. I read this book during Lit circles and it was very interesting. I rate this book 7 out of 10.

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  10. This book is great!
    This book took ages to warm up to, but by the end I loved it!
    I had to read this book for lit circle and I found that the start of the book was really boring but when I got into the book more I enjoyed it. Although this book was extremely predictable I would still recommend it.
    At the start I hated the character Lexi I thought she was rude arrogant and selfish, but by the end of the story, she was my favorite character. Every chapter I read I couldn’t put the book down.
    I would give the book a 7 out of 10 because it was absolutely hilarious!

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  11. 52 reasons to hate my father, is a great novel that covers many types of lives people live. I am enjoying this book and the storyline that comes along with the story, but I do think she is a very spoilt girl. In the book, Lexington Dad owns the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. His daughter Ms. Lexington Larrabee has her brand new Mercedes convertibles and then crashes it into a convenience store on Sunset Blvd. Then 4 days later was her 18 birthday and she was meant to get her trust fund. But because of the last incident with her car and a few more her father decides that she has to do a job 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. I believe this I fairly good punishment for Lexington, I think that by the end of the book that Lexington will possibly be more great full for all the benefits that come with her father’s job and his life. Even though she really does not even have a pareint because her mother died when she was 5 and her father is never around for anything. All his so called minions that what Lexington calles all his interns. Lexington is very spoilt and I personally think that she diserves to have to work all these job for the trust fund because she has never had to do anything a normal pereson would do.

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  12. I just read 52 reasons to hate my father and I really like it. I thought that it was fun and exciting as well as serious. I think my favourite part of the book was when Lexi turned down the trust fund and decided to finish all of her jobs. I think that lexi was my favourite character because through out the book she really grew and she got more responsible! I think that I can relate to like, lexi’s babysitter because he focused a lot on work and forgot to have fun! I think that is me sometimes. My least favourite part was when Lexi gave up and stopped doing the jobs because I didn’t expect it and I thought that she would finish all of them! I l think that I might have changed the ending to make it a little bit more dramatic and exciting but besides that it was great! I would definitely recommended this book to anyone that loves reading and having a laugh. I would give this book a 9/10 and everyone should start reading it.

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  13. ’52 reasons why to hate my father’ by Jessica Brody. This book is such a great book and I would of never thought I would of ever enjoyed it! It was such an exciting, romantic, funny, book and I would love to see this book as a film it would be amazing. This book reminded me of all the American reality TV shows. The book is about a 18 year old girl called Lexington Larrabee, a rich teenager who does whatever she wants… until she crashed her car while she was drunk! Now her father has full power over her and she has to complete 52 jobs in 52 weeks, but lets just say they are not the best looking jobs. This book is a really great read and you can imagine everything that you are reading, it paints a really good picture. I rate this book a 9.5/10. I would recommend this book to anyone that can read a book with lots of pages and any one that would enjoy drama, romance, or if you want to have a laugh.

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  14. ’52 reasons to hate my father’ by Jessica Brody is a must read. I was fortunate enough to receive this book for Lit Circles and I’m so glad with how it turned out. Lexington Larrabee, spoilt brat of the year award is rightfully yours. This book is all about Lexi, as she completes normal everyday jobs to earn some serious money from her trust fund. I adored all the characters in this book and was excited by the plot and twist at the end. I would recommend this book for all of you looking for a happy ending.

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  15. This is a romcom book. My jaw aches thinking about the book. Why, you are probably thinking to yourself, well I can tell you this book leaves me in complete utter shock! Lexington Larrabee is one of the most uncoordinated people I’ve ever read about! Crashing a car a few days after receiving it, I think she deserves the punishment of 52 jobs 1 job for every week of the year. She’s a brat, spoiled rotten,and is completely ungrateful for anything and everything she receives and expects the world to bow down to her. You see throughout this book the “mature” woman Lexi is becoming through 52 jobs, as well as the romance blooming between a certain two. Honestly this is a great book and an easy read, I highly recommend it to everyone

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  16. Omg what a fabulous book! This by far is one of my favourite books I’ve ever read.
    I love Lexi and her sassy, fun personality. Throughout the book Lexi learns to deal with all sorts of things. She is a very rich girl who gets everything she wants whenever she wants, but after a big accident she gets punished and Lexi can’t take on the pressure to complete her 52 jobs.
    It’s really interesting to see Lexi tackle all of the different jobs, because I don’t think she ever knew how hard a job is.
    My most favourite part in the book is when Lexi and Luke become a couple. They’re just so cute together and I’m so glad that they became a couple.

    I 100% recommend this book. I give it a 9/10. It’s just such a juicy story.

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  17. 52 Reasons I Hate My Father was a fantastic book! I read this book as apart of Lit circles and I couldn’t put it down. My favourite character was always Luke because he was kind and always looking out for Lexi. By the end of the book my favourite character ended up being Lexi because her personality made me laugh and she had changed the way she acted. This book was romantic and funny. I loved this book so much and I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this for lit circles. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone to read just for fun or if you get the opportunity to read this for lit circle. This brought up some great conversations about the book. I absolutely loved this book and would rate it a 10/10!

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  18. Hannah said:

    I absolutely loved this book and I think it is perfect those people who love an easy but engaging read. This book is about Lexi Larabee, a spoilt rich heiress who crashes her day old Mercedes into a convenience store. Her father decides to take action and tries to change Lexi’s wayward life. Her father assigns her 52 jobs to do 1 job every week. Jessica Brody has made this book easy to read and includes lots of genres like romance, chick lit, mystery, and humor. When Lexi meets her new babysitter Luke, an arrogant, moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her. She realises he is just another annoying thing to add to her list of 52 reasons to hate my father. I loved following Lexi through her struggles, romance and her 52 reasons to hate her father. I recommend it to 12+ and for people that love a mix of genres and easy reads. I rate this book an 8/10 for being engaging and unique.

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  19. This book is one of the best books I have ever read, and i think it is the perfect book for people who like fun and easy reads. The book is descriptive and gripping but is simple and only states the necessary. I find that the author Jessica Brody has made this book perfect for everyone as it includes many different genres such as romance,chick lit,comedy and even a bit of mystery. I really enjoy books were you can see a gradual change from there surroundings or just time, I feel like the way Jessica has written this book gives us a much better connection with Lexi as we follow her journey and go through emotions such as annoyance,disappointed and happiness.
    Overall This was a great read and I found it so interesting. When I finished this book I was so disappointed that it was finished! I would definitely read this again and I am so hapy how everything in the book turned out to be!
    I rate this book 5 stars!

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  20. I think I made a good choice to read this book. The ending was so juicy and it was really good. I think the start of the book wasn’t as good as the last few chapters though. I kind of was able to predict the obvious like luke and lexi would end up together, lexi wouldn’t be a spoilt brat anymore but overall I think the book was very good and taught Lexi a lot. Now that Lexi is not as selfish, I don’t think she’ll get along with Jia and T. But on a good note I’m so glad that Luke and Lexi ended up together! Every chapter I read from 52 Reasons to Hate my Father, I couldn’t put it down. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone because it has a bit of everything comedy, romance, drama, mystery but maybe not horror or thriller. If this was a movie, it would be the best movie of all time and I would definitely go. So overall this book was amazing and definitely my favourite book ever!

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  21. OMG!!! What a book, I can’t believe how much Lexi changed, I mean I knew she would, but I didn’t know THAT much. I didn’t like Lexi at the start of the book, she was always thinking of herself and not others around and she took advantage of her fathers wealth. She hated the idea of helping others, one thing she hated more was doing their work. After Lexi crashed her VERY expensive car, her father made her work 52 jobs in 52 weeks to teach her a lesson. When she first started working, she hated it, she would have done anything to get out of it, only thing was; she couldn’t. Her father had hired what she called “spies” to watch her and make sure she didn’t get out work. By the end of the book, she had come to appreciate others and what they did and she realised that, others didn’t have what she did, but they had a loving and supporting family and that’s what Lexi always wanted. Lexi changed so much the book and I do believe that Lexi made her father change too.

    I really don’t know what Lexi thought she was doing when she was about to leave the country with her ex-boyfriend. Thankfully some sense got into her and she didn’t end up going. How do you decide to leave the country in five minutes, that how long it took for Mendi (Lexi’s ex-boyfriend) to convince her to go to Europe. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING. Anyway she didn’t end up going, which I was really happy about.

    I really hope that 52 Reason to Hate my Father continues in Lit Circles next year, I was really interesting in this book and I think that other students will be too. I found that it was a little boring at the start and it took a while to engage me in the book, but once it did I couldn’t put the book down, it kept on making me want to read more. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves reading a drama book with a little bit of romance in it. I loved this book and I hope that others do too.

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  22. I loved this! Lexi’s the perfect Paris Hilton character at the start of this novel – shallow, prone to tantrums, interested in nothing which is not about her. Her absolute cluelessness about how the other half lives is hilarious, and the predicaments that she finds herself in brought a real smile to my face. Luke is a great character as well and one particular scene with him will make you really chuckle. Lexi’s transformation is totally believable and the resolution is satisfying. A laugh-out-loud fantabulous wild ride!

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  23. I recommend the book 52 reasons to hate my father by Jessica Brody. I loved this book because it was a warm hearted funny book that showcases how imperfect the life of a would be millionaire is and the troubles she has to face in order to gain access to her fortune. My favourite character was Lexi because although at the start she HATES the idea that her father has proposed, she learns to deal with it because that is the only way she will be able to get what she wants in the end. I can sort of relate to Lexi because we are all made to do things in our lives that we dont want to do but we just have to put our heads down and work hard to achieve what we really want in the end. My least favourite part of this book is when Lexi and Luke fight for the first time, this causes Lexi to rebel and I didn’t like hearing about how it affected them both. The type of person that would like this book is the type that just wants something light, funny and easy to read.

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