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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.
Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma.
1) She was once an international jewel thief.
2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…
Matilda is an extraordinarily gifted four-year-old whose parents, a crass, dishonest used-car dealer and a self-centered, blowsy bingo addict, regard her as “nothing more than a scab.”
Life with her beastly parents is bearable only because Matilda teaches herself to read, finds the public library, and discovers literature.
Also, Matilda loves using her lively intelligence to perpetrate daring acts of revenge on her father.
This pastime she further develops when she enrolls in Crunchem Hall Primary School, whose headmistress, MissTrunchbull, is “a fierce tyrannical monster . . . .”
I really enjoyed the book, Alice Miranda at sea. The Alice Miranda series are all mystery but this is one of my favourite books ever. I have read it about 10 times and my brother is reading it at this very moment. Alice – Miranda is off at sea at her aunt Charlotte’s and soon to be Uncle Lawrence’s wedding. This was supposed to be a nice relaxing holiday but Alice Miranda seems to take mysteries wherever she goes, this mystery is different. It puts the lives of all the kids in danger, will the Alice Miranda series end when she discovers the culprits of a terrible robbery and the point a gun at her head? will a girl of only 7 years of age be able to survive injuries and robbers and be able to still enjoy the wedding? I would recommend this book to 9+ girls of course boys can read it too but I think this is a bit more of a girly book. I rate this book 10/10. You may find it a bit hard to get into but stick with it because before you know it you will not be able to put it down.