Tuesday, August 28, 2012

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

Lexington Larrabee is a spoiled rich girl who is on the brink of inheriting twenty-five million dollars from her business-tycoon father. Unfortunately, she makes headlines when she crashes her $500,000 car into a convenience store and her father takes away the trust fund. Instead he gives her a list of 52 jobs she must do for one week each. The jobs include cleaning houses, working at a fast food restaurant, digging graves, working at a funeral home, and the list goes on. She will only inherit her money if she completes the jobs. Her father, totally uninvolved with her life, sends his stuffy young intern to keep track of her progress. Along the way Lex starts to take charge of her life and to unravel the family secrets that have made her life not-so-perfect. It's a predictable book in many ways, but very fun to read. It's definitely on the fluffy side, but well-written with a few twists and turns to keep you guessing. It's also pretty clean and totally appropriate for grades 7-up.

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