“Aren’t universal transmissions supposed to be pure and uncorrupted?”

Title: 52 Reasons To Hate My Father
Author: Jessica Brody
Release Date: July 3rd
Publisher: Macmillan 
Pages: 352
Edition: Hardcover
Cover Judge: I'm not a fan but it's a good indicator of what the book is about
Quote Choice: hehehehe
Source: For Review 
Goodreads: Link
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.

I think the best way to describe this book is simple: cliche but cute! It's the type of book that would probably make a cutesy ABC Family movie (not Disney considering she's eighteen and there's partying, drinking, and the like).

So if you don't know what the book is about, Lexie is a rich heriess who is causing way too much trouble for her dad's public relations. The day she crashes her new car seems to be the last straw for him because he withholds her trust fund check and instead gives her a year to do 52 jobs (one a week) and see if she can learn anything from them. He also gives her a personal babysitter, albeit a young and hot one, and you can guess what does down from there!

Lexington is your typical rich girl who discovers what it's like to be a normal person and learn to love again and all that but regardless of the cliche, I really ended up liking her! I think my favorite job she did was probably the one where she had to deliver flowers because that's when you really see her new outlook on life shine. Her relationship with her father was shot and I already really hated him for most of the novel because even if he was doing what she best for me, it infuriated me that he refused to actually talk to her. I think so many things would be different for Lexie if her and her father had some communication going on so I was happy with the end of the novel.

As for the rest of the characters, there not too fleshed out but regardless, fun. Luke was cute and him and Lexie were seriously hilarious together. Something I loved, side note, was Lexie's best friends. In every "this kind" of book/movie, the "rich best friends" are in reality backstabbers and were only with the main character for her money or something but from the minute she got her trust fund frozen, these girls stuck by her through thick and thin. Mendi, her ex-boyfriend who is basically a douche-nugget, sucked and I hated him which was the intention, of course.

And finally, Jessica Brody's style of writing is awesome because it's just fun. It's not weighed down and it doesn't try to hard to be "hip". It's the right amount of teenager and heart to make it a cute contemporary.

Happy Reading!


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