A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend Hawthorn doesn t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie s life That includes taking her jobA teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend Hawthorn doesn t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie s life That includes taking her job and her boyfriend It s a huge risk but it s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend Hawthorn doesn t mean to inte
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The worst book to be published in January 2017 most likely.
My reviews can also be seen at deesradreadsandreviews.wordprWhen she first hears the news that local girl, Lizzie Lovett is missing, Seventeen year old Hawthorn Thorny Creely doesn t really pay it much attention To be honest she doesn t really care She s not trying to be cold, she s just pretty sure it isn t true Hawthorn is positive that bad things don t happen to girls like Lizzie Lovett.But she s wrongWhen she realizes that Lizzie is in fact missing, something changes in Hawthorn She goes fro [...]
2 StarsOverview This book is marketed as a young adult mystery, and the blurb claims Hawthorn Creely inserts herself into the investigation of missing person, Lizzie Lovett I think this is misleading, as that s not the direction the book goes in Instead of trying to find Lizzie or doing any investigating whatsoever, Hawthorn who is an imaginative sort of person spends her time coming up with fantastical ideas about what might have happened to Lizzie And she does so while growing closer to the mi [...]
SPOILER FREE REVIEW Okay I had to take a few days before I reviewed this one, because it sort of destroyed me emotionally This is one of the best YA novels I have ever read Seriously The writing is effortless, the dialogue completely natural It is an exploration of what it is like to be the sort of person who doesn t fit in Someone who is creative, imaginative, someone who wants to see magic in the world, someone who yearns for belonging, someone who can never quite be normal I m not gonna lieis [...]
NOW AVAILABLE In this YA Novel, there s a little bit of mystery, a bit of teen angst, and Hawthorn Creely, daughter of Sparrow, sister to Rush, and whose best friend is Emily In truth, Emily is her best friend, although I m not sure the same could be said about Hawthorn being a true best friend to Emily Hawthorn is a girl who believes that she is unlovable She s lonely, she feels alone most of all at school where the pretty girls reign and the boys follow the pretty girls The popular girls, the [...]
This book THIS BOOK I love it so much I want to eat it At this moment, having just finished it, I feel like I have never before loved a book as much as I love this book Hawthorn Creely is this obnoxious, endearing, brilliantly voicey teen who wants there to be to the world than what she sees every day Because the world she sees is hard And lonely Chelsea doesn t hit you over the head with Hawthorn s I so desperately want to hug her loneliness, though Instead, she delivers it subtly in these soc [...]
Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum To be 100% honest, there s probably very little chance I would have ever read The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett if it weren t for it being THE BIG LIBRARY READ These events pop up quite frequently when I log into my favorite addiction, but I ve never participated Mainly because I ve generally already read the books like with Exhibit A that is going on through the other cough porny cough library system I m also aware that I did this wrong and I was supposed [...]
I enjoyed it than I expected Lots of awkward teenage angst and insecurity, but that sort of thing never really goes away Your circumstances change.I read it because it was a Big Library Read BLR selection I am grateful that I don t need to choose a book for everyone.
EXCERPT The first thing that happened was Lizzie Lovett disappeared, and everyone was all, How can someone like Lizzie be missing and I was like, Who cares A few days later, there was talk about Lizzie maybe being dead, and it was still kinda boring, but not totally boring, because I d never known a dead person before.After that, I started to get fascinated by the whole situation, mostly because I noticed a bunch of weird stuff Which was how I figured out Lizzie Lovett s secret But I m probably [...]
It probably pays to read the blurb before picking up a book So when I started this audiobook and realised it was YA I nearly set it aside but having limited library audio options I stuck with it and gave it a chance It started bad but then I warmed up to it, if it hadn t been for the werewolf plot line I would have given this an extra star as that part was way too cheesy and silly Besides that it was an ok read for this genre and some parts were actually quite enjoyable with an interesting set o [...]
There was NO POINT TO THIS BOOK
I LOVED Lizzie Lovett Hawthorn is so achingly real, and flawed, and funny the story pulls you along and Sedoti s voice is so fresh and vibrant I was sad to reach the end Perfect for anyone who felt like an outsider looking in when they were young or still with this as her debut, I m v v eager to see what Sedoti writes next
You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 1.5 This did not work for me I wanted it to, and I tried for it to, even after I knew I should probably just give up But I am bad at giving up, so I persevered Mistake Probably, but I can live with it It wasn t all bad or anything, but I was hard pressed to find things I enjoyed.Things I Enjoyed I did really want to know what happened to Lizzie Lovett I knew that Hawthorn s theories were [...]
This book was ridiculous Yeah, that s the best word to describe it.The main character was crazy immature and not in a realistic way In a way that makes me wonder if the author ever was a teenager herself or if she just watched cheesy movies about teens a lot , the plot was all over the place and at the same time incredibly slow, the romance was WEIRD, and the main character was legit crazy Not in an interesting way In a what the heck is wrong with her way.This is a mean review, but I don t know [...]
All of my reviews can be found on novelgossipI think it s time for me to stay away from YA mysteries I love YA and respect it as a genre, some of my favorite books are YA novels But I can t think of a single YA mystery that I ve liked, much less loved So no matter how intriguing a blurb sounds, or how pretty and striking the cover may be, I m going to steer clear of YA mysteries for the foreseeable future I have way too many other fantastic books on my TBR to waste any time on a genre that just [...]
Every high school has a Lizzie Lovett blonde, beautiful, cheerleader and homecoming queen, whose life seems perfect and effortless No one resents her than Hawthorn Creely, the oddest of odd ducks in Griffin Mills, Ohio, a suburban Rust Belt town 45 minutes from Pittsburgh When Lizzie Lovett vanishes without a trace during a camping trip, her disappearance makes quite a stir at Griffin Mills High School, even though Lizzie graduated three years ago and moved to a nearby town Hawthorn at first th [...]
As long as something was a mystery, there was still the potential for amazement Maybe that s where I went wrong before Some riddles weren t meant to be solved This book is really something else, and I don t think I mean that as a compliment The story has a lot of potential to go in so many different directions and ultimately I found myself underwhelmed and disappointed that there wasn t a to this This book also tried to deal with really serious content, but I can t help but feel that it was han [...]
Hawthorn Creely has a voice so strong it will pick you up from the first page and carry you on itself like a wave She is laugh out loud funny biting insecure obnoxious heart achingly lonely This is a coming of age story about a girl who isn t so sure she even wants to come of age, and she will take you on a journey One of my favorite lines was In a place as small as the Mills, nothing is very far from anything else Really, the town is just a bigger version of high school, which is just a bigger [...]
I decided to join the Big Library Read and frankly, the cover and blurb looked appealing I realize the author was trying to shine a light on high school teenager angst but I don t think the author did a good job It was completely unnecessary to make Hawthorn so out of touch with reality and with everyone around her in order to drive home the message.It was hard getting a sense of who Hawthorn was because she literally spent most of her time thinking about Lizzie Lovett The inner musings of Hawth [...]
Update I m going through and fixing a bunch of my old reviews as long as i can remember the book This was like a 3.5 I m working on being honest in my reviews, so here s to that I received an ARC of this book through a giveaway First off, for those who don t want to read my rambling, I ll attempt to sum it up This book is so unique It is nothing at all like I expected it to be I respect it a lot in that aspect It s something I haven t seen done before If you want a different YA read, this is d [...]
This was my first introduction to Chelsea Sedoti and I was impressed This story was chose for my library s group read BigLibraryReads The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett centers around Hawthorne, who is quite a likable teen aged character and her journey to discover what happened to Lizzie Lovett who disappeared We get to follow along as Hawthorne describes her high school, town, friends and life I absolutely loved it, every odd bit I found myself rooting for Hawthorne as she started exploring the [...]
I can t even put into words how much I disliked Hawthorn I thought maybe she d grow and mature and eventually get over herself and realize that she has a great life with family that love her But nope She s annoying until the very end And her obsession with Lizzie was not healthy But I stuck with the book because I had to know what happened to Lizzie.
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is one of the funniest novels I have read in decades But it also is about a serious subject An insecure seventeen year old girl, Hawthorn Creely, is grappling with the fact she is expected to be a responsible adult soon She probably would be an excellent habitu of the Goth milieu except that her family loves and fully supports her She is beginning her senior year in high school Graduation is in nine months and her dad is pressing her to decide on a college Hawth [...]
3.5 starsThis book is a tricky one to rate and review It starts off with an awesome intro and does a fantastic job of luring the reader in so that they simply HAVE to keep reading to know what happens And so the reader keeps reading, and reading, and reading and soon its a pretty pointless story that doesn t really do anything but revel in the protagonist s self absorption and stalker obsessive behavior And that s where the book lost me I wanted to see a story that was really about a girl and h [...]
Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley for the free review copy in exchange for my honest opinion The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett What can I say I really did not like this book at first I did not like Hawthorn at all She was annoying and weird, and although her blunt remarks on Lizzie s disappearance made me snicker, I wasn t sure I could handle several hundred pages of it Then I realized that Hawthorn reminded me of myself at that age, oops So insecure, hardly any friends At least I had gym [...]
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett though interesting, fell a little flat for me This story definitely gives me mixed feelings, it has some strong points but also some weak points So firstly, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is a story about a girl named Hawthorne, our main character, who is extremely determined to find out any clues regarding a mystery of a girl, Lizzie Lovett, who randomly goes missing one night No doubt it s interesting, Hawthorne uses all of her imagination to come up with p [...]
DNF 32%When the first time I read the synopsis of this book, it kinda reminds me of Golden by Jessi Kirby the book I really like That s the reason I request this book from NetGalley without hesitation in the first place.And not to mention the beautiful and cheerful cover BUT after I read the first few pages of chapter 1, I know this book is totally different with Golden.In my opinion, there are no better words to describe this book other than super hyperbole and exaggerated.I mean, what do you e [...]
I love when you read a book and it just flows and it s an effortless but enthralling read Being older, I can completely relate to how the main character feels like she doesn t fit in Hawthorn, the main character, is a girl who is growing up and she is just starting her exploration of what it is like to be the sort of person who doesn t fit in Hawthorn is a creative, imaginative young woman She is someone who believes in the extraordinary and the magic in the world But she is also someone who yea [...]
Happiness is living in the moment and not thinking of a future at all It s learning new things and having adventures and solving mysteries This book is everything you expect and not The emotions you get while reading it is like being in a roller coaster of feelings, you want to cry, you want to scream but mostly you want to laugh This book transport me to my high school years and I swear I ve never identified with a character in my whole life This book deserve that everyone even if is once read [...]