Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

eBook - 2017
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Hawthorn wasn't trying to insert herself into a missing person's investigation. Or maybe she was. But that's only because Lizzie Lovett's disappearance is the one fascinating mystery their sleepy town has ever had. Bad things don't happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett, and Hawthorn is convinced she'll turn up at any moment-which means the time for speculation is now. So Hawthorn comes up with her own theory for Lizzie's disappearance. A theory way too absurd to take first. The more Hawthorn talks, the more she believes. And what better way to collect evidence than to immerse herself in Lizzie's life? Like getting a job at the diner where Lizzie worked and hanging out with Lizzie's boyfriend. After all, it's not as if he killed her-or did he? Told with a unique voice that is both hilarious and heart-wrenching, Hawthorn's quest for proof may uncover the greatest truth is within herself.
Publisher: [United States] : Sourcebooks Inc : Made available through hoopla, 2017
ISBN: 9781492636090
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Call Number: eBook


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Jun 05, 2019

I think this book got close to being good, but missed the mark. I got the impression that Hawthorn was coded as being on the autism spectrum, but it was never stated directly. I absolutely could NOT get past the relationship between Hawthorn and Lizzie's 25-year-old boyfriend. I am deeply uncomfortable with how this story normalizes and defends an inappropriate relationship between a teenager (Hawthorn is only 17!) and an adult. I understand and am able to recognize that part of the point of the relationship is to show that it is not a fairy tale and that Hawthorn's impressions and expectations will not be met, but sex between a 25-year-old and a high schooler is not something I want to read about. I would not recommend this book to teenagers specifically for this reason. (Also, why on earth does Enzo end up sleeping with ANOTHER high school senior?? He mentions briefly that he knows a relationship between himself and a teenager is messed up, but he does not do anything a responsible ADULT would do.)

A more accurate cover flap description would be something like "Autistic high school senior Hawthorn becomes fascinated with missing 21-year-old Lizzie Lovett. Her biggest theory? That Lizzie is a werewolf. As her obsession grows, Hawthorn finds herself employed at the diner where Lizzie worked. After crossing paths with Enzo, Lizzie's boyfriend, Hawthorn finds a companion who shares her drive to find out what happened to Lizzie Lovett. But what the heck is a 25-year-old man doing hanging around (and subsequently sleeping with) a high schooler not once, but twice?! Ew."

Jun 08, 2018

I had such high hopes and they came crumbling down.

Dec 19, 2017

This book was enough to make me want to slam my head against a wall. Literally. Trust me, I always give books a chance and end up finishing them even after I abandon them. But this book was one I chided myself on… for reading it way too long than I should have. Hawthorn Creely is the daughter of a hippie-loving woman who tells people to call her Sparrow and has a brother named Rush, who is infinitely more popular than her. Her life isn’t that interesting, until Lizzie Lovett disappears. See, my main problem with this book was not only Lizzie and the blandness of her character, but also Hawthorn’s unexplainable need to solve the mystery. Nothing in this book was realistic. Hawthorn acted more like she was in elementary school than she did a senior, about to graduate. Her unearthly persistence that Lizzie had turned into a werewolf did not work for me at all, but rather had me wondering if the author was about to announce Hawthorn’s affected mentality. Although this had been categorized as a young adult mystery, it was far from that and nowhere near the romance section, either. It would be hard for me to put this absolutely revolting book alongside “Me Before You”, as the romance was horribly executed. (Rating: 1/5)
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 29, 2017

First off, I’m way too old to be the intended audience of this book, so as I complain about it remember that fact. It’s a unique book with protagonist being a high school junior, Hawthorn. She’s misfit and as she tries to find the cause of an older girl’s death it becomes more and more obvious. It’s a unique look at the toll suicide takes on the living. I loved how Hawthorn’s relationship with her brother got stronger as the story ends. I kept wanting to holler at Hawthorn’s mother to pay attention to what she was doing. It was an interesting take on hippies and I enjoyed how Hawthorn turned to the hippies living in the backyard of her family’s home when she needed to talk. I am so glad I grew up in the 1960’s and didn’t have to face the mean girls of high school. I’m giving the book a high rating because any book that stays in my mind as long as this book has, is good writing about an important topic.

SPL_AnneMarie Oct 24, 2017

I liked the well-rounded characters, loads of suspense and the glimpses of humour in a very serious topic - the unexplained disappearance of a young woman. A real page turner.

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Mar 20, 2017

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is a really good book to read and I would recommend it to people who like this genre.


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