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 [...]
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 cl [...]
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 gon [...]
!! NOW AVAILABLE !!In this YA Novel, there's a little bit of mystery, a bit of teen angst, and more. 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 [...]
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 more 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 [...]
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 [...]
I enjoyed it more 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 secr [...]
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 [...]
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 theori [...]
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 [...]
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 more time on a [...]
Every high school has a Lizzie Lovett: blonde, beautiful, cheerleader and homecoming queen, whose life seems perfect and effortless. No one resents her more 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 [...]
"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 more to this. This book also tried to deal with really serious content, but I can't help but feel that [...]
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 [...]
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 Ha [...]
Update: I'm going through and fixing a bunch of my old reviews (as long as i can remember the book). This was more like a 3.5. I'm working on being more 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 differen [...]
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 explori [...]
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 habitué 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 [...]
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 g [...]
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 [...]
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 wit [...]
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 d [...]
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 wh [...]
"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 more with a character in my whole life. This book deserve that everyone even if i [...]