Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Published by Sourcebooks Fire in January 2017
2017 Debut Author Challenge

"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?" - From Goodreads

Will you like it?
This book was definitely a weird book for me to read.  Hawthorn was a very weird girl.  She struggled with high school (who doesn't?).  After the news of Lizzie Lovett's disappearance came out, Hawthorne becomes so obsessed with Lizzie.  Hawthorne wants to know everything about her.  Eventually she ends up working Lizzie's old job, dating Lizzie's old boyfriend, and even searching her apartment.

Lizzie Lovett's disappearance is the catalyst that Hawthorne needs to finally figure her life out.  I loved the ending.  As the author puts it, "the story doesn't end, another one simply begins".  If you love character driven stories, then you need to read this book.

Disclosure: I received an electronic galley of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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