The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

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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: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781492636083
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Sedot
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 22 cm


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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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