Title: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
Author: Chelsea Sedoti
Release Date: January 3rd 2017
Page Count : 398
Genre : Young Adult, contemporary, Mystery, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
Reviewer : Taylor
Synopsis via Goodreads
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 job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.
I received this eArc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was so excited to get this book, I was very intrigued after reading the blurb. I was not too far into the book when I started to feel disappointed. Hawthorn Creely is our main character for this ride and it was not fun being in her head… at first. I was pretty sure she was a sociopath for the first few chapters. She is searching into the disappearance of one of the popular mean girls who use to go to school with her. She becomes very obsessed with Lizzie to the point of taking over aspects of her life. According to Hawthorne someone as popular and charmed as Lizzie could never ever have any thing bad happen to her.
As the story continued I found myself more and more immersed in it. I wanted to understand, yell, tell her to stop, go with her on the adventures and all kinds of other things. As she tries to uncover the mystery of Lizzie we get to see her relationship with change with all the people in her life from her crazy hippie mom, more logical father, and former joke brother as well. We also see her fall out with a best friend and fall in with some boys.
The true story begins in the end really. This was a great read. It means so much more than you realize in the beginning. Everyone needs to head to the bookstore and grab this today! Its a true coming of age showing brilliantly that awkward transition from teenager to young adult. How growing up happens in ways you may not see coming. I am so glad I kept reading this is an easy four stars!
“Do you know about the hawthorn tree? They’re tough, sturdy. Thy can outlast storms. Hawthorn trees provide food and shelter for animals and insects. They nourish the world around them. Its a name anyone would be honored to have”