The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea SedotiThe Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

byChelsea Sedoti

Hardcover | January 3, 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 seriously? at 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.
CHELSEA SEDOTI lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her short stories have been published in Pantheon Magazine and Balloons Lit Journal. She went to school for film and worked as a videographer before switching to writing. Chelsea spends her time rock climbing, baking, and exploring the Mojave Desert. Visit www.chelseasedoti.com.
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Title:The Hundred Lies of Lizzie LovettFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1492636088

ISBN - 13:9781492636083

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't Connect with Main Character This book was weird, and I did not connect with the main character. The narrator was good, which is probably why I continued to listen. I’m giving this 1 out of 5 stars. So this book was a Big Library Read, which is why I finally listened to the audiobook. I figured if they liked it so much to promote it through that program, and because of the many 4-5 star reviews on Goodreads, I’d enjoy it. Nope, unfortunately not. If I’d tried another format besides the audiobook, this would probably be a DNF book. I just couldn’t connect with Hawthorne. Maybe for a couple pages in the middle, and then the last 1 1/2 chapters, but that doesn’t make a huge fangirl out of a reader. And I didn’t really love any of the other characters either. I can appreciate weirdness and/or differentness, but this book was too far out there for me. And I felt like nothing was really happening for a good deal of the book besides Hawthorne’s theories about Lizzie Lovett. She felt pretty obsessed to me. All I can say is if you want, give this one a try for yourself. I almost always have similar ratings on books we’ve both read with one Goodreads friend, but she gave this 5 stars. Like the publishing world says, it’s subjective.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti When I heard this book was about a girl disappearing and another girl getting caught up in finding her, I thought it sounded like the perfect mix of contemporary/thriller. What I didn't expect was a stalker story. The truth is,The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett might as well have been called A Hundred Ways to Stalk Lizzie Lovett. Honestly this book made me just question it the entire time. There are quite a few theme is covered in this book mental health issues, bullying, loneliness, self-esteem, obsession, relationships, as well as others. Hawthorn it’s a very unique character. She was pretty annoying but she also was woody with a wild imagination. She spoke her mind constantly \Often without thinking before she spoke. I was wondering why no one thought a 17-year-old dating a 25-year-old was weird also no one thought at the end of the book that Hawthorne Thinking of Lizzie being a werewolf was not far-fetched by any means or strange. I disliked Enzo as a character because he is very self-centred a lot of the time and even though he likes spending time with Hawthorn, you can tell he is just using her to distract himself from the guilt he feels about Lizzie. Connor is her brother's best friend and besides Hawthorn is my favourite. I think my biggest problem with this book was that I was totally mislead by the title and blurb. I expected Hawthorne to become caught up into this crazy investigation regarding Lizzie’s disappearance. I wanted suspense, tension and of course a whole bunch of lies. What I got what something completely different and not altogether interesting. I 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.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti When I heard this book was about a girl disappearing and another girl getting caught up in finding her, I thought it sounded like the perfect mix of contemporary/thriller. What I didn't expect was a stalker story. The truth is,The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett might as well have been called A Hundred Ways to Stalk Lizzie Lovett. Honestly this book made me just question it the entire time. There are quite a few theme is covered in this book mental health issues, bullying, loneliness, self-esteem, obsession, relationships, as well as others. Hawthorn it’s a very unique character. She was pretty annoying but she also was woody with a wild imagination. She spoke her mind constantly \Often without thinking before she spoke. I was wondering why no one thought a 17-year-old dating a 25-year-old was weird also no one thought at the end of the book that Hawthorne Thinking of Lizzie being a werewolf was not far-fetched by any means or strange. I disliked Enzo as a character because he is very self-centred a lot of the time and even though he likes spending time with Hawthorn, you can tell he is just using her to distract himself from the guilt he feels about Lizzie. Connor is her brother's best friend and besides Hawthorn is my favourite. I think my biggest problem with this book was that I was totally mislead by the title and blurb. I expected Hawthorne to become caught up into this crazy investigation regarding Lizzie’s disappearance. I wanted suspense, tension and of course a whole bunch of lies. What I got what something completely different and not altogether interesting. I 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.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti When I heard this book was about a girl disappearing and another girl getting caught up in finding her, I thought it sounded like the perfect mix of contemporary/thriller. What I didn't expect was a stalker story. The truth is,The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett might as well have been called A Hundred Ways to Stalk Lizzie Lovett. Honestly this book made me just question it the entire time. There are quite a few theme is covered in this book mental health issues, bullying, loneliness, self-esteem, obsession, relationships, as well as others. Hawthorn it’s a very unique character. She was pretty annoying but she also was woody with a wild imagination. She spoke her mind constantly \Often without thinking before she spoke. I was wondering why no one thought a 17-year-old dating a 25-year-old was weird also no one thought at the end of the book that Hawthorne Thinking of Lizzie being a werewolf was not far-fetched by any means or strange. I disliked Enzo as a character because he is very self-centred a lot of the time and even though he likes spending time with Hawthorn, you can tell he is just using her to distract himself from the guilt he feels about Lizzie. Connor is her brother's best friend and besides Hawthorn is my favourite. I think my biggest problem with this book was that I was totally mislead by the title and blurb. I expected Hawthorne to become caught up into this crazy investigation regarding Lizzie’s disappearance. I wanted suspense, tension and of course a whole bunch of lies. What I got what something completely different and not altogether interesting. I 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.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't get into it ... I wanted to love this book and the premise sounded good, however I couldn't get vested enough into it to finish. Stopped reading about halfway through as I couldn't see where it was going or why I would want to finish reading :(
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely loved it! I loved this book, it broke my heart. It had interesting and real, rawcharacters, a captivating plotline and the writing was absolutely fantastic. Overall a very nice read. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book to bits! 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 in these sock-you-in-the-gut lines. Like: "But really, I was most afraid of turning my phone back on and finding out no one had even tried to get ahold of me." or "A burrito tastes good even if you're eating alone." Instead of facing that hard world, Hawthorn obsesses about the disappearance of Lizzie Lovett, losing herself in a ridiculous theory that she may or may not actually believe. And is brilliant and heart-breaking and hilarious while doing so. (Examples: "Didn't your parents ever tell you opinions should be left to people with brains?" and "I wanted his ice cream to fall off the cone and onto the pavement on a really hot day. I wanted him to read a really great mystery, only to find someone had ripped out the end pages where it was solved.") The book positively sings with narrative voice, and is full of so many gorgeous lines, and I can't recommend it enough. Read this book. Just read this book.
Date published: 2017-01-03