Book Review: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, Chelsea Sedoti

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

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Summary: 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.


This was a very short and quick read. It’s one of those where I really liked the main character (though she could be annoying at times), some of the side characters were bad and I loved the rest (like Rush and Connor), and the plot interested me enough to make me finish the book in two days.

Hawthorn, the main character, is an outcast teen girl. She doesn’t have any connections other than her best friend, Emily, and when Lizzie Lovett disappears, she very quickly becomes obsessed with the circumstances around it. This leads her into investigating the woods with Lizzie’s boyfriend, Enzo, and they become friends (and something more).

Of course, the plot was a little bit predictable for me, but Hawthorn and her amazing one-liners and curses really made up for that. All in all, I enjoyed The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, even though I didn’t quite feel like it lived up to its name.

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