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.
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read and that’s because Chelsea Sedoti gifted Hawthorn with an amazing humor. I laughed my way through it and absolutely loved every word. So before I begin, I want to thank Chelsea for making such a hilarious and amazing book.
Hawthorn Creely has been labeled as a “freak” and the girl who has a hippie mom and the girl who didn’t get asked to the dance. She’s incredibly funny yet utterly lonely. She’s trying to find herself in the world, so when her hometown is flipped upside down by Lizzie Lovett’s disappearance, her mind goes wild with a theory that is kind of ridiculous… or is it?
My favorite character has to be Hawthorn. She’s so funny and has such a ridiculously wild imagination yet no one is able to see it and she’s very lonely, a misfit. While trying to find her perfect spot in life, she creates an insane theory about what happened to Lizzie but it is SO insane that there’s no way it is real. Yet it seems like the more she thinks about it and the more she talks about it, the more I start thinking her theory is actually correct. Which (of course) is nuts but I got so into the story that—just like Lizzie’s boyfriend Enzo—I started to believe every word she said.
I found this book—especially Hawthorn—extremely relatable. The characters and the story felt real. It is sort of a light read and before you notice, you’ll finish laughing your way through just like I did. And Hawthorn will warm up your heart after it’s all said and done.
To wrap it all up, I loved this book and highly recommend it. It is a funny and heartwarming coming-of-age story. Chelsea deserves a standing ovation for this book!