Finished The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti. I received a copy for review.
When Lizzie Lovett goes missing after a camping trip with her boyfriend, Hawthorn becomes obsessed with the mystery. And yes, I know we all can get like that but she takes it to a whole other level. She starts working at the diner where Lizzie worked and starts kind of dating her boyfriend. (It’s weird. They’re mostly friends but there’s this odd vibe about it.) She HAS TO KNOW what happened.
Hawthorn is a hard person to like. She’s quirky, which I generally really approve of, but she acts like the only person in the history of the world to be misunderstood and like everyone else has it figured out while she is thrashing around. And she has a theory about Lizzie’s disappearance that is so ridiculous that I can’t even tell you about it. And I don’t think she means it as a joke or ironically; I think she genuinely believes it.
And yet. She really DOES feel everything really deeply. So it’s hard to like her but it’s harder not to.
I think she’ll get better in college.