52 Reasons to Hate My Father is an engaging read with a unique premise. Main character Lexington is an heiress, who is spoiled, entitled, and completely without boundaries. She is extremely resistant to the concept of working--and the jobs she is forced to work run the gamut from difficult to disgusting to demeaning. From funeral homes to flower deliveries to fast food, these jobs teach Lexington much about perspective, about the value of hard work, and about adopting a positive attitude. Underage drinking takes place, an alcoholic parent is referenced, teens attend nightclubs and language is mild (cr-p, scr-w, b-tchy). Family secrets are uncovered, and a dysfunctional father/daughter relationship makes nice strides toward a more positive and communicative one. A nice romantic interest evolves over the course of the story, and characters engage in kissing. An excellent choice for a fun, escapist read, this story is a great one for teen girls to take on vacation--entertainment, with a nice lesson in perspective thrown in for good measure.