Being America's favorite heiress is a dirty job…but someone's gotta do it.
Lexington Larrabee has never had to work a day in her life. After all, she's the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they're not supposed to crash brand-new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Boulevard either.
Which is why, on Lexi's eighteenth birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there's anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it's dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.
In Jessica Brody's hilarious "comedy of heiress" about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have fifty-two reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.
Famous and spoiled teenage heiress Lexington Larrabee could give the Kardashians a run for their money in this opulent and fast-paced story. Lexi finally pushes her media-mogul father too far when she crashes her new Mercedes convertible into a convenience store after a night of partying. Fed up, her stereotypically distant billionaire father withholds more than love: he decides not to give his daughter access to her $25 million trust fund on her 18th birthday. The only way Lexi can get it back is to complete 52 menial jobs, one each week for a year. Lexi must report daily to her father's college-age intern, Luke, after cleaning houses, bagging groceries, selling tacos, and more. Brody (My Life Undecided) makes her self-absorbed and snotty main character relatable even likable as she grows emotionally and gains insight into her father's actions. Though the plot, including a rich boy/regular boy love triangle, is often predictable, sharp writing and over-the-top scenes will appeal to readers looking for a fun summer read. Ages 12 up.