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The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett | Chelsea Sedoti
109 posts | 96 read | 62 to read
Hawthorn wasn't trying to insert herself into a missing person's investigation. Or maybe she was. But that's only because Lizzie Lovett's disappearance is the one fascinating mystery their sleepy town has ever had. Bad things don't happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett, and Hawthorn is convinced she'll turn up at any moment-which means the time for speculation is now. So Hawthorn comes up with her own theory for Lizzie's disappearance. A theory way too absurd to take seriously...at first. The more Hawthorn talks, the more she believes. And what better way to collect evidence than to immerse herself in Lizzie's life? Like getting a job at the diner where Lizzie worked and hanging out with Lizzie's boyfriend. After all, it's not as if he killed her-or did he? Told with a unique voice that is both hilarious and heart-wrenching, Hawthorn's quest for proof may uncover the greatest truth is within herself.
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GirlWellRead
Pickpick

Sedoti walks a fine line with such an unreliable narrator. This coming-of-age story could have came off as campy, but she pulls it off by giving Hawthorn some redeeming qualities that flesh out as the story progresses. It would be easy for the reader to assume that she is immature for her age, but in fact, it is simply lack of life experience—Hawthorn has only had one friend and is therefore stunted when it comes to forming relationships.

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Lalyb
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Mehso-so

I feel like this story took a while to build up and get somewhere good. The majority of the book was spent focused on the main character‘s obsession with a werewolf conspiracy theory, it was so ridiculous it took away from the story.

The last 50 pages were the best, but getting there was so hard. I don‘t recommend.

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Eggs
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Popular girl Lizzie L. disappears in the woods one night and Hawthorn Creely decides she's got to solve the mystery. Along the way, she finds more than she bargained for and uncovers more relevant truths.

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MissKatie
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🌟 1/5.

Not my favorite, y‘all. Not my fav.

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janehreads
Panpan

1.5/5. this was actually so terrible. it was about this girl that thinks another girl (lizzie) that hat gone missing was a WEREWOLF. yes. you read that correctly. also, this girl was so condescending and also acting so angsty. that‘s all i have to say, besides i wouldn‘t read this if i were you.

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janehreads
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this book is honestly so dumb. this girl thinks that this missing girl, lizzie, is a werewolf and is conducting an investigation. not what i signed up for ?? also, this girl needs to stop acting so depressed, what‘s her problem?

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On the other hand, if I tried to save us both, there was a good chance I‘d get bitten in the process, and then I‘d have roughly twenty-four hours before I became a zombie too. And from what I‘ve read, the process of turning into a zombie is totally painful.

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BrooksieLovesBooks
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Panpan

If this narrator says “Maybe. Probably.” one more time, I may scream. This, along with the list of three “curses” Hawthorn gives to anyone who wrongs her, takes me right out of the story (if I was invested in the first place).

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drbethandherkindle
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Bailedbailed

A little bit late to the Big Library Read party, but I am pleased to announce this as my 3rd DNF of 2017. Seriously, who picked this? Maybe I‘m just a grouch, but Hawthorn with her teenage ennui and poor decision making was UNBEARABLE. I bailed about a third of the way in and I regret nothing. What did everyone else think?

Special thanks to @Pamwurtzler for the DNF support 😘

JacqMac I bailed, too. It was pretty disappointing. 2y
Mdargusch I️ Love “I️ regret nothing”. 👏🏻 2y
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Mehso-so

Did not really like this book much, but I did like this quote. 💞

Tadams4 Great quote but a lackluster book! 2y
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HazeltheDog
Mehso-so

A story of a high school senior who becones obsessed with a missing person fron her small town. I enjoyed the voice the author gave the main character but had a difficult time that a Senior in high school would believe, say, do and feel the way the author imagined. A middle schooler, yes, but then the author couldn't include some of the situations in which she places the main character. Interesting choice for a Big Library Read

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Tadams4
Panpan

I felt that this book had potential until I got into the story! The popular girl was missing. The main character weirdly obsessed about the disappearance even though she didn‘t like her! Then haunted houses, werewolves, hippies living in the backyard and questionable parenting skills! Then unexplained suicide! An interesting choice for The Big Library Read!

JacqMac I DNF this one. It was a strange choice, I agree. 2y
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CrowCAH
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SassenachTheBookWizard I really wanted to like this. Sadly I. dNFed it but I'm glad I tried a different book than I normally read 2y
JoeStalksBeck Did you like this book? I thought I‘d was more on a juvenile level than YA. It just didn‘t have the punch I thought it would 2y
Redjewel_7734 I went back & forth on this one. There are things I liked & appreciated in the story, but I‘m mot sure if they quite make up for its many flaws. 2y
JacqMac I‘m not finished yet. It‘s not horrible, but it kind of lost my interest. I just have other books that I‘d rather be reading. 2y
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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

A little clunky but an interesting story. #biglibraryread

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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 14: question...

10. Hawthorn creates fictions about many people. Why do you think she does this? If you were a student with Hawthorn, what fictions might she create about your life?

Last question, opine away!

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Tonmarie

Currently about 40% thru. I cant seems to get to into it. Hawthorne is not my fav😮 #BLR2017

SassenachTheBookWizard Yeah I ended up DNFing this 2y
Tonmarie @SassenachTheBookWizard i dont think i can finish it either. I usually give it a few chapters, but ive read half this and its just a no for me. 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @Tonmarie I gave us as soon as they pulled the "you're not like other people, are you?" Dialogue in the diner. 2y
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InnerSavvy
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Panpan

It was part of Overdrives Big Library Read. Young Adult. I finished it but it was barely ok. Didn't like the silliness of Hawtorne, the main character.

CrowCAH You can share your thoughts using the hashtag #BLR2017! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 13: question...

9. Hawthorn is profoundly impacted when the truth about Lizzie‘s disappearance is discovered. Why do you think she reacted the way she did?

Just a couple more days to get the book for free from your Library‘s OverDrive Center; make sure to get your copy!

Pamwurtzler I think Hawthorn was so wrapped up in the scenario that she created that she was devastated when the truth was discovered. 2y
CrowCAH @Pamwurtzler I guess, the lies finally caught up with her? 2y
Pamwurtzler @CrowCAH That and the fantasy bubble popped, I think. 2y
CrowCAH @Pamwurtzler oh, I see. 2y
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Tonmarie

Just started about 10% in

CrowCAH Share your thoughts by following hashtag #BLR2017! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 12: question...

8. Does Hawthorn genuinely believe in her far fetched theory about Lizzie‘s disappearance? If so, what does this say about her? If not, why do you think she aggressively pursues the theory? What does this fantasy offer to Hawthorn?

Thoughts?

InnerSavvy No she doesn't she is trying to escape reality rather than face it. 2y
CrowCAH @InnerSavvy so she creates lies to form a new reality? 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 11: question...

7. Discuss Enzo‘s painting of Hawthorn. What‘s the difference between seeing Hawthorn for who she is versus creating a painting of how she sees the world? How is one better than the other?

We‘re over half way through Big Library Read, are you over halfway through this book?

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JoeStalksBeck
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readingallthetime
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This is the book chosen for the Big Read. Starting tonight but reading ends at midnight for tonight‘s episode of Outlander.

CrowCAH Follow the hashtag #BLR2017 and join the discussion! 2y
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Pepper64
Bailedbailed

Had to bail in this one. Not the best pick for Big Library Read.

CrowCAH Share your thoughts on why you bailed; follow the hashtag #BLR2017! 2y
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JacqMac
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“I wanted friends who talked about characters from books like they were real people.” An audiobook while taking care of some Saturday chores. Then I can relax in my tidy house. #readathon

KCorter Sounds like she needs to join Litsy. 😉 2y
KCorter Also, audiocleaning is literally the only way I can keep up on housework. Haha 2y
JacqMac @KCorter I though she needs Litsy, too. Lol And it sure makes cleaning more fun. 2y
CrowCAH Join the Big Library Read at #BLR2017 and join the discussion! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryReads #BLR2017

Day 10: question...

6: We all wear masks and try to let people see only what we want them to. During the story, whose masks are removed and what is revealed? What does Hawthorn learn about the difference between knowing someone and knowing about someone?

Comments?

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GraesynFenix
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Bailedbailed

Nope.... I get what she was trying to do but ugh... Poor choice for the big library read :/ #dnf

CrowCAH Share your “bail” thoughts by following the hashtag #BLR2017! 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Bailedbailed

Dark mysterious handsome older guy: "you're not like other people"

Annoying and unlikeable AF high school girl: "no, I'm not"

Me: NOPE! *slams book shut and tosses across room* too many books to read to push through this shit.

One of those books where I get why no one likes the main character and that's not meant as a compliment

Kaye Amen 2y
blondie I bailed on this one too. 2y
Daisey I finished it as an eARC but I was not a fan either. 2y
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LazyLimaLife I almost decided to join the book club on this one, but I wavered. Now, thanks to you, I won‘t change my mind! 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @LazyLimaLife ya, unless you have NO other books to read...I'd skip it 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @blondie @Daisey oh thank god it's not just me 2y
CrowCAH Seems like a poor choice for the Big Library Read, as evidenced by several people, but share your thoughts at #BLR2017! 2y
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Redjewel_7734
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Mehso-so

This was a hard one to rate for me...it‘s right on the edge of so-so & pick. I found Lizzie a believable teen & her self-focus fit-weren‘t we all a bit narcissistic as a teen? Her obsession with Lizzie was even somewhat believable-as an outsider I remember obsessing about the popular kids & why they seemed to charmed while I felt alone & isolated. But it is just taken to such extremes, I couldn‘t quite buy into it. #blr2017

Redjewel_7734 Also I just couldn‘t buy into the concerned parents who also were ok with many obvious concerning things. There‘s potential in this story, but it doesn‘t quite live up to it. 2y
CrowCAH Join the discussion at #BLR2017! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 9: question...

5. Do you agree with Emily‘s decision to take a break from Hawthorn? Was she being a good or bad friend by doing so?

Friends discuss!

Pamwurtzler I felt like she was doing what she needed to do to preserve their friendship. I felt like Hawthorn was wearing on Emily's nerves with her fixation and Emily needed a break. 2y
CrowCAH @Pamwurtzler doesn‘t sound like Hawthorn was being herself, if she was trying to save a friendship that was dying. 2y
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BlueStockingReviews
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Mehso-so

Like Hawthorn, this book is very imaginative and yet a little quirky. The book is about Hawthorn, and yet the title, The 100 Lies of Lizzie Lovett might lead you to believe something else. Not until you step back after finishing the book do you really get the reason for the title. See my review. https://lharvey250.tumblr.com/post/156144554554/the-hundred-lies-of-lizzie-lovet...

CrowCAH Share your thoughts by following hashtag #BLR2017! 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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This is the Big Library Read book from OverDrive for this pick so I got the audiobook and am following along with the book from my library. Outside my wheelhouse again but why not?! 😀

daydreamin_star I've heard good things about this one, hope you enjoy! :) 2y
CrowCAH Share your thoughts by following hashtag #BLR2017! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 8: question...

4. What gives people like Mychelle so much power? Is the bullying Hawthorn faces a product of her own actions? Is there something she could or should have done to prevent it?

Now it‘s your turn to talk!

Pamwurtzler I think it‘s the typical case of having to put others down to feel better about herself. Hawthorn is especially susceptible to being bullied - she doesn‘t have many friends anyway. 2y
CrowCAH @Pamwurtzler haven‘t read the book, but I can identify with the first sentiment, it‘s basically gossip. 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 7: question...

3. Is Hawthorn‘s relationship with Enzo positive or negative? By the end of the book, has it helped her grow or harmed her?

Thoughts?

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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 6: question...

2. As Hawthorn discovers, sometimes expectations can ruin an experience. What expectations did Hawthorn have that turned out vastly different from what she imagined? What was her reaction to these situations?

Leave your thoughts below.

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Lmstraubie
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Mehso-so

I wanted to try one of the #biglibraryreads choices so I went with this. It was between a "Pick" & a "So-So." The main character, Hawthorne, was self-absorbed, but learning about herself in the process. The ending was satifying.

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Pamwurtzler
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Pickpick

I think I liked this - I went back and forth all the way through the book. Best of all was how Hawthorn‘s relationships with her friends and family changed for the better as the story went on. #BigLibraryRead

CrowCAH Check out my #BLR2017 posts and start the conversation! Thanks! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 5: starting the daily questions:

1. When Lizzie Lovett first disappears, the town is upset, but Hawthorn is ambivalent. As time passes, their roles reverse. Is there a reason for this shift? If it were you, how might you have reacted?

Feel free to discuss below!

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Lmstraubie
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Current #audiobook

CrowCAH Not sure if you finished or not, but join the conversation at #BLR2017! 2y
Lmstraubie @CrowCAH Thanks for the invite! My Litsy time has been so limited lately. 2y
CrowCAH @Lmstraubie I understand; life gets crazy busy around this time of year! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 4: Have you been to the OverDrive app to get your copy of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovet? If not, go now! There‘s no wait, no holds, you‘ll be able to check the book out immediately! Ebook or Eaudiobook

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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Day 3: have you started the book? Initial thoughts?

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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

Have you gotten a copy of the book? It‘s available through OverDrive, provided by your local libraries! You can either read the ebook or listen to the eaudiobook.

Here‘s there website to join in the forum conversations: https://biglibraryread.com/

drokka The audiobook was available from my library. I'm hoping to get to it next week. 2y
CrowCAH @drokka sweet! 👍🏻 2y
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CrowCAH
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#BigLibraryRead #BLR2017

I will act as your host for the Big Library Read! Though, I have not read the book, nor will I be able to take on that challenge this year, I will start posting the ten discussion questions, provided on the website, starting on 10/17, one a day.

CrowCAH @Aseleener @Nikkiwright73 @Tove_Reads @hes7 feel free to discuss the book on these posts. 2y
slategreyskies I just got this book tonight after reading an email about the book read. Yay for readalongs! :) 2y
Aseleener 👍 2y
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NikkiRobson73
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#biglibraryread not my usual genre but once in awhile they have a book on there that surprises me ...anyone else doing the big library read ?

Pamwurtzler I saw that on my library‘s web site. Maybe I‘ll check it out! 2y
hes7 I have the audiobook checked out, but haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. 2y
CrowCAH It appears @Aseleener and @Tove_Reads are participating. 2y
Aseleener I will read it if I have time to squeeze it in before it's done. Like you, it's not my genre, but I would like to give it a shot anyway. 2y
Mollyanna I downloaded it, but am not sure I'll be able to get to it before it expires. Not my usual genre either, but like you said sometimes they have some good picks. 2y
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Tove_Reads

Anyone participating in #biglibraryread?

CrowCAH No, I‘m not, but are you? Do you want to be the Litsy host for the Big Library Read? I was going to be, even though I never read the book. On the website there are ten questions which you can prompt. 2y
CrowCAH It appears @Aseleener @Nikkiwright73 are participating. 2y
Aseleener I will if I have time before it expires. Got several irons in the fire, so to speak, right now! I am interested though. 2y
Tove_Reads @CrowCAH I can see that a lot has happen while I was sleeping. I can host another time! 2y
CrowCAH @Tove_Reads not a problem; next year! 😉 2y
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Aseleener
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This just became available today as the #BigLibraryRead. Thoughts? I'm not big on YA, but can do it once in a while. I'm in the middle of Sleeping Beauties, so I can't read it right now. But I might give it a try when I'm done.

CrowCAH There are a couple others who are or might read this, too: @Nikkiwright73 @Tove_Reads and @hes7 2y
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BrainyHeroine
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Is it weird to want an author to sign your ARC...that you wrote in?

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Eva2
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Mehso-so

This was a bit of an odd book. Parts of it were great, but some parts were not. It kept me engaged though. It was quite well written. The character of Hawthorn was quite interesting, but her obsession about Lizzie's disappearance was a bit strange and a little annoying.