Lizzie

Lizzie Review

Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed. Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen, where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at the family’s B&B and her blackout episodes—a medical condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual cycle—Lizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.

Enter the effervescent, unpredictable Bridget Sullivan. Bridget has joined the B&B’s staff as the new maid, and Lizzie is instantly drawn to her artistic style and free spirit—even her Star Wars obsession is kind of cute. The two of them forge bonds that quickly turn into something that’s maybe more than friendship.

But when her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she can’t quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like she’s going mad…

Title:Lizzie
Edition Language:English

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  • ana

    did ryan and shane from buzzfeed unsolved write this book...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    sort of just figured out this is Not an actual gay Lizzie Borden book i was fooled i apologize for queerbaiting my goodreads audience...

  • Stacee

    I am 100% on board for a Lizzie Borden book and I was so excited to read this, sadly I was quite disappointed. I read to 45% before I skipped to 80% and read the rest. Lizzie was an interesting charac...

  • Amy's Book Reviews

    I’ve been a Lizzie Borden buff since I saw the Elizabeth Montgomery movie when I was 11 back in 1975. I’ve read probably a dozen nonfiction books, watched the miniseries and movies, I even stayed ...

  • Kelly

    The writing is a little over-the-top and the liberties taken here a bit absurd, but I sure did read this in about one sitting. A lot of the details about Lizzie's life are correct, and then for fun, s...

  • Kate

    I can't pass up a Lizzie Borden tale! Dawn Ius drags Lizzie into the present, makes her 18 and working as a cook for her family's Bed and Breakfast (which makes me chuckle, since the real Borden house...

  • Kali

    To start out, this is not based in the 1800s and is modernized. I can get past this in some cases, but if you can write a tale about the 1800s, take the opportunity presented to you. The actual Lizzie...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

    I was sold as soon as I saw that this was about Lizzie Borden.  I knew I would like it and wasn't wrong.This is a modern take on Lizzie Borden.  The story takes place now, but still had a lot of the...

  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)

    The subject matter of this book was interesting-- taking a YA horror slant on the tale of Lizzie Borden, which is why I picked it up in the first place. That said, it was an odd combination of histori...

  • Crys

    I really thought about giving this book 2 stars, but at the end the author gave me enough to make me say, "It was okay. Not great, but okay."I think I went into this book expecting too much. I love re...