Book: Luckiest Girl Alive
Author: Jessica Knoll
HER PERFECT LIFE
IS A PERFECT LIE.
As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.
But Ani has a secret.
There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.
With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that's bigger than it first appears.
The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?
Review: I'm disappointed.The marketing of this book suggested it was like Gone Girl, so I was expecting a good psychological thriller. I was hoping for at least a big plot twist. I'm even okay with bitchy heroines as long as they have some sort of dark humor or wittiness to them. This book didn't deliver on any fronts. I didn't find anything redeeming about Ani (she was a horrible teenager as well but in her defense she was 14) and I felt no emotional connection to her nor any other character. I think this would have been better if she had had more of role in the 'final event' that is revealed at the end.