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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Luckiest girl alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Release date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
My rating: 4
Buy here: Amazon

Synopsis:
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 fiancĂ©, 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?


My Thoughts:
So many thoughts were going through my head while I was reading this book. My first reaction that this book was clearly marketed wrong as it was nothing like Gone Girl, but as I got further into the book I could start to see that comparison. We start out with Ani and her thinking that she has to have the perfect New York life. The perfect fiance, dream job, a killer wardrobe, and the latest purse trend. Ani at first comes off as shallow as hell. Literally picking apart women and comparing lives. That's not a cute look for anyone. As I got even further into the book and the flashbacks starting coming, TifAni was revealed.
 TifAni is the young girl who was abused and raped and with a Mother who didn't know how to properly parent. TifAni is the girl who just wanted to fit in a be popular. Reading about everything TifAni went through and endured broke my heart. It was really no shocker the way TifAni acted, especially after reading about her Mother. TifAni obviously got all of it from her Mom. 
Ani was like a made-up character that stemmed from everything TifAni went through. She tried to reinvent herself, to protect herself. 
I've had this book since last year and thank goodness I finally read it. Jessica Knoll did a great job with this book!