Luckiest Girl Alive
|August 20, 2015||Posted by admin under Crime, Fiction, Suspense|
Luckiest Girl Alive has become a New York Times bestseller and has received quiet a bit of praise from many book lovers. If you watch movies, it has even be compared to Gone Girl. Needless to say, I was excited for the chance to dive into this book and share my thoughts on the story too.
Readers are introduced to an interesting character named Ani LaNelli. When she was a teenager, she experienced a traumatic humiliation that drove her to reinvent herself. As an adult she appears to have done just that – she has a great job, a hip wardrobe and a hot fiancé. On the surface, she has it all. But she also carries a dark secret that drives her to seek perfection everyday and threatens to destroy all that she has become. She has a chance to revisit her past and does so hoping to finally make peace with it. And so begins the journey into Ani’s life where readers are exposed to a series of traumas that contributed to her manifesting into this much damaged heroine where her so called perfect life may not be so perfect after all. Her reality is actually quite shocking.
Personally, I found this book a little dark and disconcerting. While I was sympathetic to Ani’s difficult life, I did not find her a particularly likeable character. She is twisted and manipulative and unpleasant at best. The book’s content was also a bit offensive at times too — but given Ani’s life experiences and the plot, it was probably necessary to incorporate.
Despite the fact that I did not particularly care for the main character or the offensive language used, I was still interested in the storyline and getting past all the twists and turns to learn more about the ‘real’ Ani and to find out if she really is the luckiest girl alive. The author definitely has a knack for mystery, intrigue, and drama and keeping reader’s engaged.
It was not one of my favorite reads this year, but I would cautiously recommend the book to those of you more drawn to dark and twisted stories.
For more information about this book or to get your very own copy, visit the publisher’s website here.
News: Luckiest Girl Alive will be adapted to film by Lionsgate. Stay tuned for its movie release.