My Rating: ★★★☆☆
Genre(s): New adult; fiction; mystery/thriller
Plot: [From Goodreads] 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?
- The narrative style was quirky and moody, even if the main character was boring (I’ll get to that)
- The way that this book addressed rape and eating disorders was just all wrong
- It wasn’t memorable; I had to go back and read my notes because I actually couldn’t remember much of the book
- This book was advertised as “the next Gone Girl” and it was so far from that, that words cannot even express how not Gillian Flynn this book is
- Ani is a socialite wannabe with absolutely no depth whatsoever
- I had to wait until the last like quarter of the book for any amount of plot to appear from the depths and drag me through the rest of the book
- “Moving on doesn’t mean you don’t talk about it. Or hurt about it. It’s always going to hurt.”
- “By the end of it all I just assumed no one ever told the truth, and that was when I started lying too.”
My Thoughts: This book was mediocre at best. It was advertised at “the next Gone Girl“, and as I stated above, it was not. Maybe other readers might see it differently, but I could not stand it.