Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl AliveReview by Amelia Falcone

“There is something about seeing someone from behind, something about the way people walk away, that I’ve always found unnervingly intimate. Maybe it’s because the back of the body isn’t on guard the way the front is – the slouch of the shoulders and the flex in the back muscles, that’s the most honest you’ll ever see a person.”

Ani FaNelli has it all, and that isn’t an exaggeration. An editor at The Women’s Magazine, Ani wears the perfect clothes, follows the latest celebrity diets, and sports a distinct diamond ring on her perfectly manicured finger. Too bad it’s all a lie.

Meet TifAni FaNelli, originally from the wrong side of the Main Line in Pennsylvania. As a freshman in high school, she was sent to the prestigious, co-ed Bradley School. For TifAni, high school was less about make up, shoes, and boys, and more about surviving. Ani has been running from her past for years, but with the anniversary of her horrific past on the horizon, a dark secret threatens to unravel her perfect future.

Jessica Knoll’s debut novel reads like the work of a veteran writer. If you think this book is typical chick lit, you are dead wrong Ani’s twisted point of view sustains a dark humor throughout the book, and her secret will keep you guessing until the very end.

“By the end of it all I just assumed no one ever told the truth, and that was when I started lying too.”

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About the Reveiwer: Amelia Falcone is a former circulation assistant and shelver for Paoli Library who currently works as a Project Coordinator for AEGIS Communications. She holds a special place in her heart, and on her bookshelf, for Victorian literature, but loves darker, contemporary literature. If you love Gone Girl as much as she does, you are sure to love Luckiest Girl Alive!

 

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