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Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
Luckiest Girl Alive A Novel
Author: Jessica Knoll
In a riveting debut novel that reads like Prep meets Gone Girl, a young woman is determined to create the perfect life--husband, home, and career--until a violent incident from her past threatens to unravel everything and expose her most shocking secret of all. Twenty-eight-year-old New Yorker Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781476789637
ISBN-10: 1476789630
Publication Date: 1/30/1990
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 172
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Helpful Score: 11
I am not sure what this book is trying to be, but in my opinion it is not worth reading. That being said I did finish the book. It was relatively short and it didn't take up too much of my time, but I thought it was going to get better, that the story was going to evolve, but it did not. There is no one in this story to care about or root for, there is no main mystery, I am really not even sure the genre other than basic fiction. I read it solely based on a magazine review and now I believe that must have been a paid review or I missed something. It is well written in terms of its ability to keep you reading in the hopes of something more, something better. it just never happened.
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Helpful Score: 8
This book can't figure out if it wants to be chick lit, Jodi Picoult, or a mystery/thriller, and as a result, does very poorly. The main character is shallow and unsympathetic, as are her parents. Skip it. Don't waste your time.
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Helpful Score: 5
Plot.  Characterization. Prose style.  By the end of the story I was convinced that the writer has no clue about any of the basic elements of a novel.  She produced a painful to read, aimless drift of a book that I struggle to classify, a weird amalgam of adult contemporary thriller and YA mean girl teen angst, with none of the pieces well crafted.

Given the current trend in fiction, it's not surprising that main character TifAni (or mercifully, just Ani for much of the book) is unlikable.  But her story is unsurprising (even the "big twist"), unbelievable, and it failed to involve me.  I simply didn't care about Ani's adversity, self-inflicted or otherwise, and its aftermath.
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Helpful Score: 2
All of us probably had a hard time in High School, at one point or another. Trying to 'fit in' is hard, especially then. What happens to Ani just trying to fit in is the stuff of nightmares, except it's happened for real way too many times now. Makes you wonder what is really going on when you see those totally put together women all of us envy just a little bit. A cautionary tale, to say the least.
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