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Luckiest Girl Alive
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel | Jessica Knoll
***AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER*** Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at the perfect page-turner to start your summer (People, Book of the Week): Luckiest Girl Alivedescribed by Reese Witherspoon as one of those reads you just cant put down! Loved Gone Girl? We promise [Luckiest Girl Alive is] just as addictive. Good Housekeeping Jessica Knoll introduces you to your new best frenemy, and youre going to love it. . . .Destined to become one of the summers most gripping reads. Bustle.com With the cunning and verve of Gillian Flynn but an intensity all its own, Luckiest Girl Alive is a debut you wont want to miss. Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me and The Fever Luckiest Girl Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City. . . . Knoll hits it out of the park. Fort Worth Star-Telegram 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 fianc, shes this close to living the perfect life shes worked so hard to achieve. But Ani has a secret. Theres 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 wont 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 foror, will it at long last, set Ani free?
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MMFinck

This protag is seriously messed up!! Addictive so far.

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MysteriousBookworm
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Loved this book. A young woman goes back to face her past. A story of heartbreak, trauma, and comebacks. ~sensitive subject, not too graphic, but definitely a trigger warning for this book due to the subject matter #luckiestgirlalive #jessicaknoll #heartbreak #trauma #thrilling #bookworm #triggerwarning

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NamasteReading
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😂😂

Jennifer3 Definitely thought this book was an interesting read. 2mo
NamasteReading I thoroughly enjoyed it!! @Jennifer3 2mo
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MallenNC
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1. I really disliked this book.
2. Kim‘s Convenience and Designing Women
3. Cereal or toast
4. Eastern
5. Silver Stone
#FriYayIntro

AlaMich I ❤️❤️ Kim‘s Convenience!! #okayseeyou 2mo
MallenNC @AlaMich It is the best! 2mo
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vkois88
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Mehso-so

Full review up on the blog tomorrow!

MallenNC I had issues with this one. I‘m looking forward to your review. 4mo
vkois88 @MallenNC there are no words! 😖 4mo
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Lindsay.Butier
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Pickpick

Wow. This took me a day to finish (wish everyone could see my eyes burning rn from trying to stay up) and it was the most intense book with many layers and I‘m so haunted by this story and lessons I need her other book in my hands rn please.

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Stephaniereads1
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Pickpick

Definitely held my interest. There are layers to this. Worth a read.

RadicalReader Layers are the best addition to an amazing book with a captivating cover 6mo
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Stephaniereads1
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Starting this.

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this. 👍🏻 6mo
suzie.reads This is a good book a very quick, easy read 6mo
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ReadingOver50
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Pickpick

I loved Ani's voice in this. Her snarkiness was so funny and very entertaining. This story switches back and forth from when Ani is 14 to Ani as an adult. The story of the 14 year old was my favorite. I was really interested in what was happening to her. The reader knows something traumatic happened to her as a teen, but when it was revealed, it was very compelling. I enjoyed reading this book.

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this book too! 👍🏻 7mo
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valeriegeary
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I'm volunteering at the library bookstore today and it looks like the local branches have been clearing off their shelves! $1.50 each! Get 'em while they're hot! 👏👏👏 Which ones would you buy? #librarylove

That-Bookish-Hiker Which location? 7mo
valeriegeary @That-Bookish-Hiker It's called Title Wave Bookstore. It's on NE Knott near MLK. Have you ever visited? It's pretty fantastic. 😄 7mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @valeriegeary I haven‘t! I‘m going to check it out this weekend 😊. Thank you! 7mo
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Madison91
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This book had so many messages and I loved them all. My heart broke over and over reading this book. I really recommend this book. It sucks you In and you truly empathize with the characters, I don‘t often reread books, but this one I would

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Mindyrecycles
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At first I thought this book was going to be really shallow and awful, but as it went on I found there was in fact a lot going on beneath the surface. Ended up loving it. #luckyyou #literaryluck

Reggie This is how I felt. At first I thought the worst of the MC and then it goes on and you go ‘awww, that‘s why...‘ 8mo
RadicalReader @Mindyrecycles a wonderful absolutely awesome and gripping book I love and strongly recommend is also it‘s going to be made into a Netflix adaption as well next year 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#LuckyYou
#LiteraryLuck

Haven‘t read this yet, but it looks good!!

vkois88 On my TBR! 8mo
vkois88 I just found it in paperback, half price! I'm so excited 🤗🤗🤗 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 yay!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚🍀💚🍀 8mo
vkois88 💚💚 8mo
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ByChallaF
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Pickpick

This book picked up, and I started really liking it. I realize it wasn't the writing I wasn't loving; it was the main character. Very manipulative...not entirely reliable. In the end, I would give this book 3.99 stars. I think it helped that I finished it with the audiobook.

The way the events of one tragedy swallowed and even effected the first stratergy was genius!

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Cortg
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Mehso-so

Audiobook project this evening. Now it‘s very obvious these are MY earbuds.
Also, I finished this book. I had read it a couple years ago but just listened to it for next month‘s book club. I don‘t love or hate this book. It‘s just there for me.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Dead #roses count too!! Not exactly about love though!! I haven‘t read it yet! Have you?

#LiteraryLove

vkois88 Oooh, it sounds good. #Stacked 9mo
Judybskt I have. Loved it. 9mo
Hollie I have, it‘s a quick read 9mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh yes dead roses or not they're still roses! 😊❤️ 9mo
Eggs I read it last year. It was unusual but compelling 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs maybe I will get to it!! Trying to decide what to take with me on my trip!! 9mo
Eggs How exciting that you're going on a trip--which mountains? Did you get my letter this week? @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs I‘m going to the mountains in Gatlinburg next week! No, maybe Anna Claire put somewhere it other than my usual spot 🤔🤔 I sent to small packages to Jee and Tammy and they got lost in the mail 🤯 that was January 23!! 9mo
Eggs Hope it turns up! Made you a new bookmark @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have a safe journey and enjoy! 💖 (edited) 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs I love your bookmarks!! I‘m using one right now!!! 💗💗💗 9mo
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suzie.reads
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Another new author for me this year.
It's a good book with a very gritty storyline which I really enjoyed.
Quick, easy read.
🌟🌟🌟

Reggie This one definitively made it clear that rape is NEVER the victim‘s fault. I wanted to shake her and tell her what was she thinking being the only girl at the soccer team party. But that doesn‘t mean it was ok for them to do what they did. I appreciated the coach in here. Also I liked that the author tricked us into hating the MC until you find out about her past. And then I felt for her. 9mo
suzie.reads @Reggie I actually liked her from the start 🤯 9mo
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suzie.reads
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Really enjoying both of these books 😁

The Hate U Give is part of my #booknerdchallenge for a book that has appeared on the ALA's frequently challenged book list.

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Cortg
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Got a good 1hour audio walk in with the pooch and a lovely sunset. I checked in on our LFL and added a couple books. It looks like we‘ll have to take it down and put a new door on this spring but it‘s holding up for now.

Kaye ♥️👍🏼 9mo
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ByChallaF
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This book is so slow. I have two weeks to finish and i dont think i want too

lahousewyfe Life is too short to read books you don't like. 9mo
ByChallaF @lahousewyfe so so very true but I really try to finish book club books 9mo
lahousewyfe @ByChallaF Totally get it! 9mo
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Amam
Pickpick

A book that I couldn‘t stop thinking about, a good ending

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Michelle505
Pickpick

The book started off slow but then got much more interesting in the middle and end. I loved reading it and can‘t wait to read the new book from this author.

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Amiable
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Mehso-so

A successful, accomplished 20-something woman who still bears the scars of a horrible, life-changing bullying experience in high school has to face her past. I‘d say it was a typical chick lit book, but there is a twist that I didn‘t see coming. I wouldn‘t say this is incredibly well written. But it‘s a quick, fairly mindless read.

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ElizaMarie
Mehso-so

So. I picked this one without really having an idea of what it was about. Just heard good things, good vague things.

And well it was okay. I wasn‘t emotionally prepared to listen to a story that has such a strong sexual assault angle. Maybe I would have preferred it if I knew going in it had that.

And I didn‘t feel like it had such a “twist” at the end... oh and how I hated the mother

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ElizaMarie
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So I‘m about to do a road trip (back to work) anyway I decided to download this one for my journey back. Seen some mixed reviews but hoping it‘s good (or entertaining at least)

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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

Ack!!!! So I went from hating “Ani” to kind of rooting for her and I couldn‘t get enough of this book from about half way through to the end... because I couldn‘t wait to see what the big ending was... the ending makes NO SENSE. Is this book supposed to be a thriller? I‘m so mad!

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Bookartbookmarks
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💅What is your unpopular opinion book?💅
💅The Luckiest Girl Alive is my unpopular opinion book. It wasn‘t terrible, but the main character was excruciating, to me. I don‘t know if that was the main purpose of her character, but I knew I would not want to be friends with her. The one quality was the major twist in the book. I was not expecting it and it was a good distraction from the characters current thoughts and feelings. What was your take?

sammisho Everyone else seems to love this one. I thought it was meh. 14mo
LeslieO Of all the Gone Girl inspired unreliable narrators this one was the worst! 14mo
Vansa @sammisho ohh I thought It was terrible!! It was really boring and really ridiculous. I never got the hype around it at all. Just boring characters and flakey story. 14mo
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LadyBrik It was awful awful awful. I thought the twist was ridiculous and detracted from the other, more common but no less devastating problems of teenage date-rape. Also it was just really poorly written. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 14mo
Bookartbookmarks @LadyBrik glad I‘m not the only one 14mo
Bookartbookmarks @Vansa so glad I‘m not the only one to see it that way. 14mo
Bookartbookmarks @LeslieO hahaha. I did like gone girl, Bc I listened to it and it was a great narrator which makes so much a difference. Don‘t know if I would have if I read it. 14mo
Bookartbookmarks @sammisho 👍❤️ 14mo
MelissaSue81 This book just made me so mad!! I got totally into it, and couldn‘t wait to see what the big reveal was at the end... WTF was the ending? 13mo
Bookartbookmarks @MelissaSue81 I don‘t even remember. Hahaha 13mo
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MelissaSue81
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Decided to start a new audiobook and stay on the schedule for Les Mis, so I‘ll go back to that on Sunday. Not quite 2 hours in for #24b4monday. Heading into work now. Hopefully it will be a quiet day so I can get some reading in.

TheReadingMermaid Audios are the best. I wish I could listen and read a paper copy at the same time and follow both stories 😆 14mo
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LazyLimaLife
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one! I found the main character to be fully realized with quirks and flaws consistent to her past. The ending was a little confusing because o did not catch the clue - I either misunderstood the description or it was reintroduced waaaaaay after I forgot about it. Also liked that I did not guess the ending.

Reggie Yeah, I kinda hated the MC until you see her high school years and then it‘s like oh yeah. Also, this book, I say this on all the reviews of this book, but it really solidified that the victim is never at fault. Like when she goes to the party where she‘s the only girl, I wanted to shake her and ask her what did she think was going to happen. But that doesn‘t mean the boys weren‘t in the horribly wrong. Cause they were. Never the victims fault. 1y
LazyLimaLife And I thought that situation was all she was dealing with, then to find out it got so much worse! 1y
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LazyLimaLife
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Another accidental checkout but I‘m enjoying it!

Reggie I liked this one but I feel like the author really messes with you because I hated the MC until you read about her youth. 1y
LazyLimaLife I‘m about 3/4 of the way through, but I kind of liked her from the start. Especially when you see her with the newsstand lady. The stuff from her childhood took me by surprise. Hating the mom though. 😡 1y
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literarilythrilling
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Started listening to this one today. This one seems pretty hit or miss.

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CorganMooney
Pickpick

So so good. This book was what made me realize how much I love a good thriller. I would definitely recommend - so many plot twists!

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MissMary
Mehso-so

While this isn‘t my usual genre, I was curious to follow along. The book is decent, I think it just wasn‘t my preferred type. Some parts were predictable as many books tend to be, but the ending felt a little lackluster. All-in-all, if the preview on the book appeals to you check it out.

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Kscheid17
Mehso-so

I picked up this book after seeing an interview by Jessica Knoll. She spoke about her personal experiences and how they influenced the book but how she was initially hesitant to share that with her readers. I liked the honesty that Jessica showed in her writing. The book read more like a teen novel though than an adult novel. The descriptions of her current life seemed to be a bit teen fantasy than accurate portray of someone in that industry.

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KyrstinElizabeth

Bickering. It‘s so much uglier than a heated, dish-smashing fight, isn‘t it? At least after that you have sex on the floor of the kitchen, shards bearing the braid of the Louvre pattern weaving imprint on your back. No man feels very much compelled to rip your clothes off after you inform him, bitchily, that he left one lone turd floating in the toilet.

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meli.hooker
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Mehso-so

Highly engaging and entertaining in the first quarter but wavered from then on with an unsatisfying ending. Not quite a suspense-thriller and definitely not in the same vein as Gone Girl. But the cover, so gorgeous!! 😍 Better than the innards.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like this style but need the pace not to waver? If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. (edited) 1y
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Tashreads
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Winter in Australia 🇦🇺 ❄️. Time for some thrills

JennyM A bit of a shock to the system isn‘t it, after such a looong summer. But I do love Brissie in winter. Have a great Saturday 😘 1y
Tashreads @JennyM winter in Brisbane is the best time of year. I love it 😍 1y
rather_be_reading loved this one! 1y
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BookishGirl06
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#roses #getmovin I love a black rose 🌹 🥀

eanderson I think I own this book... Obviously I still need to read it! Lol! 1y
Cinfhen I love this cover and book was pretty snarky ❣️I think you‘ll like this @eanderson My daughter LOVED it and you guys have similar reading taste😁 (edited) 1y
eanderson Oh awesome! I‘m going to bump it up my pile to get to it sooner. 🤗 1y
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JacqMac
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Panpan

I kept reading, with the hope that it would get better. But it never did.

swishandflick I wasn't a fan of this one either 1y
MicheleinPhilly This book irritated the crap outta me. 1y
mcipher I started this one but couldn‘t get into it. It was so annoying. 1y
JacqMac @swishandflick @MicheleinPhilly @mcipher I heated the way it was written. And I hated the main character. I wish I had bailed. 1y
mcipher The MC was awful from what I remember! 1y
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JacqMac
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Mondays are hard. Especially when they happen on Tuesdays. Especially when that Tuesday happens after a Saturday that was on a Friday. It was a great four day weekend, but it‘s hard to get moving this morning. Maybe that‘s why it‘s hard to get into this book. I was hoping for a “can‘t put it down” kind of thriller.

LeahBergen 😂😂 1y
LauraBeth 😹😹 1y
CouronneDhiver Yep 😹 1y
RaimeyGallant I wish they all were. Oh, how I wish they all were. 1y
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BookaholicNatty
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Is this a good book???

Beachesnbooks I gave it 3 stars? It was OK. 2y
asiriusreader It was pretty good. Maybe didn‘t live up to its hype, but entertaining 2y
DimeryRene It‘s got some really difficult things that I wasn‘t prepared for! Don‘t think it lived up to the hype either. 2y
Gissy A friend of mine liked it. 2y
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Eggs
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings. If anyone wants to discuss, tag me with a spoiler alert 🚨!

Chasing_Pages It‘s been a while since I read it but I remember being underwhelmed at the end. (edited) 2y
Eggs Yeah 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ 2y
Cinfhen I wasn‘t the right audience ~ was set in my hometown so I knew all the references, which kept me reading...my Street was even named😛My daughter loved this book, as I expected she would. I read an ARC for Knoll‘s newest book, not good 2y
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stephfafahh
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⭐️⭐️
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“I smiled like a knife carved all the way around my head”
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Ani, a woman who has meticulously constructed her facade, has been approached by a documentary producer to recount the events of a dramatic event that occurred when she was a teenager at school. As she begins to unravel her story, her past and present collide, and her carefully crafted exterior begins to crack under the strain
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Raemorales
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So intense, couldn‘t stop thinking about it even when I stopped reading.

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TwinnyMama122
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This is the first book in a long time that kept me completely guessing. Usually if I find the protagonist annoying I‘ll bail on the book - but I kept going this time and Im so glad I did. If you can get past the first chapter you‘ll begin learning why TiffAni is the (obnoxious) woman she is.

I absolutely loved this book and I‘m looking forward to reading more from this author.

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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Nicholas Sparks ❤️❤️❤️☺️☺️☺️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful picture btw!! 😘 2y
Reviewsbylola Love The JLC!! 2y
vkois88 I love this picture, all the rich colors 💚 2y
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Jules7
Mehso-so

This book was a bit dark for me. Living one‘s life based on the brands you wear, the status of your job, even what you read has to look important. I really felt sorry for the protagonist, even before the real events of the story began to unfold. The afterword brought the whole story into focus though.

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Jules7
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Tonight's read. Just started it, but boy, I can't imagine living under as much perceived pressure as this girl does!!