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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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AmyG
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Acoleman
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this thriller, but could be totally triggering for eating disorders, sexual abuse and gun violence. Definitely not for everyone. Looking forward to watching the movie. I think it‘s a good representation of just how complicated mental health is and how impactful peer acceptance is for teenagers.

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SheilaChew
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Library haul.

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BeaG
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Great novel! I enjoyed the movie too.

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Kempfme
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This was a great read on a lady having to deal with a childhood trauma so close to her wedding.

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Roxanareads
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I watched the Netflix movie first and was gifted the book. I read it and listened to it on audiobook simultaneously. It was different from the movie and a great read.

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marleed
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For me this is one of those times when watching the Netflix limited series is responsible for me having both read and finished this book. It‘s a tough read. It‘s not entertaining. The protagonist is not particularly likable. But it portrays well the enduring trauma to a 28 year old who is left on her own to resolve horrific events (yes plural) that happened when she was 14. Tiffini/Ani‘s mother makes me downright angry.

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BookLineNSinker
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Just finished this one and it was a another winner for me. I felt that the way the character Ani was written is true to the attitude of a young teenage girl. The content was disturbing and graphic and I cried several times while watching the movie but I felt like this book was bravely written, timely, And relevant and enjoyed it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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starlight97
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"Growing up, I thought faith was about believing Jesus died for us, and that if I held on to that, I'd get to meet him when I died too. But faith doesn't mean that to me anymore. Now it means someone seeing something in you that you don't, and not giving up until you see it too"
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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BookLineNSinker
Luckiest Girl Alive | Jessica Knoll
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I've got this one on audio in my car and I find myself sitting in my driveway because I'm so drawn in to the story. I watched the movie and I love Mila Kunis but I found it very difficult to watch. It was so dark and disturbing and heavy I was crying ugly tears throughout. The book has been much more manageable so far.

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Cathyloves2read
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This book gives a strong message. The author‘s note at the end suggested it should be a mandatory read for every teenager and I agree. I can‘t say I loved the protagonist, but I do respect her for handling everything she went through so well. The story kept me interested from beginning until end. I am very much looking forward to watching the movie on Netflix. I recommend this book, but be prepared. It deals with serious subject matter.

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Insightsintobooks
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Reading the Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll at home as I heal from surgery I had yesterday to remove Precancerous cells. I like it so far.

MyNamesParadise I loved this book when I read it! There‘s a movie on Netflix now for it. I hope your health is ok! 4mo
Insightsintobooks @MyNamesParadise that‘s what I head, I decided to read the book before I saw the movie. Thank you! 4mo
Monica5 Prayers for Speedy Recovery 4mo
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Charityann
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Watched the new movie Luckiest Girl Alive today. #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Reynosa8701 I liked it! 4mo
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Coleen
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Mehso-so

I see lots of mixed reviews on this one and I understand why. At its heart it was a decent story and I thought the writing itself was also fine. But I loathed the main character and had trouble getting past that. Lots of possible triggers in this novel. They didn‘t bother me, but might others. I am curious to see the upcoming film with Mila Kunis though.

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janeycanuck
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A bit of a let down if you‘re expecting crazy twists and turns, like I was. But, if you want something a bit deeper, more of a slow burn, this is a good one to pick up.

Be warned though, there is some very graphic description of violence.

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Amoon
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Another book that makes you realize that we just don‘t know what a person‘s true thoughts are and how horrible high school can be. Ani seems to have it all. She‘s pretty, thin, writes for a popular women‘s magazine and is engaged to wealthy Luke. To me, her mother really didn‘t live her and anything bad (and I mean BAD) that happened to her had to be her fault. Ani has created a protective shell that has to crack

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Melismatic
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Re-read. I loved it the first time round - and still enjoyed it this time. I always said it would be such a good psychological movie with the right casting and Mila seems pitch perfect. Fingers crossed.

Lots of triggers - definitely not for everyone.

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ScoobySnacks3
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5/100. 3.5/5. I decided to read this because I heard Mila Kunis is doing the movie soon and I love her, but I was weary because of so many mixed reviews. I will say this, it‘s a pick for me because of the interesting character development and I was definitely captivated, but I felt like she should have gone further and maybe even a little darker with Ani.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Book buddy.

BookwormAHN Cute 💜 2y
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CuriousG
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I'm posting one book per day from the ever growing unread stacks in my personal library. No description or explanation, just books I own and plan to read. #tbr

Day 9

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MotherOfCats
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Giving this one a whirl. It‘s been on my shelf for a while.

Thoughts? It comes recommended to me... And I just found out it will be a movie soon with Mila Kunas (I love her!)

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Shemac77
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Panpan

Not great. Quite irritating.

MsMelissa I pretty much hated this book. 2y
Buechersuechtling Sad to see you say that. It sounds so interesting. Move on to the next. I keep my fingers crossed that it will suck you in. 2y
KristiAhlers I feel the same what about this one too. 2y
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Shemac77
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Afternoon reading. Maybe with wine....

LeahBergen Beautiful! 🍁 2y
CaitZ Wow! What a lovely view 2y
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Kalalalatja What a view 😍 2y
Hooked_on_books Gorgeous! 2y
kspenmoll Beautiful view!!! 2y
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OnConnersCorner
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I personally really enjoyed this book. I really appreciated how flawed and real Ani, the protagonist, was. It‘s compelling and suspenseful. ❤️ #bookreview #linkinbio #bookblog

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MallenNC
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When I first saw this prompt, I thought I‘d have trouble filling it, because I don‘t usually read books that I don‘t think I‘ll like at least a little. But then I remembered these. Sweetbitter was just annoying to me, but the other two were just mean spirited.

#3Books
#BooksIHated

OriginalCyn620 I agree with you on the tagged book! 2y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I probably should have DNF‘d it 2y
vlwelser I also disliked Sweetbitter. It was kind of boring. Like why even write a book? 2y
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MallenNC @vlwelser I thought it was boring and also pretentious. I think it suffered from hype too, because that made me think it would be better. 2y
MsMelissa The tagged book was awful! I can‘t remember disliking a main character more. 2y
MallenNC @Book_Fiend_Melissa Me either. I think the trauma that is revealed is supposed to justify her meanness but it didn‘t work for me. 2y
MsMelissa Exactly! I know she went through a lot, but I didn‘t think it justified her being such a jerk. 2y
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Kshakal
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Holy buckets... this book should come with a warning!! It gripped me from the first page and kept me on the edge of my seat! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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Audiobooks and baking...sounds like the perfect way to spend my Saturday.

Caroline2 Really enjoyed this book. 😯 3y
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Amandajoy
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Doing two today since I missed yesterday.

I‘m posting one book a day from my extensive TBR pile. No description. No explanation. Some will be new. Some will be old. They all spoke to me at one time. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in on the fun if you want to.

Day 4 #tbrpile

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Lexeegee
Luckiest Girl Alive | Jessica Knoll
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Clwojick
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So good! I devoured this audiobook last night when I SHOULD have been sleeping lol. Currently at 13hours 54mins for #24B4Monday

Andrew65 A fantastic total. 👏👏👏🙌 Sleep is for wimps. 😴 3y
Melismatic One of my absolute faves!!! I loved this book. 3y
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BookishGirl06
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I like the cover. Black roses are so pretty but I‘ve never seen one irl.

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EadieB
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This was not the best book but I found it very interesting. The setting of Philadelphia was very familiar and I enjoyed picturing all the places mentioned in the book. It covered a lot of familiar topics such as; eating disorders, rape, school shootings and bullying. The main character, Ani, is very unlikeable and calculating. Knoll does the mean-girl portrayal very well but I think she took on too many issues. I still found it entertaining!

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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. 3y
NamasteReading I thoroughly enjoyed it!! @Jennifer3 3y
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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 3y
MallenNC @AlaMich It is the best! 3y
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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. 4y
vkois88 @MallenNC there are no words! 😖 4y
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Just.Linds
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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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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 4y
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Stephaniereads1
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Starting this.

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this. 👍🏻 4y
suzie.reads This is a good book a very quick, easy read 4y
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ReadingOver50
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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! 👍🏻 4y
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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? 4y
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. 😄 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker @valeriegeary I haven‘t! I‘m going to check it out this weekend 😊. Thank you! 4y
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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...‘ 4y
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 4y
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