Luckiest Girl Alive
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
*NOW A NETFLIX FILM STARRING MILA KUNIS* Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at this “perfect page-turner” (People)—that Reese Witherspoon describes as “one of those reads you just can’t put down!” This “dark, twisty” (Entertainment Weekly), instant New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling novel follows an unforgettable young woman striving to create the perfect life—until a violent incident from her past threatens to unravel everything and expose her most shocking secret.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 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?
Simon and Schuster
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"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A must read. Riveting but difficult & uncomfortable. Yes Ani is not likable, she’s manipulative, obsessed with perfection and status and is pretty judgmental. I usually can’t stand books with these themes. But this book is not about that. It’s about trauma. Ani is a carefully constructed facade in the attempt to control her own narrative, to replace the ones that have been forced upon her. And as a way to manage her deep seated pain as well as the sense of shame, inadequacy and failure that she took on for what was done to her. Because she was a child too young to know and because society does that to women anyway. Like The Last Housewife, an important but challenging book. "
"This book will definitely keep your attention. There are a lot of twists and turns. Trauma woven into being at the wrong place at the wrong time in combination with some violence. Told from the girls perspective and very engaging. At times, I had to take a break. Excited to watch it on Netflix. "