Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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"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: she's a rising star at The Women's Magazine, impossibly fit, perfectly groomed, and about to marry Luke Harrison, a handsome blueblood. But behind that veneer of perfection lies a vulnerability that Ani holds close and buries deep--a very violent and public trauma from her past that has left her constantly trying to reinvent herself. And only she knows how far she would go to keep her secrets safe. When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, she hopes it will be an opportunity for public vindication. Armed with the trappings of success--expensive clothes, high-powered byline, a massive engagement ring--she is determined to silence the whispers of suspicion and blame from her past, and prove once and for all how far she's come since Bradley. She'll even let them film her lavish wedding on Nantucket, the final step in her transformation. But perfection doesn't come without cost. As the wedding and filming converge, Ani's meticulously crafted facade begins to buckle and crack--until an explosive revelation offers her a final chance at redemption, even as it rocks her picture-perfect world. Equal parts glitz and darkness, and with a singular voice and twisting plot, Luckiest Girl Alive reads like Sex & the City--if Carrie Bradshaw had a closet full of skeletons instead of shoes. In Ani FaNelli, Jessica Knoll has created a complex and vulnerable heroine who you'll be rooting for to the very last page"-- Provided by publisher.
"This riveting debut novel follows a young woman striving to create the perfect life-- husband, home, career-- until a violent incident from her past threatens to unravel everything and expose her most shocking secret of all"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
ISBN: 9781476789651
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Feb 14, 2021

This book was so good! I definitely think it would be more of interest to young adults. The main character reminded me a lot of what high school was like for me- I didn’t realize how much I would relate to Ani. There was something that I definitely didn’t see coming and once I got to page 100, I couldn’t put the book down!

Feb 07, 2021

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May 08, 2019

It took me a bit to get into the main character. But she was worth it, as I completely understood her as her “story” developed. This book surprised me, I didn’t see what was coming and it stuck with me for a while.

Mar 05, 2019

At first didn’t love Ani, a bit superficial but mid way through the book it took and unexpected turn then I couldn’t put the book down.

IndyPL_EmilieL Feb 25, 2019

I read this for a book club, and it definitely got my group talking!
The jacket summary doesn't give any insight into how dark the book gets, so readers beware. This isn't a light read. That being said, I feel it's an interesting take on the damaging effects of childhood trauma. In fact, it's impressive that the main character is outwardly functional at all. Perhaps it's the intensity with which she pursues her goal of "the perfect life" that has held her together for so long. TifAni isn't someone I liked at the beginning, but I don't think we're supposed to. She's not a heroine. She's a flawed human just like any of us.

This book was difficult to start, but by the end I was up until 2 A.M. on a work night because I *had* to know what happened next.

Oct 10, 2018

Started but didn’t finish...

Aug 31, 2018

If you like self centered people who only care about themselves, this is the girl for you. By the time we got to her sad back story I didnt care. A lot of people have tragic pasts and can still see the needs of others. This girl ain't one of them. Her back story was exactly like another book I read (detail for detail) but can't place it. That'll drive me crazy!!.

Aug 25, 2018

I thought about this book for a good amount of time after finishing it. It's definitely not what I was expecting -- I began reading thinking it was a typical fluff story about a young woman who is about to marry into a rich family. It was unexpected, but there was definitely way more to the story than that. It was dark, sad, and upsetting at many times. The ending wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, but I think it does an okay job of finishing off the story. An easy read that leaves an impact.

Aug 12, 2018

I had a hard time getting into this book. The main character was not my favorite , and at times I honestly couldn’t stand her. After you read further and learn about her past, her family, and school it all adds up to why she is the way she is. I couldn’t put the book down! It gets EXTREMELY dark in some chapters so if you’re looking for a light, happy read.. this book isn’t for you! The main character becomes much more relatable as the book goes on and it has a great ending.

Jul 26, 2018

So I came upon this book because it was recommended by one of The View co hosts.. stating this was a chick lit and for those that wanted a lighter read than a political book. When I hear the term chick lit.. I'm thinking Sex and the City, Bridget Jones Diary, even Confessions of Shopahlic... books about fun, romance and a serious tint mixed in. This book didn't have any of that, it was a very dark book.

I think had the co host on the View explained that this was a darker book and not for those wanting a light hearted read, I might have come to this book with a different mindset. With that said, it does capture the awkwardness of trying to fit in, trying to keep up with the Joneses, and also showing that sometimes the past comes back to haunt us when we try our best to out run it.

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