You guys. It happened again. I found another book that has single-handedly destroyed my life in the best possible way. I’m talking massive book hangover, can’t participate in the trials of everyday life for awhile due to the sheer genius of this novel. I almost (almost) couldn’t start a new book until I fully processed what I had just read and was ready to move on. This book…. this freaking book rendered me useless for a solid few days.
Luckiest Girl Alive is one of the greatest novels I have read in an extremely long time. I confidently rank it among literary giants such as Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. Told in alternate perspectives by the main character, TifAni (Ani for short), the author tells a haunted tale that will reverberate with readers for years to come. It centers on a horrific event that happened to Ani when she was 15 years old and her struggle to overcome the demons associated with her past. You have no idea what the event actually is until the last few pages, and when you finally figure it out it manages to completely blow you away. You never see it coming. It is amazing.
These kind of books are the reason I love to read. The kind of books that you can’t help but force on your friends so you’ll have someone to compare notes with. The emotional connectivity of this book is so painstakingly real. Several times throughout the book I physically felt the pain the main character was going through. Jessica Knoll grabs her readers by the heart and holds on for dear life. It’s one of those books you throw across the room out of sheer frustration.
I don’t want to give anything else away about this novel. I don’t want to ruin any of the magic. You have to go into this book completely blind of the premise and take it for what it’s worth. And trust me when I say its worth is beyond measure. Read it now so we can sob uncontrollably together while everyone looks at us like we’re aliens.
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xoxo ♥ G