I discovered Luckiest Girl Alive’s author, Jessica Knoll many years back through some blogs she did. As a former magazine editor, she also did some fictionalized blogging that I followed and when she announced she was writing a book, I tucked that information away and kind of forgot about it. When I heard the book was out, and that Reese Witherspoon’s production company picked it up for a movie, I bought it and devoured it over a weekend.
Touted as similar to Gone Girl, I was skeptical. I’ve been burned by that line before, but in this case, I’d agree. It’s twisted and rough and pulls your mind in all kinds of directions at once. You know those books that just completely suck you in and halfway through you’re still not sure at all what is happening but you know you have to finish it? That was Luckiest Girl Alive.
It’s dark, guys. Like, dark, dark, with lots of disturbing scenes and language. But it’s also an emotional roller coaster and the main character, Ani, is someone you know, like, hate, and recognize yourself in more than you’d care to admit. I won’t give anything away as to the story line, but if you’re looking for a story to take hold of you (and possibly haunt you), I’d recommend it.