Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll, Review

Friday, 23 September 2016


Ani FaNelli is the woman who has it all: the glamorous job, the designer wardrobe, the handsome and rich fiancé. But behind her sharp edges and meticulously crafted facade lies the darkest of pasts . . .
When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling and violent incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Bradley school, she hopes it will be an opportunity to prove how far she's turned her life around since then. She'll even let the production company film her lavish wedding, the final step in her transformation.
But as the wedding and filming converge, Ani's past threatens to come back and haunt her. And as her immaculate veneer starts to crack, she is forced to question: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for - or, will it at long last, set Ani free?


I have been in a bit of a reading slump lately. I've started a few different books and for whatever reason, ended up just leaving them to one side. When I started Luckiest Girl Alive it nearly had the same out come. My collarbone issue had just flared up again and it was a struggle to hold the book open with my left hand. But there was just something about the first few pages I did manage to get through that kept me thinking about it. So as soon as the sling was off and I had enough movement in my arm back I had read the whole thing!

Ani's character was a big of an odd one for me. I didn't love her, her shallowness and the whole pronunciation of her name became grating, but the naivety and wanting to fit in with the 'cool' crowd was definitely something a small part of all of us could relate to.

I did think the story line itself was really good, it dealt with some really big issues and even though some have said Knoll skirted over them a little quickly, I can definitely see that Ani would have handled the situations the way she did, especially at her age.

After my initial blip, I read it all in a few sittings. I found it very difficult to put down, it was a real page turner. I can't wait to read what Knoll has to offer next and can definitely see this being turned into a summer blockbuster very soon!

All in all a great read!

Do you have any book recommendations at the moment?

Abi xo

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