Book Club #4 – Luckiest Girl Alive

Hey loves!

Last month we read the book: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins; this book has been having great reviews and will soon be adapted to a movie so we thought we would see what it was all about. You can see our review for it here. To review this month, we chose another book that is also being made into a movie which is Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (here).

Below are our reviews:

Di’s Opinion:

General Thoughts:

I enjoyed reading this book; it shows how you can always overcome your past with hard work, regardless of your circumstances. However, this book isn’t my favorite, I feel like it could have gone a bit more in-depth with all of the difficult subjects that it tackled. I feel like since there was a lot going on and a lot to take in at once, there wasn’t enough time to truly give each thing that happened the attention that it deserved. This book often gets compared to great books like Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train, and from the three, this one is definitely the worst, but I understand the comparison.

Positive Feedback:

This book is very well-written and addictive. As much as I wish that it had tackled the chilling events in a different, more serious manner, it did just that; it tackled very serious events and subjects that don’t always get the attention that they deserve.

Negative Feedback:

Like I said before, there was too much going on and not enough time to truly talk about each thing. I feel like if you had a similar situation happen to you, you wouldn’t feel satisfied with the way that it was talked about in this book.

Final Review:

3.5 stars (out of 5)

Why you should read this book:

You should read it to get a victim’s perspective on chilling and violent events. It shows that a victim’s life doesn’t have to be defined by the events that once took place in their lives but that there is still work to be done in order to truly come to terms with the past.

Elle’s Opinion:

General Thoughts:

I liked that the book was very raw in the sense that depicted exactly how she felt and showcased her deepest thoughts even if at times were very dark and crazy. It also touched on the issue that is sometimes overlooked on what happens after overcoming very tragic events. However, like many books that tackle one too many difficult topics, it was not able to really go in depth in all of them.

Positive Feedback:

I loved how the author made the lead character very bold and open so it gave us a sense in what may happen in someone’s head that has been through very traumatic events and how consequently it may impact how they think and see life.

Negative Feedback:

The ending, like many books I read, left too many open-ended questions. I am the type of reader that hates books that don’t explain all details and I do believe that it’s always the same and a weakness of books that touch on too many crazy issues at once. I feel like because these issues are so complex, the writer is not able to conclude in all of them.

Final Review:

3.8 stars (out of 5)

Why you should read this book:

It talks about issues that may seem, from the outside, that it isn’t happening to anyone but it actually does. Also because she has a considerably normal life, it shows how the most tragic events actually happen to people just like us, so it is very eye opening. However it is safe to mind that I don’t think it does a good job in concluding about said issues, although admittedly that is a very difficult task.

Ci’s Opinion:

General Thoughts:

The book was really well written and touched upon certain topics that are relevant for (unfortunately) a lot of people nowadays. It talks about very deep and dark topics which aren’t talked about often.

Positive Feedback:

This book shows us that we really need to be more sensitive and pay more attention to how we are treating people. There really is a lot to take into consideration when having social interactions because we don’t know the struggles and problems that people go through. It really opened my eyes and made me really think about how people may come across and how they actually are.

Negative Feedback:

As much as the book touched upon certain touchy subjects and things that some people go through, in a way it only talked about it in a very superficial way. I wish that the author went a bit deeper and took more time to truly talk about each thing.

Final Review:

4 stars (out of 5)

Why you should read this book:

This book mentions many topics that, in my opinion, are important to be discussed and should be kept in mind during social interactions. It was really good and really opens up your eyes and gives you a different perspective of the world.


As for the book chosen for the month of July!

(drumroll please)

1984 by George Oswell (here)

Hopefully by July 1oth we will all have read the book and you can also share your review. If you read any of the two books, let us know in the comments as well.

xoxo,

-DiElleCi (DLC)

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