I have been on the list at the library for this one for a while due to all the hype and it finally was my turn. First, this was another book hyped as the next Gone Girl ((insert sigh here)). I would say that comparing it to Gone Girl, The Luckiest Girl Alive comes out sorely lacking. Some points, why I feel this way:
- An even more unlikeable protagonist with a really annoying spelling of her name that made me clench my teeth every time I read it.
- Random time shifts.
- Highly emotional topics (eating disorder, rape, bullying, teen gun violence, grooming of adolscent) treated in such a way that they are minimalized. Total lack of emotion.
- Boring, just boring. Given the topic this should, at the very least, be engaging, but alas no.
- Entirely too much focus on fashion and the disection of everyone’s outfits complete with name dropping of famous brands/designers.
I’ll be returning this one to the library quickly for the next reader as there are still people on the list, I hope they enjoy it more than I did.