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American Girl Sa vie parfaite est un parfait mensonge Adolescente, TifAni FaNelli a connu, la prestigieuse Bradley School, une terrible humiliation publique qui l a contrainte se r inventer totalement Aujourd hui, elle a un boulot glamour, une garde robe hors de prix et un fianc beau et riche Elle est deux doigts de cette vie parfaite qu elle a tant travaill obtenir Mais TifAni a un secret Son pass , qui n a cess de la hanter, menace de resurgir et de tout d truire sur son passage Premier roman de Jessica Knoll, American Girl est un page turner implacable et sexy ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Le déshonneur des Montergnac ❤ Auteur ISABELLE BUFFET – Lavons.co.uk TifAni FaNelli a connu [KINDLE] ❆ The Angel of Antioch ❥ Daniel Molyneux – Lavons.co.uk la prestigieuse Bradley School ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ My Beloved Devil ⚣ Author Miyake Madoka – Lavons.co.uk une terrible humiliation publique qui l a contrainte se r inventer totalement Aujourd hui ✮ [PDF] ✩ The Truce at Bakura By Kathy Tyers ✻ – Lavons.co.uk elle a un boulot glamour [EPUB] ✼ Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 1 Nach Tomohito Oda – Lavons.co.uk une garde robe hors de prix et un fianc beau et riche Elle est deux doigts de cette vie parfaite qu elle a tant travaill obtenir Mais TifAni a un secret Son pass ❰PDF❯ ✍ AlterWorld (Play to Live, Author D. 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Rus ✩ – Lavons.co.uk menace de resurgir et de tout d truire sur son passage Premier roman de Jessica Knoll ☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ DIY Lithium Batteries: How to Build Your Own Battery Packs By Micah Toll ✑ – Lavons.co.uk American Girl est un page turner implacable et sexy Somewhere between 3 and 3.5 stars.Well, I think it had been a few days since I saw a book compared to Gone Girl so thankfully we didn t lose a step Truthfully, though, other than the fact that both books have the word Girl in their title, I don t know what they have in common, so maybe someone else can explain the need to compare the two.Ani FaNelli finally has it all She s engaged to a gorgeous, wealthy man from a notable family He makes her feel safe and secure, and allows her to buy Somewhere between 3 and 3.5 stars.Well, I think it had been a few days since I saw a book compared to Gone Girl so thankfully we didn t lose a step Truthfully, though, other than the fact that both books have the word Girl in their title, I don t know what they have in common, so maybe someone else can explain the need to compare the two.Ani FaNelli finally has it all She s engaged to a gorgeous, wealthy man from a notable family He makes her feel safe and secure, and allows her to buy the designer wardrobe she needs to fit in She also has a terrific job, writing for one of the most popular women s magazines, and while she is wearying of writing sex column after sex column, her boss promises a tantalizing opportunity not far in the future.But in her teenage years, Ani, then known as TifAni, longed desperately to fit in, to be considered part of the popular crowd at the prestigious Bradley School Her need to belong led herself to bevulnerable than she would have been ordinarily, and although she quickly was befriended by a sarcastic group of outcasts, she wanted to be invited to the in crowd s lunch table, to be best friends with the girls everyone talked about.A decision made in a split second made her the target of a humiliating event, and so while she became the talk of the school, it wasn t for the reasons she had hoped But that event set her and her classmates on a dangerous course, one which will change many of their lives in ways they hadn t expected.Years later, Ani is invited to tell her side of the story in a documentary She desperately wants to show her old classmates that she isn t the same girl, that she finally has it all and is a worthy opponent But what secrets will this documentary lay bare Will she be able to channel the fear and anxiety she has had since those days Is she truly a survivor, or a master manipulator Jessica Knoll creates a flawed and enigmatic character in Ani, and teases out her plot little by little, so you want to keep reading There was some suspense, as I wanted to know how Ani s secrets, and how Knoll was going to resolve everything Some of the twists were predictable, some less so, but while this was a diverting book that I read on a long flight, I don t know that I enjoyed it as much as I had hoped Knoll certainly can write I just found some of what happened really implausible, and at times, Ani was so unlikable that I just didn t care.While I was reading this book on a plane, several passengers told me how much they liked it, so I may be in the minority here But I just wanted to be wowed a little , to feel a bit breathless when I finished the book, and that didn t happen.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at When a book becomes one of the most read books of the week month on Goodreads but maintains a barely respectable average rating of 3.6, there are usually one of two reasons for it 1 The book is an objectively well written, pretentious masterpiece that everyone thinks they should read but no one really likes.Or 2 Some marketing guru thought it would be a good idea to wrongly pitch the book as the next Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Gone Girl etc.In this case, it s the second reason Luckie When a book becomes one of the most read books of the week month on Goodreads but maintains a barely respectable average rating of 3.6, there are usually one of two reasons for it 1 The book is an objectively well written, pretentious masterpiece that everyone thinks they should read but no one really likes.Or 2 Some marketing guru thought it would be a good idea to wrongly pitch the book as the next Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Gone Girl etc.In this case, it s the second reason Luckiest Girl Alive is Gone Girl s boring, less clever, younger sister It s a tale devoid of emotional connection of any kind, introducing a narrator who establishes herself as a cold hearted bitch on the first page and continues to seal the title of unlikable narrator by analyzing, judging and hating every woman she has ever known.I really, really hate it when people say this, so I m sorry, but I think so much about this book was a case of trying too hard I know, I know, what the fuck does that mean Well, here it means that the author created a villainous caricature, rather than a complex character Authors like Gillian Flynn write women who ruminate on human behaviour, who dissect the world around them with a nihilistic flair Knoll tries to do the same, but it s too forced Amy Dunne is so great because there s grains of truth in her insanity we know all about the cool girl Ani FaNelli, on the other hand, is just mindlessly ranting to demonstrate her own inner crazy bitchness When Amy Dunne offered some insight into the way people behave, I found myself nodding and understanding exactly what she meant when Ani FaNelli bitchily finds fault with everyone around her, I was rolling my eyes.Plus, it was freaking boring We re promised all these secrets and revenge but, frankly, I never cared Ani is so annoying and her inner narrative so very tedious She spends way too much time pulling apart what other women are wearing I honestly do not give a flying fuck if that bag is Chanel or if those leather pants are real and making judgments based upon it judgements that I suppose are to indicate how observant and twistedly insightful our protagonist is.There is no emotion in this book It deals with serious issues like rape and even they are glossed over with nary an emotion in sight The glaring problem was that I never felt a reason to care about anything Not the characters Not the story Such a dull read.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store She didn t have anything in her teeth I took my time leaning over the table, slurped my wine from the rim to spare my white jeans Never fuck with a rich white bitch and her white jeans Not in her teeth Up her ass, on the other handLuke s laugh was the standing ovation He shook his head, impressed You can be pretty vicious, you knowThis book was sold with a blurb as being for fans of Gone Girl With all due respect, there is no comparison It isThe Devil Meets PradaShe didn t have anything in her teeth I took my time leaning over the table, slurped my wine from the rim to spare my white jeans Never fuck with a rich white bitch and her white jeans Not in her teeth Up her ass, on the other handLuke s laugh was the standing ovation He shook his head, impressed You can be pretty vicious, you knowThis book was sold with a blurb as being for fans of Gone Girl With all due respect, there is no comparison It isThe Devil Meets Prada or Four Blondes than anything else At best, it is the poor man s Gone Girl, a fake 5 knockoff of the original.There is no arguing who is the superior writer Flynn s words havepower Knoll s words feel emotionless Paraphrased Here is a comparison of two paragraphs.First, FlynnMen always say that as the defining compliment, don t they She s a cool girl Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she s hosting the world s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot.Men actually think this girl exists Maybe they re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl For a long time Cool Girl offended me I used to see men friends, coworkers, strangers giddy over these awful pretender women, and I d want to sit these men down and calmly say You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them I d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say The bitch doesn t really love chili dogs that much no one loves chili dogs that much And the Cool Girls are evenpathetic They re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be Now, Knoll Pretty girls had to appear as though they weren t trying to be pretty, which I had made the fatal mistake of doing at Bradley There were times Nell went out in her father s polo, nasty old Uggs, and sweatpants, no makeup, just to prove her loyalty resided with her own gender Pretty girls also had to have a self deprecating sense of humor and point out when they had a blistering pimple and talk about their explosive diarrhea to assure other girls that they weren t interested in the role of man eating minx As you can see, there is no comparison as to whose words are fareffective.This book dealt with some very difficult issues, issues like rape and eating disorders, but it didn t deal with them well The issues were dealt with dismissively, the narrator discussed them with as much emotion as if she was telling us about her last SoulCycle class.I understand that everyone deals with these issues in a different way Some dismiss them, try not to think about them Others dwell on their pain A good book that deals with these issue tell the story of the character the victim in such a way as to make the reader empathize with what they have gone through However the character deals with their past, be it downright I m going to pretend it never happened to I can t stop thinking about it This is killing me, the reader should FEEL it This did not happen in this book You may argue that this is the main character s way of dealing with things, that I should infer it through her experience Well, with all due respect, fuck that shit, this is a book It is not the reader s burden to infer everything If that s the case, you might as well hand me a blank book with two characters names typed on it and have me infer 600 pages I don t think so.As a narrator, the main character, the rather unfortunately named TifAni FaNelli, Ani pronounced aaaaaaahh nee , is a highly irritating one She has one tone glib Again, there is zero emotion in anything she describes, from her work, to her past, to her relationships, to her descriptions of the people in her life.Speaking of the people in her life, they are no better Every single one of them is one dimensional Ani herself is materialistic, bitchy, constantly criticizing of others hint she doesn t like anyone All the men in the book are arrogant assholes, easily manipulable if one just say the right things, offer the right promises, offer them that little bit of excitement, be the lady in the living room, the cook in the kitchen, the whore in the bedroom All the women in the book are competitors His wife, body mean with Equinox muscles, cheery blond hair swept away from her face in a ninety dollar blow out I always eye the wife first I like to know what I m up against She was wearing the typical Kate uniform white jeans, nude wedges, and a silky, sleeveless top Hot pink, I m sure she spent a few minutes debating it was she tan enough, maybe the navy silky sleeveless top instead, can t go wrong with navy and over her shoulder, a cognac Prada the exact same shade as her shoes, the perfect matchage revealing than the skin starting to pucker in her neck She had at least ten years on me, I determined, relieved I don t know how I m going to live with myself when I turn thirty None of the women eat They re all medicated up the yin yang, spray tanned, Botoxed Bergdorf blondes whose greatest desire in life is the ring, the husband in finance, the designer child, the summer house in Nantucket The artificiality of it would be humorous, except that everything in this book reeks with tension filled misery.Ani s life is a giant parade in which she is the showpiece She is clearly miserable, her life is one of an underfed bird in a gilded cage, and I have no idea why she strives so hard to maintain it Ani has as much personality as a gluten free piece of bread She is shocking to the upper class, and to the reader, because of her sexual proclivities Hearing her describe her good qualities is simply pitiful I m pretty I have to work at it, but the raw materials are there I m four years Luke s junior, which isn t as good as eight, but still, something I also like to do weird things in bed Even though Luke and I have very different definitions of weird him doggy style and hair pulling, me electric shocks to my pussy with a ball gag in my mouth to stifle my screams , by his standards, we have a freaky, fulfilling sex life And it s not a pitiful as in poor girl, she has so much going for her, but she doesn t realize her full potential, as much as it is wow, what a sorry excuse for a human being But really, what s between her legs isinteresting than what s in between her head, which is, frankly, nothing at all There is a severe disconnect between her and the reader As a result, I have no empathy for her I have no emotional connection with her I do not feel her pain I find her story boring I find what happened to her as atrocious as it was to be littlethan an afterthought The story is so, so dull How can a revenge story hold so little interest Well, read this book, and you will see how The narrative is disruptive, jumping from her teens to her current perfect life, and frankly, both timelines bore the fuck out of me You only scream when you re finally safe.this book is kind of like if the lifetime channel exploded, causing lifetime confetti to go everywhere.but i don t think that s a bad thing.a lot of people have had really strong negative reactions to this book, but since this seems to be the year that i like the books everyone hates and hate the books everyone likes, here i am with at least one thumb up.this book is far from perfect, and it s got a lot of things in it that people who read less clinically You only scream when you re finally safe.this book is kind of like if the lifetime channel exploded, causing lifetime confetti to go everywhere.but i don t think that s a bad thing.a lot of people have had really strong negative reactions to this book, but since this seems to be the year that i like the books everyone hates and hate the books everyone likes, here i am with at least one thumb up.this book is far from perfect, and it s got a lot of things in it that people who read less clinically than i do are going to have emotional responses to it covers all the modern day danger ground topics like bullying, view spoiler school shootings hide spoiler , view spoiler rape hide spoiler , eating disorders, homophobia, and there are various gender and class issues scattered throughout is it the new Gone Girl not really, although it does share some qualities with that book in centering around a calculating and manipulative female lead, with several twists and reveals along the way, as well as an explication of knoll s version of the cool girl however, unlike Gone Girl, where thewe know about amy dunne the less likable she is, here it s the complete opposite and the character becomessympathetic as the story unfolds.and i like antiheroesthan empathy.i suppose here is where i am supposed to use the character s name, but it is so spectacularly bad and it s meant to be, but still okay bracing myself TifAni FaNelli fortunately, she goes by ani for most of the book, so i will use that name for the rest of the review, because good lord.so ani is one stone cold bitch shedding her past and her bougie mother s grasping ways Italians who don t even know how to pronounce bruschetta We are the worst kind , she has reinvented herself not only by changing her name, but by changing her everything she has landed herself a prestigious job at a well known women s magazine and refashioned herself into a combination of trendy stylishness and timeless class, landing herself a fiance who can offer her the stability of his family s aristocratic, blueblooded bliss and a honking big ring ani has relentlessly driven herself up several social classes through observation and rigorous study, learning the difference between nouveau riche and really rich, learning the difference between true class and glitzy veneer, learning old world etiquette and adopting the pose for herself she is bateman esque in her label name dropping and her carefully composed public face.about that honking big ring, which she casually flaunts at every opportunitymy pride and joy a fat, brilliant emerald planet, flanked by two winking diamonds, the band simple platinum It had been Luke s grandmother s pardon me, his Mammy s and when he gave it to me he d offered me the option to reset the stones on a diamond band Mom s jewelry guy said that s the look a lot of girls go for now It smodern I guess And that s exactly why I didn t want to have it reset No, I would wear it just the way dear sweet Mammy had worn it at once restrained and ornate A very clear message This is an heirloom We don t just have money, we come from money.she is the very paradigm of calculating self control starving and exercising herself to exhaustion to attain her ideal body, and using her status and beauty to power play other women it s cutthroat competition, and she s great at it it s snarky popcorn entertainment I always eye the wife first I like to know what I m up against She was wearing the typical Kate uniform white jeans, nude wedges, and a silky, sleeveless top Hot pink, I m sure she spent a few minutes debating it was she tan enough, maybe the navy silky sleeveless top instead, can t go wrong with navy and over her shoulder, a cognac Prada the exact same shade as her shoes, the perfect matchage revealing than the skin starting to pucker in her neck She had at least ten years on me, I determined, relieved I don t know how I m going to live with myself when I turn thirty.my problem is i liked her cold i liked her savage i enjoyed her chilling calculations My favorite strategy is to feign inferiority and encourage my enemy s arrogance but as the story progresses, and we learn about her past and what she has lived through a checklist of lifetime movie themes , so much of what she is now turns out to be just superficial reflexive armor and when the cracks reveal her past vulnerability, i thought the story weakened not that her backstory is weak on its own, but this reads like two separate stories fused together, and it s the joining that is unconvincing there s a reason both megan abbott and alissa nutting have blurbed this knoll writes the teenage girl stuff so so well, and it s heartbreaking, but she s also able to slide a thin blade under your comfort level with shocking scenes just this side of gratuitous i minterested in impressed by the heartbreak than the shock, so i m going to focus on that, even though it s the shocking things that most readers will remember this really does a great job covering all the warts of female adolescence it s the froth of mean girls mixed with blood and venom the social performances required to achieve and maintain status, the superficiality, the shame of having breasts enormous and unpredictable without a bra, the boredom of following the crowd, how private letting off of steam appearssinister under the public eye, the way motives are misjudged, the way there s nothing sadder than the adolescent rite of passage to have sex before understanding what sexy is, the temporary rise in popularity and the rapid decline after obscure transgressions, and the cutthroat ways that girls enact revenge on other girls jesus, the scene with the running shorts will NEVER LEAVE ME this sums up adolescence perfectly I was so tired of everything that was embarrassing about me being on display.and you don t come out of that without a little damage without learning how to hustle and con and pose and manipulate and become an adaptive adult.and ani s damage is worse than most because again she has lived through every after school special ever.and she leaves behind her painful adolescence by distancing herself from everything she was, learning the ropes and ascending beyond her expectations, The place I had worked so hard to fit into that was now beneath me but the past never leaves us.i really liked this book i wish it had been two different books, because i think it takes on too many issues and it doesn t present a consistent character, even allowing for change and growth and damage, but it was damn entertaining and i don t got no triggers, so i liked it just fine.come to my blog

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