Review: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel by Jessica Knoll
The Book is More In Depth! I loved this book! I was hooked from the first chapter and had to keep reading until I knew all about Ani’s history.
I read “Luckiest Girl Alive” when it first came out. I had emotional and visceral reactions to the tragedies teenager TifAni endured. It triggered me. The part where a therapist tells Ani that drinking water is a need, and when we don’t have our other needs met in some way, it’s possible to be so thirsty you keep drinking water because you feel you have to. I felt that way for a whole day.
I just finished rereading it today.
I still can’t get over Jessica’s ability to travel back and forth in time as if she’s opening and closing a curtain. Knoll did such a phenomenal job with the heavy duty flash backs.
The reason the movie is on Netflix’s Top Ten is because the author of “Luckiest Girl Alive”, Jessica Knoll wrote the screenplay.
The book is more in-depth. The main character’s voice is even stronger in the book. Ani is more vulnerable and we get to see a side of her that the movie glosses over.
I loved both! Some things were completely different in the movie, because they needed to be. However, because Jessica Knoll gave birth to both stories, many people will be more inclined to read her book.
Thank you Jessica Knoll for writing “Luckiest Girl Alive”.