Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive


This book is about a young woman with a difficult past. Every aspect of her life seems to revolve around the trauma when she was betrayed by her teenage friends.


As an adult, she became desperate to "reinvent herself." To distance and insulate herself from these events.

She thought she had it all. The glamorous job. The pedigreed fiance. The expensive wardrobe.

But none of that could cover the pain of what she endured when she was too young to understand the consequences.

What is rape? If you are the only girl there and get drunk with the boys, is it rape? 

Does it matter what you were wearing? Or whether you liked one of the boys? 

I guess it depends on who you ask.

Females are often judged in this society by actions that boys are rarely held accountable for.

"For boys will be boys."

This story is a dark and twisted journey. Sometimes it is hard to read the words. 

I found myself reading and rereading sentences and paragraphs to fully grasp the reality of what was happening.
 
Written from the alternating viewpoints of both the present and the past, you will think you are reading about one horrible event. When actually you are reading about two.

I think it is important to remember that most tragedies unfold on a seemingly ordinary day. And then goes down a record of what cannot be forgotten.

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Luckiest Girl Alive: YouTube Video 


8 comments

  1. So did you actually like it? I have a sample of this downloaded to my Kindle, I thought it sounded very intriguing.

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    1. It took me awhile to get into it, because the girl seemed so materialistic. But she was insulating herself with all these "things" because of her trauma. I'm glad I read it.

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  2. I tried to read this and I only got about a quarter in. I just couldn't like this person. Maybe that's the idea, she's severely damaged, but everything about the main character just turned me off, and I found her so very unsympathetic, no matter the circumstances. Maybe I didn't read far enough in.

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    1. She was hard to like. But I felt there was more, so I soldiered on. And I'm glad I did.

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  3. On a very ordinary day many years ago, my Dad died of a heart attack. It was 3 days before Christmas and those agonizing days that followed forever changed Christmas for me. Why do those wounds take so long to heal?

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    1. I'm so sorry for your loss, Vikki. I lost my daughter in August, so my grief is still new. I've been working hard on getting emotionally prepared for Christmas, and then just found out that a cousin who's in his mid-30s died two days ago. Now Christmas will be so hard for his immediate family, just as you've experienced. I've talked to others who've lost loved ones who say the grief never really goes away, but you can learn better coping skills over time. I just found out that Hospice offers up to six free bereavement counseling sessions, even if your loved one who died did not use the Hospice service at their time of death. I have gone to one session and will go again in a few weeks. Maybe you could check into that. The counselor who saw me was professional and so kind, and had information about coping with the holidays. (Thank you, Brenda, for allowing the opportunity for me to respond to another reader of your blog.)

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    2. Thank you JKAYE for the helpful information. It also helps to know someone out there is with us in sympathy. As time goes on, grief is like a wound that has healed over, but still hurts to the touch. I am so sorry for your losses and wish you Peace this Christmas and in the coming year.

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    3. I am so, so sorry for both of you. It's nice to see readers communicating with one another via this conversation.

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Brenda has been writing since grade school. She majored in professional writing/journalism in college, where she won awards for her feature writing. She loves to decorate, garden, enjoy nature, read and spend time with her Yorkies.

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