My Favorite Quotes From… Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

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Originally Published: May 12, 2015

“Sleeping pills are just button-shaped vulnerability.”

“All girls like this want is for you to widen your eyes at them, Bambi innocent, and beg them to impart their wisdom to you.”

“If not for her beer round face, I might have turned right around and pretended I didn’t see her. I don’t do well with competition.”

“Sometimes I feel like a windup doll, like I have to reach behind and turn my golden key to produce a greeting, a laugh, whatever the socially acceptable reaction should be.”

If I’d just said no to drugs, I’d have been storming the quad of Mt. St. Theresa’s upper school, my scratchy blue kilt catching between my thighs, tawny from a summer spent marinating in Hawaiian Tropic oil, day one of my mediocre young adult life that would never pan out to be anything more than a Facebook cliche. My existence defined in successive photo albums documenting my engagement weekend in Atlantic City, vanilla church wedding, and artfully arranged naked newborn.”

“I couldn’t decide which was worse–going gentle into that mom-jeans-wearing night, or fighting it, Botoxed and hungry, every step of the way.”

“We’d all seen Leonadro DiCaprio lose his shit for Claire Danes in Romeo + Juliet just a few years ago, and we were waiting for our own tortured heartthrob who would risk life and limb to climb between our legs.”

“But that’s the thing about New York that I think I love the most–it makes you fight for your place. I’d fight. There was no one I wouldn’t hurt to stay.

“My favorite strategy is to feign inferiority and encourage my enemy’s arrogance.”

“It was one of those awful moments where you have no control over your reaction, when the pain is too exposed to hide.”

“He was an adult, of course he knew what do, but what I couldn’t have realized then is how new to it he was, how young twenty-four is when you’re not fourteen.”

“I walked faster, trying to escape his disappointment. It filled up the hallway like cheap cologne.”

“You can’t find a pitch-black room in New York, another reason I love it here–the light from the outside world streaming in at all hours, assuring me there is someone awake, someone who could help me if something bad were to happen.”

“There was a photo in the lower-left-hand corner, fuzzy in the way all photos appear after a few years, so that our past selves seem quaint and old world, and we realize, a little disdainfully even, all we know now that we didn’t then.”

“The more sacred a piece of information, the more desperate the gatekeeper is to reveal it, the harder you have to work to relieve her of the burden.”

“There is something about seeing someone from behind, something about the way people walk away, that I’ve always found unnervingly intimate. Maybe it’s because the back of the body isn’t on guard the way the front is–the slouch of the shoulders and the flex in the back muscles, that’s the most honest you’ll ever see a person.”

“Knowing that when you’re gone the grind will go on. No one is special enough to stop it.


Synopsis:

“HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE …

Ani FaNelli is the woman you love to hate. The woman who has it all. But behind the meticulously crafted façade lies the darkest and most violent of pasts …

When a documentary producer invites Ani to tell her side of the chilling and violent incident that took place when she was a teenager, she hopes it will be an opportunity to prove how far she’s come since then. She’ll even let the production company film her wedding to the wealthy Luke Harrison, the final step in her transformation.

But as the wedding and filming converge, Ani’s immaculate façade begins to crack, and she soon realises that there’s always a price to pay for perfection.”  (via OverDrive)

Genre:

Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

My Rating:

★★☆☆☆ 2.5/5

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