Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
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HER ideal existence is an ideal LIE.
As on the prestigious Bradley college, Ani FaNelli persisted a surprising, public humiliation that left her eager to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous activity, pricey dresser, and good-looking blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to residing the appropriate lifestyles she’s labored so demanding to achieve.
yet Ani has a secret.
There’s whatever else buried in her previous that also haunts her, anything deepest and painful that threatens to bubble to the skin and wreck everything.
With a unique voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest woman Alive explores the insufferable strain that such a lot of ladies suppose to “have all of it” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition were keeping a scandalous fact, and a middle that is higher than it first appears.
The query is still: will breaking her silence break all that she has labored for—or, will it in the end, set Ani unfastened?
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