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5 stars

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Reviewed: 16-07-2019

Oh my god this book made me cry, and I never cry reading books! Beautifully written. Recommend.

Not as great as her other work

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2019

Look, I love Tana French. This one though... the protagonist is less engaging, it feels very slow. It’s interesting in that things you normally like about her work don’t quite click here. All her other work I’ll listen to over and over. This one, no.

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Fun

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Reviewed: 25-02-2019

You know what, this isn’t deep and meaningful, but it was really fun. If you love rpgs you’ll get a kick out of this!

For early teens

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-2019

fake swear words make the story feel very, very middle school. The character development has a lack of maturity to it. A younger reader might enjoy, and there were interesting elements.

Recommend!

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Reviewed: 05-12-2018

Really fun, fantasy in a unique and interesting world. Took a little bit to get into so stick with it! Will be getting the next one. Feels like bran stoker or dickens meets terry Gilliam.

Surprised in a good way

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Reviewed: 08-10-2015

Would you consider the audio edition of Luckiest Girl Alive to be better than the print version?

I went in expecting some sort of Devil Wears Prada meets Gone Girl, but bits of this (especially the flash backs) remind me more of Glory O' Brian's History of the Future for the way it explores this girl's heartbreak as a teenager.

Any additional comments?

I think the interesting thing about this book is that I spent the first hour or so finding Ani so obnoxious, thinly drawn and all that that I wouldn't finish it. I still think that thinness is a flaw in the writing, but as the novel went on I was really surprised to find the author had done something a bit different, and how much empathy I developed for the main character and understanding of why she was the way she was. Definitely worth the read, was glad I took a chance on it.

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An original, moving YA novel! I loved this.

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Reviewed: 01-04-2015

I love YA, but recently I have read so many that are badly written and boring, derivative books with obvious plot lines and paper thin characters.
This book was a pleasure, a breath of fresh air. Although heavy going at times, I found glory's journey really moving. I'm so glad someone out there is producing quality YA novels like this!