The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll (Book Summary)

Ani FaNelli looked like she has everything she wants in her life. She has a great career in NY times and a rich & handsome fiance – Luke. She will be married in a few weeks and she has been stressed and has been dieting. Before the wedding, she agreed to do a documentary on what happened to her in Bradley, the prestigious school where she attended middle school.

Ani FaNelli at 14 years old: 

She came from a Catholic School. When she started attending Bradley, her first friend was Arthur. A large boy with glasses. Arthur introduced her to Beth and Ani sat with them during lunch. Then Ani met Hillary and Olivia, the popular girls. She also met Dean, Liam and Peyton. She sat with them during lunch.

Dean invited Ani to their house and asked her not to tell Hillary and Olivia. They drank (Ani and the three guys, Dean, Liam and Peyton). The three guys raped Ani that night. When she went to school, rumors were already circulating about her. Even her english teacher, Mr. Larson, asked if she was okay. Ani was still in denial and is not sure if what happened to her was rape. She still hung with the cool guys. One night they drank at Olivia’s place, Dean took advantage of Ani again. He slapped her. Olivia’s father was awakened by the commotion and angrily asked them to leave. Ani just wandered and got lost, then Mr. Larson allowed her to sleep at his place and took care of her. The next day, Dean apologized and Ani just sort of accepted it. When they were at lunch, Dean got angry at Ani because he saw her enter the faculty room and then he later on got a warning. She was no longer she if they are still friends.

After gym class as Ani showered, Olivia and Hillary approached her, asked if she’s going somewhere. They told Ani that they’d hangout next time and then went out of the shower room. When Ani arrived at school the next day, her shorts is hanging on a board – it got period blood. It smelled nasty – Ani knew. It was Olivia and Hillary who did it, that’s what they took when they approached her in the shower room.

She skipped class and started hanging at Arthur’s house. They smoked pot, eat, then scribble at the yearbook. They became very close and Ani started hanging out at his place regularly.

On one class, they were passing notes. A teacher called Ani, asked her to go to the board to write a horrible description of herself. Arthur got angry and defended Ani  He stood up, towering over the teacher, then yelled at her. Arthur was escorted to the office – and then got expelled.

Ani got guilty when she heard that Arthur got expelled but instead of comforting him, they got into a huge fight. Arthur told her that she’s disgusting while Ani said something about his sexuality and took the photo of Arthur and his Dad and ran away – Arthur tried to chase her but he couldn’t keep up.

After a few days – the tragedy happened im Bradley. Arthur, along with Ben, entered Bradley. They brought a homemade bomb and started shooting. Ben used to go to Bradley but he was bullied. Rumors about him giving a blow job has spread. Dean also took a shit on his chest and Ben got suicidal. Ben was sent to a mental institution.

Arthur and Ben killed almost all the students that sit with Dean. They killed Olivia, Liam and Peyton. There were others too. Hillary and Dean were badly injured. Beth and Ani was able to escape safely. In order to escape, it was Ani who had to kill Arthur. She stabbed him in the neck with a knife.

After that incident, detectives and a psychologist interviewed Ani. She had no choice but to reveal that she was raped. Her mother also knew – but she dismissed it, not believing that it was really rape. The detectives, the victims and just bystanders started putting the blame on Ani – because she was friends with Arthur, because Dean and his friends raped her, because her fingerprints are on Arthur’s gone and because of all the terrible things she scribbled in Arthur’s yearbook.

There wasn’t enough evidence to send her to jail but she still kept on receiving hate mails.

Present: 

Since Ani decided to do the documentary, she had to go back home and even visit Bradley to film. She narrated what happened except for the part where she was raped. She talked to Arthur’s mom who  requested that she would like to have Arthur’s photo that Ani took, returned. She also talked to Dean – who apologized to Ani (mostly for the sake of his new book) . He also apologized for raping her, but he asked that not to be filmed. Ani figured out in the end that the microphone was on and Dean’s confession has been recorded – Ani is planning to use that recording some day.

While also filming the documentary, Ani met Mr. Larson again. He is a client of Luke and he’s happily married to his wife, Whitney. Ani wanted to talk to Mr. Larson so she spent time with him. The farthest they have gone is kissing.

When Ani got back, she agreed to move to London with her fiance, Luke. Luke also agreed to have their wedding filmed.

The first thing she did when she arrived (after snuggling with Luke) was to look for Arthur’s photo so she could return it to his mom – but she couldn’t find it. Luke was able to convince her that it would just reappear when she stops looking for it.

Before Ani and her bestfriend flew to where the wedding will be held, she saw a shell – and she was sure that it was part of the frame for Arthur’s photo. She decided to call off the wedding.

She went to the bathroom and told her bestfriend what she wanted to do. Luke confessed that he used the frame while he sniffed drugs with his friends.

The wedding was called off. Ani got a new job. She continued coordinating with Erin (director of the documentary).

The End of The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.

 

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Eva Harmoni

There was one night when the rain poured so hard, and i didn't want it to stop. Weird, because i was afraid and amused by the sound of the rain and thunder. The sound of it made me less alone that night. The next day i woke up to find my collection of journals soaked. I keep it near the window to make sure no one could read it. The writings can still be read but i was devastated by the damage. I wanted it preserved but i don't want it published. Still amused by the rain but afraid of the wrath it could bring to my journals, i created this blog.

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