What I loved: I adore the soon-to-be Ani Harrison, formerly known as TifAni FaNelli. She is stuck-up, shallow, sassy, and the perfect narrator you will hate to love. She reminds of me Babe Walker from White Girl Problems, but with a darker past.
"Never fuck with a rich white bitch and her white jeans."
Knoll is a fantastic writer and very descriptive. She is able to build up the plot to intensely and once some of Ani's secrets come out, your jaw will dramatically drop. Personally, I had to stifle the impulse to gasp, "Oh Shit!" while reading in public.
Even though Ani purposely portrays herself as a snob, through her flashbacks, you see that she was once a victim of horrible circumstances.
She is badass and will stop at nothing to see her plan comes to fruition while becoming a littler wiser along the way.
"There comes a point where you just can't be mad at everyone anymore."
What I didn't: As I approached the end of the book, Knoll led me to believe yet another twist was approaching. Eagerness surged through me as I mentally prepared for another brain-shattering turn of events, however, it did not come. I was left utterly confused because I thought I had missed something, so I furiously re-read the ending. There was no oversight because there was no epic twist to end the book. Hence, my rating is an 8 instead of a 9.
Also, during Ani's narration, her inner stream of consciousness was at times confusing. During one paragraph or page, she would jump from explaining present events to re-living a flashback. I think if Knoll would have put the "flashbacks" in a different font, it would have helped decipher the blurry transitions of what was present or in the past.
***Reese Witherspoon's production company, Pacific Standard Film, will produce the film adaptation!!!***