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Review: Jessica Knoll’s The Favorite Sister


The web of lies and twists that are in this book are going to have you hooked. The story takes place as the characters are returning to their reality tv show “Goal Diggers”. As you can probably guess you cannot have reality tv without drama. I was drawn to this book because I absolutely love Jessica’s writing style and reality tv. However, even if you haven’t read her debut “Luckiest Girl Alive” (which you should) or don’t watch much reality tv, the complexity and darkness of each character will keep you turning the page. There’s intrigue, gossip, scandal, twists, an original conversation starter on today’s topics.

If you think relationships are hard. Female relationships are worse. They can be the best of the best or the worst of the worst. Even between good friends, fake friends, and sometimes friends lines can get blurred and we make mistakes. While reading this book you’ll identify some part of yourself, the frank, blasé part you barely let through to others. Frankly, I think there’s a Regina George in all of us and Jessica weaves a story that lets us into the lives of women who will do anything to get what they want.

This book involves a large cast of characters each with a very distinct voice so pay close attention.  Its pace is just right, making the reading experience nearly cinematic, moving steadily as the action rises. Also, I recommend trying to get into the frame of mind of how a reality tv show is presented for tv. For example, you have the story play out then you get the character’s perspective and then you get commentary responses from others. I really enjoyed this book, it’s scandalous and out for revenge. It is a must read!!


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