First of all, I pre-ordered this novel because I really, really loved Luckiest Girl Alive. I know that book gets mixed reviews, but for me, it was wonderful.
Anyhow, The Favorite Sister was a decent read. Mostly, I enjoy Knoll’s writing style. It is honest and uninhibited, which I like. I mean – she’s really not afraid to say anything. So, bravo!
The story centers around five very successful women who join together to create a talk show of sorts called Goal Diggers, and they are immediately successful and popular. For anyone who watches reality TV, Knoll gives a bit of a behind-the-scenes action of what it is like to work on a reality TV set – and just how “reality” it all is.
But, the story did not enthrall me in the same manner as her previous novel. While the ending was dynamite and there were so many quotable lines that resonated, I didn’t like any of the characters and I wasn’t rooting for anyone. This really made it hard to keep picking up the book – I just did not care what happened to these women. They were all so fake – it made me sorta just depressed about life.
The whole story is ironic in that you have five women who are supposed to be model Millennials – women who are leading the pack and the face of feminism. But really, they are all hiding under a perceived successful facade, and in the end, it all comes down to jealousy over a man.
So while spouts of strong Feministic views are thrown out all over the place, the overall message still sorta says: women are crazy.
And that just doesn’t sit well with me.